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Tularosa; Mexican Hat – by Michael McGarrity

The first two novels in Michael McGarrity’s “Kevin Kerney” series are a good start by a novice writer. Kerney is a retired police detective with a bad leg and parts of his digestive tract missing due to having been shot in the line of duty. He has fallen on hard times, and his dream in life is to save enough ... Read More »

The Bookman’s Promise – by John Dunning

“The Bookman’s Promise” is John Dunning’s third novel featuring Cliff Janeway – the Bookman – a book dealer in Denver, and a retired police detective. Dunning introduced Janeway in “Booked to Die” in 1992 and continued the series with “Bookman’s Wake” in 1996. Dunning owns (or owned) a rare book store in Denver and writes with authority and passion about ... Read More »

Retro – by Loren D. Estleman

I was at the library and I saw a copy of “Retro”, the newest book in Loren D. Estleman’s series of Amos Walker novels. I hadn’t read any of the other novels, and I am always on the lookout for a new series. I am glad I didn’t pay for it. I can’t say if this is weaker work by ... Read More »

Jack in the Box

In this "shadow war" thriller, John Weisman explores the dark realm of "black ops" and the uncertain realities of the post-Cold War world. [Book review] Read More »