5 star literary fiction
In 1980, a troubled young stranger arrives in Prairie Hill, a small Wisconsin city. Jimmy Lathrop would like nothing better than to go about his business washing dishes at the popular local eatery, the Pullet Surprize. A fresh start. No questions asked. Then he begins moonlighting as the feathered mascot of the local minor league baseball team and meets someone who will change his life.
Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery series)
5 star mystery/thriller
Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down. It seems there were problems with her departure. A high-profile murder gives Karen a chance to work as a detective again … but the new chief is one for the rules and Karen has too many deviations from official protocol. These deviations may get her fired. They may also get her killed. But she’s determined they’ll also help her find the killer.
Shadow of Innocence (McCarthy Family Mysteries)
4+ star thriller
In the turbulent, exciting year of 1968, “Mick” McCarthy and his pretty, petite but tough-as-nails lover, Bridget Connolly, are thrown into a tangled maze of dark secrets, drugs, sex, rock & roll…and murder.
Ring Around The Rosy
One 4 star rating, newer release romantic suspense
Detective David Morgan investigates the calls and the fact Susan’s bracelet was found at the murder scene. Sparks fly between them in more ways than one. To make matters worse, someone is leaving roses in front of Susan’s door. Is she being stalked by a killer?
Blue Africa (British Missives- a five book series of adventure and romance on British lands)
5 star historical fiction/romance
Miss Cassandra Littlemen has grown up in London, sharing her brother’s passion for butterflies. She is determined to prove to the world that women can become entomologists, but the English scientific community and her father do not approve of female scientists. Intent on fulfilling her lifelong dream of capturing rare African butterflies and sending them back to England, she sneaks onto a royally-sponsored African expedition posing as her brother.
The Eve Tree: A Novel
Rachel Devenish Ford
4+ star literary fiction
As the whole family waits out the four days that the fire continues toward them, they dig deeply into the past to find the healing that they need and reclaim their place on the earth.
Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers
Michael Scott Miller
4+ star contemporary fiction
The volatile mix of the musicians’ personalities and backgrounds threatens to derail the band at every opportunity, but in time, the Redeemers begin to realize they have more to gain from one another than they ever could have imagined.
The Neuropathology Of Zombies
4 star medical thriller
The Marina Star Hotel has become overrun with zombies, legions of the undead have spilled into the streets, devouring everyone in sight. The picturesque island resort town has descended into chaos. The local government lacks the resources necessary to contain the murderous corpses and requests assistance from the United States. A U.S. Special Forces unit sent in to squash the threat is quickly overwhelmed. In desperation they turn to an unlikely ally, Benjamin Hawk, MD.