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Slip of the Knife
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A Lesson in Secrets
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Known to Evil
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read in April, 2011
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CarolineFromConcord CarolineFromConcord said: "Good one. Mosley has created an East Coast private eye and a set of complicated characters that are satisfying to know. A reviewer referred to his series as "noir." No way. Certainly, life for protagonist Leonid has its hopeless aspects, but so far t...more "

 

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The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes
The Perfect Ghost
by Linda Barnes (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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A propulsive and intricate story with a psychologically plausible but unsatisfying ending. Em, a young writer who collaborates on biographies with her former professor Teddy Blake -- lately killed in a car crash on Cape Cod -- heads down from Boston...more
Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft
Midwinter Blood
by Mons Kallentoft
read in March, 2014
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Although I didn't find the ending satisfying by mystery standards, it was just right by fiction-novel standards. The author is a prize-winning novelist in Sweden who has turned his hand to mysteries with unusual features. For example, the deceased wa...more
Léon und Louise by Alex Capus
Léon und Louise
by Alex Capus
read in March, 2014
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An unusual and amusing love story covering many decades and told with a light hand. The book was translated from German (the author is Swiss) and is about two people who meet in WW I in France, get separated for years after an explosion that leaves e...more
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die by Colin Cotterill
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Another convoluted, fun Colin Cotterill mystery about the elderly coroner of Laos. Siri is now retired but still solving mysteries with the aid of supernatural spirits and his team of friends. His wife's autobiography is woven in, and a powerful Fren...more
Little Green by Walter Mosley
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Walter Mosley spins a great yarn with strong characters and with dialogue that evokes a time and culture. His Easy Rawlins mystery series goes one decade at a time in Los Angeles, the latest decade being the 1960s, when a whiff of change is in the ai...more
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"It wasn't a great work, but I'm glad I read it. "
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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I liked this book, but it was so long and took so many tangents that I kept needing a break. I must have read 4 mysteries in-between times. I had to trust that all the tangents would be pulled together eventually, and they were -- near the end after...more
Listening for Madeleine by Leonard S. Marcus
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This collection of interviews with people who had contact with Madeleine L'Engle (best known for her child/adult novel "A Wrinkle in Time") was defintely interesting. It was ultimately unsatisfying for me as there was so much repetition and contradic...more
Mandarin Gate by Eliot Pattison
Mandarin Gate (Inspector Shan, #7)
by Eliot Pattison (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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I really love this mystery writer. He has two series. The older series is about Shan, a Chinese detective, cast off from China and in love with Tibet. The series is powerful and troubling. The author knows a lot about Tibet. I suspect his visits ther...more
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