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Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson
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Johnson on cruise control. This book is all action; no mystery, no nuance. Fun to read, but less depth than the usual Longmire tale. Walt chases escaped convicts up into the mountains. Shootouts, fights, and a relentless blizzard slow but do not stop ...more
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Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
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Definitely a mistake to read this (the 20th in the series) first. Stabenow does several chapters of telling us the history of two native settlements, one prospering, one crumbling, and their long-standing rivalry/feud. I (foolishly) assumed I would ...more
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Eureka by William Diehl
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Eureka has more appeal for me because it has a historical setting, though this only partly obscures other problems. The book is mainly set in 1941 California. But it begins with a few chapters of 1900, a few of 1918, and one of 1945. This is the auth ...more
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Best book I've read this year.
This book has everything, twice. Hillenbrand is a fine writer and a good story teller, but what makes this book sing for me is the material.
Louie's childhood, leading into young adulthood is worthy of a book: from a will
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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
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Written in the 60s, this book holds up surprisingly well. Gray struggles with layered sexism in British society as she works her first solo case as a private detective. Her experience could easily happen today--how little progress we have made. As be ...more
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House of Spies by Daniel Silva
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Silva grows lazier with each novel. This novel exists because the super-spy Allon let the super-enemy, Saladin, escape in the previous book, 'The Black Widow'. Saladin has his minions attack London, following up his attack on American in 'The Black W ...more
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Unnatural Causes by P.D. James
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Written in the sixties, this mystery is done in the English/Agatha Christie style. A middle-class man is murdered and the police find him surrounded by quirky, irritating characters, all of whom have motive and opportunity. Who did it? Who cares?
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