Tag Archives: mystery

Necropolis by Michael Dempsey. I’d live there.

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of Blade Runner ★    ★    ★   1/2 I keep my eye out for urban fantasy with an unusual angle. By ‘unusual,’ you can assume a distinct lack of werewolves and vampires. This one caught … Continue reading

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The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of Christie ★    ★    ★   1/2   Imagine: a Christie I hadn’t read. Ever. But I’ve re-read enough Christie in my adult life to know that sometimes she works well, sometimes less so. Which … Continue reading

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The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of classic detectives ★    ★    1/2   If you’ve followed my reading recently, it’s no secret I’ve been enjoying Robert Crais’ Elvis Cole books. Somehow, I started with book three, Lullaby Town, perhaps because … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of light mysteries ★    ★    ★  “The next morning Inspector Chopra awoke for the first time in thirty-four years without the knowledge that he was a police officer. For a while he lay in … Continue reading

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One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi fantasy that messes with the rules ★    ★    ★    ★   I’ve chewed on this review for a ridiculous amount of time. After two months, I’m left with a movie analogy: I think … Continue reading

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L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   (on the detective scale) I can’t stop reading Crais. In this one, our hero Elvis Cole is pulled into a case by long-time partner, Joe Pike. … Continue reading

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IQ by Joe Ide

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detectives ★    ★    ★    ★     1/2 About of a third of the way into IQ, I was strongly reminded of ‘Encyclopedia’ Brown, Boy Detective (real name: Leroy). IQ is on his … Continue reading

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Voodoo River by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★     1/2 Crais surprised me again. Not so much with the mystery as a very sweet subplot that I didn’t expect in a mystery-thriller. Connections from the last … Continue reading

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Sunset Express by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★  I should probably be embarrassed, but I didn’t realize until reading other reviews that the plot of Sunset Express, sixth in the Elvis Cole series, was … Continue reading

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Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★     ★  Wow, I really am addicted to this series. Although I had the next book in order coming from a library, I stopped at my local branch … Continue reading

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