Books: Donaldson’s novel recreates flavor of Justified

If there’s anyone out there still lamenting the absence of Elmore Leonard’s “Justified” on TV, you can get your fix of small-town Kentucky criminals in Jesse Donaldson’s debut thriller, The More They Disappear. The novel starts with the shocking assassination of longtime Kentucky Sheriff Lew Mattock at his own re-election campaign barbecue and quickly escalates … More Books: Donaldson’s novel recreates flavor of Justified

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: So, Anyway . . . I’ve got this complaint about this John Cleese book

By G. Robert Frazier So, Anyway . . . I read this autobiography by Monty Python alum John Cleese, and I laughed. But certainly not as much or as hard as I hoped I might. To be honest, the book is a bit dull at times. It’s not that Cleese’s life isn’t interesting. It is. … More Review: So, Anyway . . . I’ve got this complaint about this John Cleese book

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: Dig Two Graves a thrilling, suspense-filled debut

By G. Robert Frazier Ethan Holt’s greatest accomplishment, winning the decathlon at the Olympics in his 20s, also proves to be his greatest undoing in Kim Powers’ thrilling, suspense-filled debut novel, Dig Two Graves (Tyrus Books). Nicknamed “Hercules” for pulling off the heroic task of being an Olympian, Ethan’s success on the field translates into a coveted teaching position … More Review: Dig Two Graves a thrilling, suspense-filled debut