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Trial by Fury (J.P. Beaumont, #3)
4.01
really liked it
After reading some of the newer Beaumont novels, I went back with a list to the library and began reading the early ones. Jance certainly knows what s ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Deadly Bonds (Detective Jackson Mystery, #9)
4.01
it was amazing
Remember the Hardy Boys' series? I grew up loving them and wondering if I could ever meet Franklin W. Dixon so that he could autograph my favorite boo ...more
Sep 06, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Home Country
4.26
it was amazing
There was a time when newspapers paid young reporters to visit interesting places and write feature stories about the people they met along the way. E ...more
Feb 2016
Jan 25, 2016
 
White Fire (Pendergast, #13)
4.07
really liked it
There must be a new school of fiction writing in which the introduction and body of the novel are as long and rich as needed, but when approach the en ...more
May 06, 2014
May 08, 2014
 
Make Me (Jack Reacher, #20)
3.96
it was amazing
Remember the Hardy Boys' series? I grew up loving them and wondering if I could ever meet Franklin W. Dixon to have him autograph my favorite books. L ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 09, 2015
 
Dreadnaught (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #1)
4.02
really liked it
After either reading or listening (via audible.com) to the previous six books of this series, this was like meeting an old friend doing new things. Yo ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2011
 
The Pain Scale (Long Beach Homicide, #2)
3.96
it was amazing
With the advent of self-published e-books, it's very difficult to cull through the chaff to find a few good books or a good series, and there still is ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 19, 2014
 
The Art and Science of Motorcycle Touring
3.28
it was ok
There are a host of books like this, all about old men and their motorcycles, self-published, for the Kindle.

This one was in the middle of the pack o
...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)
3.92
liked it
Deal with it. Nothing is ever going to happen with the characters, and the Evanovich/Plum formula is not going to change. Think of it as Nancy Drew or ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2012
 
High Heat (Jack Reacher, #17.5)
3.93
really liked it
Since all of the books in this series are written like scenes in a movie, the novella is the perfect size if you want some Reacher but not twenty five ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Brimstone (Pendergast, #5/Diogenes, #1)
4.12
liked it
I think I have discovered the secret of the authors' collaboration. They take turns writing chapters. One starts by trying to get the protagonists (Pe ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
 
Second Son (Jack Reacher, #15.5)
3.95
really liked it
I've loved the Reacher series, and this expanded short story or novelette or whatever you want to call it is just the perfect length for a typically u ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
Life, America and the Road: A Biker's Perspective
4.00
it was amazing
Kindle allows anyone to publish a book. The difficult part is figuring out which are worth it and which are pure trash.

This one is worth it.

It's a m
...more
May 31, 2014
May 20, 2014
 
Second Watch (J.P. Beaumont, #21)
4.14
it was amazing
Others will tell you the basic plot line; I've read the other Beaumont series books and most of Jance's novels, and this has to be one of her best. Th ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
 
Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum, #20)
3.75
it was ok
I wonder if Janet Evanovich has subcontracted her writing to a computer. The last several volumes in this series have lost the spark which made the ea ...more
not set
May 21, 2014
 
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
3.87
really liked it
Single issue politics is not an invention of this decade; the imposition of prohibition less than 100 years ago is a template for all of the vituperat ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 25, 2011
 
Racing the Devil (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #19)
4.16
it was amazing
Too many series mystery books end up becoming predictable and read as if the author had farmed the work out to ghost writers who were afraid of changi ...more
May 09, 2017
May 09, 2017
 
March
3.74
really liked it
"Little Women," upon which this novel is based, would today be a gauzy, three Kleenex chick flick. This is an effort to tell the rest of the story fro ...more
Oct 08, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
 
The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)
4.26
really liked it
Other reviews give you the plot. This book was my first exposure to this series, although I think it's the third. Even without any background, it was ...more
Aug 03, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War
4.12
it was amazing
Read the comments of the other reviews here; they're all accurate. This is an incredible book, which combines personal history with the kind of quest ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
4.11
it was amazing
Satisfying. The last two full novels were a little disappointing because they were so unbelievable, but this is not. Perhaps Child wrote the novella " ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2011
 
The Spy (Isaac Bell, #3)
3.94
liked it
The weakest of the three Isaac Bell stories. It reads as if each chapter was written by a computer (which it probably was), with Bell's daring exploit ...more
not set
Jan 26, 2011
 
Betrayal of Trust (J.P. Beaumont, #20)
4.11
really liked it
Jance has developed the art of writing series books in which the characters mature and develop over time, and this one is particularly satisfying sinc ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Relic (Pendergast #1)
4.01
really liked it
This series was recommended by a good friend, and I found it on a "twofer" special at audible.com. It's engrossing but very much in the "Jurassic Park ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
44 Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street, #1)
3.61
really liked it
This book is defined by the fact that it was serialized in the newspaper, so each dollop (it's hardly a chapter) matches the attention span of a perso ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
 
Colonel Roosevelt
4.10
it was amazing
It's hard to believe that most of the events in this book occurred 100 years ago; Roosevelt was a unique figure facing many of the same dirty politica ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
Dauntless (The Lost Fleet, #1)
3.94
really liked it
The first science fiction book I've read in years, thanks to a review by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte on their "Security Now" podcast. The genre gives ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe, #5)
4.03
really liked it
In an interview, Michael Connelly said that this book was one of his inspirations to write crime detective fiction. It's not easy to find at the libra ...more
not set
Dec 30, 2013
 
Victorious (The Lost Fleet, #6)
4.07
really liked it
This series sags in the middle (and I suspect that at least one of the middle books could be skipped without missing much) but this final book brings ...more
not set
Sep 24, 2011
 
Reliquary (Pendergast, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
Ties up the loose ends and was more enjoyable - if less believable - than Relic. Perhaps the most intriguing part is the afterward. Is it possible tha ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 05, 2012
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