Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer

Archive for March 2007

NO GOOD DEEDS, by Laura Lippman

March 30, 2007

  At Amazon Mystery novels remain some of my standard fare. There’s nothing like kicking back and testing an author—especially a new one or a favored old one—to see if they can slip one by me.I’d heard a lot about Laura Lippman and her series detective Tess Monaghan. I’d even picked up a few books. […]

Shanghaied to the Moon by Michael J. Daley

March 7, 2007

  At Amazon Science fiction novels these days are an odd mix. Most of them tend to be tied into television or movie properties. A few have roots in video games. Others have science so ingrained and specialized that weaving a story through all the information overload can be tough. I grew up on science […]

Operation Clean Sweep by Darleen Bailey Beard

March 6, 2007

  At Amazon Although the historical novel for the juvenile and YA crowd seems to be going the way of the dodo (I expect mainly because the world has become so urbanized and suburbanized that kids can’t imagine what small town living was like in the 1950s—or earlier as in this novel), I still find […]