Tag Archives: Edgar Award

A Dangerous Road by Kris Nelscott

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of time period mysteries  ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2   It isn’t often a mystery surprises me. I mean, sure–I’m often surprised by the solution. But the storytelling of a mystery … Continue reading

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Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke. Or, blues worth singing.

Recommended for: fans of deeply flawed detectives and southern noir Read on August 2013 ★   ★   ★   ★   1/2 Sometimes I wonder if you can really like the Robicheaux series. It isn’t easy witnessing a man struggle … Continue reading

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White Butterfly by Walter Mosley.

  Recommended for: mystery fans Read from April 2013, read count: well, that’s a good question, isn’t it? ★  ★  ★  ★  ★   My friends, this is why I review. Because some day, in a mere ten years, I’m … Continue reading

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Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley, or Easy does it

Recommended for: fans of detective noir Read from April 04 to 13, 2013, read count: twice ★  ★  ★  ★ If you don’t immediately start humming the song when you see this title, play it while you read. It is … Continue reading

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Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

Read from August 09 to 13, 2012 ★   ★   ★  ★ A book about the mystery of a dead hooker becomes a book about Matt Scudder taking one day at a time, trying to save himself from alcohol. The prose … Continue reading

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In the Woods by Tana French

Recommended for: anyone who likes mysteries, psychological analysis, lovely word-smithing Read from November 08 to 09, 2012 ★   ★   ★   ★ I started this series out of chronological order, which only increased my appreciation for French. By some odd chance, … Continue reading

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