Tag: book review

“The Wolf Gift” by Anne Rice

Genre: Gothic Fiction (Mesmerizing) – Reuben Golding was tasked by his editor at the San Francisco Observer to write a piece on an old house, a mansion, going up for sale on the Mendocino Coast. Walking up to the house after a four hour drive from San Francisco, […]

“The Target” by David Baldacci

(Robie & Reel Return) Genre: Thriller — After surviving the events of “The Hit” America’s two best agents, Will Robie and Jessica Reel, who were meant to kill each other, are now paired as the United States’s number one secret operative team. In “The Target”, they are assigned […]

“Throne of Jade” by Naomi Novik

 (Laurence and Temeraire Travel to China) – Throne of Jade” is book #2 in the Temeraire series. Quick review:  After a victorious battle against a French ship in book #1 (“His Majesty’s Dragon“), the British ship took on an unhatched dragons egg.  That egg hatched at sea and […]

“City of Ghosts” by Kelli Stanley

Genre:  Mystery (Miranda Corbie returns) Tracy, CA, July 1940 Sitting at my typewriter on a stifling hot evening.  The air in my office smells like Chesterfields and Bourbon…..the good kind. San Francisco Private Investigator, Miranda Corbie has just left. She needed a friend.  I was that friend. Here […]

“Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

Genre:  Legal Thriller (After 25 years, Jake Brigance returns) “A Time to Kill” was John Grisham’s first book.  But it was a less than a stellar introduction and did not become a hit until after “The Firm”, “The Pelican Brief”, “The Client”….etc. became huge. A movie was made […]