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Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92
really liked it
First Sentence: It started at one thirty on a cold Tuesday morning in January when Martin Turner, street performer and, in his own words, apprentice g ...more
Feb 2015
Mar 04, 2015
 
The Coroner's Lunch (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #1)
3.98
really liked it
First Sentence: Tran, Tran, and Hok broke through the heavy end-of-west-season clouds.

It is 1976 and one year after the Communist takeover of Laos. Dr
...more
Mar 2010
Mar 12, 2010
 
The Rose Garden
4.01
liked it
First Sentence: I lost my only sister in the last days of November.

After the death of her sister, Eva travels from Los Angeles to Cornwall, where they
...more
Jun 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
Faerie Tale
3.86
really liked it
FAERIE TALE (Suspense/Fantasy-Hasting Family-Pennsylvania-Cont) – VG
Feist, Raymond, E. –Standalone
Doubleday, 1988, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780385236232
F
...more
Jun 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
it was ok
THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS (Dark Fantasy/England/WWII) – Okay
Connolly, John – Standalone
Hodder & Stoughton, 2006- UK Hardcover
*** 12-year-old David l
...more
Dec 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)
3.77
really liked it
SOMETHING FROM THE NIGHTSIDE – VG
Simon R. Green – 1st in mystery/fantasy series
John Taylor, in search of a runaway girl, was born in Nightside, an are
...more
Jun 2003
Sep 10, 2007
 
Property of a Lady (Nell West/Michael Flint, #1)
3.77
really liked it
First Sentence: Michael, Is there any possible change you could sneak a day or two away from Oxford and take a look at a house for me?

Oxford Professor
...more
Aug 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2)
3.88
really liked it
GRAVE SURPRISE (Paranormal Suspense-Memphis-Cont) – VG
Harris, Charlaine – 2nd in series
Berkeley Prime Crime, 2006- Hardcover
*** Harper Collins and her
...more
Nov 2006
Aug 13, 2007
 
Day Shift (Midnight, Texas, #2)
3.92
liked it
First Sentence: It isn’t the rumbling of the trucks that seizes Manfred Bernardo’s attention; it is the silence that falls when their ignitions die.

Mi
...more
Apr 2015
May 09, 2015
 
The Woman in Black
3.68
really liked it
First Sentence: It was nine-thirty on Christmas Eve.

It’s a simple-enough assignment. Solicitor Arthur Kipps is sent to attend the funeral and settle t
...more
Nov 2012
Dec 06, 2012
 
The Cowboy and The Vampire
3.61
it was ok
THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE - Okay
Hays, clark and Kathleen McFall

Wyoming cowboy Tucker falls in love with the least likely person: Lizzie Vaughan, a re
...more
May 1999
Jul 07, 2008
 
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby, #1)
3.72
it was ok
WITCH WAY TO MURDER (Paranormal/Cozy-Iowa-Cont) – Okay
Damsgaard, Shirley – 1st in series
Avon Mystery, 2005- Paperback
Ophelia is the town librarian wit
...more
Sep 2005
Aug 25, 2007
 
The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
3.81
really liked it
The Mummy: Ramses the Damned - VG
Anne Rice - Standalone

Ramses the Great has awakened in Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now R
...more
Aug 1989
Dec 19, 2007
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
GOOD OMENS - Ex
Pratchett, Terry - standalone

There are two books, among all those I've read, I consider to be the funniest books I've read. This is one
...more
May 1994
Jun 26, 2008
 
Blood Curse: The Springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
4.06
it was amazing
First Sentence: Though no one could possibly know it, the last rains of winter had fallen that afternoon.

Responding to a scream head on his way to wor
...more
Oct 2014
Jul 08, 2015
 
Swan Bride
3.23
did not like it
SWAN BRIDE - Poor
Lindsey, Betina - 1st in series

Moira grew to womanhood in the realm of Myr, wise in the arts of women—and utterly innocent of the way
...more
Jul 1999
Oct 03, 2008
 
A Finer End (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #7)
3.97
liked it
First Sentence: The shadows crept into Jack Montfort’s small office, filling the corners with a comfortable dimness.

DI’s Duncan Kincaid and Gemma Jone
...more
Nov 2010
Dec 08, 2010
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
it was amazing
Storm Front - VG+ - 2001 Honorable Mention
Butcher, Jim - 1st of series

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at w
...more
Mar 2001
Dec 28, 2007
 
The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4)
4.04
really liked it
ARTEMIS FOWL: THE OPAL DECEPTION (Fantasy) – VG
Colfer, Eoin – 4th in series
Miramax Books, 2005, Hardcover
Artemis had his mind wiped of his memory of t
...more
Sep 2005
Aug 25, 2007
 
Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1)
3.81
liked it
UNDEAD AND UNWED (Paranormal Romance-Minneapolis-Cont) – G+
Mary Janice Davidson – 1st in series
Berkeley Sensation, 2004 - Paperback
Betsy Taylor is fir
...more
Oct 2004
Sep 04, 2007
 
Isabella Moon
3.18
did not like it
ISABELLA MOON (Para/Thriller-Kate Russell-Kentucky-Cont) - Poor
Benedict, Laura – 1st book
Ballantine Books, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN; 9780345497673

Fir
...more
Jan 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Dead Until Dark - VG
Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much b
...more
Feb 2002
Sep 20, 2007
 
The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins, #1)
3.90
liked it
THE WINE OF ANGLES (Paranormal-England-Cont) - G
Rickman, Phil – 1st in series
Pan, 1999- Paperback
Rev. Merrily Watkins and her daughter, Jane, have com
...more
Oct 2005
Aug 25, 2007
 
A Minister's Ghost (Fever Devilin, #3)
3.92
liked it
A MINISTER’S GHOST (Amateur Sleuth/Folklorist-Georgia-Cont) – G+
DePoy, Phillip – 3rd in series
St. Martin’s Press, 2006 – Hardcover
Fever Devilin is the
...more
Feb 2006
Aug 19, 2007
 
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
4.01
liked it
FROM DEAD TO WORSE (Para/Fan/Mys-Sookie Stackhouse-Louisiana-Cont/Fant) – G+
Harris, Charlaine – 9th in series
ACE Books, 2008, US Hardcover – ISBN: 978
...more
Jul 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
4.05
really liked it
ALL TOGETHER DEAD (Para/Mystery-Sookie Stackhouse-Louisiana/Illinois-Fantasy) – VG
Harris, Charlaine – 7th in series
Ace, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 978
...more
Jun 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
really liked it
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (Novel-Europe-1800s) – VG
Clarke, Susanna- 1st book
Bloomsbury, 2005- Hardcover/Audiobook read by Simon Prebble
Englan
...more
Apr 2006
Aug 19, 2007
 
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3)
3.95
really liked it
AN ICE COLD GRAVE (Mystery/Para-Harper Connelly-No. Carolina-Cont) – VG
Harris, Charlaine – 3rd in series
Berkeley Prime Crime, 2007, US Hardcover – ISB
...more
Oct 2007
Nov 07, 2007
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
liked it
First Sentence: I’d never given much thought to how I would die—though I’d had reason enough in the last few months—but even if I had, I would not hav ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
The Spook's Apprentice (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.97
really liked it
THE SPOOK'S APPRENTICE (Fantasy-England-1600s) – VG
Delaney, Joseph – 1st of series
The Bodley Head, 2004 – UK Hardcover
Thomas Ward is the seventh son o
...more
May 2005
Sep 03, 2007
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