Idyll Threats: In 1997, a small-town police chief must solve a murder that can expose his deepest secret – #bookreview

  Idyll Threats Stephanie Gayle Seventh Street Books – paperback, Kindle Recent and seemingly rapid changes in American society may make some potential readers of this book wonder why it is a big deal that a police chief would try to hide being gay. However, America was a much different world in 1997, when this … Continue reading Idyll Threats: In 1997, a small-town police chief must solve a murder that can expose his deepest secret – #bookreview

Dante’s Dilemma – A solid mystery featuring a blind psychiatrist as investigator – #bookreview

  Dante’s Dilemma A Mark Angelotti Novel Lynne Raimondo Seventh Street Books – paperback, Kindle Lynne Raimondo puts her legal background and well-honed writing skills solidly to work in Dante’s Dilemma, her third Mark Angelotti novel. Part of the enjoyment of reading this well-crafted mystery is watching the author stretch to keep Dr. Angelotti, a … Continue reading Dante’s Dilemma – A solid mystery featuring a blind psychiatrist as investigator – #bookreview

‘Little Pretty Things’: An engrossing new mystery from Lori Rader-Day – #bookreview

    Little Pretty Things Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street – paperback, Kindle) Lori Rader-Day already has proven she can write a good mystery. Her debut book, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Lovey Award for best first novel. In Little Pretty Things, her forthcoming second novel, the Chicago writer gives us a most unusual investigator: a … Continue reading ‘Little Pretty Things’: An engrossing new mystery from Lori Rader-Day – #bookreview

BOOK BRIEFS: Movie Stunts, Famous Bandits and a World War I Regiment – #bookreview

Cowboy Stuntman From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen Dean Smith with Mike Cox (Texas Tech University Press – hardback, Kindle) Dean Smith won an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter relays at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Then the 20-year-old returned home to Northwest Texas, where he had been a rodeo cowboy. Later, … Continue reading BOOK BRIEFS: Movie Stunts, Famous Bandits and a World War I Regiment – #bookreview

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments – Real CSI basics – #bookreview

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson (O’Reilly, paperback – Kindle) Movies, TV shows and detective novels have elevated forensic science to a cultural fascination. And in real life, a clue uncovered with a microscope or a chemical test frequently is the one that … Continue reading Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments – Real CSI basics – #bookreview

The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System – #bookreview #in

The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System By Michael Berryhill (University of Texas, hardback, list price $29.95; paperback, list price $25.00) A prizewinning journalist has dug deeply and impressively into a double killing that still haunts the Texas Department of Criminal Justice more than 30 years after it … Continue reading The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System – #bookreview #in