Tag Archives: supernatural mystery

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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Uncanny Collateral by Brian McClellan

Read January 2020 Recommended for fans tough guys with tats  ★     ★     ★      A decent urban fantasy; for those who follow the field, I’d say better than the first books in the Dresden series and on … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer

  b Read November 2019 Recommended for people with tolerance, fans of Schaefer ★   ★    1/2 Well, if I hadn’t already been well and favorably acquainted with Schaefer’s Daniel Faust series, I might have given up on this … Continue reading

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Jackaby by William Ritter

Read November 2019 Recommended for fans of Gail Carriger ★   ★   ★   1/2  The short version: Jackaby is a new-adult, 1892 version of Elementary with a detective that can see the ghosties and beasties of the supernatural world. Vaguely … Continue reading

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Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith

Read September 2019 No recommendations come to mind ★    ★     I don’t know what Marshall Smith was thinking, I truly don’t. Too casually dark for your average young adult and with themes of estrangement that will barely be … 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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The Toll by Cherie Priest

Read July 2019 Recommended for fans of Southern Gothic ★   ★   1/2    Loosely billed as ‘horror,’ I don’t think that The Toll earns the genre. With a Southern Gothic atmosphere, it has a dual plot line that only … Continue reading

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