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Book Review

Check out my book review of the fabulous Sherlock Holmes speculative fiction anthology: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by the very funny, David Thomas Moore, and published by Abaddon Books.

Book Review

I hope you’ll take time to go read my review of HIVE MONKEY, written by Brit author Gareth L. Powell, which is the second in his trilogy featuring a cigar chewing sentient ape, Ack-Ack Macaque. Piqued your interest? Go have a read.

The Stockholm Octavo, by Karen Engelmann

DETAILS Title: THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO Author: Karen Engelmann Publisher: Ecco, 2012 ISBN: 9780061995347 Genre: Historical Fiction BACKCOVER BLURB Life is close to perfect for Emil Larsson, a self-satisfied bureaucrat in the Office of Customs and Excise in 1791 Stockholm. He is a true man of the Town—a drinker, card player, and contented bachelor—until one evening when Mrs. Sofia Sparrow, a fortune-teller and proprietor of an exclusive gaming parlour, shares with him a vision she has had: a golden path that will lead him to love and connection. She lays an Octavo for him, a spread of eight cards that augur the eight individuals who can help him realize this vision—if he can find them. WHAT I THOUGHT THE STOCKHOLM OCTAVO is a wonderfully written historical thriller full of murder, intrigue, fans—and yes, I mean those kind of fans. Fans women use to use to fan themselves with, and more, with a deft hand, secretly signal to friends and lovers—and yes, a dash of romance. A story that is as much about cartomancy decked out with …

Deep Down Dead, by Steph Broadribb

DETAILS Title: DEEP DOWN DEAD Author: Steph Broadribb Publisher: Orenda Books ISBN: 9781910633557 Genre: Murder-Mystery | Crime BACKCOVER BLURB Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor—the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back …