Category Archives: Mystery

Persuader by Lee Child

Attempted to Read July 2022 Recommended for airplanes DNF   Please add this book to the tv series asap so I don’t have to read any more words. “The cop climbed out of his car exactly four minutes before he … Continue reading

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Fear Itself by Walter Mosely

Read July 2022 Recommended for Easy Rawlins fans who have run out of books ★   ★   ★ I like Walter Mosley, I really do. His writing captures that blend of action, description and social commentary that elevates a good mystery … Continue reading

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The Runaway by Nick Petrie

Read May 2022 Recommended for thriller fans ★   ★  I’m not the audience for this book. You like this author? Awesome. Move along. Nothing to see here. Here’s the deal: there’s this person I’m dating and this is the second … Continue reading

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Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances by Aliette de Bodard

Read May 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★    I’m fond of de Bodard’s writing style. Though I bounced off the first book in this universe, The House of Shattered Wings, it did not stop me from enjoying this novella. … Continue reading

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Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White

Read May 2022 Recommended for fans of thrillers, marine biology ★   ★   ★      Ah, the airport thriller. White’s entry into the genre is solid, albeit rather peculiar. What can we say? It was the 1990s. A lot of … Continue reading

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The Verifiers by Jane Pek

Read May 2022 Recommended for lit fic fans ★   ★   1/2 I should have liked The Verifiers, an amalgamation of three of my book interests: quirky New York women, mysteries, and identity exploration. Bonus, it even claimed to be about … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Sins by Caimh McDonnell

Read March 2022 Recommended for mild mystery laughs ★   ★   ★   1/2 Really best if one just sits back and enjoys the ride. Relax into the exaggerated writing that is McDonnell, because some of the rat-a-tat-tat is sure to land. … Continue reading

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Seven Down by David Whitton

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Less Than Zero Not for me A character study composed of unhappy, unlikable sleeper agents, formatted as a debriefing after an equally disastrous operation. The debriefing format means it’s told retrospectively, first person, … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Woods

Recommended for fans Charlie Parker Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Do you ever wonder if an author’s been reading too many book reviews? That their books are a response to fans as much as a creative impulse? As … Continue reading

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Needle Work by Wick Welker

Recommended for:  fans of medicine, character thrillers Read in August 2021 ★   ★   ★   ★   I’m reading a lot these days, and when I’m going through a book every couple of days, I like to mix my genres up. I … Continue reading

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