Return of the Thin Man

I am a long time fan of the Thin Man movies which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles.  They were really the prototype of the married detectives and this first incarnation of this genre remains one of the best.  So often we have detectives that are purposely single so that they can pursue love interests [Read More...]

Soul of Fire

Soul of Fire is the second novel in Sarah Hoyt’s “Magical British Empire” trilogy, and it’s rather better than Heart of Light, its predecessor—though not devoid of problems. I am most unusually going to indulge in spoilers in this review; be warned. It seems that there are two magic rubies, the Heart of Light and [Read More...]

I Left My Brains in San Francisco: More than Just Zombies

I Left My Brains in San Francisco cover

Lately, I’ve caught myself reading books with zombies in it. I don’t really like horror. I read enough of it in my youth to stock me up in nightmares for years to come. But zombie books are…well, I guess they’re horror. Right? Even so, I can’t help but recommend I Left My Brains in San Francisco, the [Read More...]


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