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reviewed "Die Again". 12 hours ago
Tess Gerritsen, a physician, has written a long string of well written and entertaining novels about the exploits of Boston Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner, Dr. Maura Isles.   …
reviewed Deadline. Thursday
Deadline
Virgil Flowers, chief investigator of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is asked to come to Tripton, Minnesota to investigate a scheme where someone is stealing dogs. Many of these dogs …
reviewed One plus one. Wednesday
One plus one
I thank my wonderful wife for recommending this entertaining book.      It tells the story of Jess Thomas, a gutsy woman with a never say die attitude about life.      …
reviewed A Touch of Nerves. December 11
A Touch of Nerves
Army Captain Ben Hawkins is ordered to follow up on a report of possible missing material from the Tupelo Chemical Research Facility. He thinks it's going to be a simple matter but he's wrong. …
reviewed Goodreads. December 09
Goodreads
This is a book cataloging site that helps me to be organized and to discuss the books I've read.      One fun aspect of this site is in the groups it provides so many  choices …
reviewed Personal. December 09
Personal
Jack Reacher is doing his thing, traveling around the country without a steady job, living each day as it comes. He lives on his military pension and enjoys a carefree life when he's not actively …
reviewed Shelfari. December 06
Shelfari
      I am a devoted member of Shelfari and enjoy their website.      I've found it easy to post reviews and to see and comment on the reviews of other reviewers.   …
The Cabinet of Curiosities
"The Cabinet of Curiosities" is an exceptional read and an intelligent literary accomplishment.      In New York, a tunnel at a construction site leads to a storage area …
Worthy Brown's daughter
Phillip Margolin is one of those special authors who, when a reader picks up their book, they know they are in for an entertaining experience.      I was sent this book from Amazon …
The Cold Dish: A Novel
Four white high school students lure a female American Indian high schooler to a meeting and rape her in a cruel and brutal manner. The woman, Melissa Little Bird, suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome …
reviewed Spirit of Steamboat. November 25
Spirit of Steamboat
Walt Longmire is listening to Christmas music and getting ready for a quiet Christmas when he has an unexpected guest.   The woman appears to know Walt and asks about his predecessor, Sheriff …
reviewed Cape Fear. November 23
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Cape Fear
In the original movie version of "The Executioners" that was named Cape Fear' the setting was a small town where a family man, Sam Bowden, is an attorney.   He had been a witness …
reviewed "The Executioners". November 23
"The Executioners" has been sitting on my bookshelf for ages. Something made me pick it up for a new reading. It was such a big hit and the basis for the thrillers, "Cape Fear," in …
reviewed The Forsaken. November 22
The Forsaken
In a novel that takes place in Jericho, Mississippi, there were occasions when I felt that I was reading a John Grisham story.   Ace Atkins has talent for dialogue and description that goes together …
Looking for a good read, I found "The Reckoning A John Madden Novel" by Rennie Airth. I've enjoyed that author's books since his "River of Darkness."   This story turned …
reviewed The Great Bridge. November 11
The Great Bridge
   David McCullough's richly detailed account of the inception and  building of the bridge is an expertly compiled history.   Not only does the reader learn what the Bridge …
reviewed "Blood and Ashes". November 11
If "Blood and Ashes" was a cold cereal, it would be called snap, crackle and pop, pop, pop.   Ex-soldier, Joe Hunter, is asked for help from a former colleague, Don Griffiths who worked …
reviewed The Great Bridge. November 09
The Great Bridge
   David McCullough's richly detailed account of the inception and  building of the bridge is an expertly compiled history.   Not only does the reader learn what the Bridge …
reviewed Tragic Ground. November 09
Tragic Ground
"Tragic Ground" was written in 1944, WWII is over and many manufacturing plants that made war goods, close. Spence Douthit moved to this Southern community to work in the manufacturing …
I shall be near to you: A Novel
In Flat Creek, New York, feelings of patriotism filled the land in 1862.      Young Rosetta Edwards falls in love with Jeremy Wakefield. They discuss his enlisting in the army as a …
