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Month: September 2021

Tear Me Apart by J. T. Ellison

Reviewed by Tim Suddeth

Whether you want a book to get you ready for

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison psychological suspense

the 2022 Winter Olympics, or just a little suspense to enjoy as the nights get longer, Tear Me Apart may be the book for you. Best-selling author J. T. Ellison takes us from ski course to the ER, to the family closet where the most private family skeletons are hidden. Ellison knows how to ramp up the suspense and not let up.

Mindy is the new darling of US skiing, hoping to make this year’s Olympic ski team. Until a terrible crash lands her in the hospital with a mangled leg. But fears of missing Continue reading

What do we really know about John le Carré?

By Tim Suddeth


The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

John le Carré is one of Britain’s most popular spy novelists. In 2008, The London’s Sunday Times listed as 22nd in the fifty greatest British writers since 1945. He has written over 25 novels and a memoir in a career that spanned sixty years, from 1961 to his latest, Silverview, which is being released in October 2021. His books have been nominated for a long list of awards and several have been made into movies including: “The Constant Gardener”, “The Tailor of Panama”, “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold”, and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”.

He introduced millions of readers into the secretive world of espionage. Continue reading

2021 Anthony Awards Winners

 by Tim Suddeth

This year’s Anthony Awards were announced at the virtual Bouchercon this past weekend. The Anthony Awards are presented by members attending the annual event and honor the year’s best in mystery and crime fiction.

The Awards were to be announced at their dinner in New Orleans, but the conference was cancelled due to an outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid. Over the weekend, we watched Hurricane Ida batter New Orleans.

The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony. Congratulations to the winners. And prayers for New Orleans for a quick recovery. Continue reading

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