5.0 Out of 5 Stars ***** I highly recommend this novel...

by Greg Didaleusky on 9-24-2017

Format: Kindle Edition

The Beamy Courage of Gerta Scholler by Gillespie Lamb takes the reader back to April 1866, the year following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Gerda Gerta Scholler, an eight-year-old orphan, lives at a catholic orphanage on the outskirts of New York City. She doesn’t remember living at any other place, or does she remember her parents, whom died of an illness when she was very young. Her father gave Gerta a middle name of Gerta, which means strong with an arrow. Her first name means protected. These names are a foreshadowing of things to happen in her young life, as Gerta is adopted by a couple in Kansas. A train ride from New York City to Wyandotte, Kansas is a kaleidoscope of events on her way to meet her new parents Marcia and John Bourdon, including their son Caleb.
The courageous journey of Gerta to a new way of life is written with a well-balanced flow of words, encouraging you to read on to the next sentence, next paragraph and next page. The transition from one chapter to another keeps your interest, wanting to know what will happen next. The description of Gerta’s surroundings, the mid-eighteen hundred cultures, and the unpretentious life of people during this era of American history is informative and realistic.
I highly recommend this novel for all genre readers from a nine-year-old to adults. Reviewed by G. L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.


by Henry p. Gravelle

4.0 out of 5 starsAn intense thriller
By Greg Didaleusky on April 25, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
The novel To Cure! is a thriller novel that holds your interest from the first page to the last page. The novel takes us into the world of scientific research and what a pharmaceutical company will due, including making a pack with the evil, to reach its goal. Adeishi, a scientist at IngoSmart Laboratories, stumbles upon a horrifying secret in the basement of her company's building. The company's secret takes her on a perilous journey through Hell on Earth. I recommend this novel for readers of suspense, mystery or thriller novels. I give the novel four stars! Reviewed by G. L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.


by Elliot Capon


by C. L. Kraemer

4.0 Out of 5.0 Stars ****
Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky on Oct. 30, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

Moon in Mazatlan, published by Rogue Phoenix Press, is a Detective novel laced with romance and suspense. The antagonist, Ashlee Anderson, accused of plotting a murder scheme, coerces a police officer, Kurt Lee, with sexual advances to help her avoid prison time. The protagonist, Detective Corey Williams, who is assigned to the murder scheme case, becomes attracted to a tenacious and attractive newspaper reporter, Riona Byrne, assigned to the case. Together they share their expertise propelling them on an unexpected venture.
C.L. Kraemer expertly intertwines the characters’ psychological complexities making the story believable for the reader. There are twist and turns enhancing the suspenseful novel. I recommend the author to readers of detective stories or readers who love suspense, intrigue with a peppering of romance. I give this novel a 4 out of 5 stars.MOON IN MAZATLAN




5.0 out of 5 stars*****A great read full of twist and turns with an unexpected ...
By Greg Didaleusky on February 11, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

A great read full of twist and turns with an unexpected ending. A story filled with a descriptive history of the conflict between the Incas and the Spanish explorers integrated with two modern day war veterans seeking the hidden treasure of the Incas. I recommend this book for the readers of history and suspense. Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky.

​Five out of Five Stars

Dangerous Leads by Andrew Rowberry is crime novel about a private detective named Steve Deveroux. But Deveroux is not your typical PI. His previous experience as police detective gives him some credibility as a PI. Although, his personality is a combination of TV detectives Columbo and Mannix intertwined with humor and sarcasm. These attributes propel Deveroux through numerous harrowing encounters with seedy and unscrupulous characters. As the saying goes, buckle up for you’re about to take a ride on a roller coaster with twist and turns, up and downs like you’ve never experienced before in a crime novel. And may I say, once you reach the end of the ride, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll want to take the ride again, if there’s a sequel to protagonist Steve Deveroux and Dangerous Leads.
Dangerous Leads’ plot grabs your interest from the beginning and carries you to the final chapters. Rowberry’s writing is descriptive and real, making you feel you’re there witnessing the action scenes. and at times you even feel part of the action.
I recommend Dangerous Leads readers of crime, suspense or mystery novels. So, grab a drink and some snacks and start reading. G.L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.

