Category Archives: Reviews

Glowing Review of the HUNTER Audiobook

  The Audiobook Blog, an international review site for audio products, has published a glowing review of the audio edition of HUNTER, by site reviewer Victor Dima. He says that the story “is a great one, filled with tense moments, … Continue reading

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THE RED FOX — A Classic Spy Masterpiece

  Way back in September 1985, when I was reviewing books for The Boston Herald, I read THE RED FOX, a spy thriller by Anthony Hyde. It blew me away — especially because it was his debut novel. Three decades … Continue reading

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Book Review: VEIL OF CIVILITY by Ian Graham

In Veil of Civility, Ian Graham has crafted a dazzling thriller, breathing fresh new life into a genre filled with character cliches and tired tropes. A time-tested plot formula for the thriller genre presents a former spy or special operations … Continue reading

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THE ACCIDENTAL DRAGON — An Enchanting New World for Kids

I’ve just posted an Amazon review of a delightful children’s fantasy adventure, in the tradition of C.S. Lewis’s “Narnia” stories: THE ACCIDENTAL DRAGON, co-authored by prolific romantic suspense author Rose Robbins and her young daughter, Katherine Robbins. The ebook may … Continue reading

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Authors Behaving Badly

  In an excellent blog post, bestselling author and writing teacher David Farland takes on purveyors of plagiarism, fake reviews, purchased reviews, review-swapping schemes, attack reviews, etc. Reader reviews are enormously helpful to authors. Honest reviews often encourage browsing buyers … Continue reading

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Maryland Newspapers Feature BAD DEEDS

  Two Maryland newspapers — the Kent Island Bay Times and its sister publication, the Star Democrat of Easton, Maryland — ran a feature article about my fiction-writing career and the release of BAD DEEDS. Penned by staff writer Jack … Continue reading

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Music to a Novelist’s Ears

  One of my favorite Amazon customer reviews of BAD DEEDS is by fellow (is that term appropriate for a woman?) author Rose Robbins. On the Amazon product page, it’s the second one down on the left. What I like … Continue reading

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The First 50 Amazon Reader Reviews for BAD DEEDS Are ALL 5-Star Raves

  Absolutely incredible, folks. So far, not a single Amazon review below “5 stars,” as of 5:15 p.m. Eastern on June 27, 2011. Words simply fail.     UPDATE, July 3, 2014:  The streak finally ended with 52 consecutive “five-star” … Continue reading

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Nice Publicity for BAD DEEDS

  I am pleased to report that BAD DEEDS is beginning to get some attention. A June 15 feature by Theresa Winslow about summer “beach reading” in The Capital, the Annapolis newspaper, features your friendly Vigilante Author, including a photo … Continue reading

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A Five-Star Thriller Recommendation

  Ladies and gentlemen, I owe someone an apology. Well, thinking back on my 64 years, I probably owe lots of people apologies. But today’s apology goes to thriller author Stephen England. Way, way back in December 2011, I interviewed … Continue reading

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