Review: Buckle up for Philip Donlay’s latest, Pegasus Down

by G. Robert Frazier Before you crack open Pegasus Down (Oceanview Publishing), the new novel byPhilip Donlay, you better buckle up: You’re in for a hell of a ride. This action-thriller soars from start to finish with page-a-minute suspense and thrills to keep you riveted to your seat, just like an on-screen summer blockbuster. Donlay … More Review: Buckle up for Philip Donlay’s latest, Pegasus Down

Review: A Better Goodbye takes look at gritty underside of L.A.

by G. Robert Frazier You know how they always say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? In the case of A Better Goodbye (Tyrus Books), this is one instance in which you certainly could. The cover of John Schulian’s debut novel depicts a brilliant yellow and orange sunset over the dark and gritty … More Review: A Better Goodbye takes look at gritty underside of L.A.

Review: Steven James peels back twists in Every Crooked Path

by G. Robert Frazier Reading Every Crooked Path, the new novel by national bestselling author Steven James, is like peeling an onion: each layer of mystery pulled back reveals something more foul and evil than the last. What starts as an investigation into a fatal stabbing takes a twisted turn when James’ recurring hero, FBI … More Review: Steven James peels back twists in Every Crooked Path

Review: Questions posed in Powerless linger well after novel is finished

by G. Robert Frazier If you’ve never given a thought as to what to do in a disaster, you’ll probably change your mind after reading Tim Washburn’s terrifying debut novel Powerless (Pinnacle Books). At the very least, you’ll find yourself taking an extra long look at those survivor magazines at the grocery store checkout lane, … More Review: Questions posed in Powerless linger well after novel is finished

Book review: White Leopard a gritty, graphic PI novel

by G. Robert Frazier Whether it’s shooting thugs in the kneecaps, punching them in the solar plexus, or chopping off their hands at the wrist, author Laurent Guillaume doesn’t pull any punches in his gritty and graphic English-language debut, White Leopard (Le French Book, $16.95). Guillaume’s anti-hero Souleymane (Solo) Camera is a tough-as-nails private investigator … More Book review: White Leopard a gritty, graphic PI novel

Killer Nashville writers’ conference full of inspiration, fun

by G. Robert Frazier The Killer Nashville writers’ conference has come and gone, I’ve had a day or two to decompress, and now it’s time to share some takeaways. Overall, the conference was an enjoyable and educational experience. Kudos go to conference founder Clay Stafford, Jaden (Beth) Terrell, staff and volunteers. Everyone was especially friendly … More Killer Nashville writers’ conference full of inspiration, fun

Killer Nashville: Mystery, suspense all about setting the pace

by G. Robert Frazier The pace with which you approach your work, as well as the pace of the work itself, emerged as a common theme at Day 2 of the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference Friday. Running through Sunday at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville, the conference brings together hundreds of writers and … More Killer Nashville: Mystery, suspense all about setting the pace