Tag: Good Reads

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Book Review: ‘5 Star’ by Michael Henry

 

In a good mystery, whatever the medium, the audience should not be able to tell very early on what really happened. It should be a journey of discovery for the audience as it is for the characters of the mystery. I was recently at a play which was a form of Sherlock Holmes fan-fiction wherein at the end, it turns out that Doctor John Watson is the real hero, but prefers to keep a low profile behind Holmes. It was hardly the first time I have encountered such a twist in Sherlock Holmes fan-fiction, but it was fairly well done. In this case, the writer was a little too cute in winking at the audience as he puts dialog into Holmes’ mouth about how writers can never be trusted.

I had been summoned to report for jury duty for yesterday. For those who have never been through the process, bringing a good book is always in order. Usually there is quite a bit of waiting time before selection. What is more appropriate than a mystery/legal thriller to read while awaiting empaneling or dismissal? I brought along Michael Henry’s latest Willie Mitchell Banks novel, 5 Star. To quote from a description of the book from the author’s Website:

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Good writers are hard to find. Let us celebrate and venerate our favorite writers today. Who are you reading? What do they write? Are they still alive? I suppose my two favorite authors are H. Beam Piper and Jo Rowling. I can go back and reread anything they wrote over and over again. Preview Open

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Some months ago when @michaelhenry showed up on the site, I obtained, read, and reviewed his first novel, Three Bad Years. It was my intent at the time to reread it within a week or two, and then try out his second novel, At Random. Life got in the way, and it took me until […]

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