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The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
4.00
it was amazing
The emotional honesty of this book is almost too much to bear at times. It horrified me and broke my heart. The movie, The Changeling, starring Angeli ...more
not set
Nov 20, 2010
 
Crime Rave
4.38
it was amazing
This book takes genres, gives them a good shake and sculpts them into something new. Jaded detectives, hybrid human/aliens, vampires, a corrupt mayor, ...more
Nov 19, 2015
Nov 22, 2015
 
A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
4.05
really liked it
I have been obsessed about the assassination ever since the day my junior high biology teacher gave us the news. If I haven't read everything about th ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR
3.94
really liked it
A fascinating expose of a conspiracy to overthrow the FDR White House and install a Fascist government with duped veterans as its foot soldiers. Accor ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look
4.00
it was amazing
Without a doubt, this was one of the best books I've ever read on the art of watching and understanding football. It definitely bears re-reading, whic ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2010
 
Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
3.78
it was amazing
So many times, I have watched hostage and barricade situations unfold on tv and wondered why the authorities did or didn't do things. This book explai ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2016
 
The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I was disappointed when I read the last page of this thoroughly engrossing and entertaining book. The author's deep research into the time and setting ...more
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
 
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life
3.93
really liked it
The writing in this book is interesting it that it's style seemed to parallel the events. I plodded through the first half. The narrative was as pedes ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
Marilyn At Rainbow's End: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-up
3.45
really liked it
This book often reads like the lead story on the National Inquirer and that is my biggest objection. However, it does provide insight into her life of ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Power of Polygamy: a/k/a/ Inside the World of Warren Jeffs Revised Edition
3.31
liked it
There is good information here about the dynamics of polygamy in general and the FLDS led by Warrant Jeffs in particular. The author's title is Dr., b ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2016
 
When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder
3.36
it was amazing
This book was so much fun! The author has a wonderful style that feels like you are sitting around a coffee shop table nursing cups of coffee and swap ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
Mycroft Holmes
3.65
it was amazing
This book focuses on the early life of Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock Holmes. At the start of his career working for the Secretary of S ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2016
 
Jane Steele
3.93
it was amazing
Great fun! The book's protagonist, Jane Steele, is an efficient serial killer. She is also an ardent of Bronte's "Jane Eyre". In fact, she finds her l ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2016
 
The Flatey Enigma
3.39
it was ok
This book, like the landscape in which it occurs, it stark, cold, and v-e-r-y slow moving. I was about a third of the way through when I threw in the ...more
Apr 25, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, the Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption
3.54
liked it
I was a bit disappointed in this book. I was looking for a straightforward history of a sociopath and the impact of her evil on the world around her. ...more
not set
Mar 06, 2016
 
An Inconvenient Wife
3.82
it was amazing
I give this book the highest rating because it has everything I want in a novel: original, believable characters that evolve and change; period detail ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster
3.99
it was amazing
I've read this book more than once. It's a fascinating view of the conflict between the Chamber of Commerce portrayal of California as an Eden of suns ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
 
Northanger Abbey
3.80
it was amazing
I loved this book! It was almost as if Jane Austen was taking sarcastic digs at all of her previous books. So witty and funny!
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
 
The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
3.75
really liked it
A terrifying book that illustrates the harm by that can be done by the best of intentions.
not set
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Magdalene Conspiracy
3.01
did not like it
Do not spend a single penny or second on this ridiculous excuse for a book. It reads as if written by junior high school girl with minimal English ski ...more
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
Fire
3.57
liked it
Because I live in the foothills in Southern California where urban wildland interface fires are a regular occurence in summer and fall, I am very inte ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
 
Fatal Enquiry (Barker & Llewelyn, #6)
4.16
it was amazing
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Mar 09, 2017
 
God's Brothel: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation
3.55
liked it
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Sep 17, 2013
 
Do Penance or Perish: A Study of Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
3.66
really liked it
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Apr 23, 2011
 
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
4.03
it was amazing
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Apr 16, 2012
 
Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp
4.06
it was amazing
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Jun 01, 2010
 
Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders
4.18
it was amazing
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Apr 13, 2010
 
Murder in Little Italy (Gaslight Mystery, #8)
3.99
it was amazing
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not set
Jul 14, 2017
 
Murder in Chinatown (Gaslight Mystery, #9)
3.99
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 14, 2017
 
Journey Into Darkness
4.07
really liked it
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May 03, 2013
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