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Deborah Crombie provides her fans a mystery that spans all the way back to WWI.      The intricate story tells of Lydia Brooke, a poet. When she was a student at Cambridge in the …
The Girl on the train
Rachel Watson is a creature of habit, taking the Ashbury-Euston train toward London daily. She doesn't have much of a life of her own so watches other people and imagines what they must be like and …
Grant of immunity
Did you ever wonder about the background of some of the judges who pass judgment on others?   In "Grant of Immunity" Danny Hart was a teenager who was talked into joining his friend …
reviewed Twelve Days. March 28
Twelve Days
Forces are attempting to pit the United States against Iran and start a war before Iran can get their nuclear weapons ready to use.   The first strike is the shooting down of a U.S. airplane as …
Hide and Seek: A John Rebus Mystery
In a run down area of Edinburgh, a junkie is found dead in a building used by squatters.      On a wall near the body of the deceased, officials notice a drawing. It's a five …
The night of the dance
All seems quiet in the Texas town of Brenham until some men digging a well find the body of Sissy Fletcher. She's the Preacher's daughter who disappeared ten years ago. She hated the town of Brenham …
The Fifth Child (Paladin Books)
With the innocence of youth, David and Harriet Lovatt fall in love and marry when they are young. They enjoy life and family so much that they begin to have children immediately. Their life seems like …
reviewed "The Farm". March 18
Daniel tells the story in "The Farm."      Daniel was living with his life partner, Mark. Daniel was barely eeking out a living but thought that his parents were having a …
American Sniper
According to the book jacket, Chris Kyle recorded the most career kills in the United States military history from 1999 to 2009.      The autobiography tells of Chris growing up in …
Second Street Station
I'm sure I won't be the only one who picks "Second Street Station," as one of the best mystery novels of the early part of this year. It really was a special story and I was sorry to …
You Can trust me
This suspenseful thriller was recommended to me by my reviewer friend, Tom McGee. Tom's literary tastes are usually on the money and with his review, he hit the nail on the head.   Livy Jackson …
reviewed Blue Labyrinth. February 26
Blue Labyrinth
I'm sure I won't be the only one who compliments this book on the intricacies of the plot and cleverness of the characters.   Special Agent is one of the most original characters in mystery …
reviewed redemption key. February 20
redemption key
I hadn't read the previous books by S.G. Redling and was surprised with the action and the predicament that the protagonist, Dani Britton, found herself in. Dani is attempting to get away from a …
reviewed The Siege. February 06
The Siege
I'm struggling with this review much like I struggled with the novel.      I wanted to like this book even more since it takes place in New Haven, CT at Yale University. I live …
reviewed Gray Mountain. February 06
Gray Mountain
With the financial crisis of 2008, Samantha Kofer gets downsized. However, she is given the chance to return to her Wall Street Firm after working for a non profit.      Her company …
Sierra Skullduggery
In California in the 1880s, former gunfighter, Tom Patterson is propositioned by a stranger to join him and make use of Patterson's gun. Patterson refuses and the man, Carl Parrish attempts to kidnap …
Don't talk to strangers
Keye Street, a Chinese American, has a background in profiling with the FBI. She is now a private investigator and is asked by the sheriff of Hitchiti County Georgia to assist in a case involving the …
Last of the Breed Louis L'amour
In this 1986 novel, USAF Major Joseph "Joe Mack" Makatozi's plane is forced down over the Bering Sea.      The Russians have forced his plane down. They capture him and …
reviewed the dead run. January 25
the dead run
The reader knows off the bat that the story will be dealing with the unnatural as a man lost in the desert sees a beautiful girl. He believes it's only a dream until she takes a bite from his thigh.   …
reviewed No Fortunate Son. January 25
No Fortunate Son
Operatives Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill receive a letter terminating their services with Blaisdell Consulting, an umbrella company of their real employer, a counterterrorist unit called …
A New York Christmas
"A New York Christmas" is a Christmas gift story about a wealthy family in New York City in 1904.   This tasty story has Jemima Pitt, daughter of Thomas Pitt, head of Britain's Special …
reviewed The Kill Order. January 07
The Kill Order
When I first read the blurb on Robin Burcell's "The Kill Order," it seemed like a book with lots of action and entertainment. Fortunately, my assumption was correct and this was an action …
The Devil You Know
When I was offered this book in return for my honest review, I looked forward to an interesting work of suspense. The book hit the spot, delivering  the suspense and provided a new voice in literary …
reviewed Offer of Proof. January 04
Offer of Proof
Charlotte King is robbed and murdered in New York City.  The police see a black man running down the street nearby and bring him back to the victim. She seems to identify him as her killer before …
Spectrum: A Karen Vail novel
In this exciting Karen Vail story, the reader follows Karen's graduation from the New York Police Academy as the first in her class. As a reward for her performance at the police academy, Karen is …
reviewed Black Cherry Blues. December 26, 2014
Black Cherry Blues
In the 1990 Edgar Award winning novel, "Black Cherry Blues" Dave Robicheaux is mourning the death of his wife, Annie.      Dave's troubled college roommate Dixie Lee …
reviewed Remember me like this. December 24, 2014
Remember me like this
In "Remember Me Like This," we follow the Campbell family from a different point of view. Many novels conclude when a kidnap victim returns home. In this well conceived story, it is the start. …
reviewed "Die Again". December 21, 2014
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. December 18, 2014
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. December 17, 2014
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, 2014
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 The Cabinet of Curiosities. December 06, 2014
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 …
reviewed Worthy Brown's daughter. December 06, 2014
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 …
reviewed Spirit of Steamboat. November 25, 2014
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 "The Executioners". November 23, 2014
"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, 2014
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 …
reviewed The Great Bridge. November 11, 2014
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 The Great Bridge. November 09, 2014
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, 2014
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 …
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