Review: R.G. Belsky scores a direct hit with Shooting for the Stars

by G. Robert Frazier One of the most common pieces of advice for authors is to write what you know. R.G. Belsky knows journalism. A former managing editor for NBCNews.com and the New York Daily News, Belsky has used that career of skill sets to create a thoroughly authentic investigative reporter in Gil Malloy. In … More Review: R.G. Belsky scores a direct hit with Shooting for the Stars

Books: Pavone steps up the pace with intriguing spy thriller, The Travelers

By G. Robert Frazier New York Times best-selling author Chris Pavone’s third outing, The Travelers (Crown Publishing, $27), is his best yet. Once again, Pavone mixes spies with seemingly ordinary people, throws in some exotic locales and intriguing situations, and yields a thrilling page-turner. Unlike his previous efforts – The Expats and The Accident – … More Books: Pavone steps up the pace with intriguing spy thriller, The Travelers

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

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