Reviews by bhold

The War In Heaven

by Theodore Beale

This is an ok adventure / fantasy story of epic good vs. epic evil, with large doses of teen angst. The book is extremely heavy with religious themes and characterizations, although some of the characters underwhelm due to surprising limitations. It is worth a read if you like the genre, just don't overthink this one.

Reviewed on 2015.02.14

Wild, Hard, Sweet

by John Moncure Wetterau

Two young men deal with the aftereffects of a busted drug deal in very different ways.

Reviewed on 2015.02.10

Arizona Nights

by Stewart Edward White

I really enjoyed these varied tales from older days of the Arizona cattle business. Highly recommended for fans of Western lore.

Reviewed on 2015.02.08

The Shadow of the Rope

by E.W. Hornung

A drama / mystery written in two sections. The first section deals with the case of Rachel Minchin, a young woman accused and tried for the murder of her husband. A mysterious stranger attends every session of the trial and attempts to make contact with Rachel - is he benefactor or villain? The second section of the novel presents the re-opening of the case by an amateur detective. Will a new investigation shed light on Rachel's guilt or innocence, or identify new suspects?

I enjoyed the book except for the fact that things seem to fall into place far too easily for the amateur detective. The book is a good drama, but only a fair mystery.

Reviewed on 2015.01.24

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