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Short Take: “Little Paranoias,” Sonora Taylor

Pros: Wonderful little tidbits of paranoia and horror! Cons: Not everything worked for me Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Sonora Taylor’s Little Paranoias: Stories is a relatively brief anthology of 20 creepy short stories, including a couple of poems. There’s

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Review: “Vendetta in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: Good serial killer tale in a delightful series world Cons: Not Robb’s best Rating: 4 out of 5 J.D. Robb’s latest, Vendetta in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 49), is a solidly good–but not top–entry into

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Review: “Killing Spree,” Various Authors

Pros: A great way to find some new authors Cons: Wildly varying quality Rating: 3.5 out of 5 After trying to read a nice bloody serial killer book only to have it turn out to be horrible, I turned to

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Review: “Kill Cycle,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating concept Cons: Couldn’t stand Ash’s wife Laura Rating: 4 out of 5 In Ike Hamill’s Kill Cycle, the town of Harrison is slowly dying. Ash has come back to live there after marrying Laura and having two children,

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"Soulbound," Tessa Adams

Pros: I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Cons: A few threads could have used a little more wrapping up; dark material warning Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group  

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"You Belong to Me," Karen Rose

Pros: taut pacing and plotting; characters I want to see more of; suspenseful Cons: large cast of characters with plenty of dark secrets—pro or con depending on the reader (see review) Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of

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"Cold Touch," Leslie Parrish

Pros: Chilling, thrilling, and blood-stirring Cons: Some genre standard elements, but they’re handled very well Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of the author Expected release date: July 5, 2011   Olivia Wainwright, daughter of wealthy

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"Waking the Dead," Kylie Brant

Pros: Strong characters & mystery; lacks the flaws of the last book in the series Cons: Could use a little more foreshadowing Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group.   Since I’ve fallen behind on my

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