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Cry Fox by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Sullivan

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Ben’s graphic novels  ★     ★    1/2 Given all the sly references to Abigail and the foxes in the Peter Grant books, I had my hopes up for the story of Cry … Continue reading

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The Neon Boneyard by Craig Schaefer

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Daniel Faust  ★     ★     ★    1/2 A bit too, if you know what I mean. A bit too much, a bit too far, and in one particular moment, a bit … Continue reading

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How to Break an Undead Heart by Haley Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of Sookie Stackhouse  ★     ★    ★    ★ I haven’t been this addicted to a series since Anne Bishop came out with The Others. Just like then, I recognize that there are … Continue reading

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A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

Read January 2020 Recommended for fans of Charlie Parker  ★     ★     ★    “A new fall of snow had settled upon the old, like memories, like the years. It would freeze, too, according to the weathermen, adding another … Continue reading

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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Read January 2020, 2015 Recommended for fans of magical inns  ★     ★     ★     ★    Surprisingly, I liked this even better than the first novel in the Innkeeper series, Clean Sweep. I expected a paranormal romance direction … Continue reading

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Small Vices by Robert B. Parker

Read November 2019 Recommended for Spenser fans ★   ★    1/2  Having read this over a decade ago, it wouldn’t normally make the re-read list. However, the dad enjoyed the last Parker book I gave him, so I thought … Continue reading

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Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker

Read November 2019 Recommended for Spenser fans ★   ★    1/2 Oh goodness, definitely a good thing I was a helicopter parent. Not a good fit for dad. Suddenly I understand why Parker has the Jesse Stone series: as … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais

Read September 2019 Recommended for fans of Crais ★    ★    ★    Here’s the scoop: A Dangerous Man is distressingly like Taken (Cole/Pike book #15), except that we skip the twist. It also reads more coherently; though Crais … Continue reading

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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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