Category: Mystery Thriller

American Roulette | Critical Book Review

American Roulette by Matthew Best, Robert Bradshaw, et. al delves into the chilling narrative of a small community hurtling toward a mass shooting. Warren Maxwell’s review unravels the complexities of this Milford House Press novel. Unraveling the Threads of Tragedy Steven Bradley, CEO of a crisis management firm, is unexpectedly thrust into the aftermath of…

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The Molossus of Old Man Moyer | Critical Book Review

In his novel, The Molossus of Old Man Moyer, Joe Lyon seamlessly blends the horror and mystery genres, offering readers a fast-paced narrative that both thrills and chills. From supernatural forces to the sinister workings of men, Lyon weaves a tale that is as spine-chilling as it is mind-boggling, providing an exhilarating experience akin to…

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Murder and Passion in the Music City | Critical Book Review

In the heart of Nashville, Tami Ryan and Jim Cavanaugh orchestrate a riveting tale titled Murder and Passion in the Music City. Melissa Suggitt takes the helm of the review, offering a critical lens into this high-stakes showdown that blends passion, suspense, and a touch of darkness. Spellbinding Characters and Fiery Romance Within the pages…

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The Mystery Next Door | Critical Book Review

Michael Rodney Moore has woven a literary enchantment, and it’s casting its spell effectively! The Mystery Next Door taps into the allure of southern mysteries, invoking a childlike sense of wonder. Moore seamlessly intertwines tales of piracy and long-lost treasure, reminiscent of cinematic adventures like The Goonies (1985) and Tom & Huck (1995). Who hasn’t…

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In the Silence of Decay | Critical Book Review

Lisa Boyle’s In the Silence of Decay takes readers on a twisted journey into a realm of drugs, corruption, and secrets, where an unexpected duo gets entangled in a hazardous web of crime. But is this really the quality father-daughter time anyone would sign up for? Unsettling Encounters and Unveiled Puzzles Linda Morris and James…

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Naked Came the Detective | Critical Book Review

In the depths of Glendall C. Jackson III’s Naked Came the Detective, murder disrupts the serene facade of Washington, DC’s privileged elite, bringing with it a riveting narrative that challenges conventional detective story tropes. A Femme Fatale’s Tale Jackson spins a tale where the protagonist, an exclusive escort, navigates a sophisticated world of power and…

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The Stavros Manuscript | Critical Book Review

Vince Wheeler’s The Stavros Manuscript presents a mind-bending journey through the perplexities of a mysteriously untranslatable manuscript, forever altering the life of one Leonard Stavros. A Baffling Beginning Leonard Stavros wakes up penniless and disoriented, a stark contrast to his introverted nature as a world-renowned linguist. Accompanied by the dubious Ed, a questionable friend, Leonard…

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Steve the Zombie | Critical Book Review

Stephen Wayne’s Steve the Zombie is a cacophony of horror and crime, a mashup that attempts to carve a unique niche in the oversaturated realms of zombie fiction. Erin Britton delves into the gory details, dissecting the narrative layers of this indie thriller. A Bleak Symphony with Hints of Humor In this apocalyptic splatterfest, Wayne…

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Bardo | Critical Book Review

Bardo, penned by Joseph Edwin Haeger, delves into the perplexing realm between death and rebirth, weaving a narrative web of vengeance and grappling with the burden of a guilt-laden existence. The striking aspect of Bardo is its unique and purposefully disorienting nonlinear structure. Beginning with section 18 and subsequently leaping to section 26, Haeger provides…

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Assassins Are Us | Critical Book Review

Assassins Are Us by Kimberly Van Sickle promises an exhilarating blend of action, heart, and humor, and it delivers just that. The narrative takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through the life of Hedy Hinterschott, an atypical teenager next in line to inherit her family’s legacy as secret assassins. The pacing of the story is…

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