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A Cry In The Night
3.85
did not like it
When I travel, I bring along pulpy or fluffy mysteries to leave at the airport when I'm done. This one ended up with me, and it was absolutely ridicul ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 22, 2007
 
The Calcutta Affair (Man from U.N.C.L.E.)
3.12
liked it
Pretty darn entertaining. Spy mayhem, bubonic plague, sacred cows: what's not to love?

Plus, it's funny haha: "Let's establish shortwave contact at thr
...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
 
Gone Girl
4.04
liked it
I think three stars is generous, mostly. I read a lot of mysteries and other types of books like this, so I found it mostly to be too long, too wordy, ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
 
Gingerbread Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #13.5)
3.77
liked it
This was a fun enough holiday diversion. Three short stories with a murder, Christmas, and food theme. I like each of those, so it seemed like a good ...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
3.84
really liked it
I usually get through Tana French's stuff pretty quickly (or on audio), but this one dragged a bit for me. I liked it, she writes well, but it was a l ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Nov 16, 2014
 
The Chase (Fox and O'Hare, #2)
3.94
it was ok
I just can't. no. I realized after I started this that I'd listened to the first in the series, so I checked my review of that, and it was basically " ...more
Aug 07, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
 
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Kristen Bell read it! Totally fills a void.
Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017
 
Through the Woods
3.92
really liked it
Good stuff. Five or so macabre stories.
Sep 04, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
 
Sycamore Row
3.99
really liked it
It's funny. John Grisham really varies from book to book, and with this particular story, he varies from first to second in a series! I remember being ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.84
really liked it
This was a good addition to the private detective genre, and it filled so many of the requirements/tropes that I could see it on the big screen (or ha ...more
Sep 03, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
 
Coronado: Stories
3.36
really liked it
Dennis Lehane is one of those authors that people either realize is brilliant or assume is brain candy. I am of the former. I bought this on audio dur ...more
May 28, 2010
May 29, 2010
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.81
it was ok
IDK, maybe I just enjoy teen lit too much, but I'm getting annoyed with these authors of adult books making their main characters too precocious and n ...more
Apr 12, 2010
Apr 12, 2010
 
Occam's Razor (Joe Gunther #10)
3.94
really liked it
I quite liked this mid-series police procedural by a Vermont author - my first. The characters are people I'll be glad to revisit, and while it's brai ...more
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 09, 2011
 
The Informationist (Vanessa Michael Munroe, #1)
3.76
did not like it
Blech. I haven't been so happy to finish a book in a looooong time. I toyed with giving it two stars, because I didn't HATE it, but since one star is ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew, #1)
3.58
liked it
Imagine Jerry Bruckheimer hanging out with the writers of 24. This book is what might result, as it is essentially a series of action sequences held t ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1)
3.92
really liked it
This debut novel is a great addition to the serial killer chased by troubled cops genre. It's pretty gruesome, but it's well written and a true page t ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 08, 2007
 
Kinsey and Me: Stories
3.46
it was amazing
I'm a fan of the series, but I was a little skeptical of this collection of short stories. What a dope - they rocked! The intro gave a little bit of i ...more
May 22, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
 
Boston Noir
3.38
really liked it
There's some good stuff here, and some not quite as good stuff. No surprise that I liked the Lehane story best, and while I didn't quite enjoy the his ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
 
Perish Twice (Sunny Randall, #2)
3.80
liked it
Robert Parker's books are the perfect beach books (and I read this one literally on the beach): entertaining, easy to read, easy enough to put down if ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone, #22)
3.94
really liked it
Every time I turn around lately it seems like shoplifting and poker are in focus, and this book highlights both. I'm currently working retail, and I'l ...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
4.04
really liked it
The second in the series written by Rowling (under a pen name) was great if you like private detective books. I just kept falling asleep, though, so I ...more
Aug 08, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.81
really liked it
This book requires a complete suspension of disbelief, but it was pretty entertaining, and a thousand times less misogynistic than the previous.

I have
...more
Jun 19, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
 
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
3.59
really liked it
I had to add a new shelf to really categorize this one. It's written all in dialogue, which seems a little precious initially but worked out well at t ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 05, 2014
 
Innocent
3.90
liked it
I wish I'd written my review when I finished the book, because I know I had a real problem with a piece of it, but I don't remember exactly! I think i ...more
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
Tell Me (Savannah #3)
3.74
liked it
Perfectly fine mystery for the commute, but there were too many people with some convoluted plot twists. I will admit that I didn't see the end coming ...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
 
Crunch Time (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery,#16)
3.70
it was ok
I didn't love this one as much as the others in the series - it was pretty convoluted, even for the silly adventures Goldy gets herself into. I was pa ...more
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
 
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4)
3.74
really liked it
Solid 3.5 star continuation. It reminds me most of the first book, with all of the detail about financial shenanigans. This one was focused on compute ...more
Apr 20, 2016
May 07, 2016
 
Defending Jacob
3.97
liked it
Alas, I wanted to like this more than I did, because I saw the author at the Massachusetts Library Association and I was super impressed. I wonder if ...more
May 15, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)
3.73
liked it
This was an entertaining listen, but all through the story I thought it was a Patterson because of the style. I was irritated that the government clas ...more
Jun 08, 2016
Sep 25, 2016
 
The 9th Girl (Kovac and Liska, #4)
4.05
it was amazing
Sociopaths, psychopaths, and mean girls, oh my!

This was a great commuting read, if you like cop dramas. Definitely surprised me and was one where I st
...more
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
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