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Knots and Crosses (Inspector Rebus, #1)
3.83
really liked it
The first in Rankin's long-running Rebus series, this hard-boiled detective knows the ins and outs of criminal Edinburgh as no one else, and is not ...more
Jan 2001
Feb 06, 2008
 
The Unseen
3.73
it was amazing
This highly compelling novel alternates and intertwines 1911 and 2011, when an investigative journalist, enlisted to find the identity of a WWI ...more
May 04, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (44 Scotland Street, #5)
3.96
it was amazing
The 5th collection of serial columns by Smith, updating us on the lives of the adorable Bertie, gallery owner Matthew and his new bride, Angus and his ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
The Unresolved Seventh
3.58
it was amazing
This is a great new character, a forensic psychologist with Asperger's, who unravels a crime in a very different way, aided by a law intern. Great ...more
May 2012
May 11, 2012
 
The Monster in the Box (Inspector Wexford, #22)
3.49
it was amazing
The newest Wexford novel takes us back into his early days as a detective and follows his instincts tracking a man he believes murders people others ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool (The Highly Effective Detective, #3)
3.57
Teddy Ruzak is back in this third of the series. The hapless detective with a dog who doesn't like him is always a good read, for the humor and his ...more
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
Coffeehouse Meditations
5.00
it was amazing
Romano manages to transmit reality in the face of everyday happenings in her poems. Things that pass us right by get snagged in her viewfinder.
Jan 2010
Feb 24, 2010
 
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)
3.88
I know there's a sequel to this hilarious and unusual family; I'll be looking for it shortly
Mar 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3)
4.15
it was amazing
Third in the Three Pines series, Penny makes the Quebec village a character in its own right. Several recurring characters connect the books, ...more
Jul 19, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
Where Memories Lie (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #12)
4.21
it was amazing
Newest installment in Crombie's series featuring Det's Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James, who live together with a blended family and often help with ...more
Jul 14, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Cipher Garden (Lake District Mystery #2)
3.70
really liked it
With a string of other novels to his credit, including the Harry Devlin series, Edwards newest centers around Oxford historian Daniel Kind, who ...more
Nov 2007
Feb 06, 2008
 
Living Proof (Charles Resnick, #7)
3.96
really liked it
Harvey's two series (Frank Elder and Charlie Resnick) are worth investigating if you like police procedurals with a heavy hint of the psychology of ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 06, 2008
 
Atonement
3.90
it was amazing
Another gem from McEwan if you stick with it. Despite the pages of description, which do create the atmosphere, this story builds until its climax. ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 11, 2008
 
What the Dead Know
3.55
it was amazing
Lippman's Baltimore series featuring reporter Tess Monaghan is set aside as she tells the story of two sisters who visit a shopping mall twenty years ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 06, 2008
 
A Cotswold Killing (Thea Osborne, #1)
3.25
really liked it
Another in Tope's Cotswolds series featuring house-sitter/widow Thea Osborne and her detective BF Phil.
These give a real flavor of the area, and
...more
Feb 2008
Feb 06, 2008
 
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
3.82
it was amazing
This stunning book from prolific author Hill starts a new series featuring SCI Simon Serraillier and his family. The ending was nothing short of ...more
Oct 2007
Feb 06, 2008
 
The Gun Seller
3.68
really liked it
If you like Hugh Laurie of Jeeves or House fame, try to find a copy of this book in which you can hear his accent speaking to you in that dry wit and ...more
May 2007
Feb 06, 2008
 
A Place of Execution
4.10
it was amazing
A stand-alone that won McDermid several awards, this book features the setting as a character. Not to be missed if you are a fan of McDermids other ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 06, 2008
 
Deadlight (DI Joe Faraday, #4)
3.98
really liked it
Another great installment from the Joe Faraday series. Hurley consistently creates a character-driven novel in this British police series; check out ...more
not set
Jan 11, 2008
 
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
3.88
it was amazing
First in Three Pines series; see review of The Cruelest Month.
May 28, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
Second in Three Pines series; see review of The Cruelest Month
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs, #1)
3.48
it was amazing
None
not set
Feb 24, 2010
 
Off Minor (Charles Resnick, #4)
3.89
really liked it
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Feb 06, 2008
 
The Hanging Garden (Inspector Rebus, #9)
4.09
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Now May You Weep (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #9)
4.03
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #5)
4.12
it was amazing
None
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
The Distant Echo (Inspector Karen Pirie, #1)
3.97
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus, #3)
3.90
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Mortal Causes (Inspector Rebus, #6)
3.96
really liked it
None
not set
Feb 06, 2008
 
Turnstone (DI Joe Faraday, #1)
3.70
really liked it
None
not set
Jan 11, 2008
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