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reviewed Port Mortuary. April 23, 2011
It's often said that a good novel should be shown, not told, and that's the main problem with Port Mortuary. The first person narration by Kay Scarpetta turns what should have been a compelling …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. March 26, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
Mickey Haller seems like a good man. Like anyone, he has his flaws and does what he can to make a living as a defense attorney. He confides that his father was also an attorney and had a special place …
reviewed The Reversal (book). March 16, 2011
The Reversal (Book)
The perceptive voice of defense attorney Mickey Hatcher leads the reader into a case of kidnapping and murder that occurred over a half century ago. Most of the witnesses and trial officers are deceased …
reviewed The Reversal (book). January 03, 2011
The Reversal (Book)
Author Michael Connelly is best known for his superb Harry Bosch series, and in the past few years, has added another character to his body of work, that of brash, unconventional defense attorney Mickey …
reviewed The Reversal (book). December 10, 2010
The Reversal (Book)
              Defense attorney Mickey Haller and his ex-wife, an assistant DA, together with his half brother LAPD detective Harry Bosch, are working …
posted a Quick Tip about The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. November 13, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
Criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller, finds himself in that most dangerous of positions for any lawyer, defending an innocent client against a charge of attempted rape and aggravated sexual assault …
reviewed The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel. November 13, 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer : A Novel
Criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller, is thrilled to find himself in the position of defending Louis Ross Roulet against a charge of attempted rape and aggravated sexual assault with grievous bodily …
reviewed Nothing But the Truth. October 25, 2010
Nothing but the Truth (Dismas Hardy)
Poor Dismas Hardy. His wife Frannie's in jail on contempt of court charges. Seems she's protecting a secret confided to her by her friend Ron, now the prime suspect in the murder of his beautiful …
reviewed Think Twice. October 16, 2010
Think Twice
      Park your sense of reality in the garage and jump right into Think Twice, a suspense novel built upon an incredible premise, but fun anyway. Benny Rosato, head of an all female …
posted a Quick Tip about The Brass Verdict: A Novel. September 21, 2010
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
This is my first "quick tip" for lunch.com. I may write for relatively lightweight books that readers might enjoy to pass the time of day. Having exhausted all my other reading during a flight back from …
reviewed The Reversal (book). September 11, 2010
The Reversal (Book)
Mickey Haller is asked by the District Attorney's Office to cross the aisle and be the prosecutor in the retrial of Jason Jessup. Through use of DNA testing a key piece of evidence from the 1986 trial …
reviewed The Price of Revenge. August 04, 2010
The Price of Revenge
THE PRICE OF REVENGE by author Dennis Vaughn has everything a great summer reads needs: action, excitement and a message that readers can appreciate. I enjoyed the way the characters were developed, and …
posted a Quick Tip about The Associate. June 29, 2010
The Associate
Another lawyerly Grisham. A good not too intense summer read.
reviewed The Associate. June 26, 2010
The Associate
The Associate written by John Graham is a balanced book. It is really good but the ending could have been better. Towards the end, you find out what the main character did, he could have done it at the …
posted a Quick Tip about The Brass Verdict: A Novel. June 05, 2010
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
Michael Connolly is simply an engaging author
reviewed The Brass Verdict: A Novel. May 25, 2010
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?   As I read this book, my emotions were never steady. There were times when I was so anxious for the plot to continue that I couldn't put it …
reviewed The Brass Verdict: A Novel. May 19, 2010
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
It simply amazes me that Michael Connelly can produce such incredible gems, such convincing police and legal procedurals and such compelling psychological drama from such simple seed plots.   In …
reviewed Think Twice. April 12, 2010
Think Twice
Bennie Rosato, tough lawyer and head of her own firm is smart, independent, and focused. Identical twin Alice is the polar opposite, with the exception being focused. She is focused...but on all that …
reviewed Think Twice. March 17, 2010
Think Twice
Scottoline, Lisa. "Think Twice", St. Martin's, 2010.  Is Evil Inborn?    Amos Lassen  Lisa Scottoline's new novel focuses on an all female law firm in Philadelphia …
reviewed Think Twice. March 06, 2010
Think Twice
The identical twins had not grown up together, but now, both of them grown women, they had met and were trying to establish some type of relationship. It was hard. And if you, the readers knew what was …
reviewed Think Twice. February 06, 2010
Think Twice
I normally don't end up reading Lisa Scottoline's books when they first come out. No real reason... just don't tend to pick up on them early. But when Amazon Vine had her latest, Think Twice, up for review, …
reviewed The Associate. January 10, 2010
The Associate
Interesting how I will probably be in the minority on this one. To me, John Griham can do little wrong with his writing. The Associate is really no exception. The story is detailed without being boring …
reviewed Nothing But the Truth. December 18, 2009
Nothing but the Truth (Dismas Hardy)
   As part of the long-running Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitzky series, "Nothing but the Truth" falls completely flat for me and is an utter failure as a legal "thriller"!    …
reviewed The Brass Verdict: A Novel. December 01, 2009
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
Only a few of my favorite authors produce stories in which their series characters intermingle. One of my favorites was the Church of England series by Susan Howatch (as far from stodgy as it's possible …
reviewed The Brass Verdict: A Novel. August 18, 2009
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
Michael Connelly is the author of twenty very interesting books, all but one of which is fiction. This book reintroduces Mickey Haller who was the hero in his 2005 Lincoln Lawyer. Connelly portrays Haller …
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