• Fred Patten Reviews Title: Man Overboard Author: J. A. Jance Publisher: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster ISBN-10: 1-5011-1080-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-5011-1080-1 New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance has been writing murder mysteries since 1985. She currently has three popular series; featuring J. P. Beaumont, a retired police detective; Joanna Brady, an Arizona county sheriff; and Ali Reynolds, a former […] Fred Patten No responses April 20, 2017
  • Fred Patten Reviews The Girls in the High-Heeled Shoes: An Alexander Brass Mystery Author:  Michael Kurland Publisher:  Titan Books ISBN-10:  1-7832-9538-4 ISBN-13:  978-1-7832-9538-8 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. […] Fred Patten No responses February 13, 2016
  • 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 […] Fred Patten No responses August 3, 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 […] Fred Patten 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 […] Fred Patten No responses July 16, 2015
  • Shannon Muir Reviews Garment of Shadows   Garment of Shadows (Mary Russell #12) Author: Laurie R. King Publisher: Random House ISBN-10: 0553807994 ISBN-13: 978-0-553-80799-8 ASIN: B007JC2ELA   Sometimes people adapting well known characters in the literary public domain goes very well, and other times horribly wrong. Laurie R. King managed to do that successfully and bring her own spin to things […] ShMuir No responses September 4, 2012
  • Nevermore Nevermore: A Novel Author: William Hjortsberg Publisher: Open Road Imprint: Open Road Pub Date: March 13, 2012 ISBN:  9781453246597 Houdini, the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle involved in a serial killer murder mystery?  Yes indeed!  I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started reading this […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 28, 2012
  • Bride of the Rat God Bride of the Rat God Author: Barbara Hambly Kindle Version: Publisher: Open Road (March 29, 2011) ASIN: B004TC146E Paperback version: Publisher: Del Rey (October 31, 1994) ISBN-10: 0345381017?I SBN-13: 978-0345381019   I should start off  by saying I’ve been a huge Barbara Hambly fan for years, so it’s no surprise that I wanted to review […] Gina Ruiz No responses April 8, 2012
  • The Door to Bitterness This is the fourth in Martin Limón’s fabulous noir detective series featuring army investigators Chicano George Sueños and his partner Ernie Bascomb set in the sleazy underbelly of the Korea of the 1970’s. The writing is fast-paced, hard-boiled, gruff and gritty. It is direct and to the point but underneath it all there is a […] Gina Ruiz No responses August 27, 2005
  • The Pearl Diver by Sujata Massey I found this book to be stylish, well written, poignant and beautiful. Sujata Massey is a master of storytelling. She weaves such a beautiful mystery with astounding, life like characters that you feel for and want to know. Her prose is simple, to the point and absolutely gorgeous. I could not put this book down. […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 20, 2005
  • The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie R. King The Beekeepers Apprentice was recommended to me by a fellow avid reader and with great doubt, I hesitantly and reluctantly began to read. With the first page, Ms. King’s writing grabbed me and held on till until the end of the book. Thus began a love affair with everything she writes. I avidly wait and […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 19, 2005
  • The Queen Jade – Yxta Maya Murray The Queen Jade is a story of the love between a mother and daughter, Lola and Juana Sanchez. Juana, the mother is an adventurous archeologist, while Lola, her daughter is content to read her books and supervise D&D tournaments in her quiet little bookshop, The Red Lion. When Juana turns up missing during a hurricane […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 12, 2005