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Third Girl by Agatha Christie

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of Christie ★     ★    ★    ★   Imagine, if you will, being a famous female mystery author. You’ve been publishing for over forty-five years, and you’ve become more than a bit tired of … Continue reading

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Spares by Michael Marshall Smith. Not spare. Quite full, actually.

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of sci fi and detectives ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Calling Spares a ‘hard-boiled detective’ story is like calling Ben&Jerry’s Wavy Gravy ‘chocolate swirl ice cream.’ Sure. I guess, if … Continue reading

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Blindsight by Peter Watts

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of hard sci-fi ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 This is a very dense book, packed with ideas. Although Watts mentions he’s a biologist by training, you wouldn’t know it, between … 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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Unquiet by John Connolly. Yes, very.

Read August -Sept 2018 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers with a twist ★     ★    ★    ★   1/2 Intense. Connolly writes detective-style mysteries with a dash of supernatural elements. The trouble is, neither Parker, nor the reader, … Continue reading

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Dope by Sara Gran

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of noir ★     ★    ★    ★   Dope reminds me of that time I fell off the monkeybars. I landed on my back, hard enough that the wind was knocked out of me … Continue reading

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Surviving the Evacuation: London (book 1) by Frank Tayell

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse ★     ★    ★    ★   1/2 The only thing Tayell can’t do is catchy titles. Oh, and cover design. Besides that, this is easily one of the better apocalypse I’ve … Continue reading

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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley

Read July 2018 Recommended for people who want a slice of a different life ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2   The only mystery here is why I thought I going to read a whodunnit after having the … Continue reading

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Vallista by Steven Brust

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of assassins and complex fantasy worlds ★    ★   ★    ★   1/2 I’ve been a fan of Brust’s Draegera books since 1988 or so, and all have a spot on my physical bookshelves. So clearly, … Continue reading

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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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