Author Archives: Mike Pihlman

Book Review: “Paradise Valley” by C. J. Box

Genre: Thriller Three years after the events in “Badlands”, Cassie Dewell has settled in as the “best Chief Investigator” Bakken County Sheriff Jon Kirkbride has ever worked with. Her 12 year old son, Ben, and mother Isabel are likewise thriving. And, at 39 years old….Cassie is engaged! Cassie is smart and persistent; a true bad-ass. After pursuing the serial killer

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Once Upon a Crime: Five Authors Write a Short Story in Real Time

Ok, well, this was a VERY cool live streaming event that had this fanboy’s mind spinning after it was over. St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books, with Criminal Element, hosted a live streaming event June 24, 2020 where five invited authors would write a short story in real-time. But first….. I signed up for this event for a few, very

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Book Review: “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton

Genre: Mystery “I’ve got time” “No, really. You’re in the middle of something. I don’t want to interrupt.” “Washing windows. I haven’t even started yet. What’s worse than losing a friend?” “Someone left me half a million bucks. Give or take,” I added in the interest of being accurate.” “The bastard. That’s terrible!” Kinsey Millhone is a private detective living

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