Tag Archives: supernatural mystery

Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of supernatural mysteries, Peter Grant ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2   The Post in Which I Muse on Audio Versions of Books Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire Dewiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 There’s a couple of things that keep me coming back to Connolly. One, he hits my prose sweet spot. “For after Barney Shore … Continue reading

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The Whisperers by John Connolly

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  Charlie Parker ★     ★    1/2  Can some authors be ‘too big to fail?’ Is John Connolly one of them? I’ve had my ups and down with the series to be sure, … Continue reading

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Witchmark by C.L. Polk

Read September 2018 Recommended for  ★     ★    ★       It’s quite, so very, very twee. The good stuff: it is very charming. There’s a sweet romance. There are men bicycling. There are feisty ladies. And I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women, myths, shapeshifters ★     ★    ★    ★   Another surprisingly solid entry in the Lily Yu series. I say ‘surprising,’ not because Wilks a bad writer–she’s definitely not–but because my … Continue reading

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of ScoobyDoo! ★     ★    ★    ★   Put on your pajamas, grab a bowl of Apple Jacks (my mom wouldn’t let me have Lucky Charms, my first choice in ridiculous sugars disguised … Continue reading

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Unquiet by John Connolly. Yes, very.

Read August -Sept 2018 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers with a twist ★     ★    ★    ★   1/2 Intense. Connolly writes detective-style mysteries with a dash of supernatural elements. The trouble is, neither Parker, nor the reader, … Continue reading

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Rivers of London: Detective Stories by Ben Aaronovitch

Read July 2011 Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman ★     ★     ★   Ben Aaronovitch is a talented writer. And a very, very slow one. I try not to complain, because at least his books are dense enough that … Continue reading

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Touch by Clare North. Actually, read.

  Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of mindbenders, maybe Dark Matter ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2     Kate Griffin–excuse me, Claire North–is one of a handful of writers on my ‘will probably read everything they write’ list … Continue reading

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Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy, murder mysteries ★    ★    ★    ★    Another solid entry into the World of the Lupi series. Rule Turner and his fiance Lily Yu have returned to San Diego to catch a … Continue reading

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