March 5, 2024

The Third Man: A Medical Thriller, Brad Parker and Karen Richmond, Book 7

In The Third Man, Geoffrey M. Cooper takes readers back to history’s darkest corners to confront an enemy considered long vanquished.

Having faced organized crime, human trafficking and multiple murders in their first half-dozen outings, Karen Richmond and Brad Parker have become quite the dynamic duo. Richmond is a former FBI agent and now with […]

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December 18, 2023

Jane’s Cure

Jane’s Cure is an absorbing historical novel about midwifery and women’s autonomy—or lack of it—set in coastal New Brunswick in the mid-19th century.

Jane Angier is in jail. She’s a young midwife, accused of helping women end their pregnancies. The narrative alternates between Jane awaiting trial and the events that brought her to this point.

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December 11, 2023

Family Ties Family Lies

In Jacqueline Boulden’s novel, an ambitious photojournalist returns to her quaint upstate New York hometown after experiencing a debilitating injury.

As a high school student living in the Adirondacks-adjacent town of Lake Amelia, Rose Webster found freedom and purpose in the art of words. Her undergraduate years at Ithaca College deepened her interest in journalism […]

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September 26, 2023

Arcadia and Other Poems

Arcadia is a short collection of mostly rhyming poems, accompanied by charming illustrations by Felix Fu. Most of the poems are personal and sometimes written in an intimate voice addressed to “you.” Other poems concern themselves with societal issues or nature.

A strength of the book is its use of metaphor, as in the poem […]

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September 19, 2023

These Things Happen

In this well-written novel, an alcoholic must make peace with his childhood – and eschew the comfort of the bottle—before he can cope with the challenges of adulthood.

Daniel Zimmer, a child growing up in the 1970s, lives with his two brothers, Max and Harry, under the shadow of his abusive father and his tranquilizer-popping […]

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August 15, 2023

Born Torn

Suz Eglington’s new YA fantasy, the first in a planned series, follows 16-year-old Kiara Noir as she discovers her mother’s magical legacy— and her own.

Kiara dreams of traveling the world and pursuing her passion for photography. For now, however, she lives quietly with her single mother, Willow.

Then Willow’s estranged sister comes calling, bringing […]

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August 15, 2023

Mosaic Caverns

Christopher Zyck’s Mosaic Caverns blends science fiction and thriller genres to tell an otherworldly tale of human discovery.

In 2005, a team of archaeologists heads to Colombia to investigate a site bearing traces of a pre-Inca civilization. Puzzling human remains and a mysterious tablet lead the team to Mosaic Caverns, deep in jungle territory preyed […]

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July 18, 2023

Cold Peace

In her compelling novel Cold Peace, Helena P. Schrader delves into complexities of post-WWII Germany and the roots of the Berlin Airlift.

The first in a planned trilogy, the novel reprises some characters from Schrader’s past work, including former RAF fighter pilots David Goldman and Robin Priestman. Priestman is now the Wing Commander at an […]

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May 16, 2023

The Fifth Student: Brad Parker and Karen Richmond Book 6

What begins as a simple case of college students caught cheating on an exam soon emerges as a fast-paced murder mystery in Geoffrey M. Cooper’s The Fifth Student.

After lecturing at Maine State University, Brad Parker, a cancer biology research scientist and director of the nearby Maine Translational Research Institute (MTRI), is contacted by Penny […]

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February 28, 2023

Most Famous Short Film of All Time

This insightful, multilayered hybrid challenges genre and narrative in its meditations on literature, philosophy, pop culture, trauma, gender, being, and the nature of time.

In a fictional narrative spanning 2010 to 2016, Lev Ockenshaw is ditched on a date by a terrible boy, argues and makes up with his friend Stanley, fields an email threat […]

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