#MondayBlogs – Embracing the Other: You Can Make It If You Really Try

Embracing the Other: You Can Make It If You Really Try Guest Post by Patrick H. Moore   Confession time. I was raised to NOT be a racist. Way down on the farm in the outback of old Wisconsin, my father used to read aloud to us from the autobiography of the great Frederick Douglass. Many a night we gathered around and listened. I learned how young Frederick fought his cruel overseer for hours one Read More …

#FridayReads: 5 Top-Rated Private Investigator Mysteries

  In this edgy detective thriller, Southern California heiress Jade Lamont is desperate to find her beloved brother Richard, who has vanished without a trace. To make matters worse, her father, Cicero Lamont, has just died under mysterious circumstances and her mother has committed suicide. In desperation, Jade turns to Nick Crane – an intense old school private detective with a big heart and a crack team of deputies. But even Nick doesn’t anticipate the Read More …

Nick Crane, Spirit Catchers and the Making of Cicero’s Dead

Cyberspace is a wonderful place, where we’re able to connect with people we’d otherwise never meet. Some of my favorite people came into my life this way. Patrick Moore is one of these people. He runs the All Things Crime Blog, which is how we initially connected. Now he is also a published author. His novel – Cicero’s Dead – made my top 9 list fiction reads for this year. I asked Patrick to share Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Favorite Fiction Books of 2014

I’ve read just over 100 books this year. (102 as of today.) Though I haven’t sorted them out, I think I leaned more heavily into nonfiction reading. I didn’t realize how much so until I sat down to put this post together. But that’s not my point today. I’m sharing some of my favorite fiction reads. Because top 10 lists are boring, and mainly because I’m terrible at conforming, this is my top 9 list. Read More …

Book Review: CICERO’S DEAD by Patrick H. Moore

Cicero Lamont dealt drugs in massive quantities making huge profits and lots of enemies until one night he was introduced to the steel bumper in a hit-and-run and now he’s dead. His daughter, Jade, has also just learned that her mom has committed suicide and now her brother, Richie, is missing. She hires Nick Crane to find him and to track down whoever murdered their father, but as the old saying goes, ‘be careful what Read More …