Book Reviews

Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese
You Better Like Tennis Before the Read
Fatal Friends and Deadly Neighbors by Ann Rule
Ann Rule Digs Deep Into the Tragedy of the Susan Powell Case-A Book Review

Deadly Little Secrets by Kathryn Casey

An Evil Minister Kills Wife & Possibly Child-A Story ThatShocks With Each Page Turn.
"The Emperor of Ocean Park" by Stephen L. Carter

"The Emperor of Ocean Park" by Stephen L. Carter'-Being a Conservative Black Man in America


"I Hate Everybody, Beginning With Me" by Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers All Over the Place, Including the Gutter, in Her Book "I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me "

:"A Love That Multiplies" by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

They're to be Admired but Most Humans Won't Measure Up.
"Elizabeth the Queen-The Life of a Modern Monarch" by Sally Bedell Smith


In My Time by Dick Cheney

Book Review: "In My Time" by Dick Cheney. Who Knew Cheney Was So Liberal?

"Portrait of a Monster"...Joran Van Der Sloot by Pulitizer

Book Review- "Portrait of a Monster"-Joran Van Der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery-This Kid Should Have Been Jailed Long Ago. What the Heck Was Aruba Thinking?
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Colleagues Solve a Murder
"Lady Blue Eyes by Barbara Sinatra

He wasn't such a nice guy, SHE covered for him.
The Devil Himself by Eric Dezenhall

When the Bad Guys Become the Good Guys
Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

A Riveting Account of Abduction, Fear, Theft of a Childhood
Turn Right at Machu Pichu by Mark Adams

Mule Whisperers and stolen treasures just some things learned by this very readable book of exploration.
Bringing Adam Home " by Les Standiford

Why didn't "America's Most Wanted" Find Adam Walsh's Murderer? ================================
Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

… this story of Louis Zemperini was a tale that grabs the reader by both the heart and the guts and keeps a clenched fist on both throughout the read. ================================
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

-A story of medicine, identical twins, Ethiopia that will mesmerize.

If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus

Here's a book as much about the author and the author's family as it is about the murdered woman.

Who Named the Knife by Linda Spaulding

Two Book reviews: “Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil” by John Berendt and “Who Named the Knife” by Linda Spalding. One a study of murder and life in Savannah, Georgia, the other, also a true crime genre, is a lesson in just how silly liberals can get.

Devil in the White City by Erik L:arson
We’ve got a book review of a book that tells a most amazing story. It might be a tale of a famous world’s fair or it might be a shocking story of a serial killer. It mesmerizes, it teaches, it leaves the reader with so much to ponder. It’s “Devil in the White City”.
A Thousand Chestnut Trees by Mira Stout

A novel about Korea.
Men At Work by George Will
We've got a book review for Baseball Fans-George Will's "Men At Work". Yes the man's a Conservative Pundit but he knows a thing or two about baseball. Or a thousand, or a million, things or two.
Hair by Eric Groce
Got a book review on the 60’s musical “HAIR”. Yes it’s a musical that defined a generation. This book, titled, appropriately, “Hair” by Eric Groce is chock full of history, pictures, lyrics and memories of this former ersatz hippie.
Pirate's Latitude by Michael Crichton

The It was the last book written before his death, Michael Crichton’s “Pirate Latitudes” is full of action, color and a true history or pirates and Jamaica. ================================

The Murder Room by Mike Capuzzo

We’ve got a book review of a book that’s nebulous as to weather it’s fiction or non-fiction. It’s True Crime, the story of a cabal of murder investigators of the highest merit. They solve the unsolved crimes of the era and they’re quite a group. It’s “The Murder Room” by Mike Capuzzo. ================================
The Great Deluge by David Brinnkley

Book Review "The Great Deluge" by David Brinkley. Took me two months to read this book. Bus as a Hurricane Katrina aficionado I had to do it. The book made me realize the REAL reason the aftermath of Katrina was so chaotic. AND it changed my mind on how George W. Bush handled it all. ================================
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

a book review of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue”, it’s a great book that the liberal critics hated as much as they hate her TLC program showcasing Alaska. ================================
Brayn Food by Gary Bray

