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Review: Wolf Hunt 2 by Jeff Strand

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Wolf Hunt 2 is even better than the original novel. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/reviews

Review: Whip Hand by Dick Francis

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 13, 2019 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sid Halley is one of Dick Francis' best developed characters. Check out my review of him in Whip Hand. https://www.gilbertstack.com/mystery-2

Review: Deep Night by Ambrose Ibsen

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 11, 2019 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Looking for a great supernatural mystery? Check out my review of Deep Night by Ambrose Ibsen and narrated by Kyle Tait. https://www.gilbertstack.com/reviews

Today in History: The Ill-Fated Jeanette

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 8, 2019 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On this day (July Eight) in 1879 the Jeanette started out on its ill-fated Arctic expedition. The Jeanette would become trapped in the ice for 21 months before it ruptured and sank, leaving the crew to attempt to reach Siberia by hiking over the ice and taking to the sea in 3 boats. 11 died before reaching land, and 9 before they reached helped.

Review: Bonecrack by Dick Francis

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 7, 2019 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I just finished my review of Bonecrack--a novel about very unhealthy father-son relationships with an extremely dramatic ending. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/mystery-2

Today in History: Hawaii Was Annexed by the U.S.

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 7, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On this day (July 7) in 1898 the United States annexed Hawaii as a territory. President McKinley had tried for a year to get the Senate to ratify the Treaty of Annexation, but failed to get the two-thirds majority needed so he changed strategy and annexed it through legislation. A large majority of Native Hawaiians opposed annexation, but they were not consulted. Their government had already been taken over in a coup by private American interests.

Review: Wolf Hunt by Jeff Strand

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 6, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out my review for Wolf Hunt--an exciting and hilarious novel about two thugs charged with transporting a werewolf across the state of Florida. It seems like a simple job, until everything goes wrong. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/reviews

Today in History: Thomas More Was Executed

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 6, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

On this day (July 6) in 1535, Sir Thomas More was beheaded for treason because he refused to affirmatively support the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. (Anne would be beheaded in 1536.) When I was touring the Tower of London, one of the guides told the following improbable story about Sir Thomas who is known to have greatly feared death but also worried tremendously about breaking faith with God and condemning himself to hell. So Thomas had put his head on the block and the headsman was preparing to cut it off. A basket was waiting to catch the severed head when it fell. Suddenly a page raced up to Sir Thomas and his executioner shouting that he was bringing a letter for Sir Thomas from King Henry. Thomas then turned to him and said, “Toss the letter in the basket [where his severed head was about to fall]. I’ll read it later.”

Review: Dead in the Water by Blodwedd Mallory

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 5, 2019 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dead in the Water is the third book in the Legend of the Secret World series. It's another fast-paced action-packed adventure featuring the young Knight Templar Blodwedd Mallory. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/urban-fantasy

Review: Sudden Silence by Mike Adams

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 5, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Sudden Silence, the latest book in Mike Adams' Fierce Girls at War series is out and a whole heck of a lot is happening. You can read my review here: https://www.gilbertstack.com/reviews


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