Category Archives: Thriller

Florida Straits by Laurence Shimes

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of ?comedy Mafias?  ★     ★    ★   1/2 This was unexpected. No, really, it was. I expected a Mafia thriller/farce–perhaps along the lines of ‘Get Shorty’–what I found was a rather interesting story … Continue reading

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A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

Read January 2020 Recommended for fans of Charlie Parker  ★     ★     ★    “A new fall of snow had settled upon the old, like memories, like the years. It would freeze, too, according to the weathermen, adding another … Continue reading

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Small Vices by Robert B. Parker

Read November 2019 Recommended for Spenser fans ★   ★    1/2  Having read this over a decade ago, it wouldn’t normally make the re-read list. However, the dad enjoyed the last Parker book I gave him, so I thought … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais

Read September 2019 Recommended for fans of Crais ★    ★    ★    Here’s the scoop: A Dangerous Man is distressingly like Taken (Cole/Pike book #15), except that we skip the twist. It also reads more coherently; though Crais … Continue reading

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A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Read July 2019 Recommended for series fans ★   ★    ★   Here’s the thing: I’ve been reading Bad Blood and I was in the mood for some retribution, so I switched to Connolly’s Charlie Parker series. Being more than … Continue reading

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Finder by Suzanne Palmer

Read July 2019 ★   ★   ★   ★    A bit of a slow start that required a reboot, then once I reached chapter seven or so, became very hard to put down. It didn’t occur to me while reading, … Continue reading

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The Toll by Cherie Priest

Read July 2019 Recommended for fans of Southern Gothic ★   ★   1/2    Loosely billed as ‘horror,’ I don’t think that The Toll earns the genre. With a Southern Gothic atmosphere, it has a dual plot line that only … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel

Read April 2019 Recommended for fans of hipster thrillers ★   ★   ★     I really think my recommendation says it all, but here’s some specifics: A very, very down-on-his-luck record fan is getting desperate. The estate broiler finally broke, … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire Dewiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 There’s a couple of things that keep me coming back to Connolly. One, he hits my prose sweet spot. “For after Barney Shore … Continue reading

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Pulling Strings by Nick DeWolf

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  King, thrillers ★     ★    ★    Well, I’ve got myself in a pickle. I rarely do ARCs, and for the most part, the ones I do are for books I intend to … Continue reading

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