The Talented Ribkins Synopsis : At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have such problems: He’s got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it’s curtains for Johnny. What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African-American family that has been […]
The Second Stella Hardy Novel Too Easy Synopsis : Wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy returns, and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri. On a stormy Halloween night, Stella gets a call from her best friend, Detective Phuong Nguyen. Phuong has a problem. Or rather her lover, Bruce […]
Today we welcome author Lisa Hartley to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her new novel Ask No Questions and to share a day in her writing life. But first a little more about this novel and our review.
A gripping novel that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately. A Reluctant Warrior Synopsis : When Luzma’s brother Jair unwittingly uncovers the plan by Colombia’s most notorious drug cartel to smuggle an unprecedented cocaine shipment into the US, it puts their family in grave danger. Jair’s […]
A funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting novel of power, corruption, and innocence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions. Please Do Not Disturb Synopsis : As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day—the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects—we meet five very different people: Charlie, […]
I love the increasing accessibility of novellas via ebook these days. Two in the science-fiction genre I’ve read recently are Displaced by J F Slade and Brisk Money by Adam Christopher. Displaced Synopsis : What will you justify for peace? In a not-so-distant future, genetically engineered super soldiers keep the peace by freezing criminal offenders and displacing them in […]
Today we welcome Christoph Martin, the collaborative writing team of Christoph Martin Zollinger and Libby O’Loghlin, to Booklover Book Reviews to tell us about the research that went into their new novel The Expansion. The Expansion Synopsis: In politics and big business, truth is a matter of opinion. Straddling the storyworlds of Panama, Washington and […]
The much anticipated sequel to The Bitter Trade. Scatterwood Synopsis : SEVEN YEARS’ SERVITUDE. SEVEN DAYS TO SAVE HIS FAMILY Jamaica, March 1692. Calumny Spinks is forced to spy for the Crown and help prevent an invasion of England. He’s sent to the Caribbean to pose as an indentured servant, but his best friend Ty brands him […]