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The Incurables
liked it
Dr. Freeman, is he a modern day hero or Victor Frankenstein reborn? He is the inventor of the transorbital lobotomy, literally hammering an ice pick i ...more
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
The Mourner (Parker, #4)
it was amazing
After Parker evens his score with a mob, he heads down to Miami to tie up a few loose ends, where he receives and intriguing proposition. An obsessive ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2009
really liked it
The Donnybrook is a bare knuckle boxing tournament in rural Indiana with a winner take all $100,000 cash prize. A group desperate men and one woman co ...more
not set
May 26, 2013
The Magdalen Martyrs (Jack Taylor, #3)
it was amazing
At their peak, the Magdalen laundries in Ireland housed/detained thousands of "fallen women" and were famous for their brutality toward their inmates. ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Devil Red (Hap and Leonard, #8)
it was amazing
The banter may be crude and the language a little lewd, but when it comes to telling a great story, few can top Joe R. Lansdale, especially when he is ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
A long and convoluted mystery novel set in Sweden. Disgraced journalist Mikael who has suffered the indignity of losing a libel lawsuit is offered a c ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2008
Saint Homicide
really liked it
An overly pious anti-abortion activist goes off the rails in this gritty short novella. After a car accident leaves his wife horribly disfigured and t ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
The Night Monster (Jack Carpenter #3)
really liked it
James Swain is best known for his Tony Valentine series of "Grift Sense" mysteries, but this series starring private investigator Jack Carpenter is ra ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2009
False Negative (Hard Case Crime #107)
it was ok
Adam Jordan is a type-A newspaper reporter working for an Atlantic City daily in the spring of 1953. When he gets called out by his newspaper for badl ...more
Aug 12, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Night and the Music
really liked it
Lawrence Block's wonderful unlicensed private investigator Matt Scudder is the subject of 17 novels and still going stoing. This book collects the sho ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Butcher's Moon (Parker, #16)
it was amazing
Is this the greatest Parker novel ever? Now that I've picked my jaw up off of the floor, I'm certainly leaning in that direction. Richard Stark (aka m ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Beast of Burden
really liked it
Cal Innes is a private investigator with a past. Ex-con, ex fight promoter and the victim of a drug induced stroke, this once dangerous man is reduced ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Everybody Pays: Stories
really liked it
This is a collection of crime writer Andrew Vachss’ short stories, written during the 1980’s and 1990’s while he was also writing his terrific series ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
Waiting for the Man: The Life and Career of Lou Reed
really liked it
This is an updated version of the biography that was published in 1994 of the life and music of rock and roll legend Lou Reed.There is a brief opening ...more
May 12, 2015
May 13, 2015
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels)
it was amazing
This was a wonderfully unusual detective story with several hard-boiled twists that make it uniquely appealing. Claire DeWitt, the main character, is ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
The King of Swords
it was amazing
This vast, multi-layered crime novel never wavered in intensity and insight over the course of 550+ pages, and is an early front runner in the Best Bo ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2009
Holy Death: A Billy Lafitte Novel
really liked it
Against all odds, Billy Lafitte is still on the run. First as a rouge cop on the run from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to being the enforcer of ...more
Mar 08, 2016
Mar 03, 2016
The Whisperers
really liked it
A group of disaffected soldiers in Iraq plans a theft of ancient relics in the chaos that follows the looting of the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
it was amazing
Master thief and ultimate anti-hero Parker is back, this time in graphic novel form. An old colleague of Parker's sells him out to the The Outfit (a n ...more
Dec 08, 2010
Dec 09, 2010
The Weight
really liked it
A professional thief with a strict code of honor, Sugar returns home from a jewel heist set up by his mentor Solly and finds his apartment filled with ...more
Nov 04, 2010
Nov 01, 2010
The Last Whisper in the Dark (Terrier Rand, #2)
really liked it
Terrier Rand is at a crossroads. He is a life-long thief from a family of thieves, a "second story man" who can crack any house, pick any lock. His fo ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Black Light
really liked it
Buck Carlsbad is a private investigator, traveling the country taking jobs and pulling marks. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Until you learn that Buc ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
The Deputy
really liked it
Ex-musician Toby Sawyer wound up in Coyote Crossing, Oklahoma with a dilapidated trailer, an ungrateful wife and an infant son in need of diapers and ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4)
it was amazing
The Laundry is a super-secret branch of the British government in Charles Stross’s fictional universe that is given the task of keeping extra-dimensio ...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
it was amazing
Wickedly droll and funny as ever, the satirist's most recent collection is another collection of stories about family, friends and strange situations ...more
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
Dead Aim (Hap and Leonard, #10)
really liked it
Dead Aim is the latest book in the Hap & Leonard series where the unlikely duo of Hap Collins, a straight, white expert marksman who is always loo ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Dare Me
it was amazing
Addy and Beth are leaders of a fiercely competitive cheerleading squad at Sutton Grove High School. Beth is used to ruling the roost with an iron hand ...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 27, 2012
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America
really liked it
With wildfires again in the news and raging on the west coast, this book becomes all the more timely. Telling the story of the largest forest fire eve ...more
not set
Sep 25, 2009
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, #15)
really liked it
Jack Reacher is back... surviving the cliffhanger ending of the previous novel, 61 Hours, Reacher is dropped off in a small rural Nebraska territory l ...more
not set
Oct 26, 2010
Gun Machine
really liked it
Detective John Tallow spends most of his day inside his head. An avid reader and music listener (sounds familiar) he drifts through the day on auto-pi ...more
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
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