For those of you that enjoy audiobooks, The Merchant of Menace is now available from Audible.
For those of you that enjoy audiobooks, The Merchant of Menace is now available from Audible.
For fans of the Great Detective, my lates Sherlock Holmes Adventure, The Merchant of Menace, is now available in paperback. The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure https://www.amazon.com/dp/178705439X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_t2RGDb9HZ37E1
When the President is kidnapped, all signs point to Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath as having played a role in the abduction. Desperate to prove his innocence, Harvath goes on the run. As the frame around him is more carefully constructed, Harvath becomes increasingly desperate. Breaks and betrayals are balanced in this fast-paced thriller that has lots of twists, without ever seeming forced. This is the first Harvath book and it‘s a winner.
After capturing an al Quadra bomb-maker in Canada, Scot Harvath heads to New York for the July 4th weekend. While he is catching up with an old friend, a terrorist attack on all the bridges and tunnels isolates Manhattan. There‘s a lot going on here, and I don‘t want to spoil it for anyone. It‘s very well paced and the plotting is quite intricate. However, there are a few minor in the plot for anyone that knows Manhattan. Still, it‘s a great read.
Ben Coes has decided to give Rob Tacoma his own series. After two prominent politicians are assassinated, the CIA is given permission to operate on U.S. soil to track the killers. When his partner is brutally murdered, Tacoma sets out on his own to bring down the Russian mafia and settle an old score. Dewey Andreas fans, already familiar with Tacoma, wont be disappointed. A quibble: For a top-secret op, way too many people are in the know.
Mitch Rapp is back in action, fighting a war on two fronts. While the black ops agent is trying to prevent a bioweapon attack on the U.S., he also has to contend with politicians in Washington determined to undercut his efforts. The book has that “ripped from the headlines” feel and it touches on any number of hot button issues. However, this is a great thriller that shows Kyle Mills at the top of his game. Don‘t wait! Pre-order your copy now.
I wait patiently for Daniel Silva‘s new book each year, and I must say I am never disappointed. After a Saudi process is kidnapped, her father turns to Gabriel Allon to secure her release. What makes the plot work is that the crown prince must abdicate if he wishes to see his daughter alive again. A pariah for having ordered the murder of a journalist, the prince is a great character. Seemingly torn from recent headlines, this is a great read.
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I think this book hews closest to the Canon than any of my previous efforts. Dr. Watson is the sole narrator as Holmes matches wits with a very clever thief for hire, who will steal anything if the price is right. There‘s a lot of history here and more than a few rare artifacts that buffs should find intriguing. Let me know what you think.
For anyone who might be interested, my latest Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Merchant of Menace, is now available for preorder on Amazon. The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure https://www.amazon.com/dp/178705439X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3eJeDbTHJS2HC
I first read this about 40 years ago. It‘s funny how you remember the movie and the play more than the book. That said, this is still a telling book about mental illness and man‘s inhumanity to those less forty. It‘s also a book that has stood the test of time. With its overt religious symbolism, this is a book that, for me at least!”, ranks right up there with 1984 and Catcher in the Rye. Although magnificent, the film omits so much from the book
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Just 10 days left in the Kickstarter campaign for my latest Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Merchant of Menace. If you back the campaign, you get the book two months early, save about 20 % and help a small indie press. Thanks. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229605719/the-merchant-of-menace-a-sherloc...
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Traveling through New Hampshire, Reacher decides to visit the town where his father grew up. In a parallel story, two young Canadians find themselves prisoners of sorts at a remote motel. Eventually, the disparate elements merge in a story that, although not Child‘s best, is still plenty satisfying. There are several subplots and the usual array of unusual characters. Despite the flaws, a Reacher book is always a good read. No exception here.
This is a sprawling Western that is absolutely brilliant in parts and terribly tedious in others. At more than 900 pages, this is a reading marathon. And when you finish, it‘s not really closed. The characters are interesting and fully developed, and the storyline is compelling. It‘s just that like Romeo and Juliet, much of it seems to turn on coincidence. Still, fans of the genre who haven‘t read it should. For others, maybe try something else.
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After a shooting takes a young man‘s life and leaves her seriously injured, Cass Raines leaves the Chicago PD to become a private detective. When a priest, who had been her surrogate father, is found dead in his church along with the body of a gangbanger, the cops are eager to close the case as a burglary gone wrong and a suicide. Cass isn‘t having any of it though. This is a terrific read with a gutsy heroine who doesn‘t know the meaning of “no.”
After Israel decimates Iran‘s nuclear program with an act of sabotage, The rulers blame America. CIA agent Mitch Rapp sees an opportunity in the chaos to further embarrass the hardline rules, but a clandestine meeting between the head of the Agency and an Iranian official goes horribly wrong. With his boss kidnapped and her life in danger, Rapp is willing to do anything to get her back. It‘s nonstop action with a few scenes you might not expect.
When a Saudi billionaire arranges to have Mitch Rapp killed, he little realizes the tsunami that is about to be unleashed when the attempt fails. This is definitely one of the better Rapp tales and definitely worth a read. A word of caution, if you are going to read the Rapp tales, read them in order. I didn‘t and it is a decision that I still regret. There are things that happen here that I knew about because I read some of the later books first.
Anyone ever get in a reading slump? I‘m writing my own book, editing one by another author and just don‘t feel like reading. Thoughts? Suggestions? I‘m open to anything
Wanted to wish all my Litsy friends a happy and healthy New Year filled with good reads!
I love Vince Flynn‘s Mitch Rapp, and I‘ve come to expect a certain proficiency in the writing. After an assassination attempt on the president-elect goes awry, Rapp is called in to investigate. It‘s a sold story with some nice twists, but it seems to missing something that the other thrillers have had. It offers a promising premise and a few really unexpected touches, but it‘s at the low end of the pick spectrum for me and very close to a so-so.
After a group of terrorists take over the White House, they begin making demands. With the president incommunicado in his bunker, the Vice President takes command. Faced with some tough decisions, he begins to accede to the terrorists‘ demands. Mitch Rapp is tasked with infiltrating the White House and gathering intel. This is one of the best books in the series. If you haven‘t discovered Mitch Rapp, give yourself an early holiday present today!
Excited to announce that my second Sherlock Holmes novel, The Stone of Destiny, will soon be available in Italian from Mondadori. The Vatican Cameos was translated last year. Of course I took Spanish and French in high school and college.
I have always been fascinated by these creations. This book not only goes into detail about the creation of the various eggs, but it also explains the influences under which Faberge labored. Also coming into play is the political turmoil that characterized much of the early 20th century. It really is an engrossing read and there are a number of photos of the eggs and the Romanov family. A must for lovers of history and high art!
Talk about an early Christmas present for an author! My first grandchild, a girl, arrived shortly after 3 a.m. today!
If you want to give a writer you know a Christmas gift, buy his or her book. The post reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and here and then recommend the book to your friends. Trust me, that‘s a gift they‘ll really appreciate!
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I find the Fabetge eggs to be miniature marvels. Does anyone else feel that way? About a third of the way through the book and it is pretty interesting. One could wish that so many aspects of the eggs weren‘t shrouded in mystery