Novels

 

Readers offered reviews of the nine novels, and they are posted below.

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THE GOLD KEY

.…a gripping Gothic murder mystery

…Shakespearean twists and Machiavellian motives

…a sinister tale that could have been taken from the darkened soul of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or Edgar Allen Poe, with just a tinge of Alfred Hitchcock

…eerie and startling narrative

…a masterful tale

…staunch and trembling monologue

 

ONCE AND FOREVER

…Ultimately, Once and Forever stands as a poignant exploration of the unpredictability, the power and the permanence of love

…at times humorous, at times philosophical, Davis’ soulful narrative follows a path of self-discovery through time and memory

 

THE DEATHRIGHT

…A dark astrological thriller wrought with religious overtones…pits the hope of mankind against the incarnation of evil

….great craftsmanship and characterization

…taught and revealing read

…a tale of sleepless suspense blending graphic imagery with unrelenting tension

 

SNOW CLOUD

….cleverly crafted, coming-of-age fantasy adventure about the life and times of a legendary snowflake

…takes the social components of human existence and personifies life through Jordan and the characters Arthur Davis masterfully creates

…an introspective and engaging blend of philosophy, spirituality, emotion and exploration of the human spirit

…beautifully metaphoric prose

….a literary accomplishment

 

A BULLET FOR THE BAD GUY

…In Sillers, Davis has created a signature character who twists and turns just at the time you think you can anticipate what he’ll do, or think, or say next

…A Bullet for The Bad Guy is offbeat and engaging, and a thoroughly enjoyable read

…Eddie Sillers, a lovable, if sometimes exasperating character

 

A BELLY FULL OF BULLETS

….Sequel to A Bullet for The Bad Guy, Davis’ main character’s unique internal monologue is characterized by courage, bravado and relentless self-doubt, and tinged with razor sharp humor

…readers will enjoy the saucy images of women who will bare anything to get what they want as well as high action scenes with well choreographed shoot outs, all meticulously crafted by Davis’ imaginative pen

 

THICKER THAN BLOOD

…The bitterness and discontent of an unfulfilling relationship with his only sibling boils over in a confrontation that tackles the tricky areas of religion, family ties, and the rights of the deceased…

…The story sizzles with unconcealed scorn and bitter disappointment, the words fairly burning their way off the page

…stirring and thought-provoking prose…a journey through the dark, twisting mind of a man engulfed in anguish and rage as he confronts his worst nightmare

…resonates on an emotional frequency that is sure to be familiar to the heart and mind of any reader

 

10 POUNDS, THE NOVEL

…With Raymond Carver”s dialogue style, Davis relates a stunning portrait of apartment living in Manhattan

…a class study, a laundry-list of women loved, betrayed and confided in, a list of promise and exile, in the authentic vein of Bukowski’s Women
…Davis’ style is noteworthy

…it stands out in the world of contemporary prose

 

THE CHOCOLATE MESSIAH

“…Unscrupulous tycoon gets control of New England school in The Chocolate Messiah, an intricate yet elegant novel that is a clever mix of mystery and character study (think Citizen Kane), with just a touch of romance

…Davis’ descriptions lace a compelling plot with insight and humanity

…lovers of literature will appreciate the originality of the writing