The Reversible Mask by Loretta Goldberg

The Reversible Mask starts is all about the Spanish Armada, which refers to both the Spanish Fleet that was supposed to meet up with a Dutch fleet and overthrow Elizabeth I, and has come to refer to the two battles that led to the Spanish defeat in 1588. Until I read Loretta Goldberg’s book, my association with the Spanish Armada was the vague  awareness knowledge that Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, had something to do with it (he was a purchaser for the Spanish Royal Navy at the time they outfitted the Armada). 

Snowbound, YA Dark Fantasy by Maria Alexander

I'm here to blog about Snowbound, Maria Alexander's second installment in her Yule Trilogy series. Usually when I write about the second book in a series, I'm quick to say, "it can stand alone." But that is not the case here. You really have no idea what's happening unless you've first read Snowed, (Bram Stoker Winner for Superior Achievement in a YA novel and Anthony Award nominee).

Authors not to be missed at Bouchercon 2018



In 2016 I wrote an article for The Big Thrill about Susanna Calkin's A Death Along the River Fleet. A Death Along the River Fleet was the fourth in a series that started with A Murder at Rosamund's Gate, about Lucy Campion, chambermaid, who must use her wits and every other available resource to solve a mur

Nancy Cohen's Hair Brained nominated for RPLA


Nancy Cohen’s latest novel, Hair Brained  is a Finalist in the RPLA. Hair Brained is the fourteenth installment in the Bad Hair Day Mystery series, starring Marla Shore (now Marla Vail), a Florida salon owner who is as good at solving mysteries as she is at styling hair. Titles in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, won a Readers' Favorite gold medal, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards.