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Absolute Friends
3.55
I’m going to do the same review for “The Mission Song” and “Absolute Friends” because these books have so much in common. They both show a great write ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
Elvis, Jesus, and Coca-Cola (Kinky Friedman, #6)
3.74
I first heard of Kinky Friedman as a musician when I was living in Texas for part of High School. I didn’t know until much later that he wrote detecti ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
The Mission Song
3.29
I’m going to do the same review for “The Mission Song” and “Absolute Friends” because these books have so much in common. They both show a great write ...more
not set
Jul 05, 2008
 
Complete Novels
4.42
The father of American hard-boiled detective fiction, Hammett is definitely worth the read. A combination of intellectual suspense and hard-hitting ac ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 27, 2007
 
Foucault's Pendulum
3.88
Do we create our own realities? Three writers seem to do so in this classic tale by Eco. Combining history with fantasy, these three men stumble into ...more
Jan 2003
Oct 29, 2007
 
God Bless John Wayne
3.71
I first heard of Kinky Friedman as a musician when I was living in Texas for part of High School. I didn’t know until much later that he wrote detecti ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume II
4.44
Generally solid mystery writing. I enjoyed most of these works but found them to be more literary puzzles than substantive storytelling. They have clu ...more
Jun 2004
Oct 28, 2007
 
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
4.43
Generally solid mystery writing. I enjoyed most of these works but found them to be more literary puzzles than substantive storytelling. They have clu ...more
Jun 2004
Oct 28, 2007
 
The Mike Hammer Collection: Volume I
3.89
You know when people make fun of hard-boiled detective novels? Well they’re making fun of Mickey Spillane. Violent, brutal and two-dimensional, these ...more
Jan 2003
Oct 27, 2007
 
Nightmare Town: Stories
4.04
This collection of short stories by Dashiell Hammett is as diverse as it is exciting. There is no central character or plot, but this package does pro ...more
Apr 2007
Oct 30, 2007
 
The Poe Reader
4.20
Everyone two or three years, sometime around Halloween, I pull out this compendium of the great American master of suspense, macabre and deduction. In ...more
Oct 2005
Oct 28, 2007
 
The Continental Op
4.16
The Continental Op (the original all-American man-with-no-name) is back in a series of short stories that are classic Dashiell Hammett at work. They e ...more
Sep 2007
Oct 27, 2007
 
The Bad Samaritan (Charlie Peace, #4)
3.45
Robert Barnard writes solid, entertaining mysteries. I’ve only read two but they were both worth the time. In this one the plot is driven by a pastor’ ...more
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Jul 12, 2008
 
Our Man in Havana
3.94
This classic describes the amusing and suspenseful adventures of a down-on-his-luck vacuum cleaner salesman and his misadventures in international esp ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
The Ministry of Fear
3.82
This is one of the classic spy novels of the English-speaking world. Set in Britain during the Blitz, it masterfully relates of topos of the ordinary ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
The Night Manager
3.72
In this sturdy thriller John Le Carre explores the world of international arms deals and shady and corrupt practices that seem to revolve around them. ...more
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Jul 05, 2008
 
Death Of An Old Goat
3.42
In this funny, enchanting mystery set in a university in Australia, a literature department is bent askew when a visiting professor is murdered. This ...more
Nov 2006
Oct 29, 2007
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