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Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy ★    ★   ★   1/2 I’m going to shamelessly borrow a technique from my friend and buddy-reader, Mimi, and shorthand this as: ‘The one where Lily becomes two people, visits Dis with … Continue reading

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Read  April 2018 Recommended for thrills ★    ★   ★   ★ “Button’s face was blank as Pike approached, but a deep line cut Futardo’s brow. Pike wondered what she was thinking. Button’s jacket was already off in anticipation of the coming … Continue reading

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The Watchman by Robert Crais

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★ The Watchman is the first book in the Elvis Cole series that switches focus to Elvis’ best friend and agency co-owner, Joe Pike. It’s a solid thriller, though … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais. Forget it.

Read  December 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★     Into every series, a little unevenness must fall. Besides the first two books in the Elvis Cole series, this was my least favorite. But that’s mostly because it … Continue reading

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Indigo Slam by Robert Crais

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of thrillers ★    ★    ★    1/2 Fast, solid ride. A great beginning, where the reader witnesses the moment three children and their father leave their home in company with the U.S. Marshals. Cut to … 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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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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