Category Archives: mystery

May 17

Review: Louisiana Catch, by Sweta Vikram

Louisiana Catch, by Sweta Vikram. 5 stars Everyone should read this wonderful story about a sheltered, intelligent, wealthy woman’s journey. She did not want her mistakes to define who she was and she wanted to help others overcome theirs. Her determination and hard work turned into an enlightenment to others from around the globe; setting […]

May 14

Review: The Vagabond King by James Campion Conway

The Vagabond King by James Campion Conway, is a captivating story, beautifully told, filled with metaphors enough to taunt any imagination, and sadly enchanting. Chris, a teenage boy on the cusp of adulthood, loses his mother to cancer. Life suddenly fades from bright shades of hope and sky-high dreams, to gray clouds and moroseness as […]

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 22

Book review: Bird of Prey, by Steven Ryan

Bird of Prey, by Steven Ryan, is a very different kind of story; told from the perspective of a vicious seagull that is larger than normal and very nasty. The emotions of the animals and humans are very realistic showing the worst and best of each. A quick but enjoyable read. Book review by International […]

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 […]

January 18

Book review: Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin

Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin is an excellent historical fiction that takes place in Florence, Italy, during the time of Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo befriends a secret group of women who get together to learn to paint and use their artistic talents. Such behavior in women is […]

January 13

Author Spotlight: June V. Bourgo, author of The Georgia Series

International Writers Inspiring Change (IWIC): Tell us about yourself… June: My name is June V. Bourgo, I was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. I live with my artist husband on beautiful Vancouver Island, off the western coast of British Columbia. My writing is influenced by the raw beauty of nature and the Salish Sea […]

December 19

Author Spotlight: Donna Russo Morin, author of Portrait of a Conspiracy, Da Vinci’s Disciples Trilogy (Book One)

IWIC: Tell us about yourself… Donna: I’m an internationally published, award-winning author of six (soon to be seven) multi-award-winning historical novels. My passion for the written word began when I was a child, took on a feminist edge as I grew through the sixties, and blossomed into a distinctive style of action-filled historical fiction at […]

September 23

Book Review: The Road to Amistad by Ken Dickson

The Road to Amistad by Ken Dickson, is a saga about one person’s walk through life. It is an interesting story, and while depicting the journey he has undertaken, and the experiences he has, while also seeking-out others walking the same path as he, the book keeps a focus on the important issues in life. The […]

September 05

Book Review of Murder by Ghostlight by J.C. Briggs

Murder by Ghostlight, by J.C. Briggs, is an eloquently written suspense murder thriller, in the genre of Sherlock Holmes, but of course, in this case, the story follows the famous writer, Charles Dickens. Although fictional, the author has cleverly entwined Dickens in the plot, where, Dickens finds himself suspected of murder, and in the story […]