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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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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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