Fred Patten
  • Fred Patten Reviews Vixen Vixen: A Nameless Detective Novel Author:  Bill Pronzini Publisher:  Forge; a Tom Doherty Associates Book ISBN-10:  0-7653-3568-9 ISBN-13:  978-0-7653-3568-5 Bill Pronzini has been writing a roughly annual “Nameless Detective Novel”, narrated by his now-famous anonymous p.i., since 1971.  This 44th makes this the longest-running private investigator series currently in print.  The book’s personal subplot has […] No responses August 14, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Woof Woof Author: Spencer Quinn Publisher: Scholastic Press ISBN-10: 0-545-64331-7 ISBN-13: 978-0-545-64331-3 Spencer Quinn (real name: Peter Abrahams) started the New York Times-bestselling “Chet and Bernie” humorous mystery series for Atria Books in 2009, up to eight mostly-annual books currently. They are narrated by Chet, the canine partner of Bernie Little, the human half of the […] No responses August 11, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Empress Game The Empress Game Author:  Rhonda Mason Publisher:  Titan Books ISBN-10:  1-7832-9524-4 ISBN-13:  978-1-7832-9524-1 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. “The Empress Game” is a taut space-opera […] No responses August 10, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road Author:  Abbie Bernstein Publisher:  Titan Books ISBN-10:  1-7832-9816-2 ISBN-13:  978-1-7832-9816-7 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This is the […] No responses August 8, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Who Let the Dog Out? Who Let the Dog Out? Author:  David Rosenfelt Publisher:  Minotaur Books ISBN-10:  1-2500-5533-4 ISBN-13:  978-1-2500-5533-0 This 13th in the series of Andy Carpenter murder mysteries by David Rosenfelt is both more of the same and the taut puzzler that Rosenfelt’s fans have come to expect.  Neither they, nor the readers new to this series, will […] No responses August 3, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland   “Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland” Authors:  Eric Shanower (writer), Gabriel Rodriguez (artist) Publisher:  IDW Publishing ISBN-10:  1-6314-0059-2 ISBN-13:  978-1-6314-0059-9 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. […] No responses July 28, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Virtues of War Virtues of War Author: Bennett R. Coles Publisher: Titan Books ISBN-13: 978-1-7832-9420-6 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. The dust jacket blurb quotes a review: “Top–notch […] No responses July 25, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Dick Francis’s Damage Dick Francis’s Damage Author:  Felix Francis Publisher:  G. P. Putnam’s Sons ISBN-13:  978-0399-16822-2 A suspense/thriller by Dick or Felix Francis has been a mark of the highest quality in “mystery fiction” since 1962.  In that year Dick Francis, a former jockey in the 1950s for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother who had become too injured […] No responses July 17, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Manhattan Mayhem Manhattan Mayhem; New Crime Stories from the Mystery Writers of America, edited by and featuring an original story from Mary Higgins Clark. Philadelphia, PA, Quirk Books, June 2015, Hardcover $24.95 (320 pages), Kindle $12.99. The Mystery Writers of America first met in Manhattan in 1945. For this 70th anniversary, editor Mary Higgins Clark has invited […] No responses July 16, 2015
  • Fred Patten Reviews Her Instruments The “Her Instruments” trilogy Earth rise Author:  M. C. A. Hogarth Publisher:  Studio MCAH ISBN-10:  1-4849-9651-8 ISBN-13:  978-1-4849-9651-5 Rose Point Author:  M. C. A. Hogarth Publisher:  Studio MCAH ISBN-10:  1-4927-4787-4 ISBN-13:  978-1-4927-4787-1 Laisrathera Author:  M. C. A. Hogarth Publisher:  Studio MCAH ISBN-10:  1-4993-4838-X ISBN-13:  978-1-4993-4838-5 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by […] No responses September 21, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews Frozen: Elsa’s Gift Frozen – Elsa’s Gift Author: Disney Book Group Publisher: Disney Books ISBN-10: 1-4847-1699-X ISBN-13: 978-1-4847-1699-1 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This is a $10.99 24-page […] No responses September 3, 2014
  • Fred Patten Reviews Evolutionary Action Evolutionary Action Author: Phil Geusz Publisher:  FurPlanet Publications ISBN-10:  1-6145-0150-5 ISBN-13:  978-1-6145-0150-3 Disclosure: A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. This unusual science fiction novel, published in September […] No responses August 13, 2014