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A Paris Apartment
A bit of truth mixed with the imagination of a gifted author spotlights Paris past and present in this exceptional debut novel. Sure to be a bestselle...more
May 12, 2014
May 13, 2014
Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7)
I am a die-hard Lisa Gardner Fan and have read every one of her mystery novels. It pains me to say that I just didn't enjoy her latest very much. D.D....more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Tainted Mountain
I’m thrilled to have found this debut novel by talented author Shannon Baker. As a Native America, I found TAINTED MOUNTAIN to paint one of the only a...more
Jan 2014
Feb 07, 2013
Night Film
Night Film by Marisha Pessl isn’t your ordinary mystery novel. Photographs enhance the story and add a compelling element, ratcheting up the suspense...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
Defending Jacob
Defending Jacob is a February pick for the Mysteries & Crime Thrillers group here on Goodreads. I went back and forth on a 3 or 4 star rating for...more
Jan 31, 2013
Jan 28, 2013

CRESCENDO is book three of my Steven Hawk/Inola Walela suspense series set in the Great Smoky Mountains,...more
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Feb 24, 2013
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Another fascinating journey by Kate Atkinson. This one isn't a mystery, rather a jewel of a literary novel that takes the reader on a multi-generation...more
May 2011
May 26, 2011
The Seacrest
I'm a big fan of Mr. Lazar's books and the audio version of this release brings the words to life--a satisfying, at times harrowing movie playing out...more
Jan 29, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
The Book Thief
It took me a while to get to this read, primarily because The Book Thief is considered a "Young Adult" book. Now I regret waiting. I don't understand...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 26, 2011
You're Next
Looking for a great thriller? Well, Gregg Hurwitz has done it again with his latest YOU'RE NEXT. A rollercoaster ride featuring heroes so spot-on you...more
Oct 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
What an interesting read. Many twists and turns in this literary mystery.
Jan 03, 2010
Dec 24, 2009
The Goldfinch
I've looked forward to another novel by Tartt for years and this one didn't disappoint. There are some of the finest passages I've ever read within th...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
The World Beneath (Joe Tesla, #1)
I'm a huge fan of Rebecca Cantrell's books and must say this first release of her new series is quite a wild ride. Joe Tesla's already troubled world...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
A Land More Kind Than Home
I spent my summers growing up near the region where this lovely literary novel takes place. Mr. Cash transported me back to the place I love most. The...more
Jan 02, 2013
Dec 30, 2012
The Winter People
A cast of proud, fascinating, complicated females take lead in this non-stop rush of an adult ghost story that spans a forgotten time to a time that b...more
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
Portrait of Murder
Rife with passages that pop off the page, this enjoyable read reminded me of classic noir PI tales. The contemporary setting and timeframe kept me int...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 17, 2014
Taken (Elvis Cole, #13 / Joe Pike, #4)
Enjoyable fast-paced mystery featuring interesting characters. I was interested in this book primarily due to the award nominations. I've heard Crais...more
Jul 2013
Jul 30, 2013
The Riviera Contract
The Riviera Contract is the perfect read for lovers of suspenseful international terrorism thrillers. The stunning French Riviera is the setting for t...more
Mar 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, #4)
This nearly 800 page behemoth of a mystery satisfyingly jumps back and forth between ’60s and 2005 Natchez, Mississippi. Gregg Isles continues to be o...more
Jun 22, 2014
May 19, 2014
Looking for Alaska
This author's The Fault in Our Stars was one of the most brilliant books I've read in quite a while. And although I found LOOKING FOR ALASKA to be som...more
May 2013
May 27, 2013
Garden of Stones
Let me first say that I am a huge Sophie Littlefield fan. I’ve read almost all of her books, from her riotous Stella Hardesty crime novels, the Aftert...more
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
Love Kills (Nan Vining Mysteries, #4)
I have read all of Dianne Emley's books and am so pleased to recommend her latest LOVE KILLS. Nan Vining is a stellar homicide detective presented by...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Don't Let the Wind Catch You
Gus LeGarde’s adventure along with twins, Elsbeth and Siegfried, is a wild ride. One of intrigue, enchantment and compassion. Pestered by a persistent...more
Jun 2012
Feb 21, 2013
Strawberry Yellow (Mas Arai #5)
It's always a thrill to read the latest release from an author you admire, and especially when it comes to the immensely talented Naomi Hirahara. Mas...more
May 17, 2013
May 02, 2013
Confetti: A Collection of Cozy Crimes
I'm a short story fan and was especially pleased to read CONFETTI. Morin has crafted an outstanding collection of short stories featuring locations sp...more
Mar 24, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
By Nightfall
After waiting four years for Cunningham's latest, I wish I could say I loved "By Nightfall." The characters are somewhat compelling, although a bit fl...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Astounding, brilliant, true to life. This fascinating journey of teenagers in love sounds sappy as an overall theme, but this tale is one featuring th...more
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Fascinating tale of a world gone wrong and the sister and brother in persuit of answers. The characters speak realstically of matters that people so y...more
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Feb 24, 2013
Broken Trust
I enjoyed Ms. Baker’s first novel TAINTED MOUNTAIN so much that I read her latest release soon after. Book two of a series aren’t always as captivatin...more
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
A Bad Day for Sorry (Bad Day, #1)
I wish I could give more than 5 stars to this incredible read. Unforgettable characters, interesting locations, amusing at times. Ms. Littlefield has...more
Jun 06, 2010
Jun 06, 2010
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