Susan Berry

Set in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of a lowly woman (Clara) of the 19th century that rose in power and prestige through determination, adaptation to the situation to take advantage of an opportunity that suddenly presented itself, and plain old hard work.…

Review of Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter is one of several non-fiction books on serial killers and what makes them tick. What makes Douglas’ work unique is his decades of experience in developing (along…

Review of John Douglas’ The Killer Across The Table

Look Up by Sarah Cruddas is an excellent introduction into space exploration, orbiting the Earth in microgravity, trips to the Moon, the Artemis Mars program, robotic non-crewed missions to Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and out into interstellar space as well as commercial and private exploration…

Review of Look Up: Our Story With The Stars

In the Woods is a gripping novel that is tightly written through its intensive focus on the investigation with just enough human drama and deadpan humor. Steven Crossley makes the audiobook a success with the accents and manner of speaking that makes it seem like…

Review of Tana French’s In The Woods

I learned something that might prove useful for those who read pdfs (advance review copies, Project Gutenberg copies of books, etc) on Kindle and want to access afterwards the highlights and notes in another application. I read King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard as…

Accessing Kindle Notes and Highlights from a PDF document

Derailed Conscience is a standalone novella, a short quick read set in coming-day Britain about Jonathan, a research assistant to a psychologist, Kathryn Blake, who has her sights set on being a name that is dropped, known as a superstar psychologist. Without their knowledge, Blake…

Review of Eliza Green’s Derailed Conscience

Three Sisters is the third in The Tattooist of Auschwitz #3 and perhaps the best in the series, which is a hard thing for an author to do. Usually the first is the best. Heather Morris skillfully lets Cibi, Magda, and Livi Meller tell their…

Three Sisters by Heather Morris