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The CBS Murders
A well written description of a very sad event. I saw it on a crime show and wanted to read the book. Irwin Margolies is one fucked up asshole.
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry
Very enlightening book. I have a new perspective of the history of music bootlegs (and other bootlegs as well). I had never thought of the huge contri...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
The Untouchables
Very interesting, first hand account of the bootlegging business in Chicago in the 20s and 30s. Easy read, read it in one day. Interesting to see how...more
Jan 06, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
Blood And Bone
Without doubt, Lasner's weakest effort. Very formulaic and, without Victor Carl, the book completely falls flat. If his next effort isn't MUCH better,...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 13, 2010
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
This book definitely takes a different approach to sex and human knowledge and study of sex. As generally happens in "scientific settings", the topic...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
Murder for Halloween
Lots of cool stories related to Halloween. This book even has the "prequel" to Dracula by Brahm Stoker. I want to find more books by these authors and...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
Murder at St. Adelaide's
This book seemed promising and interesting at the start. Possibly the fact that a main character was named "Zita" piqued my interest. As it developed...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Murder in Moscow (Murder, She Wrote, #10)
This book was really bad. It is one of the worst fiction books I have ever read and I intend to never read another "Murder She Wrote" book. The story...more
Aug 10, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
Another must read for all Americans. It's really ironic that so many people are so concerned about the government "taking over" all aspects of America...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice
I guess I should give this 5 stars, but it had some editorial errors that irked me. Besides that, it was a real page turner, I read it in 3 days. Asid...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Last Man Standing
This book was awful. The story was totally contrived and unbelievable. There was way too much focus on killing. If I had read this as my first Baldacc...more
Oct 04, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
Rasputin's Revenge
It's very interesting how Lescroart weaves actual historical occurrences into his fiction books. I am not a fan of stories based in, or on, Russia, so...more
Aug 13, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
Cold Service (Spenser, #32)
Hands down the worst Spenser book I've read. No plan? No problem. Synopsis:
Hawk gets shot.
Hawk must get revenge HIS way.
How? No idea.
Spenser must help...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
Hush Money (Spenser, #26)
I am not sure where I got this book, probably found it in the laundry room at my sister's apartment. Wherever it was, I'm very glad it happened! I lov...more
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Very sad story, really. I know I've seen the movie and have it ready to watch again. Seems it leaves out the fishing trip and many other parts, but th...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
At Mother's Request: A True Story of Money, Murder and Betrayal
This book, to me, was a real page turner. I read its 600+ pages in a matter of five or six days, which to me is very quickly. Coleman brought the stor...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 07, 2009
Glensheen's Daughter: The Marjorie Congdon Story
Well written recounting of the events and disasters of Marjorie Congdon's life. After reading this book it gives one pause as to whether justice is ev...more
Oct 12, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
I Was a Drug Addict
Extremely interesting account of heroin use and drug culture of the early 20th century beginning when heroin was available without a prescription at a...more
Feb 2008
Dec 30, 2008
The Mafia Made Easy: The Anatomy and Culture of La Cosa Nostra
I liked this mafia book more than others because it does do a pretty good job of making it "easy". I have read other books on this subject that were s...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #39)
Another brain twister from Christie. I had just read Murder on the Orient Express and on the back cover it says, "Have you read "Curtain"? It was my l...more
Dec 03, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Gunman's Rhapsody
Another great one from Parker. A "one-off" historically based recounting of the life of Wyatt Earp in Tombstone, AZ. By luck my wonderful Tivo recorde...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
This was hands down the best book I've read about climate change and the current world-wide political and economic situation. It is a must read for ev...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
Extremely interesting story of the Bernie Madoff scam. This book is a perfect example of the pervasive incompetence of some U.S. government workers. I...more
Dec 26, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
McNally's Gamble
Another very fun Archy McNally tale. Unfortunately the last "real" McNally book. Since I've already read one of the others, I know they are a huge ste...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses
Interesting read. Lots of weird stuff has happened to corpses and parts of their bodies over the years. Funny how so many end up getting misplaced. I...more
Dec 2010
Nov 27, 2010
Total Control
One of the better Baldacci books. It was a real page turner from about half way through. It's funny, when he was writing that book, I was just learnin...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Truly a gripping read. It made me feel like I was there and presented a side of the events that is highly educational. I certainly hope the NYPD and t...more
Dec 04, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
The Tailor of Panama
I can't continue reading this book. I'm on page 156. It's just SO bad. I can't begin to imagine how it got to be on the NYT bestseller list and how it...more
Dec 07, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
A Treasury Of Great Mysteries
Great collection of some classic stories. They are old and sometimes a little hard to understand due to slang terms of the time, but most are really g...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
A Catskill Eagle (Spenser, #12)
I enjoyed this book, although Parker's form of "black-speak" got pretty old fast. I guess I was much more impressed by Parker with the first few books...more
Oct 14, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
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