Category Archives: crime

October 15

Book review: Undertow of Loyalty by M.D. Davies

Undertow of Loyalty by M.D. Davies is a crime thriller that reads, in many aspects, like a real-crime documentary. Neil Henberlin arrives to work one day to find his desk cleared, his things packed away and the confused looks of his peers. He soon discovers that he is supposed to be dead, at least according to […]

September 29

Feature Book: The Last Straw, by Ed Duncan

What are readers saying? ***Five Stars*** “With danger looming in every chapter, The Last Straw is an action-packed and nerve-racking read. Duncan skillfully draws the reader into a complex web of characters… A few key twists within the storyline keep the reader intrigued in this fast-paced thriller…The Last Straw is an outstanding crime thriller…” Red […]

July 30

Feature Book Review: The Ghost, by H. Berkeley Rourke

The Ghost, by H. Berkeley Rourke, is a police investigatory crime-novel. A serial rapist is on the loose on the campus of Scalian University. His taste for sexual assaults culminates in murder, and when the first body of a young university student shows up, the dominos start to fall. Corrupt campus police and University officials […]

July 13

Feature Book: The Ghost – by H. Berkeley Rourke

  “The story is written in a formal manner, although no punches are pulled as you are drawn into the action and investigation. We follow Jeanne, a tough young cop with a no-nonsense approach, and her colleagues as they cast their net, looking for a rapist, turned killer.” “This is an intriguing book and the […]

April 03

Book review: The Chalk Line Killer (The Detective Cole Sullivan Series 2) by Russell Warnberg

The Chalk Line Killer (The Detective Cole Sullivan Series 2) by Russell Warnberg, is a crime thriller in the classical style. A spree of bizarre killings with a chalk line drawn around the victims by the killer, leads Cole Sullivan and his team into a dark world of sociopathic monsters, where the caustic and poisonous […]

February 02

Book review: The Ghost Illusion by Kerry Watts

The Ghost Illusion, by Kerry Watts, is a mystery revolving around the relative of a serial killer’s victims. This is a fast paced read, both suspenseful and full of surprises. It is also an interesting twist from the usual murder mysteries. A good but sad story. 4 stars! Book review by International Writers Inspiring Change […]

December 16

Book Review: Sons of the American Fatherland, by H. Berkeley Rourke

Sons of the American Fatherland, by H. Berkeley Rourke, is more contemporary realism, than contemporary fiction. A book, written in documentary style, which tells the story of Jonas, an American-born son of a proud loyalist to the Third Reich and Hitler’s Nazi movement. Jonas is taught to regard Jews and people of color as sub-human, […]

April 06

Book Review: The Catskinner – by Ross Clarke (pen-name rcheydn) “… on a par with Ken Follett … highly recommended.”

The Catskinner, by Ross Clarke, (pen-name rcheydn) is a novel on a par with Ken Follett. In this story, Hong Kong is on the cusp of passing legislation that will change the course of its history, as the thriving metropolis, built on trade, capitalism and democracy for over a century, now faces a change of guard […]

April 02

IWIC Book Spotlight on The Catskinner by author Ross Clarke (pen-name rcheydn)

June 30, 1997: The date is forever fixed in the memory of Hong Kong people. It was on that singular Monday that Britain handed the Crown Colony over to the People’s Republic of China. The decision-making process leading to the change of sovereignty was often referred to as the Three Legged Stool. But serious doubts were […]

April 01

The Author Spotlight on Ross Clarke (pen name Rcheydn) author of “The Catskinner.”

Today we interview Ross Clarke, author, journalist and public relations adviser. IWIC: Tell us about yourself. Ross: My name is Ross Clarke however I write under the pen-name “Rcheydn” which doesn’t confine me to a single genre of writing. I worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East […]