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Review: Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace

If you have not yet read the Sin du Jour series from Matt Wallace, or the short story “Small Wars” at Tor.com, hie thee to your bookseller of choice and get all three books, right now. Pride’s Spell is the third book … Continue reading

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Review: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

It’s every parent’s nightmare. The late-night phone call from another set of worried parents: “Did Tommy come home?” His friends stammer out a story that ends with, “we lost Tommy.” If you have children, just the thought of this situation … Continue reading

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Review: The Devouring God by James Kendley

There’s something strange going on in Fukuoka, Japan. Tohru Takuda and his companions, Suzuki and Mori and his wife Yumi, have found work and a small apartment there.  Rumors abound about a killer who leaves behind everything but the bones … Continue reading

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Review: Dog Days: Deadly Passages

Dog Days: Deadly Passages is part of the “Double Down” series from JournalStone Publishing, where two novellas or short novels are paired up for one good read. The concept isn’t new. Ace Books offered “Ace Doubles” featuring two SF novels … Continue reading

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Review: Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig

Girl Detectives. You know them: Nancy Drew, Ginny Gordon, Trixie Belden, Veronica Mars, and so many others. Atlanta Burns is the newest name on that list. The difference in this series is that author Chuck Wendig takes that beloved trope … Continue reading

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Review: Cry Havoc by Jack Hanson

I knew Cry Havoc was going to be fun to read when I saw the cover. Yes, I judge covers and I’m not the slightest bit ashamed. Show me a dinosaur with armor, a railgun, and what looks like robotic … Continue reading

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Review: Acadia’s Law by Tracy Ellen

I’ve seen a number of genre mashups in the past several years. Space cowboys vs. gangsters, aliens vs. cowboys, vampires vs. Abe Lincoln, you get the idea. Some of these are great stories that bring new life to a tired … Continue reading

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Review: Salem’s Vengeance by Aaron Galvin

Horror writers invent scenarios to scare us. Readers are delighted to be frightened because the horror to which we willingly subject ourselves is fictional. Evil perpetrated by other humans in our past and present are very real. Aaron Galvin uses … Continue reading

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Review: Dog Days/Deadly Passages

Dog Days/Deadly Passages (JournalStone Doubledown series) Joe McKinney and Sanford Allen

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