Reading, reading, and suddenly there’s a tape recorder. Wait, when was this written? 1978. Wow. It’s a great story, and a lot of the best fight scenes take place in a canyon, so there would be no cell reception anyhow. Great story, beautiful Arizona scenery, nice cultural bits, and a fine mystery.
It’s storm season here, and I’m not sure I ever read 1st book in the series, so… Not bad. The action is fun. Most of the dialogue is good, some is very B-movie or clunky. Harry keeps finding himself in situations where he has no access to his wizard tools. Yay improvisations! No buildings were … More Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Egyptian Mummy teams up with Roman Vampire to fight crime. In modern-day Miami. Pardon me while I croggle. OK, I’m back! Nonspoilery tidbits: The worldbuilding in this book is wonderful, a rare treat from a debut novel. Kudos. There’s a good starting scene where Alex (Alejandro) doesn’t tell his back-up that he isn’t afraid of … More Graveyard Shift by Michael F. Haspil
The war is over, what’s left to write about? Time to bring the story back to the personal: Meg & Simon, are they going to kiss again or not? Incidentally, Policeman Montgomery has a criminal brother, that would be petty crime and not global war, and Jimmy is coming to town. Jimmy is Not Nice … More Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
Rainbow dragons. RAINBOW DRAGONS who are right up close and personal with E=MC2. Shifting from solid matter to being-of-light is an amazing trick. The rest of the book was OK. Not the best, not the worst. A solid adventure, but most of the characters are made of cardboard – high quality, best stock, but they … More Broken Soul by Faith Hunter
There are no spoilers in this review beyond what you can see on the back-cover blurb – not even the name of The Big Bad Monster which Anita has to kill. There are only page counts for the big showdown. * Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter vs * Anita Blake, Angst Hunter . (If you want … More Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
Mystery novels are all about catching the bad guys, and sometimes I’m just cruising for justice. Eve Dallas can work with that, and hey, in “Witness in Death” she actually goes through some character growth. The rest are pretty good too. Holiday in Death (In Death #7) byJ.D. Robb 3 stars Witness in Death (In … More It’s a (really good) Mystery to Me