Category Archives: Men’s fiction

“Misery Bay” by Chris Angus – Book Review

The setting of this novel is what initially enticed me to read it for it is set in home province of Nova Scotia, Canada.  This is a crime novel which does not depict Nova Scotia in a very favorable light, … Continue reading

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“There’s Only One Danny Garvey” by David F. Ross – Book Review

“Trouble prospers when uneducated men have too much time on their hands”.First I have to say that this story will remain in my memory for a very long time. The characters were so vividly rendered, the mood so brilliantly interpreted. … Continue reading

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“Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby – Book Review

“A mistake is a lesson, unless you make the same mistake twice.” Beauregard Montage (nicknamed ‘Bug’) is a black man in his late thirties who is feeling the squeeze of financial commitments. His business is behind in its rent and … Continue reading

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“A Perfect Sentence” by Patrick Starnes – Book Review

Desperately dissatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, and meandering through his days, Keir Buchan feels like he is just going through the motions of living. A writer of detective novels, he has just been made redundant from the University where … Continue reading

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The Fiction Gender Gap #booklovers #ReadingCommunity #bookbloggers @bookworms

A fiction gender 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? Warren Adler writes: “There is ample statistical … Continue reading

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“The case of the missing bubble gum card” by R. Weir

This short story introduces the reader to Jarvis Mann, a struggling private investigator living in Denver, Colorado.  In his mid-thirties and single, Jarvis fancies himself a bit of comedian, though his sarcastic wit often only entertains himself. To save money, … Continue reading

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“The guise of another” by Allen Eskens – Book Review

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 – Book Review

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 – Book Review

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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