Two Fantastic Mysteries in One Book. I absolutely loved this book. It starts with an editor reading the latest mystery written by their best selling author. The manuscript is written in the style of Agatha Christie’s books. It is set in a small English village where everyone is a suspectContinue Reading

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More like Dickens than Sherlock Holmes.   Arrowood is a private investigator in Victorian London. He is jealous of his rival, Sherlock Holmes, who gets all the rich clients while he is stuck with London’s less desirable denizens. His latest client is looking for her brother, who disappeared while workingContinue Reading

Meh…Read any other book by this author first. Amos Decker, the Memory Man, witnesses a man killing a woman and then himself in front of the FBI Washington DC headquarters. There is no question of whodunnit but Amos and his team are tasked with finding out why the crime wasContinue Reading

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Truly horrifying! Manticore is set inside the worst unit of a maximum security prison. Fish is the newest prisoner until a transfer from Gitmo arrives. Then the bodies start piling up. Why are the prisoners given experimental, and possibly psychotropic, drugs? Does that explain the deaths? This is a goodContinue Reading

Excellent Davenport thriller as always with even more psychopaths than usual. Two men rob a Honduran mob’s drug money packaging room. In the process, they kill two security guards and two money counters. Unfortunately, one of the victims has brought his young granddaughter, who is also killed. Davenport, a newlyContinue Reading

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Young Adult Family Drama more than a Mystery/Thriller How would you feel if your father’s murder was being covered in a non-fiction podcast? Would you be grateful that someone was looking further into his murder or would you be upset that all the old information is being dredged up onceContinue Reading

Humorous Mystery with Believable Characters–Just a Great Book! I absolutely adored this book. The characters seem like old friends but their attitudes change over the course of the three books in this series–just like real people do. My favorite part of this book is that Alan is back! Is AlanContinue Reading

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Simplistic Plot With Absurd Ending I actually looked up the phrase “deus ex machina” to make sure that was the correct term for my issues with this book. The plot is both too simplistic (everyone knows who the criminal is from the beginning) and too unlikely (coincidental meetups abound). ItContinue Reading

Montmartre Mysteries

Poor mystery but interesting slice of French life. I enjoyed entering the world of a wine expert within France. However, I think there are rules for mysteries that Montmartre Mysteries broke. There was no way for the reader to solve the mystery as crucial information was not given until theContinue Reading