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City of Miracles (The Divine Cities #3) by Robert Jackson Bennett: Review

City of Miracles (The Divine Cities #3) by Robert Jackson Bennett: Review

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett, the third novel in The Divine Cities series, is a riveting blend of magic and mystery. Imagine a spy-thriller, any popular kind like our beloved MI series or Man from U.N.C.L.E. No, not James Bond though. Now imagine those secret operatives have magical powers. Then add some divine beings into …

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker: Review

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker is an intelligently crafted crime thriller showcasing the classic police vs serial killer.   Here is an alternate cover I found in the website provided to me for the author’s photograph. Love both the artwork.   The serial killer   Hannibal Lecter was lost into the horizon long ago. …

Hollywood Homicide (Detective by Day #1) by Kellye Garrett: Review

Hollywood Homicide

Hollywood Homicide, Kellye Garrett‘s debut with the series Detective by Day, is an entertaining piece of a cozy mystery with a damsel under a lot of stress who takes matters into her hands instead of playing the easier role of a damsel in distress.   Dayna Anderson is a superb character. A ‘retired’ Hollywood actress …

The Emerald Blade (The Landkist Saga #2) by Steven Kelliher: Review

The Emerald Blade

  The Emerald Blade boasts a cover so stunning, gorgeous, mindboggling, eye-goggling, I am running out of adjectives here.   Mr. Kelliher’s imagery and lyrical prose add to the overall presentation. I see a marked improvement in The Emerald Blade compared to the Valley of Embers regarding consistency and exposition.   The characters are many, …