reviewed Silent Joe. November 05
Silent Joe
"Silent Joe" tells the story of fatherly love and admiration mixed with a strong desire to be accepted and to succeed.   Joe's face was scarred as a baby when acid was thrown in …
A wasteland of Strangers
Bill Pronzini is an entertainer. Through the entire book, "A Wasteland of Strangers," I had a smile and warm feelings that I was experiencing the lives of a group of characters who had a tale …
reviewed Night Drop. October 14
Night Drop
Blake Sanders is recovering from the suicide of his son, Cole, and Blake is working as a volunteer in a suicide prevention center.   Later, he receives a call from his ex-wife, Molly, about remembering …
Wayfaring Stranger
In a departure from his Dave Robicheau detective series, James Lee Burke brings his readers a riveting historical novel. Weldon Holland's life is described in a manner that parallels many important …
Over the Edge: A Novel
Child psychologist, Dr. Alex Delaware gets a call in the middle of the night from a patient he has seen in the past but feels that he let the boy down. Now, Jamey Cadmus is in a psychological hospital …
The Untarnished Badge
For fans of the novels about the Old West, "The Untarnished Badge," provides a quick and easy read.      The plot seems like old stuff; there is a crooked council running …
all the light we cannot see
This well written novel tells the parallel story of two young people at the start of WWII.      Marie-Laure LeBlanc is age six when she goes blind. She lives with her father, David, …
An officer and a spy
This is an excellent retelling of the Alfred Dreyfus affair that was the subject on most Frenchman's minds in the mid 1890s.      As tensions worsen between France and Germany, …
reviewed Haunted. September 28
Haunted
Hannah Smith is a fishing guide and part time investigator in the Sanibel Island area of Florida. She's invited to her friend, Birdy's wealthy aunt's home.   When Hannah meets Aunt …
reviewed Passion Power & Sin. September 24
Passion Power & Sin
Mike Wells has created a clever, interesting financial drama where one victim decides not to take her misfortune lying down.      Heather Bankfort is a young woman trying to find success …
reviewed "The Missing Place". September 24
In the prosperous oil fields of Lawton, North Dakota, rapid expansion of the business resulted in short cuts from the companies doing the oil drilling and from providing housing for the many men who arrive …
reviewed Bones Never Lie. September 10
Bones Never Lie
I was excited when I received this book from LibraryThing early reviewers. Once I began reading the story my excitement continued to grow.   Dr. Temp Brennan is called to a meeting of the Cold …
reviewed the wolf. September 07
the wolf
The Wolf is a name that Mafia boss Vincent Morelli is known as. He oversees an enormous criminal world.   He's devastated when an attempted hijacking of an airline plane departing from LA …
reviewed Inside Man. September 04
Inside Man
Sam Capra runs a bar in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. One day, his good friend Steve, asks him questions that infer that Steve needs help. He's been providing security for Cori Varela who is …
reviewed Ordinary Grace. September 02
Ordinary Grace
If I could give this book a six star rating, I would. It's the best book I've read in a long time.      The backdrop of 1961 and Frank Drum is age thirteen. He's excited …
reviewed The Target. September 01
The Target
"The Target" is an excellent thriller where the reader is presented with one exciting episode after another.      Will Robie and his partner Jessica Reel are given a new …
reviewed Texasville. September 01
Texasville
Texasville" is the sequel to "The Last Picture Show" and the book the author wrote after "Lonesome Dove."      The story picks up 30 years after the events …
reviewed Barracuda. August 29
Barracuda
This is a coming of age novel about Danny Kelly. We are introduced to Danny as a young adolescent with a remarkable swimming ability. He dreams of becoming an Olympic gold medal winner for Australia.   …
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies'
  "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies" is a story of a short time in Ma Ramotswe's life.      Ma Ramotswe is surprised when she comes home after a trying day …
The boys in the boat
"The Boys in the Boat" tells the true story of nine men who were members of the University of Washington crew team. The story shows of their hard work in making the team and their goal of reaching …
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