Tag Archives: Angry Robot

Review: Known Devil by Justin Gustainis (4/5)

A Fresh Take on a Favourite Genre I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to read this. I typically don’t jump in part way through a series. More importantly, I have read a lot of supernatural crime in the past year and didn’t want something that would feel stale. I was, however, […]

The Cormorant! Aww yiss!

Chuck Wendig’s third Miriam Black book is up on NetGalley and is here at Casa Cheffo in my KindleGadgets. Thanks going out to the Beardly One and the fine folks at Angry Robot!

Review: The Big Reap by Chris F. Holm (5/5)

My name is Cheffo and I’m a Holm-a-holic I didn’t mean for this to happen. Hell, a year ago I didn’t know who Chris F. Holm was. Somebody, somewhere in the Twittersphere posted something about some war between the covers of Dead Harvest and Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds. Curious to see what could possibly compare to […]

Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig (4.5/5)

A Rollicking, Riotous Rampage The Blue Blazes is the most fun I have had in years. I love Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black series and love that it is more urban than fantasy. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to find the same grit and edge amidst the fantastical elements of an underworld lying […]

Physical or Digital? Both?

As recently as 6 months ago I was an e-only book buyer. I treasure my beat-up old Kindle and have Kindle/Kobo/Zinio/etc. apps on every device I own. I revel in the ability to instantly pull up a great short like Chris F. Holm’s The Toll Collectors absolutely any time the desire takes me. Digital books […]

Review: Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch (4.5/5)

Needs Warning Labels Wounded Prey should come with warning labels: Danger: Very dark places ahead Don’t start reading on a weekday I knew that I wanted to read this book, but I didn’t expect that it would be so very, very good. After a long day of work and a longer evening of homework (long […]

Review: Dead Harvest (4.5/5) and The Wrong Goodbye by Chris F. Holm (4/5)

Never judge a book by its cover … … unless it is part of Chris F. Holm’s The Collector series. The titles summon memories of classic hard-boiled noir in apparent homage to Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest and Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. [The 3rd installment, The Big Reap provides a similar tip of the hat […]

Review: The World House by Guy Adams (3.5/5)

Slow, Slow, Quick The World House takes its’ time drawing you in. Rather a long time. The introduction of the myriad characters (a contemporary Brit, a Spanish thief from the 1930s, an American socialite from the 1920s, an alcoholic musician and his stripper friend from the 1970s, a little girl with Autism, and Alan from […]