Eclectica Book Reviews


New Green Pharmacy -- Barbara Griggs
"Griggs is an intelligent, interesting and articulate advocate for herbal medicine. What a pity, then, that she occasionally cannot resist telling sensational miracle-cure stories, guaranteed to arouse scepticism, and which reference to her source notes often reveal to have originated in self-published books or even hearsay."
Review by Ann Skea

Feline Fictional Biography

Trim -- Matthew Flinders
"Flinders' memoir of his travels with Captain Trim is remarkably perceptive. To be sure, there is a certain arrogance in his misinterpretation of their respective roles, but that is only human."
Review by Ann Skea


Road Kill -- Kinky Friedman
"In a world slowly being bored to death, thank goodness Kinky Friedman periodically writes an entertaining novel that brightens up the mood of the readers."
Review by Harriet Klausner

The Devil in Music -- Kate Ross
"Kate Ross conducts a precisely tuned aria that will thrill fans of the sub-genre."
Review by Harriet Klausner

No Colder Place -- S. J. Rozan
"No Colder Place is a hard boiled crime novel in the tradition of McBain and McDermid. The term Black Noir was coined with a story like this in mind. The tone of the novel is gritty and bleak as it reflects the dark s ide of human nature. "
Review by Harriet Klausner

Deja Dead-- Kate Reich
"There is a certain similarity between Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta and Kathy Reich's Temperance Brennan even though the latter does not seem as strong a person as the former. She gets the job done through sheer persistence as opposed to a dominant overpowering personality. She is softer and more vulnerable than Scarpetta yet paradoxically she is more appealing. "
Review by Harriet Klausner

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