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First place winner!
*** BookFest Awards Winner in the Romantic/Suspense category ***
Publishers Weekly review
Toronto police detective Melissa Bonar lands an unusual homicide case in this enthralling mystery from Markman (Contra-Odessa). Edward Green was found in his apartment, half-naked, with his wrists slit, an apparent suicide. But there are several odd elements, including evidence that Green was sodomized before his death. He was found by his girlfriend before expiring from blood loss, but the only word he uttered that she understood was Wolverine. That clue leads Bonar to Brenda Rorke, an ex-con who was given the nickname of Wolverine in prison, for her fearlessness in confronting bigger female inmates bent on beating her up. After learning that Green once went by another name, the detective theorizes that he was assaulted in revenge for an unpunished crime that Rorke, who’s currently shacked up in a trailer park with a biker gang, may have been involved in. Markman toggles between past and present, leaving readers guessing on how everything will play out, and succeeds in making Rorke a character readers will sympathize with. Those interested in a nuanced look at what could lead someone to lash out violently will be satisfied. (Self-published)
Portugal News review
"This is a fast paced read but the plot contains complex ideas which adds a depth to the book. Full of action and real life scenarios this is one of those books you can spend hours reading without realizing where the time has gone. There are plenty of surprises and twists. This book will appeal to crime and science fiction fans. And will also interest those intrigued by geopolitical themes."
Now available in libraries
Justice of Brenda, The Wolverine, is now available in Indie Ontario, a collection of books from local indie authors available exclusively on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform in Canada. This collection is available to patrons of participating libraries.
Now available in libraries!
Contra-ODESSA, is now available in Indie Ontario, a collection of books from local indie authors available exclusively on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This collection is available to patrons of participating libraries.
Agatha Christie in space? Why not, if you do it well. Todor Bombov has done it very well in his latest sci-fi novel TITAN.
An exploration team of astronauts on Saturn’s moon Titan starts losing members, one by one, to odd accidents or outright murder. And, personalized messages appear that reference Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” story, striking fear as to who’s going to be next.
But who – or what – is doing the killing?
As the clues mount up and the tension rises, how much can the humans trust their AI? Or each other?
A fast-paced plot, unique individuals, developing relationships, unpeeling mysteries…it all contributes to an urgent need to get off Titan, now!
Todor Bombov’s sci-fi novel TITAN is very engaging, mysterious, dangerous, full of contemporary relevance, full of warnings about what deleterious things can happen if we keep going the way we are with science, technology, exploration, and unchecked exploitation. Yet it does offer threads of hope for what might come about if humanity learns to evolve.
It is certainly a message we all need to hear these days. And it is presented in an entertaining yet dark way, which is quite appropriate for the nature of this story.
Bombov’s writing is smart but always accessible. His references to ancient times, mythology, literary works, current science and media are fun if you know them, inspire you to look them up if you don’t, but they never intimidate or slow down the story-telling.
I hope that more and more people will not only enjoy this novel, but also come to see the wisdom of his words and begin to apply them in their own lives, their societies, and their systems. We so need it!
- Pamela Jaye Smith - Founder at MYTHWORKS