This week we take a look at the Mycroft Holmes series by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. This interesting little mystery lets Sherlock’s less famous brother shine at sleuthing in his own cases.
The Deep Blue Good By from John D. MacDonald is a thriller out of the 1960s set in the Florida Keys, now given good narration though Audible Studios. It offers a classic if dated take on the mystery thriller, and influences a lot of tales even today.
King’s League is one of the new crop of LitRPGs set in or around a videogame world. The concept is nothing new at this point, and sadly King’s League does little to advance the genre, though the audiobook acting is still top notch and worth a listen.
We thought that the Bobiverse books were done after the completion of the excellent third one. But author Dennis E. Taylor surprises us with Heaven’s River, a title that continues this excellent sci-fi saga.
Our book review this week focuses on What Love Feels Like, a novel where a computer program falls in love with a girl but has great trouble romancing her. The book is controversial for some surprising reasons however, and may not be appropriate for younger readers.
The plot of The Case of the Damaged Detective, 5-Minute Sherlock Book 01 is ridiculously annoying and amusing, with a government experiment allowing a man to overclock his brain for five minutes. It’s basically a road trip buddy story, in the style of Sherlock Holmes.
Laeral Silverhand’s Explorer’s Kit is a small bundle of goodies for your Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It features a set of really beautiful arctic blue and silver dice, a fancy carrying case and adventure cards of Sword Coast people and places.
Combining the Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat modules from 2014 under one new cover with some minor story touchups, Tyranny of Dragons offers classic dragon slaying role-playing where characters can rise from humble beginnings all the way up to level 16, assuming they survive the journey.
Chris Spivey is best known for his award-winning RPG Harlem Unbound. Now this African-American war veteran is taking on the weird west with the Haunted West RPG, a game we hope to be able to play very soon.
The Eberron: Rising from the Last War Campaign setting book takes the mysterious and magical land of Eberron and brings it in line with the new fifth edition Dungeon and Dragons rules. This solid supplement also adds some interesting elements like a patron system and a new crafting-based artificer class.