John E Stith, Science fiction author

Over the next few month I will be posting book reviews by author John E Stith. Mr. Stith is a science fiction writer who have won multiple awards and was a Nebula Award  finalist for Redshift Rendezvous. 

The books that I have been reading are really good and will keep your attention once you get used to his style of writing.  As I wrote in one of my reviews, Mr. Stith includes elements of mystery, humor, suspense, and sci fi in his books.  I think that they are very enjoyable.

In addition I will be asking some questions about Mr. Stith and I have some ebooks to send to the individuals who get them correct.

Book Review: Deep Quarry

Deep Quarry by John E. Stith

I have been reading more and more science fiction lately and I have really enjoyed this author. This was a fun read that combines various parts of sci fi, suspense, action and some mystery.

It was better than okay as I got used to his style of writing.  I really appreciated the humor within the story line and made the book.

This ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Manhatten Transfer

The story Manhattan Transfer, centers on a Matt Sheehey who is leading a group of engineers and scientists who are working on a problem. This problems will help the human race survive.

Manhattan Transfer is another John Stith book that engrosses the reader into trying to solve the mystery. There are enough clues to throw you into multiple paths to attain survival.

The action in this book doesn’t move along as quickly as I would have liked, and as a result there were times I would just put the book down, but when I moved along past the middle the action seemed to increase.  What I liked best about the book was that the author did not use cliches in regards to alien or other live beings.  The book seemed to deal with what could be “real life” situations and not sugar coat them.

Disclaimer:  I was given this book in exchange for an honest review of the author’s work.

The CBS Murders: A True Account of Greed and Violence in New York’s Diamond District Aug 9, 2016

Written by Richard Hammer

I usually like true crime books.  However this book got off to a slow start and I put it down and it took an effort to get back to the book. Richard Hammer’s THE CBS MURDERS actually has almost nothing to do with CBS. The only connection is that three employees of CBS, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, innocently stumbled onto a hit in a Manhattan parking garage and were then executed by the hit man.

As the book progressed I got more into the book and it provided a real account to the murders. 

In my opinion, the book had a few minor problems with the book’s editing, mainly the picture section. While there are some excellent photos, there are also – for example – pictures of the garage and living room of Donald Nash, a major player in the account, but there are no pictures of Nash. Also, really sloppily, the picture of Margolies is labeled “Margoles”; and most egregiously, a picture of the body of Leo Kuranuki is labeled “Leo Kuranski” instantly changing his nationality from Japanese to Polish. And finally the capitol of Kentucky is Frankfort, not “Frankfurt”.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel

This is a new series for Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton,  In this series, we have two amateur detectives. Riley Moon (a woman despite her masculine name) is a recent graduate of Harvard in both business and law, so she’s obviously very bright. She now works for mega-mega bank Blane-Grunwald in Washington, D.C. Emerson Knight is a mega-mega billionaire who lives in a Victorian mansion in D.C. with more secret tunnels and trap doors than the law should allow.  Riley has got the job of keeping track of Knight, but Knight is very bright and knows what is going on.

Riley finds herself taken along for a very wild ride, in which she’s almost murdered several times while Emerson, who’s gorgeous but definitely marches to his own drum, continues on his way, pulling her along behind him.

I really wasn’t that impressed with the book, I hope the series gets better, but it is starting to feel like a formula.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: Minute Motivators for Women

Minute Motivators for Women

Quick Inspiration for the Time of Your Life

by Stan Toler

This book is a quick boost to your day, providing a hope, giving points and principles to think and practice throughout the day. However, it can’t and shouldn’t be used as the only devotional for the day.  It could be used as a foundation for your daily devotion.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: Two Minutes in the Bible Through Psalms

Two Minutes in the Bible Through Psalms

Written by Boyd Bailey

I have been wanting to read through the Psalms for a long time.  This book provided a great devotional for time in the morning.  The devotion provided a new way to view the psalm and when I wrote it out, it felt like it was part of me.

This is an excellent book for those who want to dive more deeply into the psalms.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: The Skeleton Garden (A Potting Shed Mystery Book 4)

Written by Marty Wingate

The story has become so much better and her writing in this story is great!   In this story,  Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are offered the use of her former employers home, Greenoak, their nineteenth-century estate while they’re away for a year, she is excited at the chance to spend time with her brother Simon, who is the head gardener at Greenoak. 

As Christmas is approaching, Pru begins to develop a garden and discovers bones in the soil. While Pru attempts to solve the mystery of the bones in the garden, she is also trying to keep an eye on her nephew, Orlando, who seems to have gotten into a bit of trouble.

This was an intriguing story with a lot of information pertaining to World War II. I really liked the history. As the mystery became unraveled, it was wonderful the way Wingate weaves all the information together and makes it for a wonderful story.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: Empty Nest (A Birds of a Feather Mystery 2)

Written by Marty Wingate

I really liked this mystery. I love the author’s potting shed mysteries, but the book before this one, the first in this series, seemed a little boring til the end. The first book in this series kind of set me on edge.  I really didn’t enjoy it that much,  I still gave this second book a try and I am so glad I did. It kept my interest from beginning to end.

The first book provided to many details in the book, TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!  The second book, this one is great.  Continue with the series it is worth the time.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley in exchange for an honest and objective review.

Book Review: The Bluebonnet Betrayal

Written by Marty Wingate

This is one of those series that get better and better as the series grows. Pru has made a name for herself not only in the horticultural world but also as a woman who helps solve murders occurring at or near her jobs.  I really don’t want to go into to much because i don’t want to give away anything.  However, Pru is back in her home state  and there is so much trouble that

Chris came to work on the site, doing mostly laborer’s work, to be an unofficial undercover presence to protect his wife.

As with the other books, you will learn about designing and a garden, but you will also cheer Pru on as she worlds to solve this mystery.

This book was given to me by the publisher via the Netgalley for an honest and objective review of the book.

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