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Black Canary/Oracle:  Birds of Prey 1
4.03
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Aug 12, 2014
 
7
Forever Blue (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #2)
3.98
Second book in Brockmann's original Seal Tall Dark and Dangerous series. This one is weaker than Prince Joe. The female lead is a bit too perfect and ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
56
Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4)
4.12
The story mixed two of my favourite things : architecture and science!magic. The plot points matched my interests ten folds. The story moves along at ...more
Sep 12, 2014
Jul 01, 2013
 
30
Lessons in Love
3.75
Fluffly m/m romance set in the early 1900 in Cambridge. The mystery is superficial and the plot is more the courtship of Orlando by Jonty than a myste ...more
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
 
49
Junk  (The Bristol Collection #1)
3.85
I picked this up from Jane review.

Overall it was a sweet romance that dealt with a serious problem (hoarding) and serious ethical values. Both chara
...more
Sep 04, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
 
46
Capital Queers (Alex Reynolds, #3)
3.35
This is the third novel in the Alex Reynolds series. In this one we find Alex, Peter and Jeanne mixed up with fanatic religious zealots, chasing a pur ...more
Sep 2006
Jun 08, 2007
 
3
L'Odyssée de Pénélope
3.61
I was disappointed. I, maybe, expected too much from Atwood which I usually love. Penelope became under her guidance this whinny, very unlikable chara ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
28
The Demon's Lexicon
3.78
Almost a 4 stars. It's entertaining, interesting and the narrator sucks you inside the story. Nick is cold, a psychopath but one that loves his brothe ...more
Sep 03, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
35
A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalgliesh, #2)
3.82
More 3 1/2 stars. This is a reread from a long time ago and I'd forgotten the ending. Sometimes we are too clever for our own good. Dalgliesh learns t ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
 
51
The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, #13)
3.95
This is a in between kinda novel in the series. We have Phryne's sister Eliza making her debut, Phryne is settled in her concubine relationship with L ...more
Sep 12, 2013
Aug 14, 2013
 
12
Nevermore (Supernatural, #1)
3.83
Didn't get 3 stars because it had factual errors (the boys eyes are green for one) that bugged the heck out of me. But the plot was interesting (Poe a ...more
Sep 26, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
 
1
Les quatre fleuves (Commissaire Adamsberg, #3)
3.78
Excellent graphic novel. The meeting of Vargas' twisted, yet endearing storytelling with a dark, hard edges graphic style worked. Both artists gave th ...more
Sep 06, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
6
Gods Behaving Badly
3.38
I liked this one a lot. Funny, completely bunkers, yet endearing. Yes, it's a retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, yes, the end is simplistic and the re ...more
Sep 21, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
25
Le meurtre du samedi matin
3.64
Interesting mystery with some character depth that kept me reading. Set in Israel after 1967. The lead character, Chief Inspector Ohayon has his quali ...more
Sep 10, 2010
May 15, 2010
 
38
The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh, #5)
3.99

This one is more an atmospheric murder mystery with an aura of angst, sorrow, regrets (mostly coming from Adam Dalgliesh's) and the malicious intents
...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
 
53
Mistress by Marriage
3.71
Two stars is for the interesting beginning. When the book took a turn to the ridiculous (about midday way) it became a high jinks regency romance that ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
17
Enéide
3.78
This is a reread and unlike The Iliad it falls a little flat. More like a pale copy of the vivid original. Still, Aeneas is a more interesting then He ...more
Sep 05, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
15
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider, #3)
4.06
Third book in the Alex Rider series. A little darker, Alex is more and more left to survive on its own and brought into more and more dangerous missio ...more
Sep 13, 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
11
L'espion qui venait du froid
4.01
Not my first Le Carré but one I hadn't read before. The pace is excellent, the double, triple play of spies, counter spies, who is behind who is very ...more
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 21, 2008
 
31
The Little Death (Henry Rios Mystery, #1)
3.96
This was the opening bow for Henry Rios, Nava's lead character in his mystery/legal series featuring a lawyer with personal problems (booze, depressio ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Jul 25, 2007
 
50
Mort postiche
3.73
The weakest so far of the series but still a good mystery set in our hero's world of Istanbul's transvestites club scene.

We encounter new characters,
...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
 
13
The Hearse You Came in On (Hitchcock Sewell Mysteries, #1)
3.61
The firt Hitchcock Sewell mysteries. Being an undertaker does have its moments. Hitch finds himself at the center of a political and criminal situatio ...more
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 26, 2008
 
55
Stuff (The Bristol Collection, #2)
4.03
This chapter of the series follows Mas (who we have met in Junk) the care free spirit sometimes friend with benefits of Jasper. After a series of unlu ...more
Sep 28, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
42
Why Shoot a Butler?
3.65
Interesting in a classic whodunnit type of plot. Set in the 30's in England, Heyer places her characters in a very rigid kinda plot. Frank Amberley, b ...more
Sep 2007
Jul 25, 2007
 
27
Liar
3.33
Humm... the writing is good, the point of view never wavers. The narrator, who lies like she breathes is not someone the readers get to love or like. ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
8
Frisco's Kid (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #3)
3.96
Number 3 in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. Much better than the second one. Still pink coated romance fluffy story. Both lead characters are int ...more
Sep 06, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
33
Always the Bridesmaid
3.15
Okay contemporary romance. The two leads are pretty much the only characters in the story. The rest of the characters are names on the page which is k ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
 
21
Smilla et l'amour de la neige
3.71
Lovely with a dash of wow. Part mystery, part spy-thriller, all inner journey in the head of Smilla Jaspersen, herself part Inuit, part Danish, never ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Mar 24, 2008
 
52
Queen of the Flowers (Phryne Fisher, #14)
3.93
Another strong entry in Greenwood's series. This one is more on the darker side of life. The times are getting harder, the action is still in 1928 but ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
22
The Maltese Goddess (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery, #2)
3.69
More like 2 1/2 stars. All the ingredients for a good solid plot are there: interesting lead character, Lara, she's the reason this gets 3 stars; an i ...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 06, 2009
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