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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 Cop Town. July 26, 2014
Cop Town
In "Cop Town" the story is about a new police officer in Atlanta.      Kate Murphy is a new police officer but doesn't disclose her Jewish background or family wealth. …
reviewed Close to the Bone. July 23, 2014
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 …
reviewed a place for execution. July 07, 2012
a place for execution
This story begins in 1963. The Beatles release their first album. the Great Train Robbery takes place and in the normally quiet English countryside of Derbyshire, known for the Peak District National …
reviewed Discretion. July 02, 2012
Discretion
In reading this story about politics and power, it amazes me that it's in a novel and not on the front page of today's paper.      A lovely young girl walks into the U.S. Capitol …
reviewed Kind of Blue. June 29, 2012
Kind of Blue
In a politically connected Los Angeles Police Department, when a former police officer is murdered, the assistant chief wants Lt. Frank Duffy to put his best detective on the case.      …
reviewed kill you twice. June 06, 2012
kill you twice
Det. Archie Sheridan is still recovering from his last encounter with serial killer Gretchen Lowell.      As the story begins, Archie is at Mount Tabor Park in Portland. He and his …
reviewed "Catch Me". May 07, 2012
Boston Homicide Detective D.D. Warren is approached by a woman who wants D.D. to investigated her murder when she is killed in four days.      The woman states that on Jan. 21st at …
reviewed "Fallen". June 04, 2011
Faith Mitchell finishes a mandatory computer training program by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and is late, coming home. Her mother, Evelyn, is caring for Faith's four-month old daughter, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Killing. April 14, 2011
The Killing
If you're not watching, then you seriously have no idea what you're missing. Largely ignoring the science of the CSI programs, THE KILLING is a back-to-basics approach of instinct and investigation, following …
reviewed Kind of Blue. January 25, 2011
Kind of Blue
Ash Levine had quit his detective position in the LA police department because he was suspended from the force when one of his informants was killed. About a year later his boss who had suspended him …
Mystery Writers of America Presents The
Linda Fairstein, herself a prosecutor in Manhattan for 25 years, has compiled an anthology of legal shorts written by some of the most well known and most exciting members of the Mystery Writers of America. …
reviewed Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel. December 30, 2010
Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel
In southern Minnesota, Robert Tripp, an employee at a grain company, kills Jacob Flood, a local farmer.   When Tripp is questioned by the police, the sheriff is able to break his story and jails …
reviewed Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gam.... December 24, 2010
Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is recovering from injuries in a prior case, the specifics are not fully described as the story begins. He's currently spending time in Quebec City, where he's doing …
reviewed Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel. November 23, 2010
Bad Blood: a Virgil Flowers novel
An 18-year-old jock kills a farmer in rural Minnesota, spends a night in jail and is discovered dead – hanged – the next morning. When the coroner rules it a murder, the local sheriff, tall, …
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 Kind of Blue. November 11, 2010
Kind of Blue
I enjoyed Kind of Blue. You can tell that Miles was a crime reporter by how vivid his descriptions are. He's a talented author who knows how to entertain a reader. I would recommend this book to fans …
posted a Quick Tip about Echo Park. November 02, 2010
Echo Park
A hard driving, gutsy police procedural ... Harry Bosch is a detective working for LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit. Marie Gesto's 1996 disappearance, a case to which Bosch was assigned when he was in Homicide, …
reviewed Echo Park. November 02, 2010
Echo Park
Harry Bosch is a detective working for LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit. Marie Gesto's 1996 disappearance, a case to which Bosch was assigned when he was in Homicide, was never solved. Her clothes were …
reviewed Broken: A Novel. November 01, 2010
Broken: A Novel [Hardcover]
Karin Slaughter merges characters from her earlier novels in Broken, when Special Agent Will Trent is called to Grant County to investigate the suicide of a jailed murder suspect. The local cops have …
posted a Quick Tip about The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch). October 21, 2010
The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch)
Aside from being a vintage Harry Bosch police procedural/psychological thriller, Connelly has also treated us to a small slice of mysticism with the introduction of Bosch's dreams of a coyote - his animal …
reviewed The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch). October 21, 2010
The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch)
LAPD's Harry Bosch is a troubled man with what the lay person would call lots of issues and some serious psychological baggage. His childhood as a county ward was unhappy and troubled, his wife has …
reviewed The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux .... October 12, 2010
The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
4 1/2 stars      What could possibly draw the attention of Dave Robicheaux and the New Iberia police department more than the brutal death of seven young women?      …
reviewed Secret Prey. October 07, 2010
Secret Prey
4 1/2 stars      Just when the reader is thinking that "Secret Prey,' is going to be a somewhat predictable story, the author provides his magic touch and the novel soars …
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