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Best Book Reads For 2011

  • Nov 2, 2011
Yes I know the year has almost 2 months left but I have read so many good books this year that I wanted to get my list put to paper.
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that
This is the best history book that I have read since The Devil In the White City! If I had read more books like this one, I would have taken more history classes in College. Most of what we were forced to read was painful to get through.
See the full review, "The Best History Book I Have Read In About Five Years!".
The Drop
This book is to be released later this month but I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of one of my favorite author's books. Harry Bosch is nearing retirement and has applied for a DROP to extend his stay with the LAPD. He needs to solve the mystery of a Councilman's son's death plus an unsolved case that seems to have an improbable suspect.
See the full review, "Please Do Not Force Harry To Retire!".
Rogue Wave a book by Boyd Morrison
A book that is as good as any of the disaster films of the 70's (Poseiden Adventure, The Towering Inferno) and is very realistic and fast paced. This is one you can't put down!
See the full review, "Outstanding Disaster Tale!".
Very Bad Men
Editor David Loogan is presented a manuscript from someone who describes a murder he commited and one he is about to commit in detail. Loogan must decide what to do with it and try to solve a riddle of an old crime.
See the full review, "A First Rate Mystery!".
The Accident
A "Wisteria Lane" kind of town where everyone holds secrets, and a mystery of murder over conterfeit merchandise. A book with a lot of twists and turns.
See the full review, "A Good Thriller/Mystery that loses it in the end".
One Dog Night
Andy Carpenter is called upon to try to defend the original owner of his golden retriever, Tara at a murder trial. The only thing is the man thinks he committed the crime and wants to plead guilty.
See the full review, "As Always, A Fun Andy Carpenter Read!".
Shut Your Eyes Tight a book by John Verdon
Private Investigator needs to help the police once again solve a crime that takes a genious criminalogist to unravel. All the while he must deal with his own personal issues at home.
See the full review, "David Gurney is a Modern Day Sherlock Holmes!".
The Fifth Witness
The "Lincoln Lawyer" is called upon to defend a woman who is accused of kiiling a banker, who foreclosed on her home. Very appropos to the current housing crisis.
See the full review, "The Best Lincoln Lawyer Novel to Date!".
Lost in the Spell a book
Chad Henson is able to transport classic filmstar and singer, Frances Langford to the present where she becomes Francesca and she competes in an American Idol competition. Meanwhile, one of Frances' enemies from the past is out to get her.
See the full review, "Well Worth the Wait! A Great Sequel Book!".
Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age
Bill O'Reilly makes my list twice with an entire book dedicated to one of my favorite segments of his Factor program. Bill explains what it takes to make both a pinhead and a patriot and has a lot of good stories related to some very famous people that made his list.
See the full review, "Excellent Job Bill! I think You Rate as a Patriot!".

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November 02, 2011
Great list! I'm wrapping up the Tales of the City series and I'll be looking for new books to read, so I might have to give a few of these a try. I love political thrillers and history!
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