Murder in the Dark A paranormal mystery
by Simon R. Green
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 01 Dec 2018
Beware of monsters - but you just might find that humans are more deadly. Penny and Ishmael are sent by the Organization to protect a group of scientists studying a hole that is not a hole. The question is, are they in danger from something from the other side of the hole, or from one of their crew. As always, the newest Ishmael Jones novel is deliciously creepy, with lashings of nebulous horror, plenty of bodies (who die in suspicious, possibly unnatural circumstances) and a dash of humor.
When an archaeologist falls into a hole and disappears, a group of scientists are sent to investigate the issue. Is it a doorway to another dimension? A path for potential invaders or a natural recurring event? Each of the scientists has their own pet theory, and squabbling as opposed to cooperation is the name of the game. Ishmael and Penny are an unwelcome dist...
Crash Status Unknown Trilogy: Book 1
by N.S. Shajay
Coil Worlds Press
General Fiction (Adult) , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date 14 Aug 2018
Survival is not guaranteed when you crash on an unknown, unexplored planet. Even if the air is breathable and water is available there are many challenges. In this case, it isn’t a question of what threatens the survivors of the crashed colony ship, but what doesn’t. Minimal supplies of food and medicine, an assortment of murderers destined for a prison planet running loose, primeval dinosaurlike creatures and far more put the colony’s longevity in question. Captain Patrick Knox holds everything and everyone together, even as one tragedy follows the next. Four convicts join forces with the colonists, though there are many uncomfortable with their presence. Willow, the only doctor who survived the crash, is a gifted surgeon who was convicted of murder. She quickly becomes invaluable. Throughout the novel, Knox struggles with whether to trust...
Gini Koch’s Alien novels are fun, fast-paced and laugh out loud funny. You never have to worry, Kitty and her friends are guaranteed to be able to solve any problem thrown their way (the weirder the better) and make more friends and allies while doing it. For those looking to jump immediately in feet first, I would recommend taking a breath and reading the earlier novels first. Aliens Abroad has not only Kitty and her entire family, but also includes most of the retinue she has gathered over the entire series. At times it seems a bit like camp where the counsellor has a clipboard full of names - ready to call roll at any time. Needless to say everyone who is there gets to do “something” that requires the special abilities that only they have. It can be a bit tedious at times, not to mention hard to keep track of everyone. Kitty is the Queen Bee, coordinating everyone and keeping everyone...
Rolly Waters has many reasons to regret going out for Mexican food at 2.30 in the morning. Not least because then he would never have met dance-club DJ Macy Starr – possibly the most infuriatingly unpredictable and secretive client he has ever taken on.
Macy Starr wants Rolly to find out what happened to the young woman she knew as Aunt Betty, the woman who rescued her as a child and who then disappeared without trace. The only clue she has to go on is a curious one-stringed guitar.
Rolly’s investigation leads to a weird world of alien-obsessed cults, a strange desert hideaway known as Slab City – and to a 20-year-old unsolved murder case. But how can he solve the mystery if he can’t even trust his own client?