 Books I Reviewed


by Sherry Derr-Wille

Five out out of Five Stars

Reviewed 5-7-2018

Format: KIndle Edition/Verified Purchase

Sky Eyes by Sherry Derr-Wille takes the reader to Ninetieth Century Wisconsin. One of the protagonist is Sky Eyes, a blue-eyed white woman raised in an Indian village since birth. Her white mother died during Sky eyes birth. Morning Star, an Indian woman, renamed the baby, Kathryn Clay to Sky Eyes. She raised the infant in her Indian village. Midwifery, a mother’s love, slavery, romance and a suspenseful climax is intertwined making the novel an extremely pleasant adventure.

The plot and subplots carries the reader’s interest from chapter to chapter. The characters are realistic and believable. A well-written romance novel. As an author of mystery/suspense novels. I recommend Sky Eyes to all genre readers. 


by Francis Bennidict

Five out of Five stars

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2018

Henry P. Gravelle’s The Fort Providence Watch novel takes the reader to London’s East Side in 1888. Five prostitutes were viciously murdered by a perpetrator with a knife or sharp instrument. Numerous lacerations disfigured their bodies. The murderer was referred to as Jack the Ripper. Mr. Gravelle introduces a character in the story who he believes was the perpetrator of these women, women referred to as Daughters of Joy. His description of London’s East Side and the dialogue used by its residence in the late eighteen eighties was graphic and convincing, drawing you into the mysterious deaths of society lowlifes. The main character named Paul Barnet, a surgeon, was genuine and believable, as Gravelle focused in on his thoughts and emotions. A well-written novel that engulfs you into a macabre story taking the reader to emotions of joy, sorrow, revenge and finally horror. Gravelle’s novel gave me answers to the who, why and what of Jack the Ripper’s gruesome rampage on prostitutes on London’s East Side in 1888. I gave the novel five stars because of Gravelle’s suspenseful writing and innovative vision of Jack the Ripper’s identity. Reviewed by G. L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.      

The Haunting of Aaron House

by Joyce Zeller


by Mike Fuller

Five Out of Five Stars

Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky Jan 18, 2018

​Kindle Edition

Once upon a Christmas Moon: Anthology

​by C. Young, C.L. Kraemer, Genie Gabriel

​Straight to Heaven

​by Christine Young


by Gregory Gourlay

5.0 out of 5.0 Stars ***** A frantic journey into the arms of evil

Reviwed by Greg Didaleusky on July 7, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase

Elliott Capon's descriptive words, sentences, paragraphs and pages draws you into his macabre world , engulfing your emotions, urging you to read on, wanting to know what happens next, as evil lurks around the protagonist, Dan Prince. His journey infringes between reality and conjecture. I recommend the novel to all readers of horror stories. Reviewed by G.L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.


by G. Lloyd Helm

5.0 Out of 5.0 Stars *****

Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky on Aug. 19, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

G. Lloyd Helm’s Train Wheels, Flying Sauces and the Ghost of Tibuicio Vasquez is a cleverly written book of short stories about the narrator G and his six-foot-six friend, Big Dave Dodge and their harrowing escapades. The six adventures always include scenes in bars, either The Hole in the Wall, Mickey’s Mousehole, Spaceship Bar and Grill or The Windy City Saloon. Like a lot of bars, talk amongst patrons can be colorful, mysterious, informative or a combination of the three. G and Big Dave take advantage of these talks and seek out the truth behind the rumors or speculations. Helms descriptive narration of the events holds your interest throughout these six short stories. The subject matter in some of the stories include frozen bodies, frozen heads, a time machine, extraterrestrials, and a monstrous creature to name a few. Reading these short stories is like watching a six-part mini-series on TV. I recommended his book of short stories to all my friends and readers. Reviewed by G. L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.

