Simon Tolkien Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’t pick historical novels can’t resist it. In a way, Simon is following on his grandfather’s footsteps: When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had…

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Reed Farrel Coleman’s “What You Break” On Audio: A Masterpiece

What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman is the sort of novel which rises above the crowded pool of thriller books and shines as a star. It is not common for us, when reviewing a book, to read both the print copy and check out the audio book. However, Coleman’s language is so elegant and…

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A Must Read Thriller: “Long Way Down” By Michael Sears

Wall Street trader turned novelist Michael Sears has a great new book out titled Long Way Down which combines an amazing mystery plot with the somehow dirty underworld of New York’s financial sector. We really loved this new thriller and can’t wait for more from this author. A Brief Summary:  Two years in a federal prison…

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A Must Read: “Everything to Lose” By Andrew Gross

We love Andrew Gross and his books BECAUSE: He writes his books in a James Patterson style (he was working with him before…): That means the books have a lot of chapters each of them 2-3 pages. As a result, we don’t get bored! Also he always start the stories with a bang: What comes…

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Our Thriller Pick: “Snow White Must Die”

If you want to change your mood and read some new thriller from International markets, Snow White Must Die is a great choice. The German author Nele Neuhaus has done magic with this one…The result is an exciting and well-crafted novel. A Brief Summary: On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von…

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Our Pick: “The Last Dead Girl” By Harry Dolan

We just finished reading “The Last Dead Girl” and we are very happy about it: This is one of the greatest novels we have read in while. Harry Dolan and his amateur sleuth David Malone. A Brief Summary: On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a…

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Excellent Debut: “Don’t Ever Get Old” By Daniel Friedman

If you didn’t know that Don’t Ever Get Old , is Daniel Friedman’s debut work, it would have been impossible to know so by reading the book. Now in paperback, this Edgar Finalist novel is a great piece of novel and certainly a joy to read. Daniel Friedman, a resident of New York City, is…

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A Masterpiece: “The Sadness of The Samurai” By Victor Del Arbol

We had heard a lot of buzz about The Sadness of the Samurai: A Novel, by the famous Spanish author Victor Del Arbol, but to be honest, didn’t think the book was this good! This is a fantastic must read and we are already a fan: The author holds a degree in history from the…

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“An American Spy” By Olen Steinhauer Is A Masterpiece!

Olen Steinhauer, in our point of view, is by far one of the best writers of International Espionage novels compared to his peers…we have rarely seen an author showing such degree of mastery as him and were thrilled to review An American Spy when we recently got a copy. A Brief Summary: In Olen Steinhauer’s…

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A Must-Read: “The Dark Winter” By David Mark

Once in a while, we get some surprising work of fiction from less-known authors…reading amazing crime fictions from someone who we have just discovered is always joyful and today we are going to introduce you to one: David Mark has been a journalist in England for fifteen years and has covered the British crime scene…

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Scandinavian Crime: “The Viper” By Håkan Östlundh

Håkan Östlundh is well on his way to becoming one of the new superstars of Scandinavian crime fiction. Having lived as a journalist for a national newspaper in Stockholm, The Viper, one of his novels translated into English, is an enjoyable read about a crime happening in the Swedish island of Gotland. A Brief Summary:…

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