Monthly Archives: November 2012

Forged in Death (The Death Wizard Chronicles Volume 1), by Jim Melvin (2007, 2012)

Forged In Death by Jim Melvin My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Forged in Death” is the first installment in Jim Melvin’s six volume “Death Wizard Chronicles.” Torg is a “Death Knower,” a thousand year old, super-powerful leader of his … Continue reading

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Dead Harvest (The Collector #1), by Chris F. Holm (2012)

Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm My rating: 4 of 5 stars His name used to be Sam Thornton. He was by all accounts a good guy. As he put it, “I paid my taxes. I went to church. I … Continue reading

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Shadows, by John Saul (1992)

Shadows by John Saul My rating: 5 of 5 stars In a beautiful mansion on the grounds of an upscale California university, there exists a school known as The Academy. The Academy is a refuge for kids who far exceed … Continue reading

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The Gun Seller, by Hugh Laurie (1996)

The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie My rating: 4 of 5 stars One summer when I was a teenager, I read the entire James Bond series by Ian Fleming. They were more interesting to me than the films, which were … Continue reading

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Anna Girl of Nightmares, by Kendare Blake

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake My rating: 5 of 5 stars At the end of “Anna Dressed in Blood,” poor ghost Anna sacrificed herself, wrangling the Obeahman through a portal she opened, dragging him into another world. Her unlikely … Continue reading

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When the Wind Blows, by John Saul (1981)

When the Wind Blows by John Saul My rating: 2 of 5 stars “When the Wind Blows” is another selection from a giant bag of books a coworker gave me. I should start my own imprint of mystery/thrillers: “Giant Bag … Continue reading

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Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake (2011)

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Anna Dressed in Blood” is a wistful tale of teenaged romance. Except that the girl, Anna, is the ghost of a girl murdered decades before. And Cas, … Continue reading

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