Category Archives: Fiction

Book review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

I’d like to publish the following guest review by my favorite collaborator, Pet Leopard, as a warning of things to come after the nomination of Donald Trump on January 20th. God help America. “Joe Steele” by Harry Turtledove Publisher: Penguin … Continue reading

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Book review: Sadistic Pattern, by Michael J. Molloy

Sadistic Pattern by Michael J. Molloy Published By: Gypsy Shadow Publishing, 2015 ISBN: 13: 978-1619502758 Review copy sent by author Review by Ida Vega-Landow It’s been said by the philosopher George Santayana that “those who do not remember the past … Continue reading

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Book review: Ruth’s Journey

“Ruth’s Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell’s ‘Gone with the Wind’” By Donald McCaig Published By: Atria Books, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4516-4353-4 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow From … Continue reading

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Book review: The Boleyn King

The Boleyn King By Laura Andersen PUBLISHED BY: BALLANTINE BOOKS, A DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC. ISBN: 978-0-345-53409-5 Review copy provided by publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow This book is an historic romance/reconstruction, in the style of Harry Turtledove, an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Ever After

Dead Ever After BY: Charlaine Harris PUBLISHED BY: Ace Books, New York ISBN: 978-1-937007-88-1 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow And so we come to the end of the Sookie Stackhouse saga, as Sookie’s relationship with Eric … Continue reading

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Book review: Fairy Rides the Lighting

Fairy Rides the Lighting By Patrick Thomas Published by Padwolf Publishing Inc. 2012 ISBN: 978-890096-50-2 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow If you believe in fairies, clap your hands. If you believe in Terrorbelle, give her a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peggy Pinch – Policeman’s Wife

Peggy Pinch Policeman’s Wife Written by Malcolm Noble Published by Matador ISBN: 978-1848767-867 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Jane Seaton We all love an idyllic 1920’s English village, lightly peppered with a few tasteful murders, all of which … Continue reading

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Book review: Mystic Investigators: Bullets & Brimstone

Mystic Investigators: Bullets & Brimstone By Patrick Thomas & John L. French Published by Dark Quest Books ISBN: 978-0-9826197-3-5 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow Fresh from my review of Stefan Kanfer’s bio of Humphrey Bogart, here’s … Continue reading

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Book review: Lore and Dysorder: The Hell’s Detective Mysteries

Lore and Dysorder: The Hell’s Detective Mysteries By Patrick Thomas Padwolf Publishing 2011 Book purchased by Reviewer Review by Ida Vega-Landow Sure, and if it isn’t another fine book by that fine Irish laddie, Patrick Thomas! This one is about … Continue reading

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Book review: Night of the Living Trekkies

Night of the Living Trekkies By Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall Published by Quirk Books ISBN: 1594744637 Review copy provided by Quirk Books Review by Ida Vega-Landow Horror and sci-fi have been combined in an unholy and hilarious alliance … Continue reading

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Book review: Boleyn: Tudor Vampire

Boleyn: Tudor Vampire by Cinsearae S. Published 2010 ISBN: 1451559496 Review copy provided by the author Review by Ida Vega-Landow This book has everything for the reader who loves horror, romance and historic fiction. It’s about Anne Boleyn, King Henry … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters By Jane Austin and Ben H. Winters Published by Quirk Books, Philadelphia, PA 2009 Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books ISBN: 9781594744426 Review copy courtesy of the publisher Review by Ida Vega-Landow, Once … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Never-Ending Sacrifice

The Never-Ending Sacrifice By Una McCormack Published by Simon & Schuster, 2009 ISBN: 1439109613 Review copy purchased by reviewer Review by Kathryn Ramage “The author is supposed to be chronicling seven generations of a single family, but he tells the … Continue reading

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Book review: Roanoke, A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue

Roanoke, A Novel of Elizabethan Intrigue By Margaret Lawrence Published by Delacorte Press, February 2009 Copy supplied by the publisher ISBN: 0385342373 Review by Ida Vega-Landow If you’re looking for a good mystery to read during this Season of the … Continue reading

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Book review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith Published by Quirk Books, Philadelphia, PA 2009 Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA ISBN 10: 1594743347 Review by Ida Vega-Landow As a longtime lover of … Continue reading

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Book review: The Unit

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist Published by Other Press ISBN: 978-1-59051-313-2 Review by Ginger Mayerson Sometime in the not so distant future, in Scandinavia (I assume), laws regarding human usefulness based on age and station have been passed. Women over … Continue reading

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Real World

Real world follows four Japanese high school girls as they assist a boy that has just committed matricide in his escape. Continue reading

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Book review: Mystic Investigators

Mystic Investigators by Patrick Thomas Dark Quest Books, 2009 ISBN: 0979690145 Review by Ida Vega-Landow Well, what do you know, here’s another collection of short stories by my homeboy Patrick Thomas! This one was published by Dark Quest Books instead … Continue reading

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