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The Cold Cold Ground (Detective Sean Duffy, #1)
We had the very good fortune a couple of years ago to meet and visit with a Goodreads friend in Ireland ( My ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #15)
When authors with a successful series and a well-defined character take that character out of his/her normal environment, to a foreign country, say, w ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
No Place to Die
As another reviewer mentioned, it's always with some trepidation that one purchases and starts reading a book written by a Goodreads friend. There's a ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3)
Bleak landscape, bleak characters, bleak story. Icelandic murders are simple ones usually insists Inspector Erlendur. This one is certainly not. An el ...more
Nov 2010
Sep 30, 2010
Blood from a Stone (Commissario Brunetti, #14)
Donna Leon's books are more than just police procedurals books that take place in Venice. They always, in my experience, deal with an issu
Feb 25, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
Perfect Hatred
My foray into Brazilian police procedurals was rewarding indeed.

A terrorist kills a woman using her baby and carriage to hide a bomb which he detonate
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
This is the first in a series of "Department Q" Danish police procedurals. Carl Mørck, is a deputy detective superintendent who been is relegated to t ...more
Feb 14, 2015
May 14, 2014
Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1)
The beginning of this book is the creepiest I have ever run across. Anxious to play a prank on their soon-to-be-married friend Michael Harrison, known ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
The Wench Is Dead (Inspector Morse, #8)
The book begins with poor Morse in the hospital suffering from a bleeding ulcer and enlarged liver, the result of all those pints. It's so different f ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Gun Street Girl (Sean Duffy, #4)
I’ve read several McKinty books, but the Sean Duffy series is the best. Originally billed as a trilogy, I was delighted to see a fourth appear. Set du ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
The Return (Inspector Van Veeteren #3)
For some bizarre reason I started listening to this book while mowing a couple of summers ago and then dropped it and only recently came back to it. B ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 11, 2014
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Detective Sean Duffy, #2)
I really enjoy McKinty's Sean Duffy series. This is the second of a proposed trilogy. I read the first and immediately ordered the second. I have just ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
Broken Prey (Lucas Davenport, #16)
There seems to be a new rule in American crime fiction that all perps have to be really evil, nothing subtle or conflicting. It’s not enough to murder ...more
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
The White Lioness (Wallander, #3)
Some of the best police procedural/mystery writing is coming out of the Scandinavian countries. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, for example, also come fro ...more
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Jan 31, 2009
The Heckler (87th Precinct, #12)
**spoiler alert** I am mystified that the Department of Homeland Security--doesn't the name have an anachronistic teutonic flavor to it, you know, kin ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Superbia 2
This very short sequel to Superbia 1 feels almost like a transition to the longer Superbia 3. Frank continues his battle with the chief in a rather on ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
Fortney and Leeds are two harbor patrol cops in San Diego. Blaze is a hooker enlisted by Ambrose, the Keeper of the Cup, to engage in a scheme to thwa ...more
Nov 04, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
Firstly, let me say that this is an excellent book and I will be reading more in the series. The following are not intended as criticisms, merely as o ...more
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Friends in High Places (Commissario Brunetti, #9)
I'm surprised to see some of the negative ratings here. Perhaps it's because you need to get to know the characters and appreciate the interplay betwe ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Nov 13, 2008
The Mezzo Wore Mink (The Liturgical Mystery #6)
Another charming mystery with Chief of Police Hayden and the St. Barnabas congregation. Everything is tongue-in-cheek as Schweitzer gently savages rel ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Aug 05, 2012
In the Morning I'll be Gone (Detective Sean Duffy, #3)
I wish this were not a trilogy. This is the third (and presumably the last) of McKinty’s “Troubles” trilogy. Disgraced and thrown off the police force ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do (Jesse Stone, #12)
I have always preferred the Jesse Stone series over Spenser and was sad that the series never blossomed into many more books. The relationship between ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Until Death
I read the first in the Sean Richardson series and liked it. This 2nd is even better

The mark of a good entertainment, regardless of genre, is being c
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
New York City has about 36,000 cops. All report to the same chain of command. Philadelphia is surrounded by counties divided into multiple municipalit ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
Bad Boy (Inspector Banks, #19)
"My daughter has a gun." Banks is on holiday, but that's the concern a woman brings to Annie, Banks's DI, while Banks is on vacation. Even though unli ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
A Long December
As you know, I am a big fan of Donald Harstad. This book is of even more interest because it takes place in the fictional town of Battenberg, clearly ...more
Oct 19, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot (Jesse Stone, #13)
Of all Robert Parker’s creations I like the Jesse Stone series the best. A couple of authors have attempted to continue the series, including Michael ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
The Coffin Trail (Lake District Mystery #1)
Daniel Kind and his new girlfriend have decided to leave their jobs and move to the country, to a country house that Daniel's childhood friend had liv ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 02, 2012
Prague Fatale (Bernard Gunther, #8)
It’s 1941 and Bernie is back in Berlin from his work with the SD (Sicherheitsdienst), the intelligence arm of the SS (the Kripo, Kriminalpolizei, or G ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4)
Sheriff Longmire is back in Wyoming nursing Katie back to health following the devastating attack on her in the last book. This one has parallel plots ...more
May 31, 2014
May 31, 2014
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