Archive for the ‘3 Stars’ Category

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Article first published as Book Review: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle on Blogcritics. About: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle is the very first novel featuring English detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. The story was written in 1886 and published in 1887 and marks the first appearance […]

Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Article first published as Book Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal on Blogcritics. About: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal is a historical fiction book taking place in the early days of World War II. This is a debut effort for Ms. MacNeal who has a wonderful World War II blog which is well worth a […]

Book Review: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer

Article first published as Book Review: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer on Blogcritics. About: The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer is a novel which first introduced the famous villain. The novel was first published in 1913. 194 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (September 30, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1466326174 My rating for The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu – 3 Buy this book […]

Book Review: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

About: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway is a work of realistic fiction. The novel is a quick but somber read and takes place during the 1990s siege ofSarajevo. 256 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover Language: English ISBN-10: 1594489866 My rating for The Cellist of Sarajevo – 3 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Steven […]

Book Review: An African Affair by Nina Darnton

Article first published as Book Review: An African Affair by Nina Darnton on Blogcritics. About: An African Affair by Nina Darnton is a fictional book taking place in Nigeria. Ms Darnton is a seasoned reporter who found herself in a Nigerian jail after her husband, a New York Times reporter, filed some uncomplimentary stories about the ruling […]

Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells

Article first published as Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells on Blogcritics. About: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is another classic book by the famous English author written in 1901. At the time the novel was ridiculed, however it stood the test of time for over […]

Book Review: Brenner and God by Wolf Haas

Article first published as Book Review: Brenner and God by Wolf Haas on Blogcritics. About: Brenner and God by Wolf Haas is a detective novel taking place in Germany.Mr. Haas, a popular author in Germany, has recently had his first translated work published. 224 pages Publisher: Melville International Crime; Language: English ISBN-10: 1612191134 My rating […]

Novella Review: The Perfect Defective by Clark Casey

About: The Perfect Defective by Clark Casey  is a short story written in pulp style with jokes thrown in almost every paragraph. While the story certainly isn’t for everybody, it might appeal to mystery fans with a thick skin and humorous aptitude. My rating for The Perfect Defective – 3 Buy this book in electronic […]

Thoughts on: A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Article first published as Book Review: A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus on Blogcritics. About: A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus is a memoir of the author walking famous pilgrimage trail while working on his own issues. While this […]

Thoughts on: Akhmed and the Atomic Matzo Balls by Gary Buslik

About: Akhmed and the Atomic Matzo Balls by Gary Buslik is a fictional comedic book. The story spans the globe and includes tyrants, professors and even… conservatives. 370 pages Publisher: Travelers’ Tales/Solas House Language: English ISBN-10: 1609520696 My rating for Akhmed and the Atomic Matzo Balls – 3 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic format More Books […]

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