My Blog

Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Glamour of Crows

Clamour of Crows is a brilliantly crafted modern morality play that charts the life and curious death of the legendary entrepreneur Ben Baum, replete with mayhem, mystery and, perhaps, murder. The novel's reluctant protagonist, Jonathan Tucker, finds himself drawn into a maze of deception, death and betrayal. Having lost the only things that matter, he is induced by his mentor to reengage with his former Wall Street law firm.

Tuck, as he is called, has to develop skills he never possessed, just to stay even with an unknown adversary in the world of Big Law, bigger business and international chicanery. Ingeniously told, this saga blends elements of classic literature with nonstop action across two continents, taking you to the edge of your emotions and reeling you back, without ever losing its sense of humor and style. Peppering his story with allusions to the world's most adored children's classics, the author explores the height of greatness and the depth of evil. In Clamour of Crows, Ray Merritt has created a witch's cauldron of intrigue, betrayal and unnecessary deaths, as he explores the dark side of human nature and the fundamental essence of family and forgiveness.

Clamour of Crows (Corporate Mystery)
By Ray Merritt
Permanent Press
ISBN #978-1579624422
Price $29.95
304 Pages
Rating 4-Stars

“Creative Storytelling”

Jonathan “Tuck” Tucker has been asked to rejoin his Wall Street law firm. There is some international problems with the death of Ben Baum, whether murder or happenstance. With new skills he attempts to do just that by unraveling a mystery in corporate law that crosses several nations. This was a fun story; though corporate law mysteries are not a genre I really care for. But the author weaves an interesting tale while blending elements of children’s classic literature along the way. This is a good mystery with many twists and creative storytelling. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson

No comments:

Post a Comment