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The Devil's Oracle

by Leonard Jacobs

Beware the bewitching book cover. That’s just one of the lessons of The Devil’s Oracle Tom F. Dodd’s deeply engrossing and often genuinely terrifying murder-mystery. The cover suggests monsters sorcery and catacombs—and indeed... Read More

Book Review

Losing Amber-Lee

by Leonard Jacobs

William Snow would be supremely interesting to chat with over a nice dinner. or perhaps to take a cruise with out on the open sea. As presented by MacArthur he’s got a smart-as-a-whip mind yet hardly wears it on his sleeve. Snow is... Read More

Book Review

History of U.S. Television

by Leonard Jacobs

Some of the terminologies once considered common regarding television are now quaint parlance of another era. Who for one still complains about their “rabbit ears”? Just imagine how Lawrence H. Rogers II who began his long and... Read More

Book Review

My Benton County Hero

by Leonard Jacobs

Writing a military memoir is like marching across a field of land mines without detection equipment. For one thing there’s the impulse to romanticize the hate-driven drama that brews armed conflict to begin with. Depending on when the... Read More

Book Review

Sideswiped

by Leonard Jacobs

At a national optimism convention Marion S. Freed might not fit in—especially if she toted her elegantly constructed rarely predictable yet ultimately pessimistic collection of four short stories. However calculated however painstaking... Read More

Book Review

The Province of Hope

by Leonard Jacobs

Johnny Verliebt epitomizes the lost boy. Mildly antisocial perpetually detached from those around him attracted to men the central character in Mark Lee Kirchmeier’s three-part short novel is first described sitting in a tree... Read More

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