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Beastly Things (Commissario Brunetti, #21)
3.81
Police procedurals, sometimes plodding compared to their PI and amateur sleuth cousins, usually follow a cop’s methodical investigation. In Donna Leon...more
Dec 2012
Aug 20, 2014
 
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense
3.72
It’s the late 1950s, Ginger works in a dime-a-dance joint in a rundown part of town, and someone is killing taxi dancers.
When two police detectives sh...more
Dec 2013
Aug 14, 2014
 
Silent Joe
3.82
I have a signed copy of Laguna Heat, T. Jefferson Parker’s first mystery novel. It was a gift from a friend. My wife and I were living not far from La...more
May 2014
Aug 14, 2014
 
Crime and Punishment
4.14
Two women are hacked to death with an axe and some valuables stolen from their apartment. The killer, Rodion Raskolnikov, is at first trapped in the a...more
Mar 2012
Aug 14, 2014
 
Hit and Run (Keller, #4)
3.86
John Keller’s is a sedate existence. He lives by himself in an apartment on First Avenue in New York City, walks his dog, does crossword puzzles and o...more
Aug 2013
Aug 14, 2014
 
The Black Path of Fear
3.81
Bill Scott is honest, though obviously not the brightest guy in the world. But he can’t help himself. He’s in love. Unfortunately Eve Roman, his new l...more
Feb 13, 2014
Feb 06, 2014
 
The Power of One
4.32
This is a remarkable coming of age novel set in Africa just as World War II starts. It's inspiring, touching, sad, with one of the most winning charac...more
Oct 2009
Aug 20, 2014
 
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
3.96
“Just because somebody is a shit, it doesn’t mean he has no integrity. Like yourself, for example.”
Carl Morck’s had it tough. Smart-alecky responses f...more
not set
Feb 13, 2014
 
Tahoe Silence
4.03
Someone is killing people around Lake Tahoe. And the chase is on.

In Tahoe Chase, PI Owen McKenna is hired by Joe Rorvik to find out who tried to kill...more
Jan 19, 2011
Feb 03, 2014
 
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
3.89
Warning: this book review contains a spoiler. No, I’m not going to give away the plot of this Cornell Woolrich thriller (originally published under a...more
Apr 04, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Black Curtain
3.82
I recommend the 1941 novel, The Black Curtain, as an introduction to Woolrich. In it, Frank Townsend gets a bump on the head and suddenly three years...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.79
This British novel lives up to its name as the first chapters present–at length–three separate stories of death and disappearance, all of which happen...more
not set
Feb 13, 2014
 
Peace Love and Murder
3.92
Actually I'd give this 4.5 stars, but that choice is not available.

Almost from the beginning, the unusual characters as much as the action propel the...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 04, 2012
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
4.03
A simple, astounding story of love, institutional arrogance, ignorance, bogus medicine and a protracted, uneven journey. Skloot devoted a chunk of her...more
Dec 2013
Aug 27, 2014
 
The Big Sleep
4.06
None
Apr 12, 2004
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.06
None
Aug 15, 2008
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)
3.95
None
Sep 13, 1986
Feb 13, 2014
 
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
4.21
None
Apr 2014
Aug 14, 2014
 
Solo Hand
3.81
None
Aug 15, 2000
Feb 03, 2014
 
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #1)
4.08
None
Mar 2014
Sep 02, 2014
 
The Long Goodbye
4.23
None
Nov 2009
Aug 20, 2014
 
Hit and Run (Keller, #4)
3.86
None
not set
Aug 14, 2014
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