Archive for the ‘4 Stars’ Category

Graphic Novel Review: Batman, Vol. 1: Court of Owls by Schott Snyder

Batman, Vol. 1: Court of Owls by Scott Snyder tried to do a very difficult job – reboot Batman!

Book Review: The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers

Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern.

Book Review: Man of Steel by Greg Cox

Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization by Greg Cox is exactly what it claims to be, a novel of the summer blockbuster. Mr. Cox has written other novelization, including several in the superhero genre.

Book Review: Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs

During World War I, while John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (Tarzan) is away from his plantation it is destroyed by invading German troops. When he returns to the plantation (in British East Africa), Tarzan discovers many bodies one of whom belongs to his wife.

Book Review: The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

In a meeting or the German high command, Hitler orders the head of the Abwehr, Admiral Canaris, to make a feasibility study to capture British Prime minister Winston Churchill.

Book Review: Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who is wanted for the attempted murder of her Danish fiancée escapes police custody. On that night the police finds the body of her ex-fiancée, a divisive journalist, after he has been tortured.

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, knows Natasha from her work at the refugee camp and has been following her case for some time. Nina cannot see how someone like Natasha was able to kill so brutally and tries to help her.

Book Review: The Alligator Man by James Sheehan

Lawyer Kevin Wylie works for a shady boss who knowingly protects criminals under the thinly veiled disguise of being their lawyer. When he finds out that his estranged father is dying, Kevin decides to try and renew his relationship and leaves.

During his visit Kevin reconnects with his past and helps a family friend, Billy, who is charged with murder of a corporate tycoon who destroyed the lives of thousands of people (think Enron).

Book Review: Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

A series of non-fiction mini –biographies of famous and infamous women of royalty

Book Review: The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman

The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman is a novel taking place in present time, as well as in Nazi Germany’s Berlin. The book mixes espionage and suspense while telling parallel stories.

Book Review: A Journal of the Plague Years by Daniel Defoe

A Journal of the Plague Years by Daniel Defoe is a fictional book about the Great Plague of London in 1665. The book was published in 1722 (57 years after the event) and was meant as a warning because they thought that plague in Marseilles would cross the channel into England

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