Book Reviews Category

John Leonardo Crucci and Leonardo Dominic Crucci, a Deadly Lullaby

When characters with beautiful, melodic names like Leonardo and Dominic, go by “Babe” and “Leo”, it can only mean one thing: There’s a Deadly Lullaby in the offing.  McClure juxtaposes the lives of a career hit man father and a police detective son, a son who rebuffs his father’s attempts at reconciliation. Could he fear […]

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The Last Good Kiss, by James Crumley

This morning I absentmindedly picked up a book that has remained untouched on my bookshelf for many years, James Crumley’s The Last Good Kiss, and was treated to one of the best (arguably the best) opening line in hardboiled crime fiction history: “When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with […]

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Roger Hobbs’ Vanishing Games: A Great Thriller!

I highly recommend the novel, Vanishing Games, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Roger Hobbs.  Vanishing Games is the sequel to Hobbs’ international best seller Ghostman. Set in the casinos and slums of Macau, a sapphire heist skids off the tracks and our hero Ghostman battles a coldblooded psychopath, a mob boss and a […]

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