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All Our Yesterdays
This might be the best book Parker wrote in his long career. It would have been better if he had left out the sections about Chris's problems with his ...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)
Number 18 in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child - 4 stars.
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Blood Will Tell (Kate Shugak, #6)
Book number Six in the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow - 3.5 stars. Kate Shugak goes to Anchorage to investigate the deaths of several Tribal Coun ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Hold Tight
An excellent book with several intertwined stories of families and what parents will do to protect and care for their children. The stories all start ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch, #4)
Harry Bosch is out on administrative leave after hitting his supervisor, and decides to use his free time to solve the 35 year old murder of his mothe ...more
Mar 02, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3)
Book three in the Joe Picket series by C.J. Box - 4 stars.
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
Book number Twenty One in the STephanie Plumb series by Janet Evanovich - 3 stars. Typical Stephanie Plumb ineptly chasing bail jumpers, some of whom ...more
Jul 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Bare Bones (Temperance Brennan, #6)
Book number Six in the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs - 3.5 stars. Tempe investigates the potential murder in which the only clues are a fe ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Black Cherry Blues (Dave Robicheaux, #3)
I'm at a loss for what to think about this book - it won a mystery writing award, but it was so slow it constantly put me to sleep. The story was thin ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)
This book had a disjointed feel to it, like the author had two stories to tell and neither was long enough for a book, so why not mix them together. H ...more
May 19, 2010
Aug 05, 2011
Tell No One
An excellent book - starts with the kidnapping and murder of the wife of Dr. David Beck. Then 8 years later, he receives an anonymous email purporting ...more
Oct 18, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Poodle Springs (Philip Marlowe, #8)
Not a bad book for fans of Parker's other work, but it felt as if he was trying too hard to emulate Chandler. I read this when it came out in 1989, an ...more
Mar 04, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Considered a classic by most critics, this book continues Mark Twain's tales of life on the Mississippi in the pre-civil war south. I have to admit th ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Jul 23, 2011
Anything for Billy
An interesting fictionalization of Billy the Kid. The story rambles a bit, but that is by intent - as the author first tells about the story, then (so ...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
Book number One in the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown - 4 stars.
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
Gone (Gone, #1)
Book number One in the Gone series by Michael Grant - 3 stars. In a small beach town, everyone over the age of 15 disappeared in an instant, leaving t ...more
Apr 05, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Certain Prey (Lucas Davenport, #10)
This is the first of Sandford's books that I have read, and it was good enough that I now have 7 more on my shelf. The story concerns a murder investi ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
Book number Twenty Four in Robert B. Parker's Spenser series by Ace Atkins - 4 stars. Spenser is hired to protect a pro football player whose son is s ...more
May 15, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Tombstone Courage (Joanna Brady, #2)
Even if this series could be better described as soap opera than crime drama, I am enjoying each of them as I read them. In this one, Joanna is electe ...more
Nov 17, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Jurassic Park
This is a perfect example of Crichton at his best. I read this book 20 years ago when it was new, and enjoyed it just as much this time. The story of ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath, #2)
If this was a movie, it would be a Michael Bay production - big, fast, lout, and with very little character development. It was a fun read, but no one ...more
Nov 19, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Found (Mickey Bolitar, #3)
Found is book number Three in the Mickey Bolitar (YA) series by Harlan Coben - 3 stars. The story is OK in that Mickey solves a couple mysteries and c ...more
Sep 21, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7)
A fairly quick read that combines international intrigue, history, Islamic fanaticism, and efforts to save the world. This book appears to have been i ...more
Oct 05, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Appaloosa (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #1)
This might be the best book Parker ever wrote - and I have read all but a couple of them. Makes me wonder how such a good book was made into such a we ...more
May 22, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene (Divergent, #1.5)
Short story number 1.5 in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth - 4 stars. This is a retelling of the knife throwing scene from divergent, this time a ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Shoot Don't Shoot (Joanna Brady, #3)
In the continuing saga of Sheriff Joanna Brady, she attends the police academy in Peoria, AZ. where she becomes involved in the case of a serial kille ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Charlotte's Web
I had not read Charlotte's Web since I was a child, and decided to read it again, just to see how it holds up after all these years. Well, I was pleas ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
Devil's Claw (Joanna Brady, #8)
Typical of J.A. Jance's books this was a fast read and an engaging, although not very deep, story. As with the other books in this series, the murder ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Jul 23, 2011
Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, #10)
Bones to Ashes is book number Ten in the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs - 4 stars. Tempe is assigned to investigate the body of a young gir ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport, #1)
Another excellent police procedural with Lucas Davenport chasing a serial killer. This was the book that introduced Davenport with all his successes a ...more
Oct 21, 2010
Jul 23, 2011