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Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Primary Weapon: Kobna

Read April 2022 Recommended ★   ★   ★   ★    1/2 Here’s what you need to know: while I generally am unable to be an audio book listener, audio is absolutely the best way to consume the Peter Grant series. Although I … Continue reading

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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio version–not so much

Listened March to April 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★     1/2 The story definitely improved with Kobna’s reading. It took me a long, long time to get to the audio version, having bounced so hard off the hardcover. The narrative time shifts … Continue reading

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Crowbones by Anne Bishop

Read April 2022 Recommended for fans. Very ardent ones. ★   ★ And so continues my love-hate relationship with Anne Bishop’s The Others series. Although, to be honest, it’s really more of a guilty pleasure-outright disgust hookup, but that’s always more … Continue reading

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The Iron Khan by Liz Williams. Or, Sheer Gold.

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Chinese mythology ★   ★   ★   ★       1/2 Currently the last in the Detective Inspector Chen series. It deserves more than this partial review, but I am, after all, on vacation, so … Continue reading

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The Woman in the Woods

Recommended for fans Charlie Parker Read October  2021 ★   ★   ★   1/2 Do you ever wonder if an author’s been reading too many book reviews? That their books are a response to fans as much as a creative impulse? As … Continue reading

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A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw

Recommended for Khaw fans Read October  2021 ★   ★    After a buddy read of Khaw’s Lovecraftian-themed Hammers on Bone, we decided to try the subsequent novella. I was hopeful that a new protagonist–a bluesman–would provide a change from the … Continue reading

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Carter and Lovecraft by Jonathan L. Howard

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of  reinvented Lovecraft  ★     ★    ★   It’s totally me. No, really; it sounds like a line, but it’s true. True story: I’m a huge fan of Howard’s Johannes Cabal series (particularly … Continue reading

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False Value by Ben Aaronovitch. Well, yes. It was.

Read June 2020 Recommended for tolerant fans  ★     ★    1/2 Delivered as advertised. Oh yes; you heard right. The founder of Goodreads’ Folly Irregulars and long-time fan of Peter Grant (the novels), has found a Peter Grant book … Continue reading

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Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards

Read April 2020 Recommended for fans of   ★     ★    1/2    A   3 ★   on the Quarantine Brain reads. Or not; I mean, some of the typical PNR problems are all here: a fascination with describing hair, MCs … 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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