Category Archives: Men’s fiction

“The guise of another” by Allen Eskens

Having never read any of this author’s work before, I had no expectations going in. Perhaps, on reflection, that is how we should approach all titles we have for review – but that is impossible. Anyway, the long and the … Continue reading

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“Duplicity” by Jane Haseldine

You have to have your wits about you when you read this novel.  Contrary to what the rather gothic-toned cover would have you believe – this is a modern, action-packed thriller where the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ are … Continue reading

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“Where it hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman

A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people live—and die. John Augustus Murphy is a sad, cynical, and empty man.  His life has been riddled by loss. … Continue reading

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“The second girl” by David Swinson

If you like your protagonists flawed with baggage, then Frank Marr is your man!  He is the very epitome of an anti-hero.  An ex-cop turned private investigator in his mid-forties, Frank is also a high-functioning cocaine addict. Frank is single. … Continue reading

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Guest post + interview with novelist Andrew Joyce

My name is Andrew Joyce, and I write books for a living. One morning, about five years ago, I went crazy. I got out of bed, went downstairs, and threw my TV out the window. Then I sat down at … Continue reading

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“Lamentation” by Joe Clifford

“Lamentation” is a snow covered mountain overlooking the Northern New Hampshire town of Ashton.  What could be prettier?  But Ashton has some serious flaws.   Just like royal icing hiding cracks in a cake, the snow hides those flaws – until … Continue reading

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“Coercion” by Tim Tigner

This aptly titled spy thriller is about power and control.  Those who have it,  those who want it, and finally… those who will do ANYTHING to get it.  The ‘anything’ in this case is coercion in it’s true and most … Continue reading

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“Ruthless” by John Rector

Suspense/Thriller Publisher: Thomas & Mercer 280 pages A prime example of “being in the wrong place at the wrong time” and living to tell the tale. Protagonist Nick White is a middle-aged man whose life has taken a downward turn.  … Continue reading

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“Threshold” by G. M. Ford

Looking for a tall, good-looking, police detective with a strict moral code? He can be found in G.M. Ford’s “Threshold“.  His name is Mickey Dolan and he is at a crossroads in his personal life.  Just back to work following … Continue reading

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The Fiction Gap

Yes there is one!  Surveys taken in Canada, the United States and England suggest that men account for only about 20% of the fiction market!  Why is this so?  My hypothesis: Women are more empathetic than men making it easier … Continue reading

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Dude-lit? (Chick lit for men)

Why should girls have all the fun? I’m sure that guys occasionally want something light and funny to read.  A few choice recommendations follow. “How to talk to a widower” by Jonathan Tropper “Nuclear jellyfish” by Tim Dorsey “Boca knights” … Continue reading

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