Reviews

REVIEW:  A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

REVIEW: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

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.

by · 02/13/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:   The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

REVIEW: The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

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.

by · 02/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

REVIEW: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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.

by · 01/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  The Circle by Dave Eggers

REVIEW: The Circle by Dave Eggers

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 […]

by · 01/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:   Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South

REVIEW: Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South

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.

by · 01/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Digging Up the Dirt

REVIEW: Digging Up the Dirt

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.

by · 01/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

REVIEW: Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen

A mystery by Vicki Delany: Ever wanted to immerse yourself in Christmas Town? Although Rudolph, New York, may not be called Christmas Town, it celebrates Christmas all year long. But this December might not be full of comfort and joy, as a murder is about to create havoc in this peaceful place.

by · 12/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Rise of the Legend

REVIEW: Rise of the Legend

Reviewed by Tama R. Howard: “Rise of the Legend” is a Chinese film that stars Sammo Hung as crime boss Master Lui and Eddie Peng as Wong Fei, a gifted martial arts prodigy who is out for revenge.

by · 12/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Reviews
REVIEW:  Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

REVIEW: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Reviewed by Jennifer Lively: Sarah Vowell’s latest work, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, published last fall, quickly found an audience among readers whose daily lives have been inundated with stories regarding the Founding Fathers. From the latest Broadway sensation, Hamilton, and talk of changing the face on the $20 bill, to patriotic bellows seeking to “make America great again,” the country’s revolutionary lore is seemingly at an all-time high.

by · 12/05/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:   The Teaberry Strangler

REVIEW: The Teaberry Strangler

Reviewed by Tameka Gordon | A mystery by Laura Childs — Although not a mystery fan, I thought of some personal association, I’d feel as I begun reading this story, having walked the streets of Charleston. I’ve seen the cobblestone alleys, horse drawn carriages, old plantation homes and war relics The Battery and Fort Sumter, all familiar sights serving as backdrops for the story that would play out in these pages.

by · 11/28/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews