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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, #8)
4.17
it was ok
Yes, I laughed. But I cringed more. This certainly doesn’t make me want to read any more Evanovich, but if I did, I would probably try one of the firs ...more
Aug 30, 2003
Jun 24, 2011
 
Murder by Deed
3.25
it was ok
Readable but ultimately unsatisfying murder mystery with an animal rights twist – aspires to be a thriller, a romance, and a travelogue but fizzles at ...more
May 24, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
 
In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux, #6)
4.17
liked it
An okay crime novel, enhanced by the presence of some Confedarate Soldier ghosts. Remarkably like “Pegasus Descending’ – or is it the other way around ...more
Mar 09, 2008
Jun 23, 2011
 
Pegasus Descending (Dave Robicheaux, #15)
4.15
liked it
A case of the title being bigger than the book (and for that matter the dust jacket copy). Not a bad novel – I just expected something different.
Jan 20, 2008
Jun 23, 2011
 
Shot on Location (Key West, #9)
3.88
it was ok
One of those goofy, Hiaasenesque novels filled with so many quirky characters that they all get in each other's way.
Dec 22, 2014
Dec 23, 2014
 
Dog on It (A Chet and Bernie Mystery #1)
3.85
liked it
Mystery narrated by a dog owned by a PI – the mystery is dull, but the narration is spot-on doggish.
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 23, 2011
 
Stalin's Ghost (Arkady Renko, #6)
3.71
liked it
This Akrady Renko outing is quite readable, if a bit predictable. Smith can work magic with words.
Sep 09, 2010
Jun 23, 2011
 
Morgue Drawer Four (Morgue Drawer, #1)
3.39
liked it
Amusing procedural in which the narrator is a dead guy. Predictable in places, but a great ending.
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
Bad Chili
4.05
it was ok
Novel of a redneck sleuth. Kinky Friedman was there first.
Oct 10, 2001
Jun 24, 2011
 
Naked Once More (Jacqueline Kirby, #4)
3.84
liked it
An amusing comic mystery.
Apr 10, 1998
Jun 29, 2011
 
Wolves Eat Dogs (Arkady Renko, #5)
3.93
it was amazing
Smith is of an incredibly rare breed – the literary author who writes with soul, and successfully combines another genre with the “non-genre” form. Hi ...more
Feb 28, 2005
Jun 29, 2011
 
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)
4.04
really liked it
None
not set
Jun 29, 2011
 
Red Square (Arkady Renko, #3)
3.95
liked it
None
not set
Jun 29, 2011
 
Polar Star (Arkady Renko, #2)
3.98
it was amazing
None
not set
Jun 29, 2011
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