Posts in category Book review

Book Review: “Final Girls” by Mira Grant

This book was published in 2017 and is a novella. It only has seven chapters and could be read in a day, if you stick with it. The story begins with a scene out of a horror movie. Two sisters are being chased by a scarecrow and one stays back so the other can live. […]

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Book Review: “The Signal” by Ron Carlson

This is a novella, first published in 2009, but was located in the new releases section of the library. The story starts out slowly with great descriptive narrative of the Wyoming landscape as Mack and his ex-wife trek deep into the wild to fish. This is their last planned meeting. His wife, Vonnie, has already […]

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Book Review: “Rebellion’s Message” by Michael Jecks

This is a Jack Blackjack Tudor Mystery, published in 2016, but takes place in 1554 in England. Jack is a thief, a cut-purse, as they were known back then. He finds a gull (a target) and buys him ale at a pub. Once drunk, he will cut off his purse and make his getaway; however, […]

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Book Review: “Final Act” by J.M. Gregson

Sam Jackson was a TV producer for the Horror in Herefordshire show, starring Martin Buttivant as Inspector Loxton. No one liked Sam; he was a boorish man with never a kind word to anyone. He kept secrets on his actors, forcing them to accept lower pay in exchange for work. One day, he’s found dead […]

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Book Review: “A Divided Spy” by Charles Cumming

Thomas Kell left MI6 after the last operation when Rachel, a woman he loved, was killed. He didn’t recover, but found an opportunity for revenge. The man who executed his love has been spotted in Egypt in a compromising situation. Tom drops everything and heads to the Egyptian resort, but arrives too late. He follows […]

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Book review: “The Trespasser” by Tana French

Antoinette Conway has been a detective on the Murder Squad of the Dublin Police in Ireland for two harrowing years. Filled with incidents of harassment, her nerves are almost shot. But she’s teamed with a new partner, Steve Moran, someone she knows and trusts. At the end of one of their overnight shifts, they’re assigned […]

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Book Review: “Lucky” by Henry Chang

“Lucky” Louie, a Chinese gangster, and Detective Jack Yu grew up together in Chinatown, New York City. They were closer than brothers, blood brothers, but time and circumstance took them to different sides of the law. As the story opens, Lucky is in the hospital in a coma recovering from his latest gun battle with […]

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Book Review: “Invisible Dead” by Sam Wiebe

This book was published in 2016 by the Canadian author, Sam Wiebe. It follows Dave Wakeland, a private investigator in Vancouver, British Colombia who investigates the disappearance of Chelsea Loam, ten years ago. He has little to go on but her mother wants to know what happened to her daughter and promises to pay him […]

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Book Review: “Chaos” by Patricia Cornwell

This book was published in 2016, so it’s a new Scarpetta novel.  I’ve read one before and I liked it.  However, I wasn’t as pleased with this one.  It took eight chapters before much happened.  By then, I was ready to give up, but I gave it until chapter ten.  Events started happening, but slowly. […]

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Audiobook Review: “Prince of Fire” by Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon is an art restorer and a part-time spy for the Israelis. When Rome is rocked by an explosion, the subsequent investigation reveals that his cover is blown. The terrorists know all about him. Gabriel leads a team of Mossad agents to uncover the terrorists and stop their next mission whatever it is. They […]

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