Category Archives: Mystery

Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of mysteries ★    ★   ★   ★   1/2   The second mystery I’ve read by Higashino was even better than my first (The Devotion of Suspect X). There is something immensely satisfying about his approach … Continue reading

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Just What the Doctor Ordered by Colin Watson

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of cozy mysteries ★    ★    ★   This is what happens when Agatha Christie meets Shakespeare. Not, you know, the MacBeth Shakespeare will allusions to guilt and all that. No, this is Comedy of Errors … Continue reading

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Taken by Robert Crais

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    I’ll say it right off the top: I hate kidnapping plots. When I realized this was centered on a kidnapping (that’s not a spoiler; it’s clear from both … Continue reading

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Claire DeWitt and the Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★   ★   Five million stars. But wait, if I rate this book that high, what does that make Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead? Fucking awesome, … Continue reading

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The Promise, by Robert Crais. Promised and delivered.

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers, dogs ★    ★    ★   1/2  Another fine installment in the Crais series. In this, Elvis takes a job looking for Amy Breslyn, a missing woman who has been withdrawn ever since her … Continue reading

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The Company Man by Robert Jackson Bennett

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of noir, 1920 cities ★    ★   ★   1/2 It’s funny how things come together sometimes, isn’t it? I was keeping an eye out for Bennett’s newest book when I discovered his sophomore book, a … Continue reading

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Read  March 2018 Recommended for mystery fans ★    ★   ★   ★   Both unusual and familiar, The Devotion of Suspect X is an unassuming mystery with an astonishing approach. It is a book that will toy with the very definition … Continue reading

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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of slow mysteries, great writing ★    ★   ★    ★  1/2   What is it about Brooklyn? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Joe Pitt in Half the Blood of Brooklyn. Last Exit to Brooklyn. Not … Continue reading

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The Watchman by Robert Crais

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★ The Watchman is the first book in the Elvis Cole series that switches focus to Elvis’ best friend and agency co-owner, Joe Pike. It’s a solid thriller, though … Continue reading

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