Tag Archives: series

Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

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The Haunted Monastery by Robert Van Gulik

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of Judge Dee ★    ★    1/2 Fresh off the case of The Chinese Gold Murders, I was rather looking forward to another of Judge Dee’s adventures. Judge Dee and his retinue are returning from … Continue reading

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Crusader’s Cross by James Lee Burke, read by Will Patton

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of Louisiana Bayou ★    ★    ★      Pairing Will Patton and James Lee Burke’s Cajun protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, was genius. Patton grew up on South Carolina and went to a school for the arts … Continue reading

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Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Read May 2017 Recommended for ?   Apparently, some times I’m a little subtle, and the trolls have difficulty following my train of thought. So I’ll be direct: I feel kind of dirty about reading this book. I mean, the … Continue reading

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Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. But slowly. Oh-so-slowly.

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of The Orphan’s Tales ★    ★    1/2  This was one of the most lovely books I almost didn’t finish. To certain library books I must ask certain questions: are they worth overdue fines? Perhaps … Continue reading

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A Curious Indian Cadaver (Inspector Singh Investigates #5) by Shamini Flint

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of detective mysteries ★    ★    ★   1/2 Yikes! So close to the end of the Inspector Singh series, and stalking checking out the website for Ms. Flint makes it clear that self-promotion isn’t in … Continue reading

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The Trespasser by Tana French

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police procedurals All the stars   What does a star rating mean? Does it mean this is a work of greatness, that deserves to be read by every generation? That each word is … Continue reading

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The Black Ice by Michael Connelly. Eh, tepid.

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives  ★     ★    ★ Continuing on my quest for a new mystery series suitable for distraction, I hit up my librarian for the second book in Michael Connelly’s famous series centering … Continue reading

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The Killing Floor Blues by Craig Schaefer

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy with a kick  ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 Hot damn, that was fun! I don’t mean ‘fun’ in the hanging with the bestie sense, eating dinner while we … Continue reading

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Night Fall by Nelson DeMille

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers, government conspiracies  ★     ★    ★    ★   Generally, I’m not a fan of political thrillers. You say to me, “Carol, here’s a political thriller I just know you will love…” … Continue reading

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