5.0 out of 5 starsA sea and land battle saga in 1758.
BY Greg Didaleusky on July 24, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Mike Fuller's novel Captain's Sortie draws you into the French and Indian War in the Winter of 1758. Captain Ben Deland, a tenacious, twenty-nine-year-old captain of the sixty-foot sloop called the Annabelle engages his young and old crew members in sea battles and land battles. The Ottawa and Huron Indians, and the French captain, Jean de la Rue, are Captain Deland's nemesis. Mike Fuller descriptive story telling carries you from chapter to chapter until the final scene. This is the second Fuller novel I've read. I plan on reading more of his novels between writing my own mystery/suspense novels.

5.0 out of 5 starsSuspense filled crime novel
By Greg Didaleusky on February 27, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition| Verified Purchase
Side Slip takes you on a fast moving plot of murder and revenge. The criminal elements of the Russian mob in Philadelphia get involved in this crime novel along with a killer in Florida. Sam Deland's recuperation from a near-death shooting takes the reader from Florida to Pennsylvania with action packed twist and turns to a climatic ending. A diverse cast of characters in the novel contributes to the realism of police procedures and criminal investigations. I recommend this novel to crime, mystery or suspense readers. Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky, author of medical mystery novels. 


by Gillespie Lamb

Five out of Five Stars
Reviewed March 25, 2018
Format: K​indle Edition| Verified Purchase

Straight to Heaven by Christine Young takes you through a time portal from 2016 to 1868. Captain James Lawrence captures Alexandra McMurdie near a mysterious site outside Jacksonville, Oregon. A site where Native Americans believe travelers from the past and future, from other worlds and dimensions pass through this vortex on their journey. Alexandra is pursued through this time portal by Sean Cassidy, an evil predator determined to get revenge against her. James feels an immediate attraction toward Alex without knowing she’s from the future. It’s an uninhibited story of good and evil with an unexpected climax.
The protagonists Alexandra and James are believable and dynamic as they draw you into their thoughts, emotions and desires. The scenes are descriptive, taking you back to the post-civil war era and its way of life that’s filled with sorry and grief.
I recommend Straight to Heaven to readers of romance, suspense and science fiction.


        Captain's Sortie

       by Mike Fuller

Ground Effect

​by Mike Fuller

Five out of Five Stars

Reviewed  JAN 27, 2018

Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky Jan 26, 2018

Ground Effect (Sam Deland Crime Novel Book 4) by Mike Fuller takes the reader to the evil world of extreme Islamic terrorists, Ghali, a Middle Eastern, and Walid, a Libyan. The two cold-blooded terrorists crossed the southern border between Mexico and the United States without any difficulty, undetected by U.S. border patrol officers. The two terrorists, commit unmerciful murder and death of unsuspecting innocent people in their path across the United States. They were motivated by a plan instituted by higherup Islamic terrorist. The FBI, a Texas ranger, ATF agents, state troopers and Lieutenant Sam Deland and his four troopers join forces to apprehend the two terrorists. It’s a cat and mouse game with deadly consequences along the path of the two evil Arab speaking terrorist. The terrorist seemed to be one to two steps ahead of the pursuing United States law enforcement agencies. Can they catch the terrorist before they reach their final and deadly destination?
The cast of characters in the story are memorable and descriptive. Fuller has become a master of changing point of view from scene to scene, creating a sense that you’re sitting in a theatre and watching an action filled crime/suspense movie, and not wanting to get up from your seat until the end of the movie. 

The cast of characters in the story are memorable and descriptive. Fuller has become a master of changing point of view from scene to scene, creating a sense that you’re sitting in a theatre and watching an action filled crime/suspense movie, and not wanting to get up from your seat until the end of the movie.

