Stone Quarry (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #6)
Until now. (you saw that coming, did ...more
This is a great mystery series, and Rozan is a champion tricky plot maven, but I have two huge frustrations with her books. One - Bill is SO self-destructive; he smokes and drinks too much, he has had alcoholic blackouts, he has had at least three concussions, he forgets to eat, he goes days without sleep, he suffers from deep depressions, and he throws himself in front of guns. He's the kind of guy that you know is doomed if he wer ...more
Bill is a fabulously engaging character. He's a tough lone wolf and, with his chain smoking and h ...more
Maybe it was something in the description that got my attention.
This wasn't a something I would ordinarily have on my reading list but it was a pleasant surprise. Rozan's writing style eased me into want ...more
Theme – cover-ups, choices, extreme feelings,
Images – Colgate’s paintings – violent, passionate feelings in abstract, colorful painting. The process of mastering a musical piece as his process for feeling order in the world.
Eve Colgate – farmer, independent, contained aka Eve Nouvel – artist.
In her youth, when making a name for herself, her husband told her he was having an affair with another woman and she was pregnant. ...more
the latest in the lydia chin and bill smith series is out in paperback; one of those books i just couldn't wait to get my grubby little mitts on.
rozan's come up trumps again with another great book, the third narrated by bill. i'm glad i wasn't disappointed. not only does she write very finely, drawing you into both the scenery and the characters, but her plots stand up to analysis and all coincidence is accounted for. this book leaves the new york city setting of the previous five books and mo...more
Another Rozan winner.
(The wall of the car wash on Third Avenue is a beautiful abstract expressionist painting. When you go around the wall, though, you ...more
This story features good cops, bad cops, art and antiques, and Lydia Chin's extraordinary circle of contacts. Very satisfying.