In Central Intelligence, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson have managed to bring together an action movie that combines both suspense and humor. Johnson’s character “Bob,” is a former bullied nerd who turns into a CIA agent, and recruits his former high school classmate, now an accountant Calvin, (Kevin Hart) to help him in a secret government mission.
Reviewed by Lua Wells: Have you ever dreamed about being a travel writer assigned to take trips and explore the world? What a treat it would be to stay in luxury accommodations and have elegant (and expensive) meals on someone else’s dime. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware allows you to imagine what that’s like.
Reviewed by Jennifer Myers | RApprentice in Death is book 43 in J.D. Robb’s (a pseudonym for Nora Roberts) long-running futuristic series about a police detective Eve Dallas and her businessman husband Roarke. This fast-paced thriller starts when a sniper kills three seemingly random victims at Central Park’s ice-skating rink. Roarke develops a genius computer program to track down the location of the sniper and the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD) is shocked to realize there are two snipers.
Reviewed by Tama Howard: Adapted from the Swedish bestselling novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove chronicles the life of a recent retiree who makes it his business to constantly grump at everyone and everything. Feeling lonely and frustrated, Ove decides to end it all until a boisterous young family moves in next-door and inadvertently changes his life.
Reviewed by Linda Stewart | In this second outing for lepidopterist Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker, they find themselves at loose ends after a canceled research trip abroad.
Reviewed by Linda Stewart, Main Library, Charleston: At her stepsister’s wedding, Placidia makes a strong connection with Confederate Lt. Griff Hockaday – so strong she marries him the next day. After two days together, he returns to his regiment, and Placidia will not see him for two years.
Wolf by Wolf is an alternative history where the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule Europe and Asia. Where is Italy? Read the book to find out. It’s 1956 and time for the Axis Tour, an annual motorcycle race across their joined continents to celebrate their great victory. The winner is awarded an audience with Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
The title of this disturbing book refers to a technology company located on a beautiful campus somewhere on the west coast. There are approximately eleven thousand “Circlers” or employees and they enjoy amenities such as free food, free concerts, endless recreational opportunities and even free dorms. It’s a wonder any work gets done at all. Mae Holland is lucky enough […]
History by Christopher Dickey | Fascinating little tidbit of Charleston history with a different perspective on antebellum Charleston, Robert Bunch was British consul in Charleston from 1853 to 1862.
Reviewed by Whitney Lebron | The latest installment of the Southern Ladies Mystery Series by Miranda James, Digging Up the Dirt brings back the two sassy sisters, An’gel and Dickce (pronounced Dixie) Ducote. Gone with the Wind meets Miss Marple in Miranda James’s Southern Ladies Mystery series.