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The Codicil
Oct 06, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s
Jeffrey Marks, an expert on the classic hard-boiled mystery novel, recounts the lives and works of seven female mystery writers. With the exception of ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2012
Playing With Poison (Cue Ball Mysteries, #1)
You got to love a mystery where the heroine is is a sassy 50 something with a taste for sexy lingerie. Jessie Hewitt is a successful author and pool s ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
The Unseen
This is a 3.5, between "liked it" and "really liked it." (As I've said many times, I have to be amazed by a book before I say it's amazing).

It took me
Dec 28, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The Devil's Right Hand
How could I resist a book that takes its title from a Steve Earle song? Of course it's a song about handguns, ("Mama says a pistol is a devil's right ...more
May 16, 2008
Mar 14, 2008
The Daedalus Deception
David Proctor is an ordinary guy leading a comfortable ordinary life--high paying job, beautiful wife, nice house in Savannah, GA. Then he comes home ...more
Mar 20, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Lawyers, Guns and Money
I've always been a sucker for suspense-thrillers with a flawed, whiskey swilling lawyer as the protagonist. Andy Cole is a successful small town lawye ...more
Apr 07, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
Legwork (Casey Jones Mysteries #1)
I read the Kindle edition of this book on a recent cross country plane trip and really enjoyed it. Yes, Case is on the trashy side, not to mention mou ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Jan 21, 2012
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
Newspaper reporters...remember them? I used to be one. We were a cynical bunch, disdainful of the perfectly coiffed talking heads on television who pr ...more
Jun 26, 2012
Apr 27, 2011
The Venus Fix (Butterfield Institute, #3)
This was billed as an "erotic thriller," which put me off a bit. Years ago I read this quote-- "Sex in which you're not an active participant is eithe ...more
Jun 14, 2012
May 25, 2012
Buried By Buttercups (Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries)
I enjoyed this little cozy. It was nice to find out what botanist-sleuth Peggy Lee was up to. With a new husband, a shop to run and giving lectures on ...more
Oct 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Louise's War (Louise Pearlie, #1)
Louise is a widow from Wilmington NC (where I happen to live), working as a file clerk for the OSS in World War II era Washington, D.C. She's desperat ...more
Jan 08, 2013
Dec 06, 2012
Night Blind (Blake Sanders, #1)
Blake Sanders has issues and plenty of them. He's trying to deal with the break up of his marriage, the death of his son and with his perilous financi ...more
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Aug 06, 2013
Murder Deja Vu
I am giving this book three and a half stars, somewhere between liking it, and really liking it. I was intrigued by the story, Reece Daughtry is relea ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch, #4)
After seeing the Amazon Prime Time Pilot of Bosch, I picked up this book I started last month when our power was out. I picked it up at the last Libra ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 27, 2014
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Ripley, #1)
Even though it was published a year before I was born (and that was quite a while ago) this book still holds up. In fact, I found it quite refreshing ...more
not set
May 03, 2012
It's 1973 and college student Devin Jones realizes he's losing the love of his life when he discovers his girlfriend Wendy's plans for the summer don' ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
The Prince of Beverly Hills (Rick Barron, #1)
The period book opens with former Beverly Hills Police detective Rick Barron on the job after his demotion to beat cop. He witnesses a drunk driving a ...more
not set
Mar 10, 2008
Dead by Midnight (Death on Demand, #21)
First off, I'm not a big fan of cozies. Of course, some of my best friends write cozies and I've even written one myself (Tree Huggers). But on the wh ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Bloodlines (Irene Kelly #9)
Bloodlines starts off with an interesting enough premise--hardbitten reporters investigating murder, kidnapping and a crime boss and everyone has some ...more
Mar 30, 2008
Apr 02, 2008
Mash Up
**This is was a Goodreads giveaway.**

Somewhere in the 600 pages of Mash Up, there's a good story, but I gave up looking for it around page 300 or so,
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
First, I enjoyed reading this book. There were plot twists and surprises to keep my interest all the way to the end. It was a good murder mystery.

I wi
May 19, 2014
May 28, 2014
Iron House
There's something about John Hart novels. They suck me in, string me along for 300 pages or so, then ultimately leave me vaguely unsatisfied. Iron Hou ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2012
Cross (Alex Cross, #12)
I like James Patterson's style and his method of story telling. The action moves along quickly and the characters, while not all that memorable, are s ...more
Feb 10, 2008
Feb 08, 2008
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