Tag Archives: supernatural mystery

The Black Angel by John Connolly

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of Charlie Parker ★    ★    ★    The sixth entry in the Charlie Parker series is a slightly different approach. To date, Parker has been involved in cases that touched him or were jobs he … Continue reading

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Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of Butcher and noir PI ★    ★    ★      I see dead people. Well, I don’t, not really, although I do regularly encounter the dying. But I was curious to see how a urban … Continue reading

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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people who want a fast read, Scalzi fans ★    ★    1/2     Written at the proverbial, easy-to-access, reach-all-literacy-levels eighth-grade level, The Dispatcher has an intriguing core idea. Unfortunately, the writing kept it only two … Continue reading

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Bone Song by John Meaney. Or, Good Bones, but Needs More Flesh

Read  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★ An intriguing but wildly inconsistent book. Imagine, if you will, J.D. Robb’s In Death series redone with the deathworld of Chronicles of Riddick, the sensibility of a … Continue reading

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A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Listened  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   aka “Ben’s Ode to Librarians and Their Charges,” free at Audible. A wonderful introduction to both Peter Grant and the wonders of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s voice … Continue reading

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The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     A delightful side adventure in the Peter Grant universe. I found myself chuckling, highlighting as a went, enjoying Grant’s wry observations of the city … Continue reading

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Necropolis by Tim Waggoner. Or, P.I. Mad-Libs, Magickal Edition

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans Simon Green ★    ★   Mostly, I have only Past Carol. to blame. You see, I realized my TBR list had over 600 books, over four years of reading if I ever tried to get … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of the Parasol series  ★     ★    1/2 An decent distraction read that will likely appeal to genre fans. I needed the distraction as I was waiting in the emergency room with my mom … 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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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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