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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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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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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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Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire. Nothing to see here.

Read  October 2017 Recommended for Srs Fans Only ★      Magic for Nothing, whether intended or not, has the plot of a classic spy caper: an agent belonging to Group One needs to infiltrate Group Two. In the context of … Continue reading

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Free Fall by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers ★    ★    ★    ★   A solid James Garner on the GRS-MV* 1– Peter Falk 2–Tom Selleck 3– Tony Shalhoub 4– James Garner 5– Benedict Cumberbatch Robert Crais is my new … Continue reading

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The Castle Doctrine by Craig Schaefer

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of UF detective noir ★    ★    ★    ★ The sixth installment in the Daniel Faust series is a solid entry into one of the better urban fantasy series out there. “Now I was free … Continue reading

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Extreme Prey by John Sandford

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of private detectives ★    ★    1/2 Checked out because 1) it was in large print, 2) I’m looking for non-torture-porn detective series for the mom, and she seems to not mind some of these … Continue reading

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