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Longshot
3.93
I read this book yesterday. I mean, I read the whole thing yesterday, if that gives you an idea of how much it grabs you. Francis was the master of th ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.80
At first I felt it had too many of the same elements as SOTW, but as it progressed, the atmosphere was similar but the characters went in quite a diff ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24)
3.91
This reminded me of the scene from the movie Murder By Death where Lionel Twain accuses the character of withholding evidence until the end so we coul ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Man from Beijing
3.44
Not one of Mankell's stronger offerings, simply because the idea that drives the plot is so far-fetched. I liked the characterization and the historic ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15)
3.88
Another great read. I enjoy Scudder's changes and while some of Block's books have too many twists, leaving me to wonder how it all came together, thi ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (Hard Case Crime #14)
3.70
I love that Hard Case is republishing some of these great mystery novels from the '60s. They remind me of some of the stuff that Playboy Publishing us ...more
Oct 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr, #4)
3.82
Bernie is back, and this time, he has fewer twists to deal with, which is actually a nice change. Everything comes together and I didn't find myself f ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, #10)
3.90
The science is always the second star in these books. Really interesting details. Strong story that pulled all the elements together at the end withou ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
The Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta, #17)
3.62
I don't know what happened here. It was like she had so many things going and had written so many pages, she knew she had to wrap it up and finished i ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5)
3.74
I absolutely love the humor of the Plum series and this was no exception. The cast of characters living in the backwoods of Jersey makes this read a p ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.19
This one started a little rougher than the first; there was a lot that felt extraneous, but once it got going I couldn't put it down. Quite convoluted ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 19, 2010
 
Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, #17)
4.08
Robicheaux is increasingly self-aware in this series and this is a good example of Dave thinking things are a certain way but finally recognizing mayb ...more
May 28, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth, #25)
3.75
Why do I keep reading this series? I think I liked the series with Robert Carlyle so I want to like the books. They're pretty bad really.
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Firewall (Wallander, #8)
3.95
I don't know if it is just a better translation or what, but I really like this book much better than the other Mankell I've read.
Jun 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Under Orders (Sid Halley, #4)
3.80
Another fun, fast, fluffy read from Francis. Actually had some interesting facts as well that made me do some more research.
Apr 2010
May 04, 2010
 
1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)
4.01
I enjoy these books but understand why they didn't translate to a TV series very well. Silly, fun and forgetful.
Jan 2006
May 26, 2009
 
Nightmare Town: Stories
4.03
The different perspectives and voices he uses show what a versatile writer he was. Includes an interesting foreword.
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 23, 2009
 
The Dogs of Riga (Wallander #2)
3.70
An early Wallander, it has a good translation and terrific storyline. Probably one of my favorites so far.
Aug 2010
Aug 20, 2010
 
Love Songs From A Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #7)
4.16
An interesting historical mystery. The scenes set in the streets of Burma were eye-opening.
Nov 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Some Days You Get the Bear
3.93
An enjoyable collection. The title story was my favorite and a departure from standard Block.
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
The Kingdom of Bones (Sebastian Becker, #1)
3.37
A decent effort but lacking the historical color and feel it should have, a la Zafon.
Nov 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Death of a Valentine (Hamish Macbeth, #26)
3.68
The Macbeth novels are always a little cheesy and forced, but they're ok.
Aug 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3)
4.05
Don't know how I missed this one. Glad to go back and read it though.
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, #15)
3.60
A fun read. Probably won't remember it tomorrow but it was good.
Jun 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Reversal (Harry Bosch, #16; Mickey Haller, #3)
4.09
A terrific job of bringing together many of his best characters.
Dec 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Burglar in the Rye (Bernie Rhodenbarr, #9)
3.86
Love the voice of this character. Lots of fun.
Apr 2010
May 04, 2010
 
The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
3.82
Quick read and classic Christie.
Jun 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Gone for Good
4.09
Like a writer of romance novels, Coben has found a formula that he sticks with. Someone has disappeared in the past under mysterious and tragic circum ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 08, 2008
 
The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave Robicheaux, #16)
4.16
Sometimes I think I'm getting tired of the Dave Robicheaux novels. Dave is always talking about the same issues, but then I pick up a new one, and whi ...more
Jun 28, 2008
Mar 08, 2008
 
The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10)
4.02
As usual, Connelly keeps it moving. This, more than any other, really uses foreshadowing and flashback to create tension at the ending. Problem: it re ...more
Jan 2006
Feb 15, 2008
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