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Fuzzy Navel (Jack Daniels Mystery, #5)
**spoiler alert** Actually would give this 1 1/2 stars. Just not sure what I think of this novel, but BOO to the ending. I've like the Jack Daniels se ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
Wish List
Disappointing. As an author, I was curious to read a John Locke book, since he's been so hugely successful. After reading this book, I can say "I don' ...more
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
**spoiler alert** I'm struggling with this review. Did the book hook me initially? Yes. But then I thought it drug with the whole prep for the games. ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 31, 2012
U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21)
I am a faithful Grafton fan - I've met her on occasion and she has encouraged me to write. From what little I know, she is a great person. However, I ...more
May 12, 2013
May 13, 2013
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
I've been a big Connelly fan for years; as a budding author I met him at the Left Coast Crime Convention and was delighted to spend a few minutes talk ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
What do I say about this book...
From a craft standpoint, I thought it was very well written, although I felt sometimes the author gave a bit too much
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam (Good Thief's Guide, #1)
**spoiler alert** I liked this book. I connected with the voice of the main character and I liked the flow of the book. It had charm and was fun. Yes, ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
Without Remorse (John Clark, #1)
Good Lord, where do I start? Meandering plot, unbelievable characters...
It started out okay, but when Kelly falls in love with a prostitute within a d
Sep 10, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
The Terror of Living
Unlike many of the reviewers, I didn't read No Country For Old Men (I did see the movie). If you want to compare to that, it's like it, but the NCFOM ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The Good Thief's Guide to Paris (Good Thief's Guide, #2)
The second in the Good Thief Series, this one in Paris. Charlie Howard is an author, and oh, on the side, he's a professional thief. I have to admit, ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
A Bad Day for Sorry (Bad Day, #1)
Stella Hardesty is a woman who delivers her own brand of vigilante justice, first to her abusive husband, then to other abusive husbands and boyfriend ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Rage (Alex Delaware, #19)
I had almost given up on the Alex Delaware series, and this book's done nothing to make me change my mind. It wasn't that the book was BAD, it just wa ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 11, 2014
Disturbance (Irene Kelly, #11)
I've been a big fan of Jan Burke, ever since I met her when she was touring with Goodnight, Irene, and I love the series. Disturbance was good and it ...more
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Fresh Kills
**spoiler alert** Poor effort. This book is billed as a thriller, but it's not. It's a terrible book! The author spends way too much time giving back ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Southern Investigation
Bert Carson has written a splendid novel. Southern Investigation intertwines battles of the Vietnam War with present-day investigators, creating a dra ...more
Sep 2011
Sep 07, 2011
Wishbones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #8)
I like this series, but this one was just okay. Part of the charm is the southern setting, and Jitty helping Sarah Booth - those weren't in this (Jitt ...more
May 02, 2013
May 07, 2013
The First Rule (Joe Pike, #2)
I like Crais and Elvis Cole, I like Joe Pike, and this was a decent book that I read fairly quickly. It has a decent, if somewhat cliche, storyline bu ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
The Big O
I really struggled with what rating to give this book. In some regards, I want to give it two stars (it was okay) but ultimately I have to give it one ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
All the Flowers Are Dying (Matthew Scudder, #16)
**spoiler alert** Overall I enjoyed this book, but I didn't think Block hid some of his clues very well. When he mentioned the mustache, I immediately ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
I read this a long time ago, and I continue to read Janet Evanovich, even though I think the stories are really light on plot and mystery. Why? Becaus ...more
not set
Sep 25, 2011
The Renegades (Charlie Hood, #2)
Not bad, but it just didn't keep my attention enough. A little too predictable.
A side issue, but it bugged me how the author would refer to characters
May 10, 2012
May 16, 2012
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, #8)
I've liked earlier books by Preston and Child - this one was just okay for me. It started out slowly, so it took me a long time to get into the story. ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 02, 2012
Helmet for My Pillow
Overall I liked this book. Some didn't like the style, but I thought it was a straight-forward account of what he was thinking. As someone who's never ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 09, 2013
Mummy Dearest (Claire Malloy, #17)
I love the Claire Malloy series but I had a hard time getting into this one. It just didn't seem to flow very well. Now, I have to say that I usually ...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Every writer should read this book. It gives great insight into an author's mind, how to think things through, how to edit and so on, but it also show ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2011
High Time to Kill (James Bond, #3)
I love the old James Bond and I've somewhat enjoyed the other authors who continue the series. But personally, I think they should go back to writing ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Wool (Wool, #1)
Eh...after hearing so much about how great this book was, I was underwhelmed. It started out good, but then just too much detail and drawn-out scenes ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
Ham Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #7)
I've liked the series so far, and this book was okay, but certainly not Haines' best. The whole Coleman thing got irritating (too much like teenage an ...more
Nov 11, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
The Godfather
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I loved the history, how Puzo set up the tale, and drew me in. Now, I'm a sucker for mafia books and movies ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2011
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
I read this book a long time ago, but I thought I'd give it another whirl as I'm cranking out Reed Ferguson mysteries and I wanted a good reminder of ...more
May 05, 2014
May 12, 2014
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