Classic Movie Review- Dial M For Murder

Alfred Hitchcock directs another masterpiece with ‘Dial M For Murder,’ a murder mystery written by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the stageplay for which it is based. It was released by Warner Bros. in 1954. Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) is a retired pro-tennis player whose beautiful socialite Margot (Grace Kelly) is in love with American…

Netflix ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Volume 2 Review

Netflix released volume two of its ‘Unsolved Mysteries‘ revival. Original show creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer return along with Shawn Levy acting as executive producer. These six episodes deal with all manner of mysterious occurrences. Political intrigue, supernatural forces, child abductions, vanishing murderers, and strange suicides are all explored this time around. Each…

Movie Review- Wind River

Wind River is a modern take on the Western genre. It is written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, known for his brief role in the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy. This is his second feature film to direct. Winter has arrived at the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. While on the hunt for a group…

Great Drama Read- Through A Glass Darkly by Gilbert Morris

Gilbert Morris is a premier Christian author who has brought us some amazing historical novels as well as fantasy/science fiction, but he also writes standalone faith based dramas like Through A Glass Darkly. Adam Smith woke up from a coma with no memory of who he or where he came from. All he knows is…

Great Suspense Read: Dark Justice

I have reviewed some of novelist Brandilyn Collins’ other novels including Over The Edge. She is the purveyor of what she calls Seatbelt Suspense. There is no doubt of that. Dark Justice tells the story of Hannah Shire. She is the caretaker of her mother who suffers from dementia. After they come to an accident…

Great Mystery Read- A Deadly Business by Lis Wiehl

I reviewed the first book in Lis Wiehl’s Mia Quinn Mysteries, A Matter of Trust. It took awhile, but I finally got a hold of the second book in this series, A Deadly Business.  Assistant District Attorney Mia Quinn discovers that her deceased husband had been keeping secrets from her. He had been having an…

Writers Doubt Is A Real Thing

I am a writer. I am not a fledging writer or a budding writer, I am a writer. It is true most of my works have been published on this blog, but I have written one novel and two novellas, though they have yet to be published. What few people know is that in between…

10 Books I Want To Be Movies 2014

I am a reader. No one can deny it. My shelf is filled with tons of books. One thing I love is imagining what the characters look like or sound like. One of the coolest things is seeing that book come to life. I always enjoy watching my favorite books get turned into movies as…

#amreading – Precinct 11 Trilogy by Jerry B. Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins has earned his place in Christian book history by co-authoring the popular Left Behind series and taking over the Christian Writer’s Guild. While he has certainly written several other books, his latest venture has been the Precinct 11 series about a fictional Chicago cop named Drake, who experienced tragedy in book 1: The…

Classic Book Review- Presumed Innocent

I recently read a book giving pointers and advice to writers, and the author of said book did nothing but praise Presumed Innocent by legal thriller author Scott Turow. The story is about a deputy District Attorney nicknamed Rusty by his colleagues. He is assigned by boss, who is running for re-election as District Attorney,…

Book Review- Lee Strobel’s The Ambition

Lee Strobel, author of the non-fiction The Case For Christ book series, has delved into fiction with the political drama The Ambition. The story goes that Illinois’ junior senator is being forced to resign because of a scandal. The governor of the Land of Lincoln has two very different choices. The first is a Chicago…

Childhood Books That Inspired Me

Yesterday, I was speaking to some friends about books that changed deeply affected our childhood. I cannot speak for my friends, but for me, it was a walk down memory lane. I remember writings from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anna Sewell, Gilbert Morris, Samuel Clemens, HG Wells, Mary Shelley, and so many other books that…

Book Review- Eyes of Justice

The fourth and, as of the writing of this review, final book in Lis Wiehl and April Henry’s crime series Triple Threat brings the series to a dramatic, sad, yet incredible ending. Believe me, it will shock you. There are some spoilers in this review, but don’t worry, I don’t give away the ending. FBI…

Book Review: Heart of Ice

Book Three in Lis Wiehl and April Henry’s Triple Threat series is called Heart of Ice. It follows Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI Agent Nicole Hedges, and TV crime reporter Cassidy Shaw as they investigate a series of seemingly random crimes. The problem is, the acts are not as random as they think. Fitness instructor…

Book Review: Hand of Fate

Lis Wiehl’s second “Triple Threat” novel, co-written with April O’Henry, brings us closer to home than ever before. It reunites Federal Prosecutor Cassidy Shaw, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, and crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, a time unofficially called “Triple Threat” together to solve another high profile murder. The outspoken Conservative talk radio host John Fate…

Book Review- Face of Betrayal

Longtime Fox New correspondent Lis Wiehl co-writes a mystery thriller with suspense writer April Henry that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Face of Betrayal is the first in a series called Triple Threat Mysteries, about three friends: Federal Prosecutor Allison Pierce, loving wife, FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges, a brave single…

Book Review: When Skylarks Fall

A while back, I reviewed Until the Last Dog Dies: A Joe Box Mystery written by Christian author John Laurence Robinson (Radiance, Heading Home). I gave that one a favorable review and I do the same for When Skylarks Fall: A Joe Box Mystery, the third of the series. I wish I could read Sock…