• Article: J. J. Cook, A Tribute - Dark Streets

    A tribute to the writing team of Jim and Joyce Lavene (aka J. J. Cook)  from Toni Lotempio. Jim and Joyce Lavene both passed within six months of each other – Joyce last December and Jim on May 5.  They were a stellar writing team who...

  • Review: Delta Salvation Phantom Force, Book 1

    There is plenty of action in this book both in bed and out including lots of trips to the hospital for some very sexy SEALS. Once again Ms. Boon intertwines her series and several characters from her paranormal motorcycle club series make appearances...

  • Review: Killing Trail A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #1

    Margaret Mizushima has written a great action novel, “Killing Trail”. This is her debut novel and I hope the first in a long line of novels about Mattie Cobb and Robo. I liked the fact that Mattie is her own person and can stand up to the men she has...

  • Review: Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #3

    Truly an intriguing novel from the start, Beauty, Beast and Belladonna is never dull! The plot just heats up with subplots within the plot. Maia Chance is mistress of murder in fairy tales and romance. This makes an excellent stand alone novel as much...

  • Review: Pouncing on Murder A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #4

    Tight action and suspense abound in this latest novel by Laurie Cass. There are also moments when reality seemed slowed and laid back at times. Ms. Cass does an outstanding job showing how a library isn't contained by four walls with this bookmobile murder...

  • Review: Broken Hero

    Jonathan Woods provides another hilarious tale of woe in the life of MI37 secret agent Arthur Wallace. A truly delightful story Broken Hero will have you rooting for the robots, some or all, at times. Nowhere near serious is how the newest member of Arthur's...

  • Review: Permanently Booked The Ladies Smythe & Westin, #2

    Lisa Q. Mathews brings back her fantastic sleuthing duo in her latest cozy mystery. Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin might seem like a very odd couple at first glance but they are fantastic together. They prove that age is just a silly old number and...

  • Review: Double Down Raven McShane Mysteries book #4

    Stephanie Caffrey pens a sassy, sexy, private investigator in this Las Vegas based cozy mystery. Raven McShane is a an exotic dancer looking to make a career change so she's decided to become a private investigator. She's determined to make good of her...

  • Review: Clean Break

    I always enjoy a book that starts off in such a way that as a reader I have no idea where exactly the story will take me. Clean Break was that for me. A clean break from what exactly? I loved Lane's character and wondered if the very mysterious Viktor...

  • Review: Hot as Hell Security Specialists International, #4.5

    Ah Sam Crocker. I remember him well and he made quite an impression. As did his nemesis Dawn Wilson. The name calling intrigued me and that little sideline continues throughout this book. Thank god. I've loved this entire series and this book doesn't...

  • Review: Going Down Divemasters Book 1

    This is a new series by Ms. Rylon that will have you diving around the Caribbean. This romance will have you exploring places most of us can’t visit with a clarity that only a diver can bring us. In fact, you get to explore an entire lifestyle that is...

  • Review: The Girl From Home

    Attending a high school reunion can lead to an unexpected but pleasurable situation. Take Jonathan Caine for example. He has returned home to care for his ailing father and when invited to attend his 25th class reunion he decides the diversion might be...

  • Review: The Trouble with Temptation

    "The Trouble With Temptation" is the second installment in Shiloh Walker’s 'Trouble Trilogy'. I found this book to be really enjoyable and I can’t wait to read book three. Walker’s books keep getting better and better, and her romantic suspense is top...

  • Review: Fly With Me A Wild Aces Romance, #1

    I loved this book ! Ms. Cleeton is a new to me author and I simply adore her writing style. Fly With Me is the first book in her Wild Aces series. It was a sexy romance and an uplifting story with amazing secondaries that already have me craving the next...

  • Review: Sweet Pepper Hero A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade, #4

    When I saw this I had to read it. My hubby is a fire buff, and I love Dalmatians. Plus there was a ghost. I figured that there would be enough info to keep me entertained. However I did not plan on such a great mystery. There are more ghosts and more...

  • Review: Blood Defense

    Defense attorney, Samantha Brinkman is a hard working Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. She's working hard and struggling to get her practice up in the higher rank of actual paying clients. Then her chance comes, or so she thinks. A TV star and her...

  • Review: The Passenger

    Wrapped within a multitude of colorful threads, "The Passenger", crafted by well-known writer Lisa Lutz, is a ultimate brainteaser and psychological thriller that will keep a reader wondering why, oh why, would a person flee her home after finding her...

