Brooklyn: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor and Your Schleppers [GUEST POST]

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Thelma Adams, author of Bittersweet Brooklyn, fondly remembers a lifetime growing up on the other side of the bridge. (Photo by Marco, Flickr)

There are few places I think of more fondly than Brooklyn. Having lived just off the Promenade during the early 1990s, I can still feel the crisp air on my skin as I walked up Cranberry toward High Street to get a slice. The neighborhood shimmered with red and gold foliage even as the leaves danced to the throbbing music of city traffic as it echoed around the brownstones and toward the Hudson. I loved everything about that period in my life. Yet as beloved as my time was there, my residence was short, even if my memories are still vivid twenty-five years later. Writer Thelma Adams, however, spent a lifetime there and today she stops by to tell us why she always returns to Brooklyn, literally and in her writing, and what makes it such a special place. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

Evil Lurks in Every Corner of the ‘City Of Endless Night’ [REVIEW]

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Evil has everyone on the run in Preston and Child’s City of Endless Night. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A billionaire’s daughter is missing. The police know she will turn up eventually. But when they do find her, it isn’t how they hoped. The truth is a lot more grisly. Now it is up to a renowned FBI agent to step in and solve the case in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s new thriller, City of Endless Night. Read more of this post

Secrets and Scandals Abound In Holly Peterson’s ‘It Happens in the Hamptons’ [REVIEW]

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Everything can be had for a price in Holly Peterson’s provocative new social satire, It Happens in the Hamptons.
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Quaint coastal cottages, powder soft sand, surf lessons on picturesque beaches, decadent gelato eaten with wooden spoons, pastel bicycles traversing narrow streets, lazy lunches at the club, and plenty of scantily clad bodies walking barefoot through tides as the sunset paints the sky orange. It’s summertime, and you’re invited to join the fun in Holly Peterson’s delicious new beach read, It Happens in the Hamptons.   Read more of this post

Malice Lurks in Carol Goodman’s ‘The Widow’s House’ [REVIEW]

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In Carol Goodman’s The Widow’s House, a woman looking for a new beginning gets caught in a modern mystery.
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A couple hard on their luck, a decaying estate, and a creepy mystery. All the elements are here to make Carol Goodman’s new Gothic thriller, The Widow’s House, a total scream.  Read more of this post

J.D. Robb’s ‘Brotherhood In Death’ Is Fraught with Intrigue and Mystery [REVIEW]

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Eve Dallas must find a colleague’s missing cousin before it is too late in BROTHERHOOD IN DEATH.
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With Brotherhood in Death, New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb delivers another heart pounding, fast paced thriller featuring tough Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The novel unfolds with Dennis Mira, a university professor and husband of NYPSD’s top profiler, Charlotte Mira, making a surprise visit to see his cousin Edward. Read more of this post