Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

Mississippi Blood is Greg Iles’ sixth book featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, but because it’s also the conclusion to the story begun in Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree, readers will not want to pick it up without suitable knowledge of prior events. I recommend starting with Natchez Burning, or, if you want to go…

Into the Woods by Linda Jones

a DIKlassic review review originally published on February 22, 2001 I was a little doubtful when I picked up Into the Woods, because it’s based on the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel.” Have you read it lately? “Hansel and Gretel” is about two children who are abandoned like an unwanted litter of puppies by their…

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

The Romeo and Juliet story has been done to death. So it was quite refreshing to pick up Magnolia by Kristi Cook, a story that promised Romeo and Juliet in reverse. And despite a heroine and hero who are a little too close to perfect, this book delivered on that promise. In the town of…

Dead Right by Brenda Novak

Dead Right is the third and final book in a compelling trilogy. This last installment is fantastically written. Ms. Novak will take you on a suspenseful journey, unraveling a mystery that is sure to keep you on edge of your seat. The disappearance of her father, a well-respected minister, in the small, sleepy town of…

Dead Giveaway by Brenda Novak

In Dead Giveaway, Brenda Novak pulls off a romantic suspense novel that keeps the reader on the edge of her chair while providing characterizations that make one care about the fate of her protagonists. After a messy divorce and a long career as a cold-case detective in Chicago, Allie McCormick returned to her hometown of…

Half Past Dead by Meryl Sawyer

One of the worst things I could ever imagining happening to me would be to be imprisoned for a crime I didn’t commit. Being in prison is enough of a soul-killing experience without the knowledge that you’re innocent as part of the package. Maybe that’s why I’m always fascinated by characters in fiction who have…

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