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Headhunters
3.71
Headhunter Roger Brown is the narrator, and immediately you know he feels shortchanged by his... um.. lack of hight. For his interviews with clients h ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Italian Shoes
3.69
Because of the Masterpiece series, and also having seen some Swedish episodes of Kurt Wallander, I started reading Henning Mankell. I've enjoyed the W ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
 
The Enchantress Of Florence
3.53
So far... love this book.. storytelling in the grand tradition with exotic settings and language.
Now that I've finished reading, the images linger...
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...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
3.32
A new edition to 'Myths' series.
Pullman tells the story of the gospels simply, in short chapters, conveying a sense of timelessness to this thought-p
...more
Oct 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Netherland
3.40
Fluidly shifting time between the present and the near past, this is an introspective novel of man's sink into depression and his pull forward into li ...more
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
3.98
I listened to this, and Oh, my! It was engrossing. I usually stay away from vampire books which are so popular now, but this creates a world of its ow ...more
Dec 2011
Jan 06, 2012
 
Wolves at the Door: The Trials of Fatty Arbuckle
2.95
Read for book club.
Self-published work that would benefit from an editor, as well as the addition of an index, and list of sources. During a party in
...more
Dec 2011
Jan 06, 2012
 
How It All Began
3.45
In chaos theory, one little change can cause a cascade of events, and so in this novel, one event affects the lives of many others. Charlotte is mugge ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Sexy Librarian
2.75
I really wanted to like this book and at first I was quite disappointed as it seemed poorly written. However, read as a parody, it is fairly amusing i ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
 
The Man from Beijing
3.44
This thriller with a complicated plot line has an incredible opening scene. Nearly an entire small village has been massacred. By whom and most vexing ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Frozen Assets (Officer Gunnhilder, #1)
3.44
Another mystery set in Iceland... who would have thought that the Scandinavian craze would include Iceland!
A body is found floating in a harbor and th
...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Strangers: A Novel
3.39
The newest from one of my favorite authors describes the life of bachelor Paul Sturgis "He lived alone, in a flat which had once represented the pinna ...more
not set
Jul 08, 2009
 
Port Mortuary
3.48
I listened to the unabridged audio of this. Still not up to the standard of the earliest Scarpetta books, but better than some recent ones. The plot i ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 23, 2011
 
Going Bovine
3.65
This is an odd book, and fans of Gemma Doyle will find this a major departure. Cameron's recent oddball behavior quirks are more than just symptoms of ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 07, 2010
 
Out of the Black Land
3.59
A departure from the mystery stories featuring Phryne Fisher or Corinna Chapman, this follows Nefertiti's marriage to the impotent Amenhotep and his o ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
3.70
A teacher dies in mysterious circumstances. Do the students know more than they are telling? Or are they all in some way victims? Blue van Meer, disti ...more
Apr 2013
Jun 30, 2013
 
Dead Man's Chest (Phryne Fisher, #18)
3.99
The latest in the delightful Phryne Fisher series. As Phyrne is having some house remodeling done, she takes her household, sans Mr & Mrs B (and t ...more
not set
Jan 29, 2011
 
La's Orchestra Saves the World
3.61
Like all of Alexander McCall Smith's books, this is simply delightful. It is a stand alone title, not part of any of his ongoing series (#1 Ladies' De ...more
not set
Feb 08, 2010
 
Death Comes to Pemberley
3.08
Mystery spin-offs from Jane Austen or her characters seem to have become as popular as those from Sherlock Holmes. In a change of pace from the Adam D ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 06, 2012
 
The Man From Saigon: A Novel
3.44
Susan Gifford reluctantly accepts an assignment to cover 'women's issues' in 1967 Vietnam. She soon becomes as reluctant to leave as she was to come. ...more
not set
Jul 12, 2010
 
The Redbreast (Harry Hole, #1)
3.89
Did not realize as I read this that it as the first Harry Hole... I read Red Star a while ago. This one mentions some earlier incidents in Harry's lif ...more
Aug 26, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
A Dead Man in Malta (Seymour of Special Branch, #7)
3.04
Another of Pearce's delightful Dead Man In ... series. This one especially interesting as I have visited Malta so some of the locations were familiar. ...more
not set
Dec 02, 2010
 
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
3.82
This delightful children's book about a cat, Skilley, who likes cheese better than fresh mouse, also serves as an introduction to Victorian Literature ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
 
The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1)
3.96
Like some author Scandinavian detectives, Carl Morck has suffered in his job and his personal life is on a downward spiral. He returns to work to be a ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
 
Where Death Delights (Dr Richard Pryor Mystery #1)
3.43
Set in 1955, Richard Pryor has returned from Singapore to set up a forensic practice in the Wye Valley. Joining him in this venture is former Home Off ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2011
 
Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
3.39
Although described as a thriller, the pace is hardly thrilleresque; but it is a book of puzzles. Alternately told by Arda, who feels a great sense of ...more
not set
Jul 12, 2010
 
Wabi Sabi
4.09
Whilst there are many good and excellent cat picture books, this one is a stand-out. Gorgeous collage illustrations by Ed Young. Included are haikus i ...more
not set
May 31, 2010
 
Sheer Folly (Daisy Dalrymple, #18)
3.73
This is a fun series; lightweight mysteries evoking the 'classic' style of 20's & 30's mysteries. Daisy is researching garden follies for a book s ...more
not set
May 31, 2010
 
A Tiny Bit Marvellous
3.20
The appropriately named Battle family certainly has its ups and downs. Mo is a therapist attempting to write a book for parents on teenagers, despite ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
3.29
This quaint novella first appeared in 1932, and as such is an intimate look back. It takes place in a country house on the day of Dolly's wedding to H ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
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