Author Archive | Bella Wright

Northwest Country

The Northwest Country, a Must-Read Historical Thriller by Jefferson Flanders

The Bottom Line: With The Northwest Country, Flanders establishes himself as one of America’s best active American historical fiction writers. Highly recommended. What’s the difference between historical fiction and a period piece? Both disciplines require an uncommon attention to the mannerisms, communication style, technology and cultural trends of a specific moment in time. Yet in […]

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History's Prisoners

History’s Prisoners, a Sci-Fi Thriller by James Garmisch

Moments before his execution, Huan is given a clear choice: infiltrate the Global Resistance—or die, and never see his children again. The Alliance is collapsing, and Huan, a former economist for the worldwide government, knows how it was engineered. History has been reset, the children of dissidents re-educated, and the family unit abolished. The facade […]

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Impala, a Wholly Engrossing Crime Thriller by Andrew Diamond

The Bottom Line: A smart, wholly engrossing cyber crime novel about a talented hacker trying to escape his past. When coder Russell Fitzpatrick receives an ordinary email advertising a 1967 Chevy Impala for sale, he knows deep inside that his world is about to be turned upside down. Knowing that the ad content will soon […]

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Silent Source, a First-Rate Medical Thriller by James Marshall Smith

The Bottom Line: A first-rate medical thriller that establishes new author James Marshall Smith as one of the year’s best newcomers. Among local law enforcement, scientist Damon Keane is something of a celebrity in Atlanta. So when Atlanta police’s Special Operations Section find themselves faced with three ghoulish deaths and no solid leads, the mayor […]

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Beleagured Truth

Beleaguered Truth, a Hard-Hitting Political Thriller by William P. Messenger

The Bottom Line: The second entry in William P. Messenger’s Shattered Triangle Series is a hard-hitting political thriller that deftly blends fact and fiction. Beleaguered Truth begins where Messenger’s Shattered Triangle leaves off, with an expanded first-person confession of the crime that was the focus of the first book in the series. Core characters Senator […]

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Shattered Triangle

Shattered Triangle, a Well-Characterized Murder Mystery by William P. Messenger

The Bottom Line: An uncommonly well-characterized murder mystery about the friendship between a politician, a priest and a police lieutenant. When a leading candidate for the U.S. Senate returns to his Los Angeles home, he finds his wife, two teenage daughters and eleven-year old son murdered. To investigating lieutenant and close family friend Tom Moran, […]

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Triple Crossed, a Highly Recommended Crime Thriller by R.C. Hartson

The Bottom Line: A first-rate crime novel told in the classic noir tradition of Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Cain and Dennis Lehane. Highly recommended. Chicago private eye Cleve Hawkins’ latest client is Bethany Hubbard, a socialite who suspects her husband is cheating. But when her chemist spouse goes missing, Hawkins suspects a mob connection. Will Hubbard’s […]

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