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The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5)
4.05

In 2005 I was a huge fan of Michael Connelly's police procedurals starring LAPD detective Harry Bosch. So I begrudgingly let the writer introduce me t
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Oct 23, 2013
 
The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker, #12)
4.15



I've written in this blog before about the fascinating and slow journey John Connelly's Charlie Parker series of novels has taken from detective/psych
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Dec 07, 2014
 
Bodyguard Of Lightning (Orcs: First Blood, #1)
3.40
I'm generally not a fan of your epic style fantasy books. Often times it's the same story over and over again, and usually that story is "Lord of the ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 13, 2009
 
Alpha
3.71

I was 12 years old in the summer of 1988, but early into it I remember seeing TV commercials for a movie that looked pretty interesting. It was an act
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May 27, 2012
 
All The Wild Children: A noir memoir
4.50
Josh Stallings took the old adage, “write what you know” to heart and penned, “Beautiful, Naked, and Dead” and “Out There Bad” two amazing crime thril ...more
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Mar 09, 2013
 
The Burning Room (Harry Bosch, #19)
4.01

If you’re like me and you love a good police procedural, you love the work of Michael Connelly. His series featuring L.A.P.D. Detective Hieronymous “H
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Nov 17, 2014
 
Canary
3.99
I’ve been a crime fiction fan for years, but for the longest time I didn’t appreciate stories about amateur sleuths or criminals. They often seem too ...more
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Mar 12, 2015
 
Dare Me
3.25
The passions and demons that drive the citizens of suburbia are just as dark, fascinating, and dangerous as those that drive the law men and law break ...more
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Sep 22, 2012
 
Eisenhorn (Eisenhorn, #1-3)
4.39
I have a vague memory of hanging out with some friends in elementary school as they rolled some dice and moved around some painted science fiction the ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
 
Code Zero (Joe Ledger, #6)
4.35
Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series of novels are primarily high-stakes action thrillers that are spiced up by elements of science fiction and horror ...more
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May 16, 2014
 
Young Junius
4.06
It’s always exciting to discover a great new author. Last spring I came across a mention of a book called “Jack Wakes Up” by Seth Harwood. The book’s ...more
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Jan 11, 2011
 
Nekropolis (Matt Richter, #1)
3.69


Maybe it's because as a kid I spent my Saturday nights watching Stacy Keach play Mike Hammer on CBS, but I love private detectives. They're my favorit
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Jul 01, 2011
 
The Sentry (Elvis Cole, #12, Joe Pike, #3)
4.20
The tough as nails gunslinger is a staple of action, crime, and thriller stories. That's because observing them from the distance of a story is insane ...more
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Jan 26, 2011
 
Savages
3.83
Several years ago I was lucky enough to interview acclaimed writer/artist Howard Chaykin for the first time and one of the things we got to chatting a ...more
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Aug 16, 2010
 
Queen and Country: The Last Run
4.05
Endings are tricky and often messy things, but they're necessary especially in the world of series fiction. Awhile back I interviewed a writer about h ...more
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Nov 14, 2010
 
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)
3.97
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of the things I love about my job as a writer for Comic Book Resources is that it puts me in touch with ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
The Whisperers
3.97
Many of my friends know John Connolly from his novel “The Book of Lost Things”, but I haven't read that yet. I discovered Connolly through his work on ...more
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Sep 09, 2010
 
The Gentlemen's Hour (Boone Daniels, #2)
4.02
I owe legendary comic writer and artist Howard Chaykin a debt of thanks for introducing me to the works of crime writer Don Winslow. Per Chaykin’s sug ...more
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May 06, 2012
 
City of the Lost
4.00
You’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but there’s no denying that a good cover is a sure fire attention getter. Stephen Blackmoore must u ...more
May 27, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
4.10


Often times in my reviews I'll mention how there are certain genres I just don't care for and the legal thriller is one of them. For many years I neve
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Oct 11, 2010
 
Suspect
4.13
I discovered the works of crime writer Robert Crais back in 1997 and have been reading him ever since. Over the years his novels have evoked a variety ...more
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Mar 09, 2013
 
Point and Shoot (Charlie Hardie, #3)
3.83

HEY YOU! Are you looking for something cool to read? Well have I got some good news for you! I just finished reading Duane Swierczynski’s latest novel
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Jun 02, 2013
 
The Kings of Cool
3.98

The first Don Winslow novel I read was “The Power of the Dog” a grim, epic, and sprawling tale of the Drug War on the Mexican-American border from the
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Jul 15, 2012
 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
3.63
One of the nice things about being a big reader is meeting people who share your passion for the medium. You can talk about your mutual loves and some ...more
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Sep 09, 2010
 
The Cold Spot (Cold, #1)
3.93
I love crime novels. There's just something about them that speaks to me, and for some reason I seem to really enjoy reading them in the winter. Maybe ...more
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Feb 12, 2011
 
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #15)
3.93

I imagine it’s got to be tough writing the same character for 17 years. You can continue to try to do something new with your protagonist and have the
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Oct 25, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
The End of Everything
3.38


Ah suburban living! You've got the privacy of your own home, but the community experience of next door neighbors. You've got safe places for your kids
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Jan 22, 2012
 
Buyout
3.23
In "Buyout" Alexander Irvine presents a pretty fascinating future world. It's a noir drenched dystopia where radical, unchecked climate change have re ...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
4.00

I try to keep my book reviews spoiler free, but when you’re discussing a book that takes place after the events of a feature film that can be tough. S
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May 17, 2014
 
The Clash
4.32
After reading, "The Future is Unwritten" , a biography of Joe Strummer and watching the documentary "West Way to the World" I thought I knew all there ...more
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Mar 12, 2010
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