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A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Read July 2019 Recommended for series fans ★   ★    ★   Here’s the thing: I’ve been reading Bad Blood and I was in the mood for some retribution, so I switched to Connolly’s Charlie Parker series. Being more than … Continue reading

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A Song of Shadows by John Connolly

Read June 2019 Recommended for fans of the series ★   ★   ★   ★   ★  Easily the best Charlie Parker book since The Lovers (#8). It was, for me, a perfectly balanced Parker book: mystery, the supernatural, vengeance, visceral horror, … Continue reading

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Promised Land by Robert B. Parker

Read April 2019 Recommended for fans of Spenser  ★     ★     1/2     The One Where Spenser is Schooled on the Dangers of the Souless Suburban Life by Susan. Also The One Where We Meet Hawk, Who Is a … Continue reading

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God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker

Read April 2019 Recommended for fans of Spenser  ★     ★     1/2     Oh, Parker. I swear, there must have been a standard in the 70s (1974, to be exact) where 25% of a detective novel had to be … Continue reading

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The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

Read again March 2019 Recommended for fans of Spenser, really old school PI  ★     ★     ★     Ah, the first Spenser mystery, the one to start a series of almost forty books in forty years. Having started it somewhat … Continue reading

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Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins

Read March 2019 Recommended for Spenser fans ★     ★    ★    Robert Parker wrote a Spenser P.I. book almost every year since 1973 until his death in 2010. He was extremely influential on the P.I. genre, but in … Continue reading

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The Dry by Jane Harper. Why, yes, a bit

Read February 2019 Recommended for fans of Australia ★     ★    1/2 I read it.  Really, carol., you think you are going to get away with that shit? You’ll never remember this book. I can barely remember it now. … Continue reading

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The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly

Read January 2019 Recommended for fans of Connolly ★     ★     ★     1/2 For those of you who are wondering if you should read Connolly, I don’t really know. He’s not precisely one I would have recommended for … Continue reading

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Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of Jane Yellowrock ★     ★    ★     The Post in Which I Muse on the Series. I dropped this series a few years back. Heavy on vampire politics and with a lead … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire Dewiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 There’s a couple of things that keep me coming back to Connolly. One, he hits my prose sweet spot. “For after Barney Shore … Continue reading

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