Category Archives: thriller

In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce – a Book Review

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a woman by the name of Belle Gunness, a Norwegian immigrant born Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset, quietly terrorized Chicago and La Porte, Indiana. It is now thought Gunness may have been responsible for the … Continue reading

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The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz – A Book Review

The Reincarnationist Papers is quite the surprising and worthwhile read from Indiana-based author, D. Eric Maikranz. From his bio on goodreads, it seems Maikranz has lived more than a typical lifetime of experiences as well, and that’s probably what contributed … Continue reading

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland – a Book Review

You probably can’t tell yet from the things I’ve reviewed so far in this blog, but I have an intense love for the creepy and weird when it comes to books. There’s something about the lurid appeal of the darkness … Continue reading

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The Code of the Hills: An Ozarks Mystery by Nancy Allen- Book Review

*Trigger Warning: This book review contains talk of very difficult subject matters that might be upsetting for some readers. I’m also going to say some potentially controversial things about religion, so reader beware.* If ever there were a person qualified … Continue reading

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The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Book Review

Well, that was different. Refreshingly different in a lot of ways. One of our book club members chose SBCGSV (because this title is a mouthful, so I’ve made it sound like a 90’s boy band) for our January reading selection. … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – January 13, 2021

What a crazy start to the new year. I have gotten back to posting and actually have two reviews to post in the next couple of days, and I’m as encouraged about my own pursuits as I seem to be … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – November 4, 2020

While I’ve done a horrible job this past week of accomplishing much reading, I do need to update my readers of my progress. Maybe that will inspire me to stop gluing myself to the stressful, all consuming election coverage and … Continue reading

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Cold Storage by David Koepp – Book Review

While his name might not immediately ring any bells for a lot of readers, odds are every single person who reads this review has encountered the work of David Koepp at some point in the past thirty-plus years. Koepp is … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Oct 21, 2020

Here’s my second edition of this weekly series of posts from Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her blog if you haven’t, as she shares some fabulous content. In this series, each blogger answers the 3 … Continue reading

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Pray For Silence

Let me first preface this review by saying that the number of murder mysteries that I have read number in the singe digits, and the low single digits at that.  And two of those books were by Miss Castillo.  I … Continue reading

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