Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Horror Anthology Explores Human Fears


Stories That Bite You by William Wilde - A short story collection that explores the most disturbing human fears:

19 chilling stories of Horror and Suspense that sink their teeth into you and don't let go. A murderous vending machine ... A marathon race that never ends ... Junk mail that kills ... A gigantic parking lot with no exit. These stories leave their marks long after you finish reading them.

"These 19 stories will leave you feeling haunted and sufficiently frightened by the most ordinary of things." - Nights and

"FOUR STARS! Highly Recommended!" - Huntress Reviews

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Also Available at:  Barnes and Noble Nook

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Best Mystery and Crime Novels of 2013

The past year was a good one for new Mystery and Crime novels. Here are the best ones reviewed by this Blog, including two titles by the same author:

Police by Jo Nesbo - Latest in the series to feature Oslo police detective Harry Hole. A serial killer is targeting cops in grisly murders. Harry and his team hunt the killer, but there's a shocker in store as a key character is cut down. A top notch crime thriller by the best writer in the genre.

The Bat by Jo Nesbo - First novel in the Harry Hole series, first published in the U.S. this year. Here we see a younger Harry early in his career as he is sent to Australia to assist in a murder case. We also learn that Harry's last name is pronounced "Hoo-leh" in Norwegian. Nice to have that cleared up. The novel is a can't-miss treat for fans of this outstanding crime series.

Light of the World by James Lee Burke - This one has Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux on a trip to Montana and facing a volatile mix of dangerous characters. This toxic brew inevitably explodes into an almost Biblical battle and serves as a meditation about ultimate evil within the human character. The novel is one the author's strongest in this fine, long running series.

Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin - The author brings back his formerly retired iconic character, Inspector John Rebus of the Edinburgh, Scotland police. Here Rebus looks into the disappearances of a series of women along the same stretch of empty country highway. The cranky Rebus is back with his trademark cynicism and rude demeanor. A dark, gripping crime read.

The Double by George Pelecanos - Spero Lucas returns as a tough Iraq War veteran working as a recovery specialist in Washington D.C. He recovers lost or stolen property for clients. He's hired to get back a stolen painting, but comes up against a vicious sociopath in his way. Hard boiled crime fiction written in tight, stripped down style.