Review: Queen of the Martian Catacombs by Leigh Brackett

To the best of this writer’s knowledge, the previous Eric John Stark novella reviewed here is the third one in the series. Queen of the Martian Catacombs* is, judging by the writing, the first in the trilogy: MARS IS ON THE VERGE OF WAR!           Trouble is brewing on Mars… With civil war about to … Continue reading Review: Queen of the Martian Catacombs by Leigh Brackett

Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Whew! What a ride! I cannot remember the last time I read a book where the end left me feeling as though I had experienced a crash-landing. Here is the blurb for the book: Murder at the Vatican!           Giovanni Figlia checks all the boxes of a typical police detective. He even sacrificed his soccer … Continue reading Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Review: Hollow City: A Superhero Vigilante Thriller by Kai Wai Cheah

There is a reason this writer occasionally cites Mr. Cheah’s articles for her Vocational Vivications, readers. Aside from the enormously helpful insights he offers in his posts, he is a darn good writer. Hollow City, the first novel in Mr. Cheah’s branch of the Heroes Unleashed universe created by Silver Empire Publishing, is one of … Continue reading Review: Hollow City: A Superhero Vigilante Thriller by Kai Wai Cheah

Review: Pretending to Sleep: A Communism Survivor’s Short Story

The atrocities committed by those holding power in Communist regimes fill a number of books. It is hard to grasp the final tally of the dead slaughtered by these tyrannical governments; most of us blink and stutter to a stop when told the number murdered during Stalin’s or Mao’s reign over the U.S.S.R. or the … Continue reading Review: Pretending to Sleep: A Communism Survivor’s Short Story