Category Archives: Mystery

The City & The City by China Mieville

Read  January 2018 Recommended for Fans of Miéville      ★    ★    ★     Can a city have a personality? I think so. Certainly the feel of Los Angeles is entirely different from NYC, and different again from Chicago, right? … Continue reading

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Righteous by Joe Ide

Read  January 2018     ★    ★    ★    1/2 This is a good book; don’t let my rating fool you. After all, what are ratings? A momentary reflection on the enjoyment of a read, a statement on the overall quality of … Continue reading

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Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich. Second verse, same as the first.

Read  January 2018 Recommended for Fans of Stephanie Plum.         ★    ★    1/2 I finally figured out the target audience for this series! My younger cousin is trying to read again–she has a four-year-old and a two-year-old, so I’m doubtful for … Continue reading

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Murder on Moloka’i by Chip Hughes

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of surfing ★   ★   1/2 AKA, the review in which I absolutely can not be bothered to remember the details. I have absolutely no idea how this found my way onto my radar. I … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais. Forget it.

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★     Into every series, a little unevenness must fall. Besides the first two books in the Elvis Cole series, this was my least favorite. But that’s mostly because it … Continue reading

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Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    1/2 Fast, solid ride. A great beginning, where the reader witnesses the moment three children and their father leave their home in company with the U.S. Marshals. Cut to … Continue reading

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The Last Detective by Robert Crais

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  Honestly, who let me start reading a thriller after 8 pm? I knew it was dumb, but I have no self-control about these things.In case you are wondering, … Continue reading

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Necropolis by Michael Dempsey. I’d live there.

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of Blade Runner ★    ★    ★   1/2 I keep my eye out for urban fantasy with an unusual angle. By ‘unusual,’ you can assume a distinct lack of werewolves and vampires. This one caught … Continue reading

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The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of Christie ★    ★    ★   1/2   Imagine: a Christie I hadn’t read. Ever. But I’ve re-read enough Christie in my adult life to know that sometimes she works well, sometimes less so. Which … Continue reading

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The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of classic detectives ★    ★    1/2   If you’ve followed my reading recently, it’s no secret I’ve been enjoying Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole books. Somehow, I started with book three, Lullaby Town, perhaps because … Continue reading

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