MORE THAN JUST A DOG (The Collie Chronicles Book One)

by Genie Gabriel

5.0 Out of 5.0 Stars *****Beyond a dog whisperer.

Reviewed by Greg didaleusky on Aug. 28, 2017 

Format: Kindle Edition
Genie Gabriel’s novel More Than Just a Dog gently brings you into the world of Francesca (Chessie) Durand and her recently deceased dog, Chap at his gravesite. Chessie has the gift of talking with her dog when he was alive and now dead. She also has the innate gift of talking with deceased people who had been close to her. More Than Just a Dog’s intriguing plot urged and propelled me to turn the pages as Chessie faced adventurous perils throughout the novel. The characters were real and memorable, some of them assisting Chessie on her quest to rescue nearly extinct animals in this world and …. You'll have to read the book to follow her escapades and surprises. Also, you’ll have to read the book to find out if Peter, a person she met at college, a person that captured her heart with amorous intentions, plays a role in her life. I wasn’t disappointed in the ending of the book. In fact, I was completely satisfied with how everything came together. A well-written novel that deserves a five-star rating. Reviewed by G. L. Didaleusky, author of mystery/suspense novels.

The book Once Upon a Christmas Moon is an anthology of three stories. Each story touches three different genre: Romance, fantasy and Science fiction.

Twelve Days to Love by Christine Young is a romance story about Calanthe Durand, a single young woman in charge of a plantation near New Orleans a few years post-civil war and her encounter with Archer Steele, a single man, who has amorous intentions toward Cali (Calanthe). Cali must contend with a hurricane, a handsome, rich pursuer for her love, an unscrupulous people wanting to take her plantation. These three elements propel a well-written story to a climatic ending.
The next story: Boots and Blades by C.L. Kraemer is a fantasy story about Tia (Tiamoon) and her talking horse, Pony. Tia, a gnome warrior and her horse, Pony, set out in the mountainous area of Oregon to assist in the strange disappearance of flatland children from her Aunt Luna’s village in the High Desert of Central Oregon. It is fast moving story with villains, a retired warrior, evil gnomepire children, a gnome with wings and a sinister master gnomepire. All these characters make for an adventurous, thrilling story of evil, compassion and comradery.
Christmas Pawsibilities by Genie Gabriel is a fantasy story about Dori (Dorinda), a woman who can transform into a magical creature part elf and part Leprechaun (elfenchaun) and her future wedding with Ryan Madison in the twenty-first century. Lacee Levereaux, a budding actress, with a foreboding past becomes involved with the relationship between the future newlyweds. A broken toy, Ryan’s inventor uncle, time travel will play a part in this enjoyable, mystical adventure.
All three stories are a must read for readers, no matter their genre preference. As a mystery/suspense author, I pleasantly enjoyed the anthology Once Upon a Christmas Moon. 


5.0 out of 5 starsThe Haunting of Aaron House
Reviewed by Greg Didaleusky on October 20, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

The Haunting of Aaron House kept my interest from the prologue to the epilogue. A documentary film producer, Paul Barlowe brings his wife, Samantha, and their teenage son, Andy, to Pennsylvania to shoot a documentary on local history of Lancaster County. They rent an old house originally built in the late seventeen hundreds and then a major addition in the mid-eighteen hundreds. Samantha Barlowe learns of horrifying deaths occurring in the farm house over a hundred and fifty years ago. Mysterious sightings, paranormal events and evil embodies the house according to local lore. The Barlowes will be drawn into these events that may affect their lives to a possible point of no return to their normal life.
The Haunting of Aaron House kept my interest from the prologue to the epilogue. There was bits of interesting facts and American history throughout the book. The characters are vibrant and some our transformed to a different consciousness due to adversity and/or amorous situations. There is suspense, mystery, horror and romance in this novel. All four are intertwined perfectly by the author.
I recommend this novel to readers of mystery, suspense, horror or romance. The reader will be in for an emotional roller coaster ride. Enjoy the read.

Dangerous Leads

by Andrew Rowberry