Author Archives: Gwen

Game of Mirrors by Andrea Camilleri

A couple of years ago I stumbled onto this wonderful series thanks to my library’s audiobook collection. It was one of those, “Come on Overdrive, just have something good available now. I need a book for the drive tomorrow” moments. … Continue reading

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Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us by R. Douglas Jacobs

I don’t know about you, but as a reader, there are times that I need to step outside of the usual and try something new. Gethsemane was so far outside my comfort zone that it’s hard to know where to … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Read More

Do you want to be a writer like Daniel Handler? Maybe you love Daniel and his work, but you really just want to expand your literary education. Either way, it’s important to invest more time to reading. Read on for … Continue reading

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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist

  To compliment my earlier review, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping, let’s turn the clock forward a bit from 1870 to the turn of the century and Empire of Sin. Have you ever heard of Storyville in New Orleans? I had … Continue reading

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The Paris Homicide Series by Frédérique Molay

  I love the gritty psychologically driven Scandinavian crime novels and they led me to reach out for a broader view of European Crime.  Let me tell you, it isn’t all gritty, but that doesn’t mean you have Ms. Marple … Continue reading

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