If you’re a Conservative, If you’re a Tea Partier, here’s a book that you have GOT to read ================================
Robot Hearts by various contributors

Robot Hearts" is a well-written compilation of online dating adventures, the good, the bad and the ugly. ================================
Hiow to Find a Woman by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein’s “How To Find a Woman…Or Not” is about the funniest thing I’ve read this year even though the man is wrong about so much. ================================
Burning Bed by Faith McNulty

It’s an old story, a movie was made of it with Farrah Fawcett famously playing abused Francine Hughes.
"JUSTICE"...Crimes, Trials, and Punishments”. by Dominick Dunne

It’s a great read whether you’re a True Crime aficionado or not. Crimes and trials covered include his daughter’s murderer’s trial, OJ Simpson, Martha Bulow, the Menendez Brothers, a little known Delaware Blue Blood murder of Diana Hironaga from here in the swamps, Martha Moxley and others. ================================
"Reasonable Doubt" by Steve Vogel

Dave Handricks was a religious man, yet he brutally murdered his wife and three children. ================================
Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule

Pat Taylor Allanson liked to cook for folks but she had a heavy hand with the arsenic. Her story is shocking, a story of a woman who wanted so much that she'd kill with no compunction to get it. A riveting read. ================================
Unexpected Treasures by Dr. Mikel Brown

”Unexpected Treasures” by Dr. Mikel Brown is full of bromides and homilies but they’re all true and the book is worth the read.

May God Have Mercy-A True Story of Crime and Punishment by John Tucker

a heartfelt very sincere story of a guilty lying murderer who convinced a whole bunch of liberals that he was innocent. ================================
"In His Sights by Kate Brennan

Here’s a splendidly written and insightful story of one woman, stalked by an obsessed nut case. ================================
Men In Black by Mark Levin

It’s the story of the Surpreme Court, its terrible rulings, and how this once vaunted branch of our government is ruled by not only politics but by FOREIGN LAW! ================================
Beyond the Veilby Seymour Grey M.D,.

It’s an older book, to be sure, but even in its 1983 publishing date Saudi Arabia was centuries behind the times.

The Restless Sleep-Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad by Stacy Horn

It takes dedication and concentration to read this intriguing and spell-binding tale of old crimes, the investigations, the victories, the defeats, as well as the politics of a cold case unit that explains so much. ================================
Jesse's Girl by gary Morgenstein

>A movie in a book will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

Google Bomb. Free Speech Run Amok by Sue Scheff

What you don't know about Google, search engines, laws on free speech and how to defend reputation and business could ruin your life. ================================
"Bringing Elizabeth Home"- Review of Parent's Story on the Abduction of Elizabeth Smart by Ed and Lois Smart

Ed and Lois Smart tell the harrowing tale of the search for their abducted daughter Elizabeth. ================================
Beyond the Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

At the body farm dead bodies are studied, rates of decay and other nasty stuff, to help solve crimes, identify the long dead or just so people like myself can read some really interesting stuff about it.Not for the squeamish.
Guilty by Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter informs us and entertains us with her latest blockbuster…"Guilty". A review of this book and reasons why you should read this book even if you think you already know everything.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame by Gary Morgenstein

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is a book that combines sports, politics in a page-turning thriller

Deadly Greed by Joe Sharkey

He claimed a black man carjacked him and his pregnant wife. The carjacker then shot his wife and almost killed him. His name is Charles Stuart and while he might be unknown today, several years ago he had the entire country in the grip of his terrifying story.
Mean Justice by Edward Humes

The author tries to make a case that Pat Dunn was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife Sandy via a "mean justice" that includes lying witnesses, runaway prosecutors and a right-wing public with little patience to get at the truth. Only there's gaping holes in the author's arguments and I take them on in this book review.
The Pursuit of Something Better by David Esler and Myra Kruger

"The Pursuit of Something Better" is a story of a small cellular service company that rockets from the bottom of the pile when a new and visionary CEO joins the team.

