Month: May 2018

  • To have and have not…

    Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson LOVE AND RUIN. By Paula McLain. Random House Audio. Read by January LaVoy. 11 ½ hours; 9 CDs. $40. Also available in print from Ballantine Books. Paula McLain is brave, choosing to write historical fiction/memoir about well-known people about whom much has already been written and movies have been made. […]

  • Hold your breath…

    Briar Patch Books is the beneficiary when Bob Moyer goes on a reading/reviewing tear. Here’s his latest contribution. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE BOMB MAKER. By Thomas Perry. Mysterious Press. 372 pages. $26. Thomas Perry usually writes thrillers that, like the standalone The Old Manor the series with Jane Whitefield, take your breath away […]

  • Not about the bad guys

    Bob Moyer is catching up with all the new books he missed while off gallivanting. Here’s the latest, No. 17, in Robert Crais’ long-running  and best-selling Elvis Cole and Joe Pike private-eye series. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE WANTED. By Robert Crais. Putnam. 322 pages. $28. The dust jacket says it’s an Elvis Cole […]

  • What meets the eye

    He’s back! After a couple of months gallivanting to Germany, Massachusetts and elsewhere, plus doing poetry things, the inimitable Bob Moyer is back reviewing books for Briar Patch Books. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. By Celeste Ng. Penguin Press. 338 pages. $27. Celeste Ng’s second book has hung near the top of […]