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Review: Bringing Adam Home by Les Standiford and Detective Sgt. Joe Matthews

Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0061983918ISBN-13: 978-0061983917
The story of Adam Walsh's murder is tragic and frustrating.
I remember bits on the news  at the time, but was a teenager and didn't really think much about it.  But the media was different then, we didn't hear much about these type of things - they seemed distant and outside our world view really.
A boy, snatched from a sears store while his mother was in a different part of the store -- looking back NOW puts an entirely different perspective on it.  When we were kids we would often hang out in the toy section while our parents were in another section.  I even remember Christmas shopping with me and my younger brother shopping on our own with a meet up time and location with my parents at a food place in the mall.  Oh - how times have changed.  And really as a major result of this horrific crime.
A parent now would be horrified at leaving their ch…

Review: Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

File Size: 670 KBPrint Length: 259 pagesPublisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc. (August 14, 2013)Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.ASIN: B00DDXKA1U

Taddy Brill is a Manhattanite to the core.  Self-emancipated from her parents as a teen, she now runs a highly successful PR firm.  Everything is excess - clothes, vacations, personal grooming,sex - it doesn't matter - she believes in having it all.  Until she meets Hotel Mogel, Warner Truman.  Then she might learn to share...

Wild characters and scenarios.  A fun escape.

Over-the-top decadent fun!


P.S. Very graphic erotica for those who need to know :)

Guest Blogger - Alice Duncan


Yes, I know it’s already February, but January got clean away from me, so here’s my first blog of the new year.
Lucky me, I got to spend Christmas in Southern California with my family and a ton of friends. It was fun. After Christmas, I dog-sat for my younger daughter and son-in-law’s dogs while they went traveling up to the wine country and San Francisco.
What’s more, visiting my old stamping grounds seems to have dissolved the writer’s block I’ve been suffering from for a couple of years. Yay! I finished SPIRITS ONSTAGE, Daisy Gumm Majesty’s ninth adventure, which will be published soon. Then I’ll need to write another one. The only problem now is time. But I’ll find it somewhere.
But the best part of my trip was eating. I love food. And Southern California has restaurants of all shapes and sizes. I got to eat Middle Eastern food, East Indian food, Japanese food and good Italian food! And Gilbert, Robin’s hubby, fixed a magnificent prime rib for Christmas dinner. But I’…

Review: The Blackhouse by Peter May

Print Length: 432 pagesPage Numbers Source ISBN: 1849163847Publisher: Quercus (December 3, 2013)Fin McLeod returns to Isle of Lewis when a murder occurs their with similarities to one he investigated in Edinburgh.  The victim is a bully from his childhood.  

This story is more about his childhood and the people in it than the actual murder itself.  The characters are quite believable and it is their stories that make the book engrossing.  That, and I have always been fascinated by Scotland and its atmospheric islands.  The setting adds immensely to the story, especially the integral part the annual guga catching trips play.

It is a story of coming home and the changes occurring on the island and in Fin himself.  Also how his past bleeds into the present.  

The resolution of the crime is very sad and important to Fin and I felt very satisfied by the last page.