  • Review: The Oxford Inheritance

    Long ago, I outgrew horror novels, save for an occasional ghost story, mainly because they are so graphically violent, and are nothing but a big fat giant gore fest, which only gross me out. But, tell me the story has a Gothic feel to it, and you will...

  • Review: Annabel Lee A Coffey & Hill Novel, #1

    When I saw that this book had somewhat of an Edgar Allan Poe theme, I knew I had to get it, no matter what genre it was. It's been a while since I read a good suspense novel anyway and that is definitely what this book is. It keeps you guessing, wondering...

  • Review: The Last Girl The Dominion Trilogy, #1

    The Last Girl, by Joe Hart, is world and character building at its best. This story explores everything from government control to family dynamics. The changes in the main character, Zoey, are subtle at first, but then major. Readers will enjoy reading...

  • Review: The Eloquence of the Dead

    SETTING: Dubin, 1887 This is Book Two in the Joe Swallow Series. The books don't have to be read in sequence. Sargent Joe Swallow hasn't had a promotion in a long time and isn't very happy, especially since he is the best they have. Now he's in the middle...

  • Review: Speakers of the Dead Walt Whitman Mysteries

    This novel is a historical fiction taking place back in 1843 in New York City. The main character, Walt Whitman, a journalist, gets involved in a mystery involving dissections of the dead. Back in 1843, a rarity has just been founded, a medical school...

  • Review: The Fine Art of Murder A Katherine Sullivan Mystery, #1

    Setting: Minnesota. Chief of police, Katherine Sullivan has gone back home after retiring. Now instead of a gun she waves a paint brush. She's trying to establish herself as an artist. All changes when Katherine needs her previous job skills to help find...

  • Review: Braking for Bodies A Cycle Path Mystery, #2

    This fun story provides a madcap adventure that has several levels of frenzy taking place on the picturesque island that is home to a multitude of idiosyncratic individuals. The misfortunes plaguing the upcoming nuptials between Evie’s partner Rudy and...

  • Review: Rest in Peach A Georgia Peach Mystery, #2

    The Georgia Peach Mystery series has been really fun and enjoyable to read. I found the Debutante rules at the beginning of each chapter to be funny and some witty. We once again get to go with Nola Mae Harper and her family on a Southern adventure. The...

  • Review: Killer in the Kitchen Murder, She Wrote, #43

    Killer in the Kitchen is Jessica Fletcher at her finest! A new restaurant is opening in Cabot Cove, ‘The Fin & Claw’, which is owned and operated by Brad and Marcie, who just happen to be related to one of Jessica’s oldest friends. Naturally, she wants...

  • Review: Murder at the 42nd Street Library Book 1

    This author definitely knows his crime fiction. He gave us a smart and yet twisty mystery. This is the first book in the library series that has the reader meet Raymond Ambler, sleuth and librarian. At the corner of 42nd Street and 5th Avenue, behind...

  • Review: A Brilliant Death

    The little town of Brilliant, Ohio was changed when they learned of Amanda Baron's supposed accidental drowning. She and a man, supposedly her lover, were on a small boat, without lights, when a barge suddenly appeared. Did Amanda and the mysterious man...

  • Review: Silence in the Dark Logan Point, #4

    Patricia Bradley has written a very good mystery-thriller in “Silence in the Dark”. I assumed that there had been a previous novel written about the Adams family of Logan Point since there were allusions to a previous story. That did not bother me overmuch,...

  • Review: A Familiar Tail A Witch's Cat Mystery, #1

    A cutesy witchy tale from start to finish is hard to achieve; yet Ms. James succeeds on all counts! This story has all the elements for an enjoyable read: great plot, good character development, mystery and suspense! Not to mention murder. Seldom do I...

  • Review: The Italian Divide Craig Page Thrillers, #5

    Allan Topol is a master at pulling together several pieces of current events and creating a fast-paced, tight-action spy-thriller novel, and his latest novel, "The Italian Divide", is no different. This is one book of several involving Craig Page. It...

  • Article: Joe Cosentino’s Private Haven + Giveaway

    When Night Owl Reviews asked me to write an article about my writing space, I thought about how to get a camera inside my head. I have always been a storyteller. My sister and I as kids produced full scale musicals with lavish costumes inside a neighbor’s...

  • Review: Hide Away Eve Duncan

    Hide Away is number twenty of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series. I have been reading about Eve since the first book. Each and every novel has been better than the last. Johansen’s writing is great. She writes in such a way that you find yourself getting...

