Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz has my number. He knows exactly what I like and I have not missed an episode of" Foyle's War" or "Midsomer Murders." He is so good at writing mysteries that if I see his name, I know I... Continue Reading →

One Day You’ll Burn by Joseph Schneider

One Day You'll Burn is Joseph Schneider's debut, launching the Tully Jarsdel series of police procedurals. Tully works for Hollywood Homicide, an experimental division pairing young, high-scoring academically-oriented cops with older, experienced partners. Jarsdel is a Ph.D. and former history professor... Continue Reading →

Highfire by Eion Colfer

Highfire is the story of a plucky young boy named Squib who is excels at going from the frying pan to the fire. His real name is Everett, but he's called Squib after losing a finger in a dynamite accident. The... Continue Reading →

A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff

A Queen in Hiding is the first book in the Nine Realms tetralogy. Queen Cressa learns of a plot against her and secrets her daughter, Princella Cerúlia with a humble family, a peacekeeper and a weaver. enchanting them so they... Continue Reading →

Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino

Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors." We in the United States know this is too simplistic. After all, the North won the Civil War and the South wrote the history with tales of happily enslaved people who... Continue Reading →

Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me To Ground is the story of Ada and her father who live outside a village they serve by curing what ails them. They sometimes have to bury them in "The Ground" for a few days for the cure to... Continue Reading →

The Schrödinger by Laurel Brett

Garrett Adams is a behaviorist, a college professor whose life consists of operant conditioning of rats and occasional nights of drinking with his old college buddy Jerry, a Freudian. It is the Sixties and he is so outside the flow... Continue Reading →

The Seep by Chana Porter

The Seep are aliens who come to Earth in the near future. They are seemingly omnipotent beings who are pure sentience. They are joined, united, and have no physical form which makes Earth and its humans fascinating. Humans "partake" of... Continue Reading →

Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman

The title Thief River Falls came up on my Kindle Fire when I accidentally opened the bookstore. Since I grew up about fifty-five miles from Thief River Falls. Brian Freeman creates a true sense of place, of the vastness of the... Continue Reading →

The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock by Jane Riley

The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock is a delightful novel of a man who has lost his way. He loves to make resolutions and has a notebook full of them, not that he does one thing to make them happen.... Continue Reading →

Mortal Music by Ann Parker

Mortal Music is the seventh book in the Silver Rush series that features Inez Stannert, formerly of the Silver Queen Saloon in Leadville, Colorado. It's 1881 and she has been hired as the accompanist to Theia Carrington, a world-famous opera... Continue Reading →

The Cynic by Alec MacGillis

I have been wanting to read The Cynic ever since I saw a picture of Mitch McConnell, student activist, organizing a civil rights march to Frankfort and learned he witnessed the signing of the Voting Rights Act. How did someone... Continue Reading →

Hannah’s War by Jan Eliasberg

Hannah's War is a historical fiction inspired by two scientists, Lise Meitner and Wener Heisenberg. Jan Eliasberg was intrigued by the oblique mention of Meitner in the New York Times story about the Manhattan Project. Her work was pivotal and... Continue Reading →

The Night Country by Melissa Albert

The Night Country is a sequel to Meliisa Albert's stunning debut The Hazel Wood. It opens as Alice is back in the real world and graduating from high school. She has a part-time job at a bookstore and her best friend... Continue Reading →

Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy

It is so easy to be pessimistic about our planet's future when Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is vowing to criminalize climate change boycotts and "radical protests" and Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement. Bees are dying and butterflies... Continue Reading →

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