Mercy Street

Title: Mercy Street
Author: Mariah Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-345-49226-5
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews
I found this book to be very thrilling, it was a fast read-as I could not put it down.  It was very interesting and kept me wanting more.  I am sure there must be a sequel in the works, and I will positively be reading it as well.
I give this book 4 stars.

Beneath A Buried House

Beneath A Buried House
by Bob Avey
Niche Press
Reviewed by: Quality Book Reviews

Beneath A Buried House is the second book featuring the Detective Elliot series. Bob Avey has penned another wonderful read which contains many twist and turns to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. His characters are well-developed and believable.

Beneath A Buried House has many characters who play very specific roles in the book; the author tells the story from several view points. Bob Avey has written another page-turner and you will find it difficult to put it down as this one demands to be finished. I would give this one 4 stars.

Vampyres of Hollywood

Title: Vampyres of Hollywood

Author: Adrienne Barbeau & Micheal Scott

ISBN: 978-0-312-36722-0

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

Ovsanna Moore–horror film scream queen, Peter King–hero detective for the Hollywood Police Department, and an enormous amount of “ancients”– very aged and devilish vampires from all over the world, and from the beginning of time. These “people”–and I use the word lightly–make up the characters in this story.

I absolutely loved it. This book is captivating, action packed and informative. I would recommend this book to anyone, whether you believe or not!!

This book rates the highest with me–6 stars. This book is very well written and is so suspenseful you won’t be able to put it down.

Twisted Triangle

Twisted Triangle
by: Caitlin Rother
Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint
ISBN: 978-0-7879-9585-0
$26.95 pp 271
Reviewed by: Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

Twisted Triangle
A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband’s Violent Revenge
by Caitlin Rother with John Hess

Upon receipt of the book when I read the cover that stated the above I thought to myself I don’t want to read about a lesbian love affair. When I read on about this being a true crime novel and read that the famous crime writer was Patricia Cornwell who is one of my favorite authors, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did, this book is outstanding. This is an excellent read, very interesting as well.

Caitlin Rother has penned a superbly crafted true crime story, she tells the story through the eyes of Margo Bennett. You will find yourself caught up in the lives of both Margo and her husband Gene. You will also experience a range of emotions while reading this one, I felt agony, despair, and even found myself scared for Margo several times. You will learn the triumphs of Margo, as well as her ability to balance her life as an FBI agent, a mother, a friend, and her troubled marriage. You will learn the effects this troubled marriage and Gene ‘s psychotic actions have had on their daughters Allison and Lindsey.

If you are looking for a fast paced true crime novel with edge of your seat impact then look no further, this was a thrilling and engaging read. The author has done an excellent job and has done her research, once you start you will not be able to put this one down. An excellent and engaging read from the first page to the last. A must read and an astounding 5 stars!

Twisted Confessions

Title: Twisted Confessions

Author: Charles Skoller

ISBN: 978-1-934454-17-6

Publisher: Bridgeway Books

Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

This book is a true story about the deaths of three girls. These murders happened in 1963 & 1964 in New York City.

On July 19, 1963 Barbara Kralik was stabbed to death while sleeping in her bed. The murdered entered her home through a porch window, went directly to her room, stabbed her then fled through a side door. The murderer obviously knew her home well, and the fact that the front door was stuck as he did not attempt to enter or exit through it.

On February 29, 1964 Annie Mae Johnson was shot to death with a 22-caliber rifle. Her first autopsy stated she was stabbed to death, with no mention of the bullets found inside her.

On March 13, 1964 Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in two separate attacks which occurred in the street in front of her apartment building. There were 38 of her neighbors who witnessed this vicious attack and did nothing, not even a call to the police!

This book was very interesting and informative. The author, Charlie Skoller was the prosecutor for the DA’s office, and you get a view of the charges and the evidence in each case. I caught myself trying to “find something that was missed”. Mr Schaller must prove who committed these murders, as he has 2 separate confessions to the Kralik murder. This was a fast read, would recommend to everyone who likes “who dunnits”. I give this book 4 stars.

The Voice

The Voice
by Bill Myers
Faith Words a division of Hachette Book Group USA, Inc
Reviewed by Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

I found this to be weird; numerous bouts with existance. It was hard to concentrate and stay focused on this one – contained too many stories.

Mars or wherever – would not recommend this one to the usual reader. Every time I would try to read and set it down and walked away and came back to try to finish I was unable and always had to begin at the beginning again. Unable to follow this story or to complete.

