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Three Gold Crowns (The Avenger #14)
3.54
liked it
This was a fun trip down memory lane, when the pulps were king and comics just starting out. The Avenger and his Justice Inc. crew are bent on taking ...more
Oct 26, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
 
The Apocalypse Troll
3.95
liked it
A cyborg spaceship from an alien race trying to destroy the Earth and therefore prevent its own creation\enslavement by the bad guy aliens. A beautif ...more
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
 
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3)
4.19
it was amazing
This was a pleasant surprise. If only Martin would stick to writing about Dunk and Egg rather than swimming around the terrible morass he has created ...more
Jan 26, 2016
Jan 26, 2016
 
Sycamore Row
3.98
it was amazing
John Grisham returns to the Mississippi of the 1980's with a story that follows up with Jake Brigance, the hero of "A TIME TO KILL" (Grisham's FIRST n ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
Black Water (Merci Rayborn #3)
3.79
liked it
Parker always manages to get a good story going and offers an intriguing plot. Sometimes he focuses on the intense evil of the bad guys and sometimes ...more
Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
4.04
liked it
I'm going to read this entire series!!!

Reacher is a drifter because he is a drifter. He is a Ramboish ex-military policeman who is lost in the civili
...more
not set
Feb 19, 2009
 
The Weapon from Beyond (Starwolf #1)
3.77
liked it
While this 1967 story is a bit dated when it comes to Science Fiction, it still was a lot of fun. Completely pulpy, but lots of fun. Morgan Chane is a ...more
Oct 23, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.50
really liked it
Boneshaker is an astounding book. Part western, part horror, part-post apocalyptic nightmare, part steampunk, and part mystery. The story is set in an ...more
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 18, 2016
 
Death Rattle
4.36
it was ok
Finally made my way through this dreary book.

Dreary because while the author does an excellent job of describing the times, the culture, the people,
...more
May 08, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
The Dark Monk (The Hangman's Daughter, #2)
3.82
really liked it
Having missed the first in this series-- I picked up this well-worn copy at a Friends of the Library Sale, not knowing exactly what to expect, but rec ...more
Jan 13, 2016
Jan 15, 2016
 
The Ghost of Apache Creek
3.72
liked it
Imagine a man tied to a Ghost Town by the fact that his wife and child are buried in the graveyard. Three years the town has been empty, but the hero ...more
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
 
Crusade (Brethren Trilogy, #2)
3.96
liked it
What are publishers so dead set on turning a series of books into a trilogy? Crusade continues the series started with Brethren and we follow Will Cam ...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jul 14, 2016
 
Robert B. Parker's Bull River (Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, #6)
3.76
it was ok
Did you ever see Rich Little's impersonation of Jimmy Stewart. He had the drawl, the tone, the stutter... that impersonation would never fool Mrs. Ste ...more
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 09, 2015
 
To Sail a Darkling Sea (Black Tide Rising, #2)
4.25
it was ok
This is number two in John Ringo's zombie apocalypse series and I regret to say, I managed to shamble through it, at times feeling a bit zombie-ish my ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
 
Once Upon a Summer Day (Faery, #2)
3.72
liked it
This is a delightful book, once it finally gets going. The beginning was a bit disappointing and I am a bit annoyed that very little of the actions ta ...more
Feb 09, 2015
Feb 09, 2015
 
Once Upon a Winter's Night (Faery, #1)
3.75
liked it
Once Upon a Winter's Night begins with a large white bear knocking on the door of a peasant family on a cold winter night. The family notices a docume ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 31, 2014
 
Dead Man's Ranch
3.55
liked it
FIRST-- I think it is a DIRTY marketing trick to use Ralph Compton's name to sell books by another author. Of course, publishers have used pen names f ...more
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
 
The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
3.61
it was ok
Author Dawidoff tells an interesting tale as he explores the truth about Catcher Moe Berg and his service to the O.S.S. during World War II as well as ...more
May 10, 2016
May 11, 2016
 
The Lincoln Myth (Cotton Malone, #9)
3.80
really liked it
The Lincoln Myth is a quality spy adventure involving dirty politics, The Mormon Church, and Berry's spy-turned-bookseller, Cotton Malone.

The hallmar
...more
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
 
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
3.85
really liked it
This is a wonderful discovery of a series. This is the second one I've read and although I liked the other one a bit more, this is a fine first entry ...more
Nov 28, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
 
The Pursuit of Holiness
4.28
really liked it
There are moments when Jerry Bridges seems repetitive, and I thought to complain about it, but then again, I'm often repetitive in my teaching and pre ...more
Aug 2016
Aug 01, 2016
 
The Witness (Badge of Honor, #4)
4.12
did not like it
I'm a pathetic loser. Why do I keep thinking that this series will get better? If W.E.B. Griffin took out 1/3 of the references to drinking that are r ...more
Dec 08, 2015
Dec 08, 2015
 
Bitter Harvest
4.05
really liked it
You know how some folks talk about what books they would want with them if they were shipwrecked on a desert Island? Well, nothing by Ann Rule would m ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
 
Cold Wind (Joe Pickett, #11)
4.16
it was ok
I wish I could say enjoyed this novel. After all, C.J. B ox is one of those authors with a ton of books out there. His Joe Pickett series is supposed ...more
Nov 07, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
 
Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #12)
3.88
it was ok
Towards the end of Ann Rule's career, she began going back and digging up old cases that she wrote on for detective magazines. Some of these had been ...more
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 25, 2016
 
Outposter
3.46
liked it
The Outposter is classic space opera-- a western written in an outer space setting. The Aliens are the Indians and the outposters and colonists are th ...more
Mar 22, 2016
Mar 23, 2016
 
The Man with the Iron-On Badge
3.90
really liked it

When twenty-something old security guard Harvey is approached by a wealthy homeowner from the gated community he guards he is shocked to find out the
...more
Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
 
Mr. Monk on the Road (Mr. Monk, #11)
4.09
it was amazing
This is another fine romp in the Mr. Monk universe offered by Lee Goldberg. In fact, this one is one of, if not, the best of the series that I have re ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
City of Widows (Page Murdock, US Deputy Marshal, #5)
3.96
really liked it
This is just about the best western novel I've ever read. The author has taken the time to capture the flavor in many different ways.

THE CLIMATE: He d
...more
May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015
 
A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #1)
3.97
liked it
Rule screwed up with this one. Oh, it is still a very, interesting book, but the EXTRA true cases in the back of the book are covered in such rapidfir ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
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