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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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Death Doll by Brian P. White

Read March 2019  ★     ★     These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. More specifically, they aren’t the zombies I’m looking for. But they may very well work for you. In the interests of remembering and for other future … Continue reading

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Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Read April 2019 Recommended for fans of exploration sci-fi  ★     ★      ★     ★   1/2       ‘Aldebaran’ is a red star whose name comes from the Arabic word for ‘follower,’ because it seems to follow the Pleides. Interesting … Continue reading

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The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

Read March 2019 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy police procedural ★     ★    ★    ★   You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally … Continue reading

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The Last by Hanna Jameson. Well, I hope it isn’t hers.

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of The Last Policeman ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 I was all set to close the book (cough) on 2018; I had finished up the Peter Grant series in a very … 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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The Black God’s Drums by P. Djeli Clark

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of N’Orleans, orphans ★     ★    ★     ★   Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans  or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper … Continue reading

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The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Read  March 2018 Recommended for Sherlockian sci-fi fans ★    ★    ★    ★ In the age of fantasy books of ridiculous lengths–why, hello, Way of Kings–and series that may never be finished–ah-hem, George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss–I’ve rediscovered my love … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of The Girl With All the Gifts ★    ★   1/2 The Girl With All the Gifts  easily became one of my five-star reads of 2014, the year I read it. But I hesitated to … Continue reading

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of biographies ★    ★   1/2   Recently, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was been popping up in discussion, and I had been toying with a re-read until fortuitously offered … Continue reading

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