Lesa Holstine's Blog – July 2008 Archive (3)

King of the Holly Hop

I received the nicest note from Les Roberts about my review of King of the Holly Hop, saying I "Got" the book. Yes!

Here's my review.

It's been twenty-three years since I lived in Ohio, so Les Roberts' Milan Jacovich mysteries always take me back. It's been six years since the last book in the series, and even Milan seems to be looking back in King of the Holly Hop. It's a sad book. For Milan, and me, there's no going back to…

Added by Lesa Holstine on July 25, 2008 at 12:04am — No Comments

The Last Embrace

Denise Hamilton takes the reader back to Los Angeles, in the heyday of Hollywood, for two violent weeks in 1949 in her first standalone, The Last Embrace. The reader sees the city, and its dangers, through the fresh eyes of Lily Kessler. Her impressions bring the story to life.

Lily was a stenographer and spy for the OSS in Europe. Following the war, she found herself without a job, as so many women were as the men returned. She lost her…

Added by Lesa Holstine on July 24, 2008 at 12:20am — No Comments

Hell Hole

Hell Hole The Jersey Shore portrayed in Chris Grabenstein's Hell Hole isn't exactly the paradise a chamber of commerce would want publicized. Instead, Grabenstein takes us to the world of Sea Haven, New Jersey, where police officers John Ceepak and Danny Boyle deal with the underside of a resort town - the drunken parties, the drugs, the run-down trailer parks.

Danny Boyle, who has grown from a part-time summer cop to a…

Added by Lesa Holstine on July 22, 2008 at 12:48am — No Comments

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