Saturday, February 25, 2017

Review of Once Gone

A Riley Paige Mystery-Book 1

Blake Pierce

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

There is a mass murder out there - A story written about many times with different twists. And there will always be new ways of killing a human in the future.

What makes Mr. Pierce’s mystery different is the introduction of Riley Paige, a working divorced women FBI agent. The murders are predictable in the genre. A man with a deranged mind kills women and places them in a doll-like position for the police to find.

It’s the Riley character that is unpredictable in her gut feeling evaluations of the crime that leads to a conclusion. She is also was a crime victim of another deviate which at times clouds her movement.

Her partner, Bill's involvement, is somewhat supportive. However, it's Riley’s out of the FBI Box thinking and decorum that cuts through the protocol which gets results. Her character is compelling.

Mr. Pierce has developed a character that readers will enjoy when reading forward in the series. And, the author’s final mysterious note on Riley’s pillow leaves the reader wanting to know what next could happen to her.

I think I'll come back and read Book 2.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review of Rules of the Earth

Rules of the Earth: a dark
disturbing detective thriller

Wendy Cartmell

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Sgt. Major Crane, an ex-military investigator, comes out of medical retirement and teams up with his police detective friend DCI Anderson to solve an English city’s mystery – a girl is found walking the streets, with an identity problem. She is also frightened out of her mind and doesn’t speak.

Under his jurisdiction, Anderson is baffled by the crime and asks Crane to help. In their first endeavor, with Anderson as the boss, Crane adds a new dimension to Anderson’s investigation team which seems to be lacking in ability.

This thriller dabbles into the occult that has produced the crime the child has survived. Then another child has been affected. Leading the team to fear, more children may be at risk.

The devil is closer than one may think. He is in a breakdown mode due to the fact he feels overwhelmed by his cult’s cohort’s inability, his family member’s pestering, and his unproductive work habits. In his breakdown, Crane and Anderson have their suspicions but can’t put their finger on the problem.

An unpredictable event occurs; Crane and Anderson go into action, and a thrilling ending leads you into the next book in this (Crane & Anderson Detective Series.) It’s as good as the Crane Series. Thumbs Up.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review of Dark Angel

Dark Angel
(An Angel Novel Book 2)

Jane West

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

This is the second in a series, and I generally don’t read the second book in a series. However, Ms. West’s first, I enjoyed completely.

Stevie, the main character, is free from confinement for crimes she didn’t commit. Coming out of a drugged induced environment, she returns to a comfortable situation but realizes that something is missing.

The world she was held in took something from her that is part of her existence. She wants to return to that parallel to get back what was taken from her. Her abilities are not fully developed, but she pushes on to her goal.

In her quest, Stevie comes in contact with others somewhat of her kind, one of which she has affections for, as he for her. But conflict does not slow Stevie from her goal.

Reaching her goal is near when the world is coming apart, and all is not well when this fast-paced fantasy comes to an end that leaves open the door for the next in the series. Jane West leaves you wanting for more of this fantastic adventure of a young woman who metamorphosis into an Angel of another world.  

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Review of Dream Angel (Book 1)

Review of Unsurpassed

(No Rival Book 1)

Charity Parkerson

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Charity has a way with setting up an erotic scene and pulling you through it where you come out the other side satisfied in the encounter. In Unsurpassed, she takes the wet dreams of her main character Aubree about her gym mates Max and Ryan and spins it into an adventure that leads in another direction.

A conflict arises between one of the mates and a grand MMA champion named Drew. Aubree’s has new fantasies which might come to fruition or not depend on her friends and their desires.

I won’t tell who did who, but each sexual encounter was a turn on. Aubree is satisfied with her involvement even if one or two of the mates weren’t. 

There are other conflicts among the mates which became brutal at one point. Hopefully, the conflicts will smooth out in the next in this series.

The ending was not expected. Some may like it, but some may not. However, it was a good lead into Book 2.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


None Dare Call It

Gary Allen with Larry Abraham

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

When I saw this best seller at a Paper Back Bookstore, I said to myself, “WTF?” ‘Conspiracy – who, what, where, when, why?’ Went through my head. I bought the worn-down paperback for $2.

These gentlemen outlined a plausible takeover of the world by members of The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Rooted in World Banking, they perpetuated the concept of Socialism and controlling the world population with their oligopoly pulling strings.

This conspiracy started with names of men you know – Rothschild, Morgan, Rockefeller, and their families’ hand-picked wealthy cohorts over the centuries. Their banks and ancestors bankrolled warring parties, sometimes both sides of the battle, and presently control the world's currency movement.

They unscrupulously manipulated politicos and news around the world to keep them as the Established Elite. Allen and Abraham’s short discourse is up to and including the Nixon Administration.

The author of this review has done some precursory study of present-day politics (2010 -2016), and has found that CFR was active in the Obama Administration, but not so in the new Trump government. This will be discussed at another time on my new Website.

What I will say is that this book fills the gaps in my understanding of what happening in the world and to me via Vietnam and college where I read CFR’s quarterly Foreign Affairs at our campus library. At the time, 1970 –’75, I could not understand their interpretation of the affairs of the world. I know now – it was propaganda to perpetuate CFR’s cause to rule the world – A CONSPIRACY?

You tell me: Book sold over 5 million copies.

Thursday, February 2, 2017




Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Daniel Beckett is a detective that projects himself into the lives of many women who fall for his none committal aura. On his mission to find a beautiful missing young lady, Beckett, the smooth one, is interrupted in his quest by well-endowed and attractive women.

It’s not all play. The contract Daniel has with an old wealthy gun runner to find his lost daughter is complicated, and it seems she doesn’t want to be found. Some of her acquaintances give Beckett clues as to her whereabouts and extracurricular activity that is enjoyed by both parties if you know what I mean.

The twist and turns of this adventure will keep the reader engaged. You won't know who the bad guys are to the end unless you catch the clues.

Piper’s story is not erotica, but an enjoyable where-is-she. The surprising ending will be a hair-raising experience, which will bring the reader to thinking, "What is wrong with some people?"

The writing is smart, witty, and brutal as publicized. I add that it is also an unlikely endeavor that came across as near possibility. Beckett is a sustainable character but will probably die from too much sex in the third book in the series – funny, but true.

If you want a quick read over the weekend, this will do.