No Stone Unturned and Styx & Stone – An entertaining, engrossing mystery series – #bookreview

No Stone Unturned An Ellie Stone Mystery James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books – paperback, Kindle) ***  Styx & Stone An Ellie Stone Mystery James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books – paperback, Kindle) ***  Looking for a new mystery series and investigator to follow? Check out these two engrossing, entertaining novels from James W. Ziskin … Continue reading No Stone Unturned and Styx & Stone – An entertaining, engrossing mystery series – #bookreview

Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference – #bookreview #software #techsupport

Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference By Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis (Microsoft Press, $49.99, paperback; $39.99, Kindle) To the uninitiated, the title may sound a bit ultra-geeky and scary. Particularly the “Huh?” word “Sysinternals.” But this book may benefit you “whether you manage the systems of a large enterprise, a small business, or the PCs of your … Continue reading Windows Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference – #bookreview #software #techsupport

Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix – #bookreview

Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix By Laurence Moroney (Microsoft Press, $39.99, paperback) Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix is aimed (1) at readers who may be first-time web developers and (2) at readers who want to learn how to build active web pages or learn how to customize open source web applications to their own needs. WebMatrix is a free, downloadable … Continue reading Introducing Microsoft WebMatrix – #bookreview

The Walter Cronkite You Never Knew

One day about 40 years ago, I almost met Walter Cronkite. I was supposed to receive a news photography award from a state journalism organization. The famous broadcaster was supposed to hand the plaque and check to me and shake my hand. Then he would have dinner with me and the other winners of coveted journalism awards. But, a few months earlier, I had … Continue reading The Walter Cronkite You Never Knew

A True (and Truly Good) Tale of Newsprint and Murder

  WAR OF WORDS: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder By Simon Read (Union Square Press, $24.95) You think the newspaper business is tough now? Competing newspapers in mid-19th century San Francisco sometimes fought each other—literally—for circulation and advertising supremacy in a rough-and-tumble city fueled by Gold Rush money, whiskey and gambling and ruled … Continue reading A True (and Truly Good) Tale of Newsprint and Murder