Posts by Joni

Book Review: “Extreme Prey” by John Sandford

The Presidential election campaign is just underway and Madame Secretary Micheala Bowden is running for office.  Her campaign is in Iowa a year before the caucuses and she’s working hard to get out to meet everyone and gain the advantage.  Her democratic rival, Governor Henderson, is also working the state but gets wind of a […]

A Day at the Theater: “Spider-Guy”

I haven’t been to live theater in years so I thought it was about time to try the local theater scene here in Tucson, Arizona. The Gaslight Theater presented “Spider-Guy,” a take-off on the “Spider-Man” hit movies. It was hilarious. The company of actors were from the local area and were superb. I don’t know […]

Movie Review: “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Not only did King Arthur have his knights of the Roundtable, but he also had a dozen transformer knights as well. In addition, Merlin was given a special staff that was used to defeat the King’s enemies, but it was buried with him when he died. Now the Creator of the transformers wants it back […]

Audiobook Review: “The Master Sniper” by Stephen Hunter

This book took me back to the end of World War II. The Germans knew they were losing the war, but they kept fighting. A master sniper by the name of Repp prepared for his final mission using a new weapon, a gun that fires bullets at subsonic speed and makes no sound and it […]

Book Review: “Fool Me Once” by Harlan Coben

Maya Stern was a helo pilot in the U.S. Army and recently left the service.  A few months later, her husband is murdered in Central Park and she’s left as a widow with a small child.  After the funeral, she’s given a nanny cam in the form of a picture frame, so she can keep […]

Movie Review: “Megan Leavey”

This movie is based on a true story. Megan Leavey is a teenager without direction, without friends, without hope. She knows she has to find a way out, but thus far, hasn’t been able to find it. One day, she passes a Marine Recruiting Office and decides to join the U.S. Marines. After basic training, […]

Audiobook Review: “Blood Memory” by Greg Iles

This book takes place in New Orleans, which was appropriate as I listened to it as I drove past the city. Dr. Catherine “Cat” Ferry is a consultant to the New Orleans Police Department as an Odontologist, a specialist in bite marks. Her latest problem is that she passed out at the crime scene, where […]

Book Review: “Still Life” by Louise Penny

This was the author’s first book, published in 2005.  As with many mysteries, it begins with a dead body.  Jane Neal is found dead in the woods near the village of Three Pines in Canada.  The Surete du Quebec is called and sends Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team to investigate.  They surmise that […]

Movie Review: “The Mummy” (2017)

Tom Cruise stars as Nick Morton, a soldier in the U.S. Army, on patrol in Iraq (Mesopotamia). He and Sergeant Vail (Jake Johnson) attempt to find the lost city of Haram filled with antiquities when they come under fire from insurgent fighters. They call in an airstrike and the fighters run off, but left behind […]

Audiobook Review: “All Day and a Night” by Alafair Burke

Twenty years ago, Anthony Amaro was convicted of the murder of a woman but he was suspected in five more murders. Although the man was in prison, a recent murder with the same M.O. raises doubt on the previous conviction. Two NYPD homicide detectives, Ellie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan, are assigned to take a fresh […]