  • Review: Ride Hard A Raven Riders Novel, #1

    I loved this book so much that I never put it down. Ride Hard had the same suspense and passion as the Hard Ink series. Because of my love for that series I had certain expectations for this story and just know that Laura Kaye certainly delivered on this...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Katee Robert

    Hi Katee. It's awesome to have you here. First off, what's you latest book! The Wedding Pact Essentially it’s “The Godfather” meets “Romeo and Juliet.” The O’Malleys are one of three seriously powerful Boston crime families. As the eldest daughter, Carrigan...

  • Article: Win 6 Suspense Novels

    Rain Dogs Hack Too Soon Dead Sent to the Devil Quarry's List Quarry   For entry, you need to complete the shipping address and the Newsletter entry options. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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    Copy Cap Murder  Foreign Éclairs Fat Tuesday Fricassee The Berlin Package A Bed of Scorpions     For entry, you need to complete the shipping address and the Newsletter entry options. a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Review: 'Til Death Do Us Part

    Long time readers of Amanda Quick will love this latest historical thriller / mystery title and those new to her will add Quick to their auto-buy list. In ‘Til Death Do Us Part we are taken on a dark adventure as we seek a serial killer. Quick introduces...

  • Review: A Whisker of Trouble A Second Chance Cat Mystery, #3

    “A Whisker of Trouble” by Sofie Ryan is a cozy mystery that follows Sarah Grayson as she tries to help out a friend, keep her older assistants and friends from getting into too much trouble, oh, and solve a murder without anyone else getting hurt or killed....

  • Review: Tattooed As Trouble Vegas Vixens

    "Tattooed as Trouble" was a funny book that caught my attention from the first page. Rae is a pain in the ass for Quinn from the start and it just cracked me up. She gave him a run for his money and kept him alert. Being a U.S. Marshall is hard, especially...

  • Review: Flawless

    FBI agent, Craig Frasier is brought in to investigate when a rash of thefts in New York’s Diamond district turns deadly and finds himself drawn to Kieran Finnegan whose pub is somehow involved in this engaging romantic suspense. Kieran and Craig might...

  • Article: Laura Childs, The Nora Roberts of the Cozies - Dark Streets

    There’s a new author I’ve discovered over the last year who just HAS to be as talented and prolific as Nora Roberts (or my very favorite, JD ROBB!) and that’s none other than Laura Childs! Laura writes three mystery series – The...

  • Review: Predator A Crossbow Novel

    Private security consultant Major Hector Cross has seen it all. He’s handled assignments from Africa to the Middle East as he’s tangled with warlords, pirates, arm dealers and other miscreants bent on causing pain and destruction. Cross never falters...

  • Review: The Obsession

    I have to admit upfront that when I saw a Nora Roberts book on the list for reviews I experienced a bit of a fan girl moment. The opportunity to get a sneak peak at the new book, along with the chance to review one of her books was a dream come true....

  • Review: Defender

    Defender is one book that is a little out there. It has the topic of a girl who finds a dead body, but her father doesn’t believe her. Tiny is a 6ft 6in woman. Her boyfriend is much shorter. They head out to find out what happened. This book is full of...

  • Review: Breakdown An Alex Delaware Novel, #31

    This latest psychological suspense story pushes the popular Alex Delaware series to over thirty titles and offers one of the more intriguing puzzles for the psychologist and his friend, LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis, to test their investigative skills....

  • Review: Meddling with Murder Crouch End Confidential, #3

    Author Ellie Campbell gives the reader a story dealing with Cathy O' Farrell and Pimple as they are the owners of the ‘Crouch End Confidential Agency’. It was at one time called ‘Helping People Who Would Otherwise Commit Suicide’. As the story opens what...

  • Review: Hard Cold Winter Van Shaw Novels, #2

    Glen Erik Hamilton, a Seattle native, utilizes his home turf in this excellent thriller that follows up on his first novel, “Past Crimes”, which was nominated for an Edgar Award in the first novel category. Van Shaw, the series’ protagonist, uncovers...

  • Review: Moss Hysteria A Flower Shop Mystery, #18

    In the next installment of Collins’ popular series, Abby Knight and her husband Marco are happy to finally be moving into their new home, but like everything Abby undertakes, it’s not long before mystery abounds in their new little community with the...

  • Review: A Gala Event An Orchard Mystery, #9

    As with many cozy mysteries this one has a theme, one that I did enjoy. This one includes wedding plans and I thought that the characters were great. They were perfect for this genre and I enjoyed Meg. In this one we have a cold case. In most cozies the...

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In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi...