Category Archives: Mysteries

Book Review: Red Leaves by Paulina Simons

A few weeks ago, a fellow book-lover and I were having a conversation about how we’ve each gotten into a “reading rut” – each of us reading only our favorite genres. We tried to describe what kind of book we’d … Continue reading

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My Week In Review

Welcome to my weekly review. This week I read what are for me “major” reads. That means they are long and intridate stories with lots of details, either character-wise or plot/activities. They are the kind of stories I become totally … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

So many of my book-loving friends have told me about how much they enjoyed this book. Now I finally see what they were talking about. I actually came to the author through his Cork O’Connor mysteries. Those are quite delightful. … Continue reading

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Book Review: IQ by Joe Ide

I’m sure I’m not the target audience or age group for this novel, but I loved it anyway. I’m rating it a B+. Many people like me may be turned off by the “street” talk and activities and the excessive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry

Forty Thieves is one of the most convoluted stories I’ve read in a long time. And, I mean that in a good way. The two main characters are Ronnie and Sid Abel, a husband and wife team. The two met … Continue reading

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Three Books In a New-To-Me Series

Our local library had an appealing display of the books of Lisa Scottoline. I grabbed a copy of Accused, the first book in a series. I really enjoyed it and immediately went back and got books number two and three. … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Woods by Tana French

Adam, at the age of twelve, disappeared along with his two best friends in the woods near his home in Dublin. Two days later Adam was found standing gripping a tree with his fingernails, his shoes filled with blood, his … Continue reading

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Who Is Cork O’Connor?

The easy answer is: A character created by William Kent Krueger. The tough answer is this: He’s a complicated guy who has grown and developed throughout fifteen novels. He’s not perfect, but very likable. Cork O’Connor was a cop who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town is an excellent way to read social/cultural history. This is a look at the first (fictional) women to serve as police officers and how they were treated as subhumans. The story takes place in Atlanta in 1975 – … Continue reading

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