“Lordy, lordy, Lalla Bains is turning forty. What a character for a series! Lalla is a former New York high fashion model, now crop dusting pilot, and on her way to being a serial divorcee because her choice in men stinks, resulting in two bad marriages. And did I mention she’s turning forty? Just the thought has her on the verge of depression. If that description sounds far-fetched, R.P. Dahlke makes it work in the best possible way. We meet Lalla with a cast on her leg after a plane crash. She’s hobbling and a little… Continue reading
Hooked by Polly Iyer
Hooked is the perfect title for this latest in author Polly Iyer’s romantic suspense novels. Every character in this book has a duality of purpose born of inclination and sometimes greed. And this is the authors challenge, asking the reader to understand, and maybe empathize, with people whose behavior is frequently on the other side of the law.
Benny Cooper, late of wall-street fame and married father of two, has the perfect job; hooked on the glamour of sex, he rents out apartments to beautiful young women, accepts a simple fee for the… Continue reading
Clive Cussler and Dan Brown move over! This is a rip-roaring sailing adventure set in the Caribbean islands.
A young woman, Riley, retired from the Marine Corp, sails the Caribbean while she tries to forget the loss of her fellow marines in a tragic bombing. A diving archeologist, Cole, whose absentee father mails him coded letters about a WWII French submarine sends him on a quest to see if the clues will help him realize the prize.
The submarine, which may or may not be is sitting intact under water somewhere near the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe,… Continue reading
[subscribe2]More Forensics by Dr. DP Lyle
Release date: April 2012
The first books in this all important series, Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers appeared in 2003, the second, Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers, came out in 2007, and lucky me, his publicist asked if I’d like to read for review his latest offering on the subject of murder and bodies and poisons… boy, howdy, would I!
I dove right into drugs, poisons, toxins, medications and got so caught up… Continue reading
[subscribe2]Uneasy Spirits, by M. Louisa Locke Kindle $.99 Link: http://tinyurl.com/3lcb54n
This is Ms. Locke’s delightful sequel to Maids of Misfortune, and the second in the Annie Fuller historical mystery series. Set in the late 1800’s in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, California, I felt like I was there, walking these streets as they were a hundred years ago.
By day, Annie Fuller makes her living as the proprietor of a respectable and well established boarding house, but at night, she becomes Madame Sybil, fortune teller. Annie may have been brought up studying finance at her father’s knee,… Continue reading