Monthly Archives: March 2014

Review: The Iris Deception

By | March 18, 2014

The Iris Deception by Bernard Schopen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of the three Ross books I’ve read, this was the strongest and shows the clearest exposition of sometime detective sometime lawyer Jack Ross who is again perambulating through the deserts of Nevada and the bustle of California in search of lost souls who… Read More »

Review: Of goats and poisoned oranges

By | March 14, 2014

Of goats and poisoned oranges by Ciku Kimeria My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a fun read, and I enjoyed the entire book–not just the story, which is fascinating and all-too-human, but the method the author used to reveal the plot. A shifting series of vignettes, newspaper clippings, internal dialogs, court and police… Read More »

Review: The Big Silence

By | March 1, 2014

The Big Silence by Bernard Schopen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Competently written in the detective noir style. Ross is a sometime finder-of-lost-souls who’s given the task of finding out whether a man claimed to be dead long ago is still alive, somewhere in the Nevada desert of the big silence. The story involves… Read More »