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The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #6; Harry Bosch Universe, #23)
4.08
it was amazing
Michael Haller is a defense attorney, one who never hit the big time. He is the object of much disrespect because of the sorts of clients he defends, ...more
May 2014
May 11, 2014
 
The Sixth Lamentation (Father Anselm, #1)
3.72
it was amazing
Usually, I'm hard pressed to name a favorite book each year, but for 2011, there's simply no contest. Yesterday I finished The 6th Lamentation, by Wil ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
 
The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2)
3.72
it was amazing
Chief Inspector Kurt Wallander leaves the comforts of his home turf in this second entry in this stellar series. Two bullett-riddled corpses in a life ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
 
Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6)
4.33
it was amazing
In this sixth novel in the series, Inspector Armand Gamache has a lot on his emotional plate. Following a harrowing case in which he and assistant Jea ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Mar 21, 2016
 
A Sea of Troubles (Commissario Brunetti, #10)
3.88
really liked it
A fisherman and his son die in a fiery boat explosion on the island of Pellestrina, a barrier island near Venice. Commissario Brunetti is assigned to ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
 
The English Girl (Gabriel Allon, #13)
4.08
it was amazing
The English Girl is author Silva's thirteenth novel featuring Gabriel Allon, the brilliant, honorable, and ruthless Israeli intelligence operative. Th ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
 
X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)
3.87
it was amazing
X is for _____? Sue Grafton is famous for her alphabet series, with each letter standing for the particular crime being investigated by intrepid PI Ki ...more
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7)
4.29
really liked it
This is the seventh of twelve books in the Arnaud Gamache series (to date). In order to read any but the first of these books, which could easily be b ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 04, 2016
 
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
4.06
really liked it
The Long Way Home is Louise Penny's tenth Chief Inspector Gamache novel. The pace has changed in more than one way, for Armand has retired from headin ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 18, 2016
 
The Fabric of Sin (Merrily Watkins, #9)
4.21
it was amazing
It's a mystery to me why Phil Rickman remains largely unknown in America, seeing as how he's a very talented writer who combines the mystery, paranorm ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2015
 
W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23)
3.86
it was amazing
W is for Wasted is the 23rd in the Kinsey Millhone series. Twenty third! While most series and their characters grow stale after a while, that's far f ...more
Feb 10, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
 
A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, #19)
3.89
liked it
It's always a pleasure to read a novel featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, a goodhearted man for whom all police work is a question of ethics and ju ...more
Jul 2015
Jun 30, 2015
 
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19; Harry Bosch Universe, #24)
4.04
really liked it
The name of Harry Bosch is synonymous in my mind with melancholy. When I first began reading these novels, I did so in the hope that Harry would find ...more
Nov 25, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
 
The Sound of Broken Glass (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #15)
4.07
it was amazing
Deborah Crombie is one of those writers who reliably comes through with an engrossing, fast moving mystery, especially if Duncan Kincaid and Gemma Jam ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
 
Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, #21)
3.85
it was amazing
Vianello, Signorina Ellettra, and Guido Brunetti's daughter all gave up eating meat, especially beef, some time ago, for humanitarian reasons and also ...more
May 31, 2013
Jun 01, 2013
 
Wilful Behaviour (Commissario Brunetti, #11)
3.90
it was amazing
One of the things that make the Brunetti series so appealing is Guido's relationship with his family. After 20 years of marriage, he and Paola are sti ...more
Aug 05, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
 
The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins, #1)
3.90
it was amazing
Merrily Watkins is a widowed mother and a new Anglican priest. She is assigned to the village of Ledwardine, near the Welsh border, once the center of ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Peaches for Father Francis (Chocolat, #3)
3.94
really liked it
Vianne Rochet is content, selling chocolates from the Seine River houseboat she shares with Roux and their two daughters. Late in the Parisian summer, ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
 
The Sherlockian
3.62
it was amazing
What would Sherlock do? When a prominent member of an elite American Sherlockian society is murdered at the convention, everyone's buzzing about solvi ...more
May 07, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.80
really liked it
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of how or why he came to be there. No sooner does he ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.20
really liked it
P.D. James, declared by no less a source than the NY Times to be England's "most talented practitioner" of British Crime Fiction, makes a departure fr ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
 
The Night Strangers
3.16
it was amazing
Question: Throw together a traumatized pilot, a wife desperately trying to hold their family together, a creepy Victorian mansion, and a remote New Ha ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Dec 26, 2011
 
The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
3.84
really liked it
Who was Anne Boleyn? I can never think of her without thinking of Scarlet O'Hara as well, because that's how I picture Anne, as strong willed, determi ...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)
4.49
liked it
Outlander, the novel which introduced the world to romantic hero Jamie Fraser, was published nearly 25 years ago. I wonder if Diana Gabaldon even drea ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Nov 22, 2014
 
This Body of Death (Inspector Lynley, #16)
4.01
really liked it
Thomas Lynley is still in deep mourning for his wife and unborn child, but knows he must make some effort to return to the world. Acting Superintendan ...more
May 25, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #11)
4.22
it was amazing
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, reeling from the traumatic outcomes of his last few cases, has retired and moved to the insulated country village of T ...more
Mar 21, 2016
Aug 05, 2015
 
The God of the Hive (Mary Russell, #10)
4.16
it was amazing
One of the things I enjoy most about the Russell/Holmes series is that King knows how to humanize Sherlock Holmes without taking away any of his edgin ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jul 29, 2011
 
Caleb's Crossing
3.81
it was amazing
1660, the island we now call Martha's Vineyard. Bethia Mayfield is the daughter of a respected Puritan minister who, disagreeing with the governance o ...more
Sep 2011
Jun 24, 2011