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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 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 The Cabinet of Curiosities. December 06
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
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 The Cold Dish: A Novel. December 06
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 "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 …
reviewed I shall be near to you: A Novel. November 05
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 …
reviewed A wasteland of Strangers. November 05
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 …
reviewed Wayfaring Stranger. October 11
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 …
reviewed Over the Edge: A Novel. October 08
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 …
reviewed The Untarnished Badge. October 08
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about all the light we cannot see. October 05
all the light we cannot see
When reading "All the Light we cannot see" the story jumps around from the past to the present. It would be helpful to write down the dates of the different parts so it reminds you where you are in the …
reviewed all the light we cannot see. October 05
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, …
reviewed An officer and a spy. October 02
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 …
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