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Longshot
4.00
really liked it
I read this book yesterday. I mean, I read the whole thing yesterday, if that gives you an idea of how much it grabs you. Francis was the master of th ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #29)
4.06
really liked it
Like other readers I noticed the similarity between Ballard and Bosch immediately. It feels somewhat like Connelly stripped down Bosch to his essence ...more
Mar 07, 2018
Feb 08, 2018
 
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch, #19; Harry Bosch Universe, #28)
4.35
it was amazing
Double the bang for your buck

I don't know how Connelly does it. He's said that the Bosch novels are supposed to be written in real-time and is attempt
...more
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
 
The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
4.17
it was amazing
A fascinating and fun entry to the series. Holmes and Russell get to do good old fashioned sleuthing but there's the added fun of looking for the miss ...more
Feb 23, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
4.09
liked it
If you love the world and characters of Flavia de Luce, you'll still probably enjoy this entry in the series, but it is likely the weakest to date.

As
...more
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
 
Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13)
4.36
really liked it
Another terrific Gamache novel. I enjoyed the split time line which wove in and out of the testimony Gamache gives in the summer about events the prev ...more
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 01, 2017
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
really liked it
Unlike many other readers, this was not a book that was recommended to me but one that I happily came across. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed it so much ...more
not set
Mar 11, 2017
 
Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch, #20; Harry Bosch Universe, #30)
4.36
it was amazing
The hits keep on coming. This is another strong entry in the Bosch series. Connelly explores two issues here.

First, Harry is working a double homicid
...more
Jan 06, 2018
Jan 05, 2018
 
Crimson Shore (Pendergast, #15)
4.00
it was ok
Preston & Child return with the 15th Pendergast novel and I kind of wish they hadn't. The upside is the continued growth of Constance as an invest ...more
Dec 12, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.81
really liked it
While there are several entries to the precocious-youth-solves-mystery genre, Flavia de Luce is one-of-a-kind. Bradley does a stellar job with Flavia ...more
Feb 03, 2018
Jan 30, 2018
 
The Naturalist (The Naturalist #1)
4.10
really liked it
Great New Voice in the Suspense Genre

If you like Special Agent AXL Prendergast, you may have a new series to get sucked into. Dr. Theo Cray, with his
...more
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 03, 2017
 
Twist of Faith
3.73
really liked it
Well this isn't what I expected at all. This was really quite a good suspense novel and it's very difficult to write a review without giving at least ...more
Jan 28, 2018
Jan 25, 2018
 
The Convent's Secret (Glass and Steele Book 5)
4.31
really liked it
Another fun entry to this series. Many of the reviewers mention the frustration with India feeling she isn't good enough for Matt, and his taking seri ...more
Mar 10, 2018
Mar 07, 2018
 
Justice Hall (Mary Russell, #6)
4.20
it was amazing
A terrific read that I found more enjoyable than the more atmospheric The Moor. Holmes and Russell find out the true identities of their Palestinian p ...more
Feb 09, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.87
really liked it
At first I felt it had too many of the same elements as SOTW, but as it progressed, the atmosphere was similar but the characters went in quite a diff ...more
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
 
Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot #25)
3.96
liked it
This reminded me of the scene from the movie Murder By Death where Lionel Twain accuses the character of withholding evidence until the end so we coul ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Man from Beijing
3.47
liked it
Not one of Mankell's stronger offerings, simply because the idea that drives the plot is so far-fetched. I liked the characterization and the historic ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (Hard Case Crime, #14)
3.73
liked it
I love that Hard Case is republishing some of these great mystery novels from the '60s. They remind me of some of the stuff that Playboy Publishing us ...more
Oct 2008
Jan 19, 2009
 
Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder, #15)
3.89
really liked it
Another great read. I enjoy Scudder's changes and while some of Block's books have too many twists, leaving me to wonder how it all came together, thi ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
 
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Bernie Rhodenbarr, #4)
3.85
really liked it
Bernie is back, and this time, he has fewer twists to deal with, which is actually a nice change. Everything comes together and I didn't find myself f ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
The Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta, #17)
3.68
it was ok
I don't know what happened here. It was like she had so many things going and had written so many pages, she knew she had to wrap it up and finished i ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan, #10)
3.93
liked it
The science is always the second star in these books. Really interesting details. Strong story that pulled all the elements together at the end withou ...more
Sep 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, #17)
4.10
Robicheaux is increasingly self-aware in this series and this is a good example of Dave thinking things are a certain way but finally recognizing mayb ...more
May 28, 2009
May 26, 2009
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
4.23
liked it
This one started a little rougher than the first; there was a lot that felt extraneous, but once it got going I couldn't put it down. Quite convoluted ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 19, 2010
 
Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum, #14.5)
3.78
really liked it
I absolutely love the humor of the Plum series and this was no exception. The cast of characters living in the backwoods of Jersey makes this read a p ...more
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Mary Russell's War: And Other Stories of Suspense
4.01
it was amazing
A terrific set of the Mary Russell short stories all in one place. Find out about Holmes' and Russell's wedding. Read the amazingly informative journa ...more
Feb 2017
Jan 11, 2017
 
Firewall (Wallander, #8)
3.95
really liked it
I don't know if it is just a better translation or what, but I really like this book much better than the other Mankell I've read.
Jun 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth, #24)
3.77
it was ok
Why do I keep reading this series? I think I liked the series with Robert Carlyle so I want to like the books. They're pretty bad really.
Oct 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Locked Rooms (Mary Russell, #8)
4.25
it was amazing
While the series had had its ups and downs, I find myself again saying this may be the best yet. There is not a single misstep in this wonderful myste ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
Under Orders (Sid Halley, #4)
3.85
liked it
Another fun, fast, fluffy read from Francis. Actually had some interesting facts as well that made me do some more research.
Apr 2010
May 04, 2010
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