I confess when the Jack Ryan series went live on Amazon Prime, I immediately binge watched the entire first season: twice! I’ve always been fond of the Tom Clancy character. I couldn’t wait to see what Amazon made of him.
For my part, I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, you have to overlook the time warp. In this version, Ryan is a younger man in this present year than he is in the earlier stories which were set in the past. That didn’t bother me a bit. If it’s a good Jack Ryan story, I take it anyway it comes and any time it comes.
But apparently not all reviewers approved of story as much as I did. Here’s a review from the Real Book Spy which covers two opposite opinions on the series. It makes for interesting reading and didn’t dampen my enjoyment of the program a bit.
The Real Book Spy article comes from this issue of Crime Fiction Links of the Week from Indie Crime Scene, which never fails to present interesting take on today’s crime fiction. Be sure to visit the site to enjoy other fascinating reports.
I am currently at work on my third book in the Melanie Hart Cozy Mystery series. This book explores in greater detail the relationship between Melanie Hart and Ginger Black. It also looks at just how women should take men these days — or not.
Read the book to learn more. I expect it will be available before the February page is ripped from the calendar. But don’t hold me to that.
My recommended read for this month is a British police procedural called Ice Blue. It is written by Emma Jameson. I will not tease you. I simply adored this book. When I bought it, he book was free. I wish you similar luck. It is a great mystery as well as a romantic tale which should delight.
I habitually post reviews of books I’ve enjoyed reading here. It you like them too, good on you! But publishing a book is hard work. So if you like any book here, I encourage you to post a review of it. It helps readers know there’s a good or interesting book out there, or at the very least, you’re recommending a reasonably good read to your friends who are as anxious to find a pleasurable read as you are!
So please, don’t be shy. As difficult as it may be for your to find a good, satisfying read, it’s even more difficult for an unknown author to find a reader who’s willing say, “Dang, that book was good.”
If you didn’t like it, feel free to post that opinion, too. All views matter. And thank you, for reading the blog and my books.
Best wishes, Anna Drake.
The first review of my latest mystery, As the Crowe Dies, has been posted at Amazon. It’s a 4-star, and I am thrilled. A good review makes the work that goes into writing a novel so worth it.
Read the review from Lisa reviewer at Haven’t Got a Clue here.