RUINS OF WAR by John Connell

In the winter of 1945, seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Mason Collins—former Chicago police detective, U.S. soldier, and prisoner-of-war—is now Chief Warrant Officer of the American Zone of Occupation. It’s his job to enforce the law in a place where order has been obliterated. And his job just became muchContinue reading “RUINS OF WAR by John Connell”

Guest Blog: Why I Don’t “Believe” in “Jack the Ripper” by Carla E. Anderton

Today I’m featuring guest blogger Carla E. Anderton, whose debut novel, The Heart Absent, was recently published by New Libri Press. A recognized expert on the subject of her novel, Jack the Ripper, Carla was gracious enough to share her thoughts on the infamous serial killer. Read on… As someone whose known for, well, knowingContinue reading “Guest Blog: Why I Don’t “Believe” in “Jack the Ripper” by Carla E. Anderton”

The Lovely Bones

I first read Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones around the same time I read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Good times in the Loring household that year. There are several topics I considered for this particular post, which has surely undergone more revision that necessary: isolation, the gender binary (Abigail deserves a post of her own),Continue reading “The Lovely Bones”