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Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

Finished September 2022 Recommended for fans ★   1/2  Super-cool premise, super-soft execution. Good memories of Lafferty’s Six Wakes led me to requesting Station Eternity. Sadly, time seems to have increased ambition without accompanying skill. Six Wakes was a fun, locked-room–of … Continue reading

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Sea Storm by Andrew Mayne

Read August 2022 Recommended for people fans of water, thrillers, procedurals ★   ★   ★   ★  It was probably four chapters before I really stopped to take a breath. It’s been awhile since I had a read like that viscerally engaging, … Continue reading

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Fear Itself by Walter Mosely

Read July 2022 Recommended for Easy Rawlins fans who have run out of books ★   ★   ★ I like Walter Mosley, I really do. His writing captures that blend of action, description and social commentary that elevates a good mystery … Continue reading

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The Case of the Canterfell Codicil by P.J. Fitzsimmons

Read May 2022 Recommended for Wodehouse fans ★   ★   ★   1/2 While Bertie Wodehouse is a delight, there’s only so many times one can read about the cow creamer escapade. I think. (I’m putting it at once every five to … Continue reading

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Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances by Aliette de Bodard

Read May 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★    I’m fond of de Bodard’s writing style. Though I bounced off the first book in this universe, The House of Shattered Wings, it did not stop me from enjoying this novella. … Continue reading

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Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White

Read May 2022 Recommended for fans of thrillers, marine biology ★   ★   ★      Ah, the airport thriller. White’s entry into the genre is solid, albeit rather peculiar. What can we say? It was the 1990s. A lot of … Continue reading

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The Verifiers by Jane Pek

Read May 2022 Recommended for lit fic fans ★   ★   1/2 I should have liked The Verifiers, an amalgamation of three of my book interests: quirky New York women, mysteries, and identity exploration. Bonus, it even claimed to be about … Continue reading

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Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino

Read March 2022 Recommended for fans. Very ardent ones. ★   ★     I loved Higashino’s  Salvation of a Saint and The Devotion of Suspect X.  Malice and A Midsummer’s Equation were enjoyable, but not nearly as remarkable. This, though: this was … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Sins by Caimh McDonnell

Read March 2022 Recommended for mild mystery laughs ★   ★   ★   1/2 Really best if one just sits back and enjoys the ride. Relax into the exaggerated writing that is McDonnell, because some of the rat-a-tat-tat is sure to land. … Continue reading

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Seven Down by David Whitton

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Less Than Zero Not for me A character study composed of unhappy, unlikable sleeper agents, formatted as a debriefing after an equally disastrous operation. The debriefing format means it’s told retrospectively, first person, … Continue reading

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