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Monday Mourning
In a horrendous regression from her recent work in the series, Kathy Reichs reverts back to her procedural roots in a story that is obvious, unsurpris ...more
May 08, 2012
May 03, 2012
Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model (Netherworld, #1)
I won this book in a First Read's giveaway

Shallow, trashy, tawdry, and titillating in a way that appeals to 14 year-old boys (well 14 year old boys in
Feb 02, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
Fairest: In All the Land
When all of Fabletown's fairest are endangered, it is up to Cinderella, secret agent extraordinaire, to save them.

Morgan Le Fay and Mrs. (The woman a
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2)
A significant improvement over the sparse procedural first book, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, but annoyingly covers much the same ground and to ...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan, #6)
Kathy Reichs writes her best dialog to date, but provides a less satisfying mystery in this volume.

Temperance Brennan is finally getting a chance for
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1)
**spoiler alert** An unfortunately predictable but otherwise acceptable procedural novel.

Kathy Reichs' protagonist annoyingly shifts between real wor
Oct 14, 2009
Oct 09, 2009
Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)
An airplane crashes in the Carolina mountains and anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to help with identifying the victims. When she stumbl ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan, #3)
Kathy Reichs stretches herself further, yet doesn't seem to have overcome the flaws in her earlier works. This time, Temperance Brennan is drawn into ...more
Nov 08, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1)
Phryne Fisher is wiling away the postwar twenties in England with little to entertain her. The men are mostly boring and so she uses her quick wit to ...more
Dec 2014
Oct 29, 2014
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
Precious Ramotswe is a divorced woman in her late thirties who, thanks to an inheritance, is wealthy enough to be essentially self employed and takes ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Dec 09, 2008

I'm going to struggle with this review because I didn't give China Mieville enough credit. That's an odd way to start, but I believe it's a fair asses
Jun 02, 2011
Dec 07, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Is it odd that I liked most everything about this aside from the mystery? I guess I should start from the beginning.

Stieg Larsson begins with a disgra
Oct 13, 2011
Jun 02, 2009
Inherent Vice
It's hard to develop a conclusion about Thomas Pynchon's latest book in much the same way Pynchon doesn't really develop a resolution to Inherent Vice ...more
Jun 22, 2010
Dec 09, 2009
Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)
Kathy Reichs improves on her first novel, Deja Dead with reduced gore and increased mystery.

While the book continues to generally hew to its procedur
Sep 28, 2011
Feb 26, 2010
Grave Secrets (Temperance Brennan, #5)
Kathy Reichs provides a logical change of setting, gives us a convincing red herring plot, and manages to integrate contemporary (for 2003) subject ma ...more
Mar 07, 2012
Dec 12, 2011
The Earl and The Fairy, Vol. 01 (The Earl and the Fairy, #1)
Lydia Carlton is a master of a dying profession, fairy doctor. Edgar Ashenbert may be the descendant of an ancient fairy with a dark secret. When she ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
An entertaining read that, at a shallowest level, could be called CSI: Canterbury. But if you delve deeper you find a tale that truly captures the spi ...more
Feb 02, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
The School Play Surprise (Scooby-Doo! Readers, #19)
This is the second of these "reader" style books I've come across and they're similarly lacking in entertainment for the participating adult. In both ...more
Mar 12, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
The Mystery of the Jeweled Eggs
A trifling attempt to convert an episode into an Easter tie-in book (originally eggs were not involved) but the stretch only goes to including eggs.

Feb 14, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
Howling on the Playground (Scooby-Doo! Readers, #3)
This one was not nearly as entertaining for the adult reader as some others I've seen. A child could certainly enjoy reading this one, but the parent ...more
Dec 09, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
The Apple Thief (Scooby-Doo! Readers, #13)
While there's no villain in this book, it's still what Scooby-Doo does best, show the power of deductive reasoning and not on believing in weird magic ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
Scooby-doo And The Rock 'n' Roll Zombie
An average book but reasonably good for a commercial tie-in. You could do far worse in the Scooby books range than this one.
Dec 09, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Isabel Dalhousie, #2)
I did enjoy this book and the ultimate resolution is, perhaps, the way I wanted it to turn out. So why am I not rating it higher?

I don't know. While t
Feb 06, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)
A solidly amusing little novel with a somewhat questionable resolution. The character, despite dithering across multiple arguments throughout this fre ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Jun 14, 2010
Final Theory (Final Theory, #1)
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Feb 20, 2009
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
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Dec 09, 2009
The Chemistry of Death (David Hunter, #1)
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Jan 23, 2009
Tokyo Lives
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Jun 17, 2010
Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence (Death Note, #2)
Jan 19, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
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