Book Review by Bob Gelms

Wine Whines

Wine Whines By Bob Gelms The Billionaire’s Vinegar How many out there like to drink wine? I thought so, me too. Well this book is an entertaining tome about mega rich people behaving over the top about super rare wines that, in the grand scheme of things, shouldn’t really be all that important. It’s also […]

I’m Ruined

I’m Ruined – 365ink Book Review By Bob Gelms I’m ruined and Jason Mathews did it to me. I read his first novel, Red Sparrow, and thought I’d read just about the best spy thriller ever. I wrote about that in the last issue of 365ink. Red Sparrow won the 2014 Edgar and the International Thriller […]

Who Is Spying On Whom?

Who Is Spying On Whom? By Bob Gelms Jason Mathews has joined a very exclusive club of former real-live-in-the-flesh-honest-to-God spies who have come to write about espionage as fiction just like John le Carre, Ian Fleming and Graham Greene, to name a few you might have heard of. Mathews is an ex CIA spy of […]

Boom Boom Out Go The Lights

Boom Boom Out Go The Lights By Bob Gelms Charles D. Taylor has written an all-together fascinating account of a modern day nuclear attack submarine called Boomer. Boomer is the nickname for the class of submarine that Mr. Taylor is writing about. It just so happens that I have a friend who spent 6 years […]

Another Slaughter

Another Slaughter By Bob Gelms I’m not being very objective but I will be honest about Karin Slaughter’s new novel, Pretty Girls. It’s a major work from a major writer currently working in the thriller/cop genre. If I can use a three dollar word, it was mesmeric. She makes James Patterson look like a hack. […]

Can You Count to Five?

Can You Count to Five? By Bob Gelms The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell is a veritable bushel basket full of intriguing, riveting, can’t-stop-thinking-about-them ideas. I hardly know where to begin so let’s begin at the end where I tell you what I think about the book. Buy this book now and read it as […]

Nathaniel Steepleton’s Secret Friend

Nathaniel Steepleton’s Secret Friend By Bob Gelms Nathaniel Steepleton, Thaniel for short, has two situations that have affected his life in a variety of ways. One, he has a secret friend who becomes known during the goings-on in Natasha Pulley’s splendid debut novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and two, he has a condition known […]