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The Stingray Shuffle (Serge Storms, #5)
The self-referencing is what makes this book so hilarious! Couldn't get enough of the stupid mobsters and the urinal guy! Love it! More Serge please!
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
A lovely steam punk yarn for young 'uns. A proper Brit tale that should be read with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Pirates, space travel, aliens, large ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
Lots of action, but a bit short for me. I wanted to know a lot more about Riley and Chevron. But I guess that is why it's a series. Plenty of time for ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)
Insiders and outsiders. Damaged heroes. All call signs of Chelsea Cain. Love the action and the suspense.
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
A Guilty Thing Surprised (Inspector Wexford, #5)
In my Wexford experience thus far I have decided that I enjoy the humanity of the detectives, both Burden and Wexford. They admit their faults, if onl ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo, #3) (The Foundling's Tale, #3)
I'm done! I don't know why I had to finish, I guess it's the OCD. This is a very imaginative series, don't get me wrong, it's just a lot to take in in ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Young adult fantasy/steam punk. Tessa is a warlock (though she didn't know it) who is rescued by the Shadowhunters, a warrior race of Nephilim (avengi ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
This was a sweet and pithy period mystery. Lady Georgiana, Georgie, is a bright young thing in 1930s London. An impoverished distant royal, she is seq ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Trail of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #5)
Ahhhh...another installment quickly ingested. How I wish that Lisa Lutz wrote A Suitable Boy-length books! I miss the Spellmans when they are gone. (s ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
The Case of the Man who Died Laughing
A breath of fresh air in my reading. I'm usually knee deep in the British countryside or a London home. It's nice to visit Delhi and the unusual cases ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 31, 2014
Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol: A Mystery
Another thrilling installment. As always, I feel the need to read more by and about dear Mr. Wilde. However, Brandreth's research is extensive and als ...more
May 23, 2014
May 22, 2014
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
An unsettling time in Tudor history, the dissolution of the monasteries. I never thought about the fate of the monks and the admin behind it. Amidst a ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
I couldn't resist staying up late to finish with Flavia. She is a gripping young detective. A film crew, and indeed most of the village are snowed in ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonia, #3)
Raves for the Zamonia series by Moers. Even more raves for his translator, John Brownjohn. I can't imagine the difficulties in working on a book with ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)
The Sandman is very much in the background in this volume. I didn't mind. There is a great Shakespeare episode that was drawn by Charles Vess. It was ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
A great start to a new series by Bray. Due to a power outage at my apartment last night I was able to power through the last half of the book tucked u ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
I think I liked this one a bit better than the first. Since you are clued in to what John is doing from the first, it's less of a shock when the bad g ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #2)
I recommend the sequel, but with a caveat. If it has been as long for you as it has for me reading the first installment, go back and refresh your mem ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
My only wish, other than Mr. Bradley needs to write much more quickly, is that I found this series much, much later when there were 25 installments to ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists (The Sandman, #4)
A fantastic intro by Harlan Ellison that says much more beautifully and poignantly anything that I could. In this volume gods and myths from many pant ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Ratking (Aurelio Zen, #1)
Again I was penalized for not knowing enough about 80s and 90s Italian politics. Still a gripping thriller. I had no idea who did it...I thought I had ...more
May 24, 2011
May 21, 2011
Death Notes (Inspector Wexford, #11)
I was a little cheesed off at the ending. There was no way to figure this one out unless you speak German. (I do not) There was a good twist near the ...more
Jul 15, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Let Me Go
More of a bodice-ripping romance than a suspense thriller. There were a lot more mentions of Archie's groin in this installment than I remember from a ...more
May 30, 2014
May 27, 2014
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (The Sandman, #2)
Much more enthralling than volume 1. The Doll's House is the darkness you expect from Gaiman. There are more mythical beings to contend with and twist ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4)
I love having these as a back up read on my phone. I can pick it up and put it down between stories. I'm with the fans that were so upset with Conan D ...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
Speaking from Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce, #5 )
A child, and yet not a child. Falvia has torn through yet another mystery. Things at home are getting more and more wobbly, but she manages to keep a ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood, #5)
I loved it like I knew I would and cried a lot and stayed up till 3 to finish it. Just what you want as a capper to a great series. Though, this is no ...more
Jun 2011
May 31, 2011
Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders (The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries #5)
I am, as ever, envious of the ready wit of Oscar Wilde, or the wit I imagine he must have been. Brandreth embodies this easy elegance in his version o ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
Finished at 3:30 am. Had to finish. I don't know how Gabaldon does what she does and gets me to sit through 1400 pages and love every minute of it. Th ...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Babel (Brock & Kolla, #6)
I just love the subtle mixture of these mysteries. Maitland does put together a fab and twisty plot but it is Kathy and Brock that keep you coming bac ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
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