Posts Tagged ‘ William Morrow ’

A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd – review

February 11, 2012
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This Bess Crawford mystery, set during World War I, finds her on a short leave from the front, intending to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents. When she arrives at her apartment in London, she finds a young woman huddled on her doorstep, cold, hungry and distraught. In sympathy, Bess takes her up...

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Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey – review

September 9, 2011
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Attempting to review a Serge A. Storm novel is no small chore, it is a monumental task, because there is no possible way to provide even a modicum of a synopsis. But one can always provide one conclusion, and this 13th novel in the series is no exception to the rule that it is...

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Djibouti by Elmore Leonard – review

April 25, 2011
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Djibouti by Elmore Leonard – review

We have become accustomed to certain characteristics in an Elmore Leonard novel: kooky characters, an offbeat plot, visual and visceral elements, and so on. All of these and more are present in Djibouti, but somehow they are not amusing or meaningful. The beginning of the book is somewhat slow and dull until you get...

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An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd – review

February 25, 2011
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An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd – review

A chance sighting while in Waterloo Station leads Bess Crawford into a long investigation. She recognizes a woman, crying as a Captain leaves to catch a train to the front during World War I. The woman, the wife of one of Bess’ patients, whose picture was pinned to his tunic, enabled Bess to recognize...

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Queen of the Night by J.A. Jance – review

December 16, 2010
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Queen of the Night by J.A. Jance – review

With a bow to the late Tony Hillerman, who was a master at the genre of this novel (and the predecessors in the saga of the Walker family), J.A. Jance has written a murder mystery surrounded by the further development in the family’s history peppered with lots of Indian lore....

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Bad Boy by Peter Robinson – review

December 1, 2010
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Bad Boy by Peter Robinson – review

Murphy’s Law seems to apply to the premise behind this novel. After a well-earned vacation touring the U.S. Southwest and the wonders of LA and San Francisco, DI Banks finds, upon his return to Eastvale, that an old friend has died after police tasered him, Banks’ daughter is missing, and everything is in an...

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The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan – review

November 30, 2010
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The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan – review

While its predecessors in this delightful series set in Thailand focused on all the trouble in which Poke Rafferty could find himself, this novel is exclusively the property of his wife, Rose. As readers of the previous entries have learned, Rose was a bar girl (i.e., dancer and prostitute) before meeting and marrying Poke....

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Cover art, synopsis and release date for new Kenzie & Gennaro Lehane novel

May 19, 2010
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Cover art, synopsis and release date for new Kenzie & Gennaro Lehane novel

I’m a big fan of Lehane’s so I’m looking forward to this. The title of the book is Moonlight Mile and it will be released on 11/2/2010. It is the sequel to Gone Baby Gone. After the jump check out all the info for this highly anticipated title. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd

March 25, 2010
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The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd

The reader is introduced to Steve Vail, the titular brick mason, in the opening pages of this book as he calmly and efficiently thwarts a bank robbery by two armed men, in the aftermath of which he just as calmly disappears. Just a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time....

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Fire and Ice by J. A. Jance – review

March 8, 2010
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Fire and Ice by J. A. Jance – review

In previous novels, J.A. Jance introduced separately two appealing protagonists, J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady. In “Fire and Ice,” both play inter-related roles while pursuing apparently different cases, his in the Pacific Northwest, hers in Arizona. Who said the twain will never meet? Discovery of a murder in Washington State leads Beaumont to investigate...

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All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes – review

March 8, 2010
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All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes – review

The Troubles. At the heart of much Irish history is the violence committed by the Irish Republican Army. And The Troubles plays a very important role in this latest Ed Loy novel of crime and the contemporary Irish scene. Actually there are two parallel stories unfolding amid the history of the fight for Irish...

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