“The Russian Doll” by Owen Thomas

Okay…. to all mystery fans out there…. Mack is back!! And I, for one, am so incredibly happy about that. Raymond Mackey is one of the best characters out there in the literary world and Owen Thomas does not disappoint in giving readers a second installment about the life of this wonderful, troubled, still grieving policeman, who reminds me of an old 50s cop in one of those wonderful TV shows or movies from days past. … More “The Russian Doll” by Owen Thomas

“Mother Blues” by Owen Thomas

“Mother Blues” is a killer mystery set against both the background and foreground of motherhood. This story links the past with the future, and a childhood omen to adulthood danger. Mothering can come in many forms. Even if you don’t have a biological mother, there can be maternal forces that shape you, from your past and present. Maybe it’s a grandmother from long ago; or a godmother, aunt, or some other mother “figure” not related by blood. The title is perfect for this story because, much like a blues tune, the tale’s pace feels like it’s infused with an almost hypnotic pulse. … More “Mother Blues” by Owen Thomas