Boca Knights


Refreshingly Different   *****


While attending the 2010 Bouchercon Conference in San Francisco, I wandered into a seminar led by Steve Forman. He was discussing writing as a second career and had the room in hysterics with his humor and captivating life story. Purchasing his book, I could only hope that his written story telling was as good as his live story telling. I was not disappointed. By page 26 I had to put the book down for a minute, I was laughing so hard I was crying.

Forman writes about a Boston cop who retires to Florida and falls into the role of vigilante. On the surface this may sound like a lot of current popular books, Child and Connelly come to mind, but Forman’s style and characters are refreshingly different. While laying the foundation for why his main character is who he is, Forman gives us a look not only into the world of a Boston neighborhood, an insight into retired life in Florida, but also a history lesson on Russia and Haiti.

Spiced with humor this is a great thriller unlike anything I have read recently. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series, Boca Mournings and Boca Daze.


Boca Daze


More Like “Boca Great”   *****

I read a lot. Everything from Lee Child to John Updike, from James Patterson to James Joyce. It is easy to tell when an author is not only a great story teller, but is also having fun writing. Steve Forman tells a great story and has fun doing it. His books are filled with off the cuff remarks and tidbits that keep you reading, make you smile, and at times catch you off guard.

Eddie Perlmutter is the main character in the series and, as I said in the review of “Boca Mournings”, is someone you can believe really exists. This is one of the better books I have read in a while, and my only regret is I read it too fast.