Don’t Feel Sheepish

It’s the weekend and time for a bit of creativity that could not be expressed in classes last week.  Wait…

Child Play

At only 81 pages, Kill Game Part 1 by Adam Nicholls and Jennifer May almost filled the downtime while I was waiting for visa processing at the local immigration office. Almost, because I had time to start Part 2. This is a serial killer story published as a serial with three parts. All sell for USD 0.99 on Amazon or free through Kindle Unlimited. I was attracted to the story by an author newsletter and also because it is worth keeping a stock of short reads for annoying bureaucratic wait times. Care should be taken in choosing what to include in a short read collection. This series evoked mental images of how best to deal with uncooperative civil servants.

Moral Panic is Real

Panic by Harold Schechter is listed on an Amazon page as Best Sellers in Fiction. On the Amazon page for the book itself, we have this paragraph: “Panic is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day.” Is this meant to be another mystery for me to solve? Are the Schechter works fiction or non-fiction?

Just Say No to Old Angus

  Painkillers for Heartache is an 18-page quick read published by Bianca Pheasant in January 2018. It is the second…

Death With No Dignity

This short review has two parts. I discuss the author’s business acumen and briefly comment on the short read. WARNING:…