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Religion is Key in Philip Kerr’s FBI Thriller, Prayer

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Religion is Key in Philip Kerr’s FBI Thriller, Prayer ~book review by Amy Lignor FBI agent, Gil Martins, is originally from Scotland. A troubled man with many quirks, he is an ex-Catholic who now lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Ruth.   Gil is an atheist who believes that God may very well be […]

A Spademan Unearths Fear in Shovel Ready

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A Spademan Unearths Fear in Shovel Ready  ~book review by Amy Lignor This tale, set in New York City in the ‘new future’, has more twists, turns, and oddities than ever before seen.   Once a garbage man working in the city, the main character now as a big ‘S’ on his chest, so to […]

A Suspense-Filled Minnesota Winter Draws Readers in to January Thaw

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A Suspense-Filled Minnesota Winter Draws Readers in to January Thaw  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor Mira James, a resident of Battle Lake, Minnesota, (a town with a population of only 747), holds the position of head librarian in the town. She is also a part time reporter and is studying to be a private […]

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Le Carre’s Classic:

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Le Carre’s Classic: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold   For the suspense lover who’s been enjoying books for a while, this 50th anniversary re-release of what many argue is the best spy story every written, will be a great sight to see. For those who haven’t […]

The Hero from ‘Wicked Autumn’ is Back!

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The Hero from ‘Wicked Autumn’ is Back! Author G.M. Malliet Moves Forward in A Fatal Winter An interesting hero entered the literary world when he starred in a truly fantastic book called, Wicked Autumn. Thankfully, this very handsome Anglican Priest who has a background as a former spy is back, and this new mystery, if […]

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland Touchstone Books Hardcover, $24.99 286 pages, illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4767-3798-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school […]

Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

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  Transforming Pain to Power Unlock Your Unlimited Potential by Daniel Beaty Berkley Books Hardcover, $19.95 236 pages ISBN: 978-0-425-26748-6   Book Review by Kam Williams   “I grew up in Dayton, Ohio in a home scarred by addiction and incarceration. For most of my childhood… I thought chaos, bondage and sadness were the norm … My concept […]

Southeast Branch Library Hosts Huge Booksale

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Southeast Branch Library Hosts Huge Booksale   St. Johns County, FL. – The Southeast Branch library invites the public to a book sale at the Branch location, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. Materials will be available for purchase on: ·         Friday, February 28 – Preview sale for “Friends” members, 1 – 3 p.m.                                                                  Public sale, 3 – 5:30 […]

The ‘Hillerman’ Clan is Back in Spider Woman’s Daughter

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    Being the daughter of the late, great literary wizard, Tony Hillerman, Anne has followed in her father’s footsteps in a great way with this book. Her career is in reporting, as well as being a writer of nonfiction, but now she has released this debut novel featuring characters from Navajo Country that her […]

Plague Ship by Leonard Goldberg is a Thrill Ride at Sea

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    A little advice: When you sit down to read this one, make sure you’re in a comfortable chair, because you will not stop reading once this thrill ride begins.   Starting out with a flock of birds soaring over the Atlantic, one of the elegant flyers begins to lose altitude and fall toward […]