• 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 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 […] Fred Patten No responses August 14, 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 […] 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
  • 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
  • Tantalize TantalizeAuthor: Cynthia Leitich SmithPublisher: Candlewick PressISBN-10: 0763627917 ISBN-13: 978-0763627911 Tantalize is a very delicious and thrilling dark fantasy. It was a page turner that kept me glued to the book till the very unexpected ending. Quince Morris is a 17 year girl with a lot on her plate. Her parents have died, she’s living with […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 27, 2007
  • Set in Stone Set in StoneAuthor: Linda NewberyPublisher: David Fickling BooksISBN-10: 0385751028 ISBN-13: 978-0385751025 Recommended for grades 8- up Set in Stone is a very mysterious, very creepy and very thrilling modern day take on the Victorian Gothic novel. Set in a beautiful mansion in very rural England, the story begins with a young artist arriving late, walking […] Gina Ruiz No responses March 26, 2007
  • London Calling London CallingAuthor: Edward BloorPublisher: Knopf Books for Young ReadersISBN: 0375836357 John Martin Conway is a seventh grade scholarship kid in a rich prep school where his mother works as a secretary. He feels out of place and hates the school and the great grandson of the school’s founder Hank Lowery. After a fight at the […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 29, 2006
  • The Dark Highlander I picked up this nifty little book at the Del Rey booth at Comic Con and headed back to my booth happy to have something, anything to read in those sometimes slow moments at the booth. The girl at Del Rey said I’d love it, that it was really good and I have to say […] Gina Ruiz No responses July 25, 2005