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Martha A. Cheves's Blog – July 2009 Archive (6)

Web of Secrets - Ernesto Patino, Author



Web of Secrets - Ernesto Patino, Author - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



"Sarah? Sarah Baker?" said a man with a raspy voice. "I know this may sound a little strange, considering you don't know me. But I happen to be in possession of some interesting information concerning your parents - your natural parents, that is - and I thought we might..."



This phone call became the beginning of many changes… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 29, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

A Circle of Souls - Preetham Grandhi, Author

Naya was afraid. She didn't want to stay in this hospital. She thought it seemed different from the other, regular hospitals, even though she had never stayed in any sort of hospital before. This hospital didn't seem at all like the hospital her classmate had described after having her tonsils removed. Besides, Naya didn't even feel sick.'



The hospital Naya has been admitted to is the psychiatric section of the Newbury hospital. Naya was taken to the hospital's emergency room after… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 25, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Legacy of the Ripper - Brian L. Porter, Author

'Does violent death have a name? Can evil truly be born into the world, evil so deep that it is bred into the genetic make-up of an individual? Until I came to this place and met the man who made me begin to suspect that such an evil could exist, I'd have been as dismissive as most of my profession at the prospect of such a possibility... Dr. Ruth Truman, Psychiatrist.'



Porter's book A Study in Red tells about the Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper. As the story goes, Robert… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 19, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

Gumbo Justice - Holli Castillo, Author

Gumbo Justice - Holli Castillo, Author - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Ryan couldn't keep her thoughts from drifting back to the homicides on the short drive home. L'Roid Smith had been killed in a way common among gangs members - beaten, shot in the head execution style and left naked. It was the ultimate humiliation, and the same way he had committed his own gang murders, including the one Ryan had tried to prosecute. And Jeremiah had been beaten, the… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 11, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Guiding The Way From Middle Neebish - Edward T. Cook, Author

Guiding The Way From Middle Nessbish - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



I've always been fascinated by lighthouses. They are so unique standing there like a giant eyes protecting ships and their crews. But not until reading Guiding The Way From Middle Nessbish did I understand the true lives of those who manned them. Edward T. Cook's book is one that was not only interesting but educational. The history that he has preserved will be cherished by his family… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 8, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Where Angels Dare, Sunnie Frazier, Author

Revelers writhed to the discordant music. Masks covered many of the faces, leaving identities to the imagination, but not much else. Conversation was confined to body language.



"This is the main dance area so people can get acquainted," Connie-the-tour-guide explained. "There's a small stage up front for exhibitionists, and smaller rooms for shy types. They're wired for close circuit TV for voyeurs. The torture… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 1, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

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