Monday, November 02, 2015

RTE Update---The Halloween Issue

The Halloween  issue of RTE is out and includes fifteen new reviews as well as a new interview:


Chelsea Quinn Yarbro in the 'Sixty seconds with . . .' interview hot seat:               

Reviews this week:
THE HAUNTED SEASON    G.M. Malliet     Reviewed by Lourdes Venard       
There's a murder at Totleigh Hall, and Vicar Max Tudor, a former MI5 spy, finds himself in the middle of the investigation again.

A SONG OF SHADOWS     John Connolly    Reviewed by Craig Sisterson       
Still recovering from life-threatening wounds, private eye Charlie Parker investigates a case with origins in a secretive Nazi concentration camp.

THE BRITISH LION    Tony Schumacher    Reviewed by Anne Corey   
 In a dystopian England ruled by the Nazis, war hero John Henry Rossett risks his life to help his German friend Kohler, an SS Major, recover his abducted wife and daughter.

THE SOUL OF DISCRETION    Susan Hill    Reviewed by Jim Napier   
Detective Superintendent Simon Serraillier is asked to go undercover to break an especially vicious pedophilia ring, while unbeknownst to him his father flees to France to avoid being charged with raping a family friend.

HOLLOW MAN    Mark Pryor     Reviewed by Sharon Mensing       
A sociopathic prosecutor in Austin, Texas, becomes involved in a robbery gone wrong that results in a double murder and must save himself from arrest.

DEATH IS A WELCOME GUEST    Louise Welsh    Reviewed by Yvonne Klein   
The second volume in the Plague Times trilogy follows stand-up comic Magnus McFall as he desperately attempts to flee to his home on Orkney through a corpse-littered landscape in which very few have survived the virus called "the Sweats."

THE CELLAR    Minette Walters    Reviewed by Yvonne Klein   
Fourteen-year-old Muna, captive since the age of eight in a dark cellar, allowed out only to do work around the house, finds her life changed when the younger son of her captors goes missing.   

NINE LIVES     Wendy Corsi Staub    Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
Led to Lily Dale, New York, by a pregnant cat and other mysterious occurrences, recently widowed Bella Jordan and her young son find themselves surrounded by friendly mediums, messengers from the afterlife, and a murderer desperate to hide a secret life.

A GHOSTLY MURDER    Tonya Kappes     Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
Just as Emma Lee Raines sends one ghost to the other side, Mamie Sue Preston shows up looking for her teeth and her murderer, sending Emma Lee back on the hunt for clues, but this time, she's in a race against time to find what seems to be a serial killer as the ghosts continue to multiply.

A GHOSTLY DEMISE       Tonya Kappes        Reviewed by Meredith Frazier
Funeral director Emma Lee Raines is seeing ghosts again, and before she can say, "Boo," Emma Lee, Granny, and the hunky Sheriff Jack Henry Ross are caught up in the investigation of a five-year-old murder, a vicious mayoral campaign, and plenty of life-threatening (and reputation-threatening) adventures.

SEIZE THE NIGHT    Christopher Golden, ed.    Reviewed by Yvonne Klein   
Twenty short stories that present the notion of the vampire as less romantic, more terrifying than some currently popular representations
THE UNCANNY READER    Marjorie Sandor, ed.    Reviewed by Lourdes Venard   
This anthology of 31 uncanny stories mixes the supernatural with everyday experiences that take an eerie turn.

NAME OF THE DEVIL    Andrew Mayne     Reviewed by Sharon Mensing   
Jessica Blackwood, current FBI agent and former illusionist, attempts to determine the reasons and method for a church explosion in West Virginia

THE HANGING GIRL (Audio)    Jussi Adler-Olsen    Reviewed by Karla Jay       
After the suicide of a former colleague, Carl Mørck gets stuck investigating the long-ago death of a beautiful high school co-ed on a remote Danish island and tracking down the cult leader who seems to be connected to her

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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