BOOK REVIEW ~ Flashes of Vice: Vol I by Vincent de Paul

flashes of vice 3d (2)Reviewer: Tabitha Makumi
Book: Flashes of Vice: Vol I
Author: Vincent de Paul
Genre: Flash Fiction
PUBLISHER: Mystery Publishers (K) LTD

Thing is, it so happens that after reading one too many crime thrillers, they all start to look the same. A serial killer in a Jeffrey Archer novel is as twisted as one on a Lee Child’s thriller. Just as a pissed off detective in a Greg Iles novel has the same temperament as one on Kathy Reich’s Bone collection series. What am I getting at? Every now and then I am looking for something new… something fresh… something with a different kind of oomph.

Found “it” in Flashes f Vice which is a collection of short stories written by Kenyan author, Vincent De Paul. (Can I get a whoop whoop for our Kenyan writers!) If you are looking for “have been told African literature” or “I think I have read that before” kind of stories, then Flashes of Vice won’t do it for you. Vincent De Paul (Don’t you want to know if that is his national ID name though? Or just a fancy pseudonym?) Point is, he writes as well as I can down a cheap bottle of dry red wine on a Friday night.

His short stories won’t bore you to death. Short, entertaining and adopting that straight forward Humans of New York style of writing. Whether he is writing about hookers, terrorism, or love rigmaroles, he will make you appreciate raw and well written African literature. Plus, you will have more cred for knowing and having read more than two notable African writers. C’mon, who do you currently know of? Chimamanda? Ngugi? Wainaina? Well, add Vincent on that list.

Read more at Being Makumi (Tabitha’s blog)

NEW BOOK RELEASE | Thrills and Chills by Boniface Sagini

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Read Press Release Here

Going through life is trudging through the possibilities of pain and bliss, of hurt and mirth, of thrills and chills. That’s what Mystery Publishers’ newest and youngest writer, Boniface Sagini, tells the world in his debut book, Thrills and Chills.

THRILLS AND CHILLS: Trudging Through Life by Boniface Sagini talks about eking life. How the woes of life can be trumped is the crux of it. It’s a gentle reminder of how truly amazing life it as those times we are hitting a rough patch, when the oomph and enthusiasm is ebbing away.

Boniface Sagini is a Kenyan cultured writer, an engineering student from the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).

The book is available for purchase on:

CreateSpace – $7.00 USD
Amazon Kindle and Mystery Bookstore for $4.00 USD

It will be available for free download on Kindle from 8th – 13th January, 2016

Book details:


Publication Date: Dec 12 2016
ISBN/EAN13: 1540529177 / 9781540529176
Page Count: 112
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Language: English
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational

Kindle Edition

File Size: 400 KB
Print Length: 116 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Mystery Books (December 11, 2016)
Publication Date: December 11, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

PDF Format

Author: Boniface Sagini
Country: Kenya
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: PDF
ISBN-13: 978-1540529176
ISBN-10: 1540529177
Release Date: 13th December, 2016

PRE-RELEASE BOOK REVIEW | Thrills and Chills by Boniface Sagini

thrills and chills front coverBOOK: Thrills & Chills
AUTHOR: Boniface Sagini
REVIEWER: Nancy Oyula
GENRE: Non Fiction
ISBN 10: 1540529177
ISBN 13: 978-1540529176
FIRST PUBLISHED: Release Date 13th December, 2016
PUBLISHER: Mystery Publishers (K) LTD

Boniface Sagini shares his story during his formative years. Born in Kisii, a county in western Kenya, he was a bright kid. He started his primary school education at age four, that is not a common thing. He was a sharp student. With the encouragement from teachers and his academic excellence, the future seemed bright and full of hope. Unfortunate for him, it wasn’t smooth all through. Life doesn’t always come out as planned.

He started writing while in high school. He kept a memoir. The author talks about life from different angles. He shares his life’s experiences. The good side he’s enjoyed, the bad and ugly, and sad memories. He explains the different perspectives one can view the world from. He tells of his lowest moments, and highlights of his life. Encouraging.

Read full review at Nancy Oyula’s blog, LightenUp.