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Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta, #18)
What happened? Patricia Cornwall seemed to have rebounded with most recent Kay Scarpetta books, after a few misfires but she proves her inconsistency ...more
Dec 23, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
Sharp Objects
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn was one of the best books I had read in a long time. It took me 6 months before I ventured to read "Dark Places" and even ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Your Heart Belongs to Me
This is a very readable book, like most of Koontz's novels. Although I love a mystery, the theme of the book made me uneasy (as it did with another au ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Carte Blanche (James Bond)
I was never a fan of James Bond thanks to my father, who could never get enough of Ian Fleming's books or the 007 movie franchise. As a child, I was a ...more
Oct 2011
Sep 25, 2011
The Girl on the Train

The Girl On The Train is a bestseller in the U.S. which I can only attribute to the comparisons to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. Author Paula Hawkins att
Sep 02, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
Pirate Latitudes
For those who have read Jurrasic Park and understand that it is primarily about chaos theory and not dinosaurs will be disappointed in Pirate Latitude ...more
Jan 05, 2010
Dec 12, 2009
True Detectives
Jonathan Kellerman's latest didn't capture my attention like most of his previous novels. Perhaps it's because Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis are like ...more
May 05, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
Cross Country (Alex Cross, #14)
I have suspected for some time that James Patterson wasn't the actual author of many of "his" recent books as the style was imitated but without his s ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
The Front (Winston Garano, #2)
Patricia Cornwall is at the bottom of her game with "The Front" which features characters previously introduced in "At Risk." This short (less than 2 ...more
not set
Jul 02, 2008
Compulsion (Alex Delaware, #22)
As always, Dr, Alex Delaware and novelist Jonathan Kellerman are in fine form. Alex is back with Robin, and his trusty friend/confidante Milo is by hi ...more
not set
Jun 25, 2008
Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell, #1)
I picked up this book in paperback based on the "blurb" reference to Thomas Harris. Unfortunately, the comparison stops at the amount of gore.
Jul 2008
Aug 27, 2008
The Associate
This Grisham book takes us back to his earlier novels and is reminiscent of The Firm. 20 years ago, Tom Cruise would again have been the ideal choice ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
Prior Bad Acts (Kovac/Liska, #3)
This is the first Tami Hoag book I've read. I previously associated this author with the romance genre as opposed to mysteries.

I took Prior Bad Acts o
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta, #16)
She's baaack!

After the last few "Kay Scarpetta" books, I was ready to bail on Patricia Cornwall. Fortunately, I gave the author one last chance, and s
Jun 02, 2009
May 05, 2009
20th Century Ghosts
After reading Hill's The Heart-Shaped Box, I was expecting a phenomenal collection of horror short stories from this author. To say this collection wa ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Nov 12, 2008
New York
This is, without question, the best book I've read in the last 2 decades.
This sweeping historical fiction takes the reader from Colonial Dutch New Yor
Mar 27, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
I enjoy Dean Koonz's visual style of writing and his keen sense of suspense. However, in "Breathless," the plot never quite gels and the parallel stor ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Many friends with similar tastes in novels have recommended John Lescroart over the years. Damage was my first book by this author and certainly won't ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 10, 2011
One Fifth Avenue
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this read. It was a refreshing change from my usual diet of mysteries. It reminded me of Jackie Colli ...more
Jan 12, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Dean Koontz at on top of his game with Velocity. He pulls the reader in on the first page and doesn't let go. This is a true "heart in your throat" th ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 28, 2009
The Good Guy
The Good Guy definitely ranks as one of my top favorite books by Dean Koonz. It moves swiftly, the main character is likeable and the mystery is well ...more
Aug 2007
Jan 28, 2009
Bones (Alex Delaware, #23)
Classic Jonathan Kellerman, featuring Alex Kellerman and Milo Sturgis
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
The Blue Nowhere
I am a fan of Jeffrey Deaver and I found this novel to be a slight departure from his usual theme. I found it clever, the subject innovative (and educ ...more
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 09, 2009
Murder 101 (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #22)
One of Faye Kellerman's best.
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 16, 2015
I'll Walk Alone
Typical formula story from MH CLark.
Aug 02, 2011
Aug 09, 2011
Cha Cha Cha
Fun book. Good beach read
not set
Apr 12, 2010
Lethal Legacy (Alexandra Cooper, #11)
I love the detail that Fairstein offers in her historical accuracy of New York. This plot is centered around the New York Public Library as our old ac ...more
Dec 2009
Nov 28, 2009
Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)
Lee Child has hit another home run with his latest Jack Reacher installment. Actually, he hit it way out of the park!

This is, by far, Child's best Rea
Jul 21, 2009
Jun 21, 2009
The Family Corleone
Thise who are familiar with The Godfather saga will enjoy this well written prequel. It is tightly written and stays true to. Puzo's characters and st ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)
Certainly not one of Jack Reacher's most suspenseful or action-packed adventures but Lee Child at 50% is still leagues above his contemporaries. For t ...more
Sep 06, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
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