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Review: “Recall Night,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Alan Baxter’s Recall Night: An Eli Carver Supernatural Thriller – Book 2, Eli Carver has spent the past two years laying low in Canada. When his ghosts come back to haunt him–all five of

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Review: “Manifest Recall,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s paranormal thriller Manifest Recall (Eli Carver Supernatural Thriller) starts out in a moving car, with Eli Carver behind the wheel. He has no idea where he is, how he got there, or why

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Review: “Shadows in Death,” J.D. Robb

Rating: 4 out of 5 J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts) Shadows in Death (In Death 51) starts out as so many of these books do: with a murder. The victim was a woman from an important and wealthy family, and she

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Review: “Shiva’s Bow,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Shiva’s Bow (Livi Talbot Volume 4) is the fourth book in this series, or sixth if you count two novellas. (See the end of this review for a full list, in order,

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Short Take: “King’s Bounty,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 King’s Bounty (Livi Talbot) is sort of book 3.5 in Skyla Dawn Cameron’s “Livi Talbot” series. It takes place after Emperor’s Tomb [review], and is a novella about a short adventure that takes place locally

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Review: “Emperor’s Tomb,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m continuing the Livi Talbot series by Skyla Dawn Cameron with book three: Emperor’s Tomb (Livi Talbot volume 3). (Note you should read Ashford’s Ghost, a novella, between books two and three.) Livi Talbot is

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Review: “Odin’s Spear,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Odin’s Spear (Livi Talbot) (Volume 2) is the sequel to book one, Solomon’s Seal [review]. This is another wonderful combination of urban fantasy, thriller, adventure, and horror–a combination that hits exactly the

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Review: “Solomon’s Seal,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Solomon’s Seal (Livi Talbot) (Volume 1) starts off a new series with a bang! It has a bit each of a handful of genres: thriller, urban fantasy, adventure, and horror. Livi Talbot

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Review: “Lockdown,” ed. Nick Kolakowski, Steve Weddle

Rating: 4 out of 5 Steve Weddle and Nick Kolakowski edited the deliberately-timely pandemic anthology Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic. Some people I’m sure just want to use their reading to escape the current pandemic,

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Review: “Island of Bones,” Gaby Triana

Rating: 5 out of 5 Gaby Triana’s Island of Bones (Haunted Florida) pulled me in so thoroughly that when I finished it I looked up, blinked a few times, and realized it was more than an hour past when I

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