Review of dark short story collection Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales

Echoes of Darkness Written by Rob Smales Reviewed by Lisa Haselton Genre: Dark fiction This book of dark short stories isn’t for the faint of heart, or those who want to sleep with the lights out. The collection is a mix of stories that pull you in and bring you on journeys you didn’t know Read More

Review of Emily Ross’s YA mystery Half in Love with Death

Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross Young adult Mystery / Thriller Reviewed by Lisa Haselton Teenage sisters. An older boy. Parents who “just don’t listen.” The drama and angst are a natural part of 15-year-old Caroline’s world, but she never imagined her older sister, Jess, would simply disappear from her life; and after Read More

Review of Stephanie Gayle’s mystery “Idyll Threats”

Idyll Threats by Stephanie Gayle Mystery Reviewed by Lisa Haselton Transitioning from being a NYC detective to police chief in a small CT town is quite a change and Thomas Lynch wants to make it work while keeping his private life separate from his professional life. When he’s called in to investigate a murder, it’s Read More

Review of And Grant You Peace by Kate Flora

And Grant You Peace by Kate Flora Mystery/Police Procedural Reviewed by Lisa Haselton The fourth Joe Burgess Mystery is coming soon, but I was able to read an advance readers copy and here’s what I thought about the novel. It was breath taking. Literally. I felt I was on Burgess’ shoulder throughout the story (at one Read More

Review of true crime story Death Dealer by Kate Clark Flora

Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice by Kate Clark Flora Reviewed by Lisa Haselton Maria Tanasichuk vanishes without a trace from her home in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.  It was a cold January in 2003 – the ground was frozen and covered in snow – but it wasn’t until a Read More

Review of Boiled Over by Barbara Ross

Boiled Over by Barbara Ross Reviewed by Lisa Haselton ***** It’s summertime! And Busman’s Harbor, Maine is having its first-annual Founder’s Day celebration. There’s plenty of food, games, art, music, and sea air for residents and tourists alike. Julia Snowden is busy enough with the family’s clambake business, but thanks to her sister volunteering her for Read More

Review of “Travels in Elysium” by William Azuski

The following review is my contribution to a virtual book tour forTravels in Elysium by William Azuski. Opinions are my own. Literary fiction blends with Plato’s tale of Atlantis is this metaphysical mystery that takes place on an archaeological dig on the island of Santorini. Travels in Elysium is written in an allegory style. Click here Read More

Review of “Your Book Starts Here” by Mary Carroll Moore

Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your First Novel, Memoir, or Nonfiction Book by Mary Carroll Moore reviewed by Lisa J. Jackson Mary Carroll Moore shares her years of teaching her own “How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book” workshop in her book, Your Book Starts Here: Create, Craft, and Sell Your Read More

Review – Midnight Sin by Michael Tabman

You can read my interview with the author here. Midnight Sin Author: Michael Tabman Fiction Rated: Very good (****1/2) Review by: Lisa Haselton Rookie officer Gary Hollings gets fast initiation into the nighttime life of a patrol cop along the outskirts of Kansas City. Working nights takes some getting used to and Hollings fights the Read More