Reviews by bhold

The Whip Hand

by Charles Willeford

An L.A. cop in Dallas finds himself implicated in a violent crime spree. He soon finds that the only way to exonerate himself will be by hunting down and capturing the true criminals. Excellent crime pulp novel.

Reviewed on 2015.05.21

The Gray Mask

by Charles Wadsworth Camp

Some interesting detective cases, individual stories, loosely linked as if originally serialized.

Garth, a brilliant young detective, is a victim of unrequited love. The object of his affection is Nora, the chief inspector\'s daughter. Nora is an interesting, capable, and dangerous character and she has strong roles in the cases. The only downside of Nora\'s presence is that you must wade through long digressions describing how poor Garth is pining away for love and how concerned he is for Nora\'s safety.

This is a good read, but if Garth would go out and find himself a girlfriend and get on with his detecting, I could have given more than 3 stars.

Reviewed on 2015.05.19

'Co. Aytch' - Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment

by Sam R. Watkins

Anecdotes from Civil War battles as experienced by a Confederate soldier. Sometimes brutal and horrible, sometimes moving, inspirational, and spritual, sometimes humorous. This is definitely not your typical history book.

An excerpt from Wikipedia on author Sam R. Watkins:

"Of the 120 men who enlisted in “Company H” in 1861, Sam Watkins was one of only seven alive when General Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee surrendered to General William Tecumseh Sherman in North Carolina April, 1865."

Reviewed on 2015.05.13

The Stowmarket Mystery

by Louis Tracy

Barrister / detective Reginald Brett requires all his considerable powers of observation and deduction in this excellent murder mystery. Strong characters, lots of action, highly recommended.

Reviewed on 2015.05.04

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