Author Archives: Mike Pihlman

“The First Conspiracy” by Brad Meltzer

Genre: Nonfiction History Not quite a first, but, rare indeed when I read a non-fiction book! There is one reason, besides learning a bit about history, and that is………Brad Meltzer. 🙂 The colonies are starting to get restless and they see the need for an Army to protect their citizens from the oppressive rule of Britain’s King. Not everyone feels

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December 2020 Thrillers

Lots of new books for this month. Enjoy your holiday season, stay safe, wear masks…..a vaccine is on the way. 🙂 Science rocks! (and it’s real) Murder at Andaman by Bharti Kirchner The Lumbermill by Laya V. Smith Fool’s Run by Sidney Williams Duped by Stephen Maitland-Lewis Don’t Shoot the Drummer by Jonathan Brown Last Call: A Murder On The Rocks Mystery by Cathi Stoler Creature Feature: A

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Book Review: “Victory of Eagles” by Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy After the events of the last book, Laurence has been found guilty of treason and is in jail. Temeraire has been placed in the breeding grounds and, if he does not behave, Laurence will be hanged. Temeraire is continuing his quest for better living conditions for dragons in Britain and is making as many friends as he can

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November 2020 Thrillers

Lots of new thrillers this election / Thanksgiving month. #Vote Don’t Look In by Tom Saric Saving Grace: A Psychological Thriller by D.M. Barr Carrie Sue’s Dairy by Sandy Semerad By the Book by A.J. McCarthy Mistaken Identity by Michael W. Sherer Where There’s A Will: A Glass Dolphin Mystery by Judy Penz Sheluk The Escape by Lisa Harris Death Mask by Eric J. Gates Black

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Book Review: “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

Genre: Thriller / Mystery Since solving the Lula Landry case in the last book, Cormoran Strike’s private detective agency is overflowing with customers. On the one hand, it is nice to be able to pay the bills, but, on the other hand, Cormoran and Robin are super busy with hardly anytime to breath. Cormoran is even talking about hiring help.

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