River of Heaven

Title: River of Heaven

Author: Lee Martin

ISBN: 978-0-307-38124-8

Publisher; Crown Publishing Group

Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

I first would like to commend Mr. Lee Martin for his writing abilities and skill. Whenever I first began this book and learned that the main character -Sam- was an elderly homosexual, I thought – there is no way I am going to get into this book—- But as I got past the first chapter and began to visualize what I was reading, I had a hard time putting this book down. The story revolves around secrets, the fact of Sam’s homosexuality is a secret, and the secret he has carried with him since he was a teenager-this secret has to do with his best friend’s death. The characters in this book are so believable, I felt as if I actually knew them.

I enjoyed this book and would give it 3 stars. It is a good read, and a fast read.

Murder, Mayhem and a fine man

Title: Murder, Mayhem and a fine man
Author: Claudia Mair Burney
ISBN: 1-4165-5194-8
Publisher: Howard Books
Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

This book was a great find from the beginning. I found the writing to be both exciting and eventful. From one page to the next I was involved completely in the storyline. Dr. Amanda “Bell” Brown–psychologist –is very intelligent and a strong willed black woman who is both a Christian and red blooded American woman with desires and needs. Bell is introduced to “The perfect man”, of all places at a crime scene–she and detective “Jazz” are immediately attracted to each other. Throughout the story they are fighting their own demons and the attraction between them.
This story is both enticing and informative. I would recommend this read to anyone who enjoys a good book. Book 2 also sounds inviting, Can’t wait to read it and see what else Bell and Jazz can get into.

The Last Miracle Mile

The Last Miracle Mile
by Mary Moon
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

The Last Miracle Mile / by Mary Moon

The Last Miracle Mile is a true story which is so compelling and so inspirational it’s a guaranteed must read. Have you ever been in some type of an abusive relationship? If you answered yes or you know someone who has I highly recommend you pick up a copy today.

The Last Miracle Mile is such a heartfelt story and sends a much needed message to everyone who has had some type of abuse touch their lives. This book will help lift your spirit and make you soar to a new level.

This is not your typical self help book but is an inspiring true story of the Author’s childhood experience of abuse. I myself have lived a past life of very abusive relationships and the words and inspiration this book derives is unbelievable. It has given me a sense of peace and the inspiration to put life in a new perspective; I notice my life has improved since reading this one.

I recommend this book to everyone especially those who have been touched by violence. This book would make a perfect gift for friends, loved ones or someone you know who has also been touched by violence. Again this is a strong compelling and inspirational story to help pull you up and take your life back with pride. This book will demonstrate to you how to break the chain of violence.

Mary Moon teaches you in her own unique style about the grief cycle, co-dependency, boundaries and the cycle of verbal abuse; she’ll teach you how your insecurities, your low self-esteem, poor sense of self-worth and low self image were developed, and she’ll teach you how to refrain from the negativities in your life. You will no longer be the victim; you will raise above all the pain and sorrow and become the person you need to be. You will be the survivor and will prevail.

I do BELIEVE this is the best book I have EVER READ!!!!! I strongly believe this is one story that demands to be read by all! I believe that The Last Miracle Mile should be on the Best Seller List EVERYWHERE!!!

5 Star review *****

Terry / Quality Book Reviews

High Way From Hell

High Way From Hell
by Moonstone Star White

High Way From Hell by Moonstone Star White is a self-help book which is compelling and a profoundly insightful book into the inner mechanisms of emotion and how they drive us in all aspects of our lives. There is no true way to provide the outstanding review this read deserves. I would suggest you pick up a copy and read this one for yourself and experience the powerful, honest awareness of yourself. Once you have read this you will be picking up copies for your family and friends, as this is compelling and life enriching read.

High Way From Hell will stir emotions in the reader while providing you with the techniques for releasing anger, being able to forgive ourselves as well as others, and for working with our mistakes as well as our emotions rather than becoming a victim to them. The author presents us with a personal and all encompassing wisdom into how the inner journey can bring great joy, success and self-awareness, but that we must be ready and willing to go through our own emotions to get there by transforming emotions to facing truths we would rather ignore to working with karma, forgiveness and grace. The author provides us with the tools to gain insights and make our own journey to a more pleasant and better way of living. The author brings us in and gives us the inner workings to help us heal the total body including mind and spirit. Allowing us to heal ourselves from the inside out and providing useful insight into the workings of how to obtain this in a satisfying way allowing for gratification.

I highly recommend this book as it will inspire you and will enrich your life.