Fiction Book Reviews

Fiction Book Reviews

Fiction Book Reviews

Book Review: The Logos Code

The Logos Codeby Duncan Simpson I like to read stories about the Freemasons and Knights Templar and the foes they rally against. The Logos Code finds Vincent Blake and DCI Lukas Milton teaming up to battle a murderer targeting those that would...

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Book Reviews: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

You’ve heard of Charles Lindbergh–everyone has. But I find his wife far more intriguing. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was one of the most eloquent and moving writers of her time–and of the current time. Every book is worth reading for a multitude of reasons.

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Book Review: The Letter

My copy of the paperback, as happens with books that stir my mind, is dog-eared and notated throughout.

The premise is a letter delivered upon the death of a woman where she tells an elderly man that he has a son—a son raised with a Christian fervor that excludes every other religion as inferior and requiring elimination.

The catch? The elderly man is Jewish.

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Book Review: Two Kinds of Truth

Bosch is still working as a volunteer detective with the San Fernando Police Department, where they’re called to the double vicious murder of father and son pharmacists. Current case in place, Bosch is also dealing with the newly contested conviction of a cruel killer he put away thirty years ago. Step into the story and enjoy a speedy, twisted ride.

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Book Review: The Late Show

In my reviews of Connelly’s work I have often said that he does not always write a well-rounded female character. They are often minor players, there to support a male character. Yet there are times, such as with Bosch’s daughter, Maddy and her mother, Rachel, that they are intriguing and can stand on their own merits. With The Late Show and Renee Ballard is, perhaps, the start of something new. Is Renee rather confusing and rough around the edges? A little. But I have hope and feel it would be wrong to be hypercritical of a worthwhile author who has taken this gamble on a new series … Doing that takes guts.

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Book Review: Jeri Walker’s “Such is Life”

Knowing Jeri Walker from her blog (writing & editing), I had to read this book. The stories are hard hitting and leave you emotionally tied to the characters. Having also read Jeri's "The Two Yosemites," a travelogue, "Such is Life" is a drastically different...

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Book Review: The Devil’s Architect

The Devil’s Architect By Duncan Simpson Straight from the start, The Devil’s Architect follows the pace and thrills found in the first of the trilogy: The History of Things to Come. Mr. Simpson continues to write in an eloquent style missing from most fiction these...

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Book Review: The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch)

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly My tough reviewing crumbled under the absolute perfection of this novel. I thought The Crossing was the best Harry Bosch to date—well, it was, but then came The Wrong Side of Goodbye. Bosch has been forced into retirement...

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Book Review: The History of Things to Come

The History of Things to Come By Duncan Simpson Duncan Simpson writes descriptively in a style not seen very much anymore. It took me a chapter or two to get over my impatience as he used more words to say things than today’s typical novelist. By then, I was fully...

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