Alex Breck lives on a wee island off the west coast of Scotland.
No wonder he’s sent young Ridge Walker, the hero of his international adventure thriller series, out into the world to have his adventures a long way from home, though I must admit that Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid have managed to find enough criminal activity in Scotland to keep me up at night.
I’ve started exploring her writing through Geminin Moon, the first book in the Lella York Mysteries.
It’s written from the point of view of Lella, who doesn’t have a clue what’s going on, and is somewhat distracted by her attraction to Larry Devin, the on vacation detective that helps her ‘solve’ the mystery.
Gemini Moon is definitely a cozy murder mystery with a difference.
Craig A. Hart is the creator of the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series.
This week, I’m reading Serenity, the first book in the Shelby Alexander Thriller series by Craig A. Hart.
Serenity is described as ‘an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn’t know when to quit.’
Sounds a bit like Sam Dyke. I wonder how different Shelby Alexander will prove to be. Given that this series is by an American writer, and set in Serenity, Michigan, I expect Shelby will be brasher than Yorkshireman Sam. I’ll let you know in my review.
Rich Leder is a novelist and screenwriter that writes funny books.
Among other things, he is the creator of the McCall & Company series, which allows us to share in the madcap adventures of way-off-broadway actor and reluctant PI, Kate McCall, and her eccentric friends, as they investigate cases and cause mayhem across New York City. Continue reading “Rich Leder”
The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly arrived at my place this week, courtesy of one of my brothers, who thought I might be inspired to continue writing by Matthew’s impressive sales figures – more than 7 million copies in 20 different languages according to the blurb on the book cover. Or maybe he’s trying to get me to stop writing murder mysteries and switch to his preferred read – action thrillers. Continue reading “Here, there be dragons!”
My library holds several books by Michael Leunig, an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet, who has been keeping us entertained with his commentary on political, cultural and emotional life for more than forty years.
The Roy Grace series, by author Peter James, has an impressive tribal following. The 10 books in the series are reputed to have total sales in excess of 15 million copies. A quick calculation, allowing each reader one copy of each title, says we are talking a tribe of at least 1.5 million readers – more if we allow for those who have only sampled a couple of the books in the series. Continue reading “Peter James and The Roy Grace Tribe”