Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Thriller John L. DeBoer, #Scifi Richard Dee, #History Paul Edmondson

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore author updates with recent reviews for books on the shelves.

The first author today is John L. DeBoer for his thriller Skeleton Run

About the book

Twenty years ago, four teenage boys left a baby behind in a crushed car after they caused the tragic accident that took the mother’s life. Ever since, they’ve guarded the secret that would’ve ruined their lives and destroyed their future careers. But when one of them succumbs to illness, a blackmailer makes contact, and the survivors realize that, somehow, someone else knows. Now, everything that matters to them is at stake.

Las Vegas billionaire Wendell Logan is pursuing the role of political kingmaker, and he’s selected his unsuspecting king: Alan Granger, governor of Pennsylvania. Granger confesses his closet skeleton to Logan, but the tycoon has invested too much time and money into Granger’s future presidential campaign to let him and his old friends endanger Logan’s power play.

It’s time to run.

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads

Jul 12, 2020 Jan Maple rated it it was amazing

“Skeleton Run” by John L. DeBoer is a great well-paced mystery, with enough twists and turns and enough action to keep the reader hooked. The author’s medical background gives certain sections a good realistic background and the characters are nicely drawn, without too much introspection. A well-deserved 5 stars!!

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by John L. DeBoer

Read the reviews and buy the books : Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow John: Goodreads

Connect to John via his Facebook author page: John L. DeBoer Novels

The next book with a review is Andorra Pett and The Oort Cloud Cafe by Richard Dee


About the book

A cozy mystery that’s out of this world.

How far is far enough? Andorra needs to get away from her ex, but is Saturn taking it a step too far?

When Andorra’s life turns upside down, she decides on a career change. Running a diner on a mining station orbiting Saturn. It seemed like a good idea at the time…

With her best friend Cy in tow, Andorra reckons it’s the best thing for them both. A chance to start again where nobody knows them.

Trouble is, there’s a secret hidden in the café. Before they have a chance to get settled, there’s a queue of dubious characters trying to find it.

While learning to bake and get used to life in space, Andorra has a murderer to catch!

Before they strike again…

“Agatha Raisin meets Miss Marple, in Space!”

“a tale that has everything – humour, suspense, a strong but struggling heroine, a fantastic sci-fi setting, and a truly universal story.”

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads

Jun 26, 2020 Caryn Mahan rated it Five Stars

Andi Pett and her best friend, Cy, have run from broken relationships to a space station orbiting Saturn, a staging arena for mining operations. They end up becoming owners of a cafe with a dubious history. Mystery surrounds the disappearance of the previous owner. The author attempts to infuse suspense throughout, but I never felt the main character Andi was ever in real danger. While the writing is superb, the world-building and knowledge needed to show the reader exactly how it would work are just as excellent, the author seemed to lag in developing the critical tension making it believable Andi or Cy was ever in real danger. I liked the tale, it had humor, touched on LGBTQ, never once making Cy’s preference seem anything less than normal, but the story lacked bite. I give it a four-star rating simply because the writing was awesome. I’d have loved to have seen the author bring the tension up a few notches, make me engage with Andi. I never worried for her

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon UK

And: Amazon US

A small selection of  other books by Richard Dee

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Richard: Goodreads

Connect to Richard via his website: Richard Dee’s Scifi


The next review is for  Paul Edmondson for his recent release Great Spirit of Yosemite: The Story of Chief Tenaya

About the book

Now in his old age, Chief Tenaya’s life and the lives in his tribe are changed forever…

In the Mariposa Indian War of 1850/51, the venerable Chief Tenaya is catapulted into leading his people into conflict against white man’s plunder of their land and culture during the California Gold Rush. His story is a tale of family love, death, tribal lore and spirituality, all of it torn apart by a lust for gold. In Chief Tenaya’s world, the pillages of war are set against the backdrop of daily rhythms of Indian life in the familiar landscape of Yosemite.

Through the interweaving of historical events with imagined and gripping storytelling, Great Spirit of Yosemite chronicles the extraordinary true struggle of the original inhabitants of Yosemite Valley, their determination to cling on to their heritage, and their ultimate sacrifices.

One of the recent reviews for the book

I have never been to Yosemite, but this book is certainly a must read for anyone who ever wants to visit this place. Even if you don’t plan to go it’s a story not to be missed. It tells enchanting tales wrapped in rich descriptions that bring your mind back over 100 years to the California Gold Rush and the lives of the great tribes of the Native Indians of Yosemite Valley. The book sets the scene beautifully mingling fact with fiction for an intense tale.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Amazon author pages: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Read more reviews and follow Paul: Goodreads

Connect to Paul via his website: Paul Edmondson Author


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of these reviews.. thanks Sally.


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