REVIEW: The Quiet Zone

The town of Green Bank, West Virginia, is often presented as a signal-free quiet zone — no Wi-Fi, no cell phones, no radio. The 13,000 +/- square mile area was set aside as the United States National Radio Quiet Zone in 1958. It was chosen for its remote nature and relatively light signal traffic in order to have a clear patch to listen to the cosmos. But the reality of day-to-day life within the Quiet Zone is less clear-cut.

ACCENT: THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah

It’s no easy feat to write a “new” Agatha Christie book with the beloved Hercule Poirot. One can almost hear him making a snide comment about it himself. Purists are hoping for failure. Fans are hoping they won’t be disappointed. And on the face of it, Sophie Hannah isn’t necessarily an obvious choice. She’s known…

REVIEW: SHOT ALL TO HELL by Mark Lee Gardner

Few names in American have the instant recognition, and connotation, as Jesse James.  Star of the dime novel, his legend became more noted than perhaps his true self.  But as you will discover in this historical visit to the end of the James-Younger reign, much of his status earned.  The details may have been been…