There Will Be Consequences: A Biographical Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson

Thank you to the author and booksirens.com for the opportunity to read and review this book. This is a book relaying a story about a revolution - or civil war - that took place in New Mexico in 1837. This subject matter was enough to interest me at first because I didn't know anything about… Continue reading There Will Be Consequences: A Biographical Novel of Old New Mexico by Loretta Miles Tollefson

Bar-20 Days by Clarence Edward Mulford

There ain't a square man in this part of the country that won't feel some honored an' proud to be called a friend of Hopalong Cassidy. Them's the sentiments rampaging hereabouts. I ain't denying that he's gone an' killed off a lot of men fist an' last - but the only trouble there is that… Continue reading Bar-20 Days by Clarence Edward Mulford

Thunder Road by Colin Holmes

Debut novel Thunder Road from Colin Holmes is a tale of a veteran and “cowboy” detective, navigating corruption, conspiracy, and romance in 1947’s Texas. This book takes us to a world where UFOs, the Mob, Hollywood, the military industrial complex and cattle rustlers collide, (the rustlers only appearing disappointingly briefly.) I received a copy to… Continue reading Thunder Road by Colin Holmes

Western(s) of the Month – January 2022 – Stampede County by Gordon Landsborough and Trouble by Any Name by A.T. Butler

These are both short reads, so I thought I'd throw reviews for them in here together. I believe I picked Stampede County up for free off of Amazon. 'Some of us decided we'd put the Sorensens across the border into Texas. They wasn't hurt none, an' we never even swore in front of the lady.'The… Continue reading Western(s) of the Month – January 2022 – Stampede County by Gordon Landsborough and Trouble by Any Name by A.T. Butler

The Stars That Govern Us by J.R. Alcyone – Book Review

The Stars That Govern Us by J.R. AlcyoneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a book about the challenges two Australian doctors face mid-20th-century as they try to save their young cardiac patients. Although when I first started reading this book it took some time to become really engaged with the story I did… Continue reading The Stars That Govern Us by J.R. Alcyone – Book Review

December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

(I am still fine. I have finished writing the second episode in the northern adventure radio/podcast series and expect I'll be spending December not writing much after the Christmas card rush. I'll be back to writing work in January!) I was somewhat overwhelmed this year by Advanced Reader's Copies. (ARCs) While I am quite delighted… Continue reading December Westerns Wednesday Roundup

Kolkata Noir – by Tom Vater

Three short novellas linked by place and characters through time, collected into a short book suitable for reading during Noirvember. Indeed, I quite early on began to suspect that the third story was in its way paying homage to Casablanca, which was later confirmed to me through the author's notes. (Casablanca, however, is, according to… Continue reading Kolkata Noir – by Tom Vater