Book Review: McGorin ‘Dusts Up’ more trouble for Detective Carrick

by G. Robert Frazier Detective Doyle Carrick is a magnet for trouble. The hero of Jon McGoran’s latest novel, Dust Up (Forge Books), Carrick is at home with his girlfriend when a complete stranger appears frantically pounding on his front door, only to be shot down in cold blood. Homicide Detective Mike Warren embraces the easy way out by … More Book Review: McGorin ‘Dusts Up’ more trouble for Detective Carrick

Coben, Robotham, Laukkanen, Leslie present summer of thrills

By G. Robert Frazier I’ve been a bit remiss in posting reviews to this site, though I’ve been actively posting on other sites. So, let’s catch up on some of my latest book reviews, shall we? Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben Maya Stern was a firsthand witness to her husband’s brutal murder by a … More Coben, Robotham, Laukkanen, Leslie present summer of thrills

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