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The Devotion of Suspect X
A deviously gripping psychological thriller. I enjoyed it from page one. The characters are deep, but without too much description, and the cultural r...more
Jan 04, 2011
Dec 24, 2010
The Thief
This book is fast-paced and dramatic in all the best ways. The thief's obsession with stealing gives a very human edge, and everything he does heighte...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Sword-Edged Blonde (Eddie LaCrosse, #1)
This is an excellent rendition of what I call "Dude Fiction". Criminals and seedy underworlds, seen through the eyes of a hard-nosed detective with a...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Myth Man
This is a great story, with a deep and interesting cast of characters. Each (even the villain)has very human aspects that ground the story and make th...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
The Solitary House
Through the dim grimy haze of gas-lit London, a mystery unfolds, dark and gripping and more than winking at classic British detective mysteries. Charl...more
Feb 12, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
Calling Mr. King
The concept of Calling Mr. King is intriguing, if not entirely original. I enjoyed the narrator's struggle with his work and his life's trajectory, an...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do
Rene Shade is a detective in the Parish of St. Bruno, Louisiana. However, as a series, this is not really a detective story. In the beginning we focus...more
Mar 26, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
The Bedlam Detective (Sebastian Becker, #2)
The Bedlam Detective: A Novel is a fast-paced, dark mystery/thriller that blends the best parts of Victorian serials with a dash of steampunk adventur...more
Mar 20, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Swan Thieves
**spoiler alert** After the success that was The Historian, I was excited to read Kostova's new novel about artists and mental illness and a historica...more
Jul 22, 2011
Nov 08, 2010
A Trail of Ink (Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon Chronicles #3)
This is an excerpt from the journal of Hugh de Singleton, a fictional surgeon and bailiff in medieval Oxford, England. It is a record of his investiga...more
May 02, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories
These stories were fun to read, with great characters, especially Carl Webster. The book was short but action-packed with dark humor underlying every...more
Oct 05, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Wizard for Hire (The Dresden Files Omnibus, #1-3)
Lighthearted in its darkest moments...a fun read. I kept picturing Bruce Campbell as the main character.
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
The Insider
This book has (almost) everything going for it: non-stop action, hi-tech legal drama, romance(some twisted, some heartwarming), corporate skullduggery...more
Mar 12, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Dark, quirky, savage, fun...and I'm just describing the setting!
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Feb 05, 2011
Kiln People
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Jul 14, 2010
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
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Jul 19, 2010
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency / The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul (Dirk Gently #1-2)
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Jul 18, 2010
Games of the Hangman
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Jul 14, 2010
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Homes
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Aug 03, 2014
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