A WWII Mystery ‘Starring’ Everyone’s Favorite First-Grade Teacher: Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard

Miss Dimple Kilpatrick (who has appeared in two fantastic tales by this author) returns. For those who do not yet know, Miss Dimple is a first-grade teacher in the tiny town of Elderberry, Georgia. It’s the 1940’s and while the men of the town are off fighting in WWII, the women are taking care of […]

This Is the Day: The March on Washington

Kam Williams reviews the book by Leonard Freed and Michael Eric Dyson. “There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation’s capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963… The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired… Martin Luther King, Jr., the celebrated leader of black America […]

3-15 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 15, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Call (R for violence, profanity and disturbing content) Crime thriller about a veteran 911 operator (Halle Berry) who gets a shot at redemption when she’s forced to confront a […]

Pitch Green: The First Book in the Dimensions in Death Series Introduces a New ‘Grimm’ Team

Oh, yes…Look out Grimm Brothers – there’s a new ‘team’ in town that knows all about how to combine YA with the realm of horror and suspense and their names are The Brothers Washburn. Trona, California is the location of this unique tale – an isolated mining town that’s beyond boring and basically filled with […]

‘Deadly Stakes’ Brings J.A. Jance Back to the Masses

J.A. Jance, as any fan knows, is synonymous with ‘great’ suspense fiction, and this is no exception. Ali Reynolds is back! A trained police officer, she finds herself working against authorities in this new tale in order to clear a suspect who’s been caught up in a deadly game… Gemma Ralston, a bit of a […]

Brian D’Amato Scares & Thrills with ‘Beauty’

A very interesting book, this story comes out of the blue and offers the reader something they didn’t expect. Although books have been written about the egotistical ‘jet set’ before, D’Amato sets his tale apart by not only offering action, suspense and a little gore, but also provides a very scary learning experience for anyone […]

Radical: Fighting to Put Students First

“Why am I a radical? Because in order to live up to our promise as a nation, we cannot rest until we provide a quality education for all our children. If America is truly going to be the land of equal opportunity, we have to provide that opportunity to every single child, regardless of where […]

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

If there’s one thing the wealth of Jane Austen fans want the rest of the world to know; it’s the fact that Syrie James must be the reincarnation of the prolific Austen, seeing as that her stories, writing style and absolute knowledge of Austen’s works and life, remains unparalleled. A story within a story, this […]