Category Archives: Mystery

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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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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