Books I Like
Review of Duplicity by Shawn Wilson
Raymond Chandler said, “The character that lasts is an ordinary guy with some extraordinary qualities.” By that standard, Shawn Wilson’s protagonist, Brick Kavanagh, a sometimes-retired Washington, DC homicide detective, is an enduring character.
Review of The Body Falls by Andrea Carter
When Viola said, “I am not what I am,” in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, she might have described Andrea Carter’s latest book, The Body Falls. Andrea has created a wonderfully diverse cast of dishonest and deceitful characters. Misdirection abounds, and few readers will fail to be surprised by the ending.
An Author and COVID
The coronavirus has changed the world for nearly everyone as we try to control our fears, avoiding large indoor gatherings, work from home, and endure the whiplash of periodic lockdowns. As the author of three Hawaiian mystery stories—Death of a Messenger, Off the Grid, and Fire and Vengeance—I am fortunate to be able to continue working from home much as I have in the past.
Themes of Fire and Vengeance
Fire and Vengeance is a murder mystery. First and foremost, I hope readers find it entertaining, especially in this coronavirus era, when we all need relief from the grim realities of life. This novel, like the others in the Koa Kāne mystery series, plays with several of my favorite literary themes. While they are not unique, I’ve woven these themes into my narratives and hope this blog post provides some insight into the development of the Koa Kāne mysteries.
Eclectic Books for Curious Readers
For me, it is always an enormous treat to find a well-written novel with an engaging story and even more fun to share my discoveries with other readers. Here are some of my recent finds.
In this blog, I list some of my favorite books and give a brief analysis and overview of the titles. Learn about some of my favorite reads, including books from Karen Rose, Joy Ellis, and Jane Harper.