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Murder at the Brightwell: A Mystery
3.96
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Sep 15, 2014
 
Tokyo Kill: A Thriller (Jim Brodie #2)
4.37
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Sep 08, 2014
 
Malice: A Mystery
3.99
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Sep 15, 2014
 
Ultimatum (Tina Boyd #6)
3.92
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Sep 05, 2014
 
HOUSE OF JAGUAR
3.56
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Aug 28, 2014
 
Cash Call (Stan Turner, #4)
3.60
I won this as a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads and was surprised to receive an audio mp3 and not a printed book. I listened to as much of the book...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
God Is Real: The Stunning New Convergence of Science and Spirituality
3.54
It took me a while to get through this book. Mr. Patel seemed to keep repeating himself, and in so doing lost my interest. The convergences of ancient...more
Oct 20, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
 
The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel (Jeremy Fisk, #1)
3.76
Dick Wolf has written a first rate thriller that kept me turning the pages. The plot line was multi-layered and made you hope that real life terrorist...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
 
Tail Spin (FBI Thrillers, #12)
3.96
Ms. Coulter has produced an enjoyable, page turner that keeps you guessing, but it has a major problem early on. The plot device she uses to bring pot...more
Aug 12, 2012
Jun 01, 2012
 
Henry and Rachel
3.27
There should be something special about a story that gets told time and time again. This tale repeated over and over, each time from the perspective o...more
Nov 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
The Child's Child
3.04
I found this book’s content too dark, dismal and depressing to read, especially now at the Christmas season. Maybe I will get back to it sometime, but...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
 
The Paris Wife
3.75
This is the tale of Ernest Hemingways’ first wife Hadley and their life together. Even though their marriage included moving to Paris and becoming par...more
Dec 23, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Year We Left Home
3.39
This is a well-written character-driven book about a Mid-western family over the span of 30 years. While I found many of the author’s accounts interes...more
Mar 18, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
 
Ghellow Road
4.20
I won this book through the First Reads program and it arrived promptly with kind and hopeful words from the author. This made me want to like it, and...more
May 03, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
The Reckoning (Maeve Kerrigan #2)
3.85
I am always pleased when a detective story manages to surprise me. This tale started out slowly and built momentum as it progressed. The original focu...more
Jul 07, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
The Bedlam Detective (Sebastian Becker, #2)
3.59
The “Bedlam Detective,” Sebastian Becker, used to be a Pinkerton man, but returned to his native England in 1912, where he is employed as the Lord Cha...more
Apr 11, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
The Next Time You See Me
3.49
I found THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME to be a kaleidoscope of a book, it is filled with bright, unusual imagery, but only with great effort is it possible...more
Jun 10, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
 
Pale Horses (Jade de Jong, #4)
3.74
This was my introduction to South African private investigator Jade De Jong and it made me want to read the three previous novels by Mackenzie. This b...more
Apr 09, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
The Collini Case
3.77
A young, untested German defense lawyer, Caspar Leinen, becomes involved in a case that pits morality against legality. His client is a sixty seven ye...more
Sep 15, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
 
The Big Cat Nap (Mrs. Murphy, #20)
3.47
This is a fun little homespun mystery set in rural Virginia. Harry Haristeen, a 40 year old woman farmer, has an unstoppable curiosity. When the mecha...more
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
A Stranger Like You: A Novel
3.05
Happy to get another First Reads win. Thanks Goodreads!
Cleverness can be a good thing in a novel, but in A Stranger Like You the author tries too har...more
Aug 05, 2010
Jul 09, 2010
 
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
4.07
This book was the perfect antidote after my failed attempt at reading THE CHILD”S CHILD by Barbara Vine. I AM HALF SICK OF SHADOWS is set in Flavia de...more
Dec 15, 2012
Nov 13, 2012
 
for she, who kept the other alphabet (BlankVerseDead folio series)
2.61
This is a very short (six pages) pamplet of poetry, the uniting theme of which seems to be what will and will not be. Alternate lines in the poem beg...more
Jan 17, 2012
Dec 28, 2011
 
Horse Bite
3.67
There is a difference in how good a craftsman an author is and how good a story he tells and this book for me illustrates that difference. O’Leary is...more
Sep 07, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
 
Top Down: A Novel of the Kennedy Assassination
2.90
This book was disappointing. A novel based on the events surrounding JFK’s assassination sounded intriguing, but this book offers little of merit. The...more
Oct 20, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
The Carriage House
3.30
Louisa Hall is a talented writer who is able to keep her storyline moving forward. Unfortunately, I did not find the story she had to tell to be a ver...more
Mar 09, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
The Stolen Chalice: A Novel
3.32
Kitty Pilgrim provides plenty of twists and turns in this Indiana Jones style mystery. Her hero is an archaeologist named John Sinclair, who is recrui...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder, #4)
4.10
The best part of this book is Castillos’ sharing of her knowledge of the Amish culture. It allows most of us to get a glimpse of a part of America tha...more
Aug 02, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
Coyote Healer, Coyote Curandero
3.29
This book really deserves two ratings. First, a rating for it’s visionary concept of a society where all people are valued and respected regardless of...more
Jun 02, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Bad Boy (Inspector Banks, #19)
3.88
Thanks Goodreads for another First Reads win. I always enjoy a good mystery.

Because the crimes are committed during the course of the story rather tha...more
Oct 11, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
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