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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 "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 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 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 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 …
posted a Quick Tip about Inside Man. September 04
Inside Man
Sam Capra is the hero of this novel and it appears that he's had previous adventures. It would probably be beneficial if the reader was to read the earlier books in this series. However, that is not essential. …
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 The Son: A Novel. August 22
The Son: A Novel
I listened to this book as an audiobook narrated by Gildart Jackson.  His narration was liesurly to contrast with the action of the story which at times was brutal.      This …
reviewed Cornered. August 19
Cornered
Det. Matt Brady is attempting to solve what is behind the disappearance of seven attractive women in Temple, Texas.      He's frustrated because every time he gets a lead, it seems …
reviewed Vertigo 42. August 16
Vertigo 42
This is an absorbing, character driven novel that kept me satisfied as I followed the well developed plot.      The story begins with Tom Williamson, a friend of a friend of Superintendent …
reviewed The Target. August 13
The Target
There is one action scene after another in this thriller by David Baldacci.      Will Robie and Jessica Reel are summoned to a meeting with Amanda Marks the Deputy Director of the …
reviewed Prey of Desire. August 13
Prey of Desire
"Prey of Desire" is a psychological thriller where the reader learns of a gruesome, unexplained murder in the first few pages. The reader's curiosity is established, we want to know why …
reviewed two headed snake of key west. August 11
two headed snake of key west
"Two Headed Snake of Key West" is the perfect book to bring on your summer or other vacation.      Liz and Garret Adams decide to travel to Key West for a little adventure. …
reviewed Midnight in Europe. August 09
Midnight in Europe
The reader witnesses pre war II and the Spanish Civil War.  Set in 1938, the reader learns about the fascists of National Spain fighting against the Spanish Republic.      Christian …
reviewed the American Mission. August 02
the American Mission
When I received this book from the early reviewers at LibraryThing, I thought it might be similar to  "The Honorary Consul" By Graham Greene.      Alex Baines was a …
reviewed Close to the Bone. July 23
Close to the Bone
"Close to the Bone," is a complex mystery with multiple story lines. In one, there is a movie being filmed in Aberdeen, Scotland. Someone is imitating the film by murdering people in imitation …
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