Monday, June 29, 2015

June 20 RTE Update

The June 27, 2015  issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:


Rita Mae Brown in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:

Reviews this week:

DISCLAIMER    Renée Knight        Reviewed by Yvonne Klein       
Catherine Ravenscroft idly opens a book she finds on her bedside table only to discover that it purports to be about her and a secret she has kept for twenty years.

THE FIXER    Joseph Finder    Reviewed by Anne Corey       
When down on his luck, journalist Rick Hoffman moves back to his rundown childhood home, where he discovers a hidden fortune and narrowly escapes death more than once as his search for its origin leads him into an underworld of crime and murder.

CAFÉ EUROPA    Ed Ifkovic    Reviewed by Christine Zibas       
Set during the prelude to World War I, Budapest is a hot bed of activity when writer Edna Ferber arrives. While there, she falls in love with the city, but two murders bring her heartache.

THE HARVEST MAN    Alex Grecian    Reviewed by Meredith Frazier   
Fourth in the series featuring Walter Day, Dr. Kingsley, and the new Murder Squad of Scotland Yard, THE HARVEST MAN once again sees London under threat by Jack the Ripper, but now, two more serial killers have joined Saucy Jack's ranks.

THE LAST BOOKANEER    Matthew Pearl    Reviewed by Ben Neal   
Literary thieves attempts to steal his final novel from an ailing Robert Louis Stevenson.

SIX AND A HALF DEADLY SINS Colin Cotterill    Reviewed by Barbara Fister
Someone has sent Dr. Siri an attractive woven skirt from the north of Laos, but the finger bone sewn into its hem points toward trouble.

INNOCENCE    Heda Margolius Kovály   Reviewed by Yvonne Klein            
In Soviet-controlled Prague, the police investigation into a murder of a small boy leads to revelations about the spying, informing, and secret lives of the employees of a cinema

THE ONLY WORDS THAT ARE WORTH REMEMBERING   Jeffrey Rotter   Reviewed by PJ Coldren                               
Rowan Van Zandt tells the story of his family and how they become part of a bizarre plan to put a rocket into space.

THE UNCANNY READER    Majorie Sandor (ed.)    Reviewed by Rebecca Nesvet   
A time-spanning, global anthology of 'uncanny' fiction, certain to captivate seasoned and new readers of this 'viral strain' of literature.

FOREST OF FORTUNE    Jim Ruland    Reviewed by Meredith Frazier   
Drug-addict, alcoholic copywriter Pemberton, epileptic Alice, and gambler Lupita try their luck at overcoming grim pasts and creating better lives at the haunted Thunderclap Casino.

BITTER CREEK    Peter Bowen    Reviewed by PJ Coldren       
Gabriel DuPre and friends try to find the site of a long ago massacre, and the reasons behind it.

THE RELUCTANT MATADOR    Mark Pryor     Reviewed by Sharon Mensing   
Marston travels to Spain to locate a friend's daughter and finds himself in the midst of a human trafficking ring.

EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES (Audio)     Lisa Scottoline    Reviewed by Lourdes Venard   
In the midst of a divorce, Dr. Eric Parrish finds his week spiraling out of control as he's besieged by problems, the biggest being the target of a sociopath out to ruin him.

TAIL GAIT    Rita Mae Brown    Reviewed by Caryn St Clair       
A University of Virginia history professor is found dead on the golf course.  The solution to his murder reaches far back in Virginia history.

THE CORPSE WITH THE SAPPHIRE EYES    Cathy Ace   Reviewed by Diana Borse
Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson arrive at Castle Llwyd in Wales for a dream-come-true romantic wedding but all plans are thrown out in the face of an accidental death that quickly reveals itself as a murder and a horrific storm that traps everyone involved in the castle for days.

We post more than 900 new reviews a year -- all of them are archived on the site -- as well as a new interview with a top author every issue.

Yvonne Klein

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