Book reviews By Janet Bollum and Friends

“Education of Nancy Adams” book signing with author Larry Baker

The “Education of Nancy Adams” by Larry Baker is a must read for anyone who has ever taught High School. You will see yourself, your colleges, administrators, School Board Members and, of course, your students. Set in Fort Jackson a fictitious town south of Jacksonville along the banks of the St. Johns river. Nancy returns Continue Reading

The Devils Glove by Cousin Vinny

Billy Green’s dream was to one day play for the Chicago White Sock. He was a good player, but not quite good enough. After nine years in the minor league, time was running out on him and he was willing to do anything to make his dream come true. But, as the old adage says, Continue Reading

New Review of “Insane City”

Dave Barry’s “Insane City” is now available at $26.95. We all know Miami is a pretty insane place, but Dave Barry takes it to a next level in his new book “Insane City.” High society attorney and pampered daughter Tina is marrying Seth, a funny but ne’re do well guy who still lives with his Continue Reading

“Gone” by Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White has a new hero(ine), Hannah Smith (the fourth). You may remember Hannah Smith (the third) from some of Randy’s earlier works. Hannah comes from a long line of strong Florida Women, and now upon the death of her Uncle Jake she has taken over his fishing charter business and his investigation agency. Continue Reading

Book Signing Sunday May 19th

Author Weaves Celtic Legend & Lore into Travel Mystery Travelling from the mountains of North Carolina, Wendy Dingwall returns to her Florida roots to launch her second novel, Celtic Curse: An Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery. The public is invited to a signing event Sunday, May 19th from 2:00-4:00PM hosted by the Muse Bookshop. Dingwall will Continue Reading

Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey

We know Florida is the scam capital of the world. We know how Serge hates people who prey on the innocent (or Ignorant). Throw a hired assassin in the mix and you have a “Tiger Shrimp Tango” around Florida. Serge has been requesting documents through the “Freedom of information Act” that has some South American Continue Reading

“Three Days Later” by Peter Harding

Tony Thompson, Connecticut Real Estate mogul, has just received the “final decree” of his divorce. Needing to “get on with his life” he takes a three month sabbatical and heads South. I 95 takes him to Daytona Beach, which he decides would be a good staging area for his Florida hiatus. While grabbing a quick Continue Reading

“The Black Box” by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is back in Connelly’s new book “The Black Box” He is assigned to the Cold Case Unit and it is the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King Riots. Harry is assigned the “Anneka Jespersen case. Annika was a freelance journalist apparently caught in the lawlessness of the days following the king verdict. Twenty Continue Reading

“American Ghost” by Janis Owens

The year is 1938 and the little panhandle town of Hendrix became a name in infamy after the gruesome lynching of a local man named Henry Kite. Kite shot and killed the local shop owner a “german” Jew named Morris Lens. This event plunged the area into 4 days of violence which culminated in the Continue Reading

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory, best selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Red Queen and numerous other best sellers has started a new series called The Order of Darkness. Book 1 is “Changeling”, a story set in Christendom in the mid-Fifteenth century. The Order of Darkness is loosely based on the Order of the Dragon, which Continue Reading