Reviews by bhold

32 Caliber

by Donald McGibeny

Surprisingly disappointing considering the 4 star aggregate review. Weak plot and the only memorable characters either die early or are memorable only for their annoying qualities. I am in the minority on this one, decide for yourself.

Reviewed on 2014.08.19

The Ivory Snuff Box

by Frederic Arnold Kummer

Fairly good espionage novella. The plot is contrived but entertaining. None of the characters really stand out, they are formulaic for the time. Persistent police, evil villains, and a woman in harm's way.

Reviewed on 2014.08.09

Equation of Doom

by Gerald Vance

Space pulp, with most of the standard elements - the down-on-his-luck space pilot, the scantily clad space-babe with a mission. Throw in evil aliens in pursuit and how can you go wrong? Nothing deep here, but a decent time killer if you're stuck in a waiting room.

Reviewed on 2014.08.09

The Talleyrand Maxim

by J.S. Fletcher

One of the best crime novels I have found on this site. Not really a "mystery", as the crimes are clearly portrayed. The four-way game between the intelligent criminal, peripheral criminals, pursuers, and victims is brilliantly written. I agree with the "6 star" comment, this book really stands out.

Reviewed on 2014.07.25

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