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The Stingray Shuffle (Serge Storms, #5)
really liked it
The self-referencing is what makes this book so hilarious! Couldn't get enough of the stupid mobsters and the urinal guy! Love it! More Serge please!
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
The Nursing Home Murders (Roderick Alleyn #3)
liked it
Bit of an abrupt ending, but a sweet little mystery. You have to remind yourself that they didn't have CSI back then, so as a "medical" whodunit it's ...more
Sep 02, 2015
Sep 01, 2015
The Baklava Club (Yashim the Eunuch, #5)
really liked it
Yashim never disappoints. His skills are sharp. He can cook! Goodwin is a great writer. You can smell the spice and heat of old Istanbul. His food des ...more
Jul 28, 2015
Jul 22, 2015
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
really liked it
I'm getting more and more nervous the closer this series gets to WWII. I know Maisie and crew will persevere but I can't help but worry. Because ficti ...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 08, 2016
Larklight (Larklight, #1)
really liked it
A lovely steam punk yarn for young 'uns. A proper Brit tale that should be read with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Pirates, space travel, aliens, large ...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
liked it
Lots of action, but a bit short for me. I wanted to know a lot more about Riley and Chevron. But I guess that is why it's a series. Plenty of time for ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)
liked it
Insiders and outsiders. Damaged heroes. All call signs of Chelsea Cain. Love the action and the suspense.
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Let Me Go
liked it
More of a bodice-ripping romance than a suspense thriller. There were a lot more mentions of Archie's groin in this installment than I remember from a ...more
May 30, 2014
May 27, 2014
The Murder of Mary Russell (Mary Russell, #14)
it was amazing
I need to ruminate a bit more before my review but just wanted to say thank you to Laurie R. King and Random House for this copy. My time in that worl ...more
Apr 22, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
Some Danger Involved (Barker & Llewelyn, #1)
really liked it
4-13 A lovely, dark Victorian thriller. I'll be reading more of this series.

10-15-17 A grand reread in preparation for plowing through the series. I h
Oct 15, 2017
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
A Guilty Thing Surprised (Inspector Wexford, #5)
really liked it
In my Wexford experience thus far I have decided that I enjoy the humanity of the detectives, both Burden and Wexford. They admit their faults, if onl ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo, #3) (The Foundling's Tale, #3)
it was ok
I'm done! I don't know why I had to finish, I guess it's the OCD. This is a very imaginative series, don't get me wrong, it's just a lot to take in in ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen
really liked it
Astonishing detail. Not a lot I didn't know, but a wonderful journey none the less.
Jul 09, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
liked it
Young adult fantasy/steam punk. Tessa is a warlock (though she didn't know it) who is rescued by the Shadowhunters, a warrior race of Nephilim (avengi ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 11, 2012
Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
liked it
This was a sweet and pithy period mystery. Lady Georgiana, Georgie, is a bright young thing in 1930s London. An impoverished distant royal, she is seq ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
Trail of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #5)
it was amazing
Ahhhh...another installment quickly ingested. How I wish that Lisa Lutz wrote A Suitable Boy-length books! I miss the Spellmans when they are gone. (s ...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
The Case Of The Man Who Died Laughing (Vish Puri 2)
really liked it
A breath of fresh air in my reading. I'm usually knee deep in the British countryside or a London home. It's nice to visit Delhi and the unusual cases ...more
Sep 2014
Aug 31, 2014
In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs, #13)
it was amazing
Suspenseful and thoughtful. I find myself welling up just reading the set up chapters, never mind the mystery. I'm just happy to be back with Maisie, ...more
May 03, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol: A Mystery
really liked it
Another thrilling installment. As always, I feel the need to read more by and about dear Mr. Wilde. However, Brandreth's research is extensive and als ...more
May 23, 2014
May 22, 2014
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
liked it
An unsettling time in Tudor history, the dissolution of the monasteries. I never thought about the fate of the monks and the admin behind it. Amidst a ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (Zamonia, #3)
really liked it
Raves for the Zamonia series by Moers. Even more raves for his translator, John Brownjohn. I can't imagine the difficulties in working on a book with ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
really liked it
I couldn't resist staying up late to finish with Flavia. She is a gripping young detective. A film crew, and indeed most of the village are snowed in ...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
really liked it
A great start to a new series by Bray. Due to a power outage at my apartment last night I was able to power through the last half of the book tucked u ...more
Feb 20, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)
really liked it
The Sandman is very much in the background in this volume. I didn't mind. There is a great Shakespeare episode that was drawn by Charles Vess. It was ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce, #6)
really liked it
My only wish, other than Mr. Bradley needs to write much more quickly, is that I found this series much, much later when there were 25 installments to ...more
Jan 27, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists (The Sandman, #4)
really liked it
A fantastic intro by Harlan Ellison that says much more beautifully and poignantly anything that I could. In this volume gods and myths from many pant ...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The Midnight Palace (Niebla, #2)
really liked it
Zafon writes with a dark magic, and he doesn't spare young readers, either. Be prepared for some deep emotional roller coastering. Only one more in th ...more
May 17, 2017
May 10, 2017
The Raven's Eye: A Brock and Kolla Mystery
really liked it
Barry Maitland can make me stay up till 3 in the morning to read his every word, only to make me wait over a year for the next book. It isn't his faul ...more
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 15, 2014
Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)
really liked it
I think I liked this one a bit better than the first. Since you are clued in to what John is doing from the first, it's less of a shock when the bad g ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
Death on the Holy Mountain (Lord Francis Powerscourt, #7)
really liked it
Lord Francis is a marvelous gentleman detective. With his best friend, Johnny Fitzgerald, and his very forgiving wife, Lady Lucy, he solves crimes wit ...more
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 08, 2015
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