A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins

Here’s a Book Review on a book that will keep you awake at night.It’s short, beautifully written, a true crime story that will have you tossing and turning and maybe crying a little bit.
Red Zone by Aphrodite Jones

Marjorie Knoller is an idiot, married to an idiot, and when idiots raise killer dogs, innocent people like Diane Whipple die horrific deaths

;Murder in the Heartland by M. William Phelps

it was this Blogger who originally was scheduled to write the story of the very troubled Lisa Montgomery, a woman who cold-bloodedly killed a young mother and ripped her unborn baby from her body
Never Enough by Joe McGinnis

Rob Kissel was murdered. Only we know who murdered him; it was that nut of a wife of his. Seems she wanted the local blue collar cable guy who must have been dragging the ground if you get my drift. But who killed Andrew, Rob's brother?
A Fever In the Heart by Ann Rule

And as you read one "Gabby" Moore burns in agony in the fires of hell. For this man, a nut who actually taught discipline in the form of sports for the young, got himself so obsessed with a woman that all rationality left the man. The result is one death of a father of two, a kind, gentle Morris Blankenberger, as well as the death of Gabby himself. But THAT couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow
Too Late To Say Goodbye by Ann Rule

Barton Corbin had the worst luck of most any man on earth. He fell in love, even married, women who seemed to commit suicide all around him

Missing: The Oregon City Girls by Linda O'Neal, Philip Tennyson and Rick Watson

"Missing: The Oregon City Girls" tells the sad story of Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis, two happy young teens who should be alive and planning their weddings today. The book is by one woman and her struggle to move the investigation in the right direction against all odds.

Magical Mystery Tour by Tony Bramwell

For as a teenager I adored this Fab Five. I never heard of author Tony Bramwell but his book "Magical Mystery Tour" contained details about the Beatles, their business and private lives, their failures and pluses, in a detail that could be only be known by someone who knew the Beatles well
WITNESS-Amber Frey's story by Amber Frey

She did the right thing in turning in the fine Scott Peterson.


A Deadly Game…the untold story of the Scott Peterson Investigation by Catherine Crier

It was a very big book, Crier’s story of the case of Scott Peterson, a murder that captivated the nation. For Scott Peterson, a fine man whose parents are STILL very proud of him, killed his wife Laci while she was eight months along bearing his son, Conner.
Last Chance, Last Dance by Ann Rule

This book by Ann Rule is unique out of all her novels in that Rule actually got to interview the victim who almost died at the hands of the idiot around who the story is based.

Kiss Him Goodbye by Eric Francis

I can understand that Susan didn’t like her husband anymore and wanted him gone from her life. But I’ve always divorced those husbands I didn’t like and that’s the generally accepted protocol. We normally don’t get a free pass to murder inconvenient spouses.
Unfinished Murder-the Capture of a Serial Rapist by James Neff

The book title is indicative of a True Crime that is considered by many to be a killing crime not quite complete. He's a serial rapist and this is a story of his life and how he got caught.

Missing Beauty by Teresa Carpenter

-"Missing Beauty" by Teresa Carpenter, tells the story of a very intelligent scientist who gets caught up in the world of prostitution, drugs...and murder.
The Michigan Murders by Edward Keyes

Aa book review "The Michigan Murders" by Edward Keyes. The young man was an all-American type of fellow beloved by his family. But he was a vicious murderer and his mother was so proud of him.

Unspeakable Acts by Jan Hollingsworth

a True Crime Book Review of "Unspeakable Acts". This book is more accurately a tome. Half of it could have been deleted. For this tale of two hippie doctors eliciting tales of abuse in a daycare center in the hysteria of the mid-80's is almost entirely fiction.
Shattered by Debra Pugliosi

Debra Puglisi was busy planting roses one morning in her home in Delaware. Nearby, as fate would have it, one Donald Flagg just got a paycheck from the local Chrysler plant and used the funds to purchase some fine crack.

The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery by Barbara Damato

I think he killed his wife, the author thinks he did not. I do not think the state had near enough evidence to convict. Many of you will remember this case.
Fatal Analysis by
Dr. Martin Obler and Thomas Clavin

There was only one thing wrong with this True Crime non-fiction book: the entire thing was totally not believable and, as expected, I didn’t believe a single word of it.
No, Regrets by Ann Rule

He piloted mighty boats and lived past 80 years but his own wife ended it all for him.

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