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reviewed The Flip. May 27
The Flip
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the author's publicist but reflects my own personal opinion.      Brad and Julie are a young couple trying to make money …
reviewed Russian Roulette. May 21
Russian Roulette
This review is based on an advanced copy received from the writer's publicist but relects my own opinion. I had already reviewed and greatly enjoyed Death By Misadventure, the first in the author's …
reviewed Big Trouble. December 13, 2012
Big Trouble
This zany story takes place in the Coconut Grove section of Miami, Florida.      Two high school boys are playing a game called killer. The rules are to use their water gun and shoot …
reviewed Lectus: Ten by Gretchen McNeil. December 01, 2012
Lectus: Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Ten high school students got invited to an exclusive weekend house party on Henry Island. It was supposed to be fun... until one by one they start showing up dead.      Think of the …
posted a Quick Tip about A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspect.... September 14, 2012
Clara Morrow, at age 50, is far beyond the age when most artists are discovered. Yet, on the evening this novel opens, she is about to enter the prestigious Musée d'Art Contemporain in Montreal …
reviewed Killer In Control: A Key West Mystery. February 18, 2012
Killer In Control: A Key West Mystery
Dorothy Francis takes readers back to Key West in Killer in Control and it’s another good very atmospheric cozy style mystery from the author. Full of guilt and heavy with memories, suspended …
reviewed 77 Shadow Street. December 26, 2011
Dean Koontz is a best-selling writer who generally, but not always, writes novels that are somewhat haunting books filled with the supernatural, or, if not supernatural, the unusual. This book is no exception. …
reviewed Cards on the Table. November 01, 2011
Cards on the Table
David Suchet, who has played the villain in other films, is, as usual, superb as Hercule Poirot in this somewhat unusual tale. Poirot is invited together with four people, his friend the crime novelist …
reviewed A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspect.... September 10, 2011
After having read all of Louise Penny's six previous Chief Inspector Gamache stories to great acclaim actor/voice performer Ralph Cosham has literally become Gamache's voice. His narration is rendered …
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about The Last Juror. March 29, 2011
The Last Juror
Grisham has moved up a very large notch. With The Last Juror, he has proven his ability to write compelling human drama that doesn't rely upon simple chills and thrills to make the reader turn the pages. …
reviewed The Last Juror. March 29, 2011
The Last Juror
Mississippi's Ford County local weekly newspaper hangs on the edge of bankruptcy and Willie Traynor, a rather shiftless ne'er do well college dropout, hears from a chum that a publication like …
reviewed Silence of the Lambs. March 22, 2011
I read this book on a plane on my way to Desert Shield. I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the movie adaptation of the book but nothing is better then the book. Harris has a way of writing especially in …
reviewed Curse of the Bone Pirates. March 14, 2011
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Curse of the Bone Pirates
I'm not up on the latest in fiction for the pre-teen/teenaged crowd... have a vague sense that wizards and vampires rule the space, but that's about it. When I was offered a free copy of Curse …
reviewed The Identity Man. February 07, 2011
The Identity Man
Klavan's fast-paced latest opens with the murder of a whistle blower by a corrupt cop in a flood ravaged, riot-torn city. The narrative then shifts a thousand miles to a petty thief named Shannon working …
reviewed Body Work. January 25, 2011
Body Work
There is a body artist who works in a Chicago night club. She permits customers to paint her naked body on stage. Her image is posted on a web-cam. Then, she sells the images to the public.   …
reviewed Vermilion Drift: A Novel. January 15, 2011
Vermilion Drift: A Novel
Former sheriff Cork O'Connor his hired to look for Lauren Cavanaugh by her brother, Max. Max is the owner of the Great North Mining Company and Vermilion One is one of the deepest mines. It is being …
reviewed Shutter Island (book). January 01, 2011
Shutter Island
  SHUTTER ISLAND is a novel about a homicidal maniac told by his psychiatrist nearly 40 years after "four strange days of late summer 1954." The focus of events is a fictitious island …
reviewed Exit - A Novel. December 16, 2010
Exit - A Novel
Author Liliana Badd has drawn on some powerful feelings about death, dying and the importance of living in her novel EXIT. I took this journey with Ondine, wanting to know who she was, how she dealt with …
reviewed The 19th Element: A James Becker Mystery. November 26, 2010
The 19th Element: A James Becker Nuclear Thriller
The 19th Element is an heart-pounding, pure adrenaline rush. I actually felt exhausted after reading it. This is probably one of the highest compliments that I could ever give. When I get so wrapped up …
reviewed Moonlight Mile (Patrick Kenzie and An.... November 23, 2010
Moonlight Mile (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro)
In one of their first cases, investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro found missing four-year-old Amanda McCready. They returned the kidnapped girl to her mother but her mother was of dubious character …
reviewed Moonlight Mile (Patrick Kenzie and An.... November 23, 2010
Moonlight Mile (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro)
In their first appearance in 11 years (since Prayers for Rain), Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro become embroiled in an old case that almost tore them apart the first time around, in 1998's Gone, Baby, …
reviewed The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel. November 22, 2010
The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel
Sigmund Freud made only one visit to America, in 1909, and author Rubenfeld uses that event to inspire his first historical novel. Budding psychologist Stratham Younger meets Freud, accompanied by Carl …
reviewed Broken: A Novel. November 12, 2010
Broken: A Novel [Hardcover]
The title of this novel could represent the status of the characters and the situations that they find themselves in.      Officer Lena Adams is called to the scene where a suicide …
reviewed I Shall Not Want. November 10, 2010
I Shall Not Want by Debbie Viguie
I Shall Not Want is a fun cozy mystery. This book is the second in the series, but you don't need to read the first book in order to understand this one. However, this book promptly revealed who the …
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