Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Literally the Best Reviews: The 17th Suspect

The 17th Suspect -- James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Little, Brown & Company
368 Pages

I swore after reviewing the The 15th Affair by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro that I would not review another James Patterson book. I’ve already broken that vow with my review of The President is Missing, Patterson’s book with former President, Bill Clinton. And here I go again with another review from that author.

If you’ve read my reviews of James Patterson, you know that I’m not a big fan of James Patterson the Author, although I am a big fan of James Patterson the Businessman. The guy has sold over 375 million books with his name plastered across it, even if he barely wrote any of them. He also hosts a writing clinic, which I think is ironic considering he barely writes any of his own books. Still, he’s got a great business mind, raking in millions each year.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Soldiers of the Revolution at Fort Niagara August 18th & 19th

Old Fort Niagara’s busy season of reenactments continues with Soldiers of the Revolution, August 18 and 19, when the fort’s staff and volunteers will work with visiting reenacting units to share history from the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier. During this event, visitors will gain an understanding of early America through the perspectives of the colonial rebels versus those who remained loyal to the British crown, called loyalists.

“‘Soldiers of the Revolution’ is the last of the weekend-long reenactments of the season,” said Robert Emerson, Executive Director of the Old Fort Niagara Association. “It’s been our pleasure to welcome new and returning visitors to our large French and Indian War and the War of 1812 encampments this summer, and we invite them back to round out their knowledge of the fort by learning about the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier.”

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Book Reviews Reloaded: The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten Girl -- David Bell
Berkley Publishing
448 Pages

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on February 17, 2015. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

The Forgotten Girl by David Bell is a thriller disguised as a mystery. At least I found this book in the mystery section of the New Fiction at the Lockport Library. In all honesty this is a thriller, that while it might not scare you, will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next shoe to drop.