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Book Review: “Order to Kill” by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

Published in 2016, thriller lovers should love this novel.  Although there are two authors listed on the book, Vince Flynn passed away in 2013 and apparently, Kyle Mills is keeping the Mitch Rapp series going.  I haven’t read any other books in this series so I don’t know if there has been any change since […]

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Book Review: “Long Time Gone” by J.A. Jance

This book was published in 2005 and is the first novel I’ve read by this author.  She is a giant in the field of mysteries and has written over thirty books. J.P. Beaumont used to be a detective with the Homicide Division of the San Francisco Police Department.  He changed jobs but not occupations and […]

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Book Review: “The Dangerous Ladies Affair” by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Published in 2016, this book is a collaboration between two authors, Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, both Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters.  The story is set in San Francisco at the end of the 19th century (1890’s).  Bicycles were the lastest rage. Sabina Carpenter, a widow, joins forces with John Quincannon, a bachelor, to […]

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Book Review: “Into Oblivion” by Arnaldur Indridason

This book was originally published in 2014 and was translated from Icelandic by Victoria Cribb in 2015.  The U.S. version was published in 2016. The book is described as an Icelandic Thriller, however, I would say it is more an Icelandic Detective novel.  Detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his partner, Marion, investigate the death of a […]

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Book Review: “A Great Reckoning” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2016 and is the latest novel in the author’s series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  This time, he’s hung up his title as Chief Inspector and has become the Commander of the Surete Academy.  The Academy is a three year school where new recruits are trained in police procedures and taught […]

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Book Review: “Haven” by Kay Hooper

Haven is an organization located in New Mexico that hires psychics and employs them to help resolve crimes.  They do so based on the request of the local law enforcement officials.  They also work with the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI. Jessica Rayburn is a member of Haven, but her full potential as a psychic […]

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Book Review: “The Final Cut” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

This book is a collaboration between the two authors and was published in 2013.  It’s always hard to know how much each author contributed to one of these books, but the primary name on the cover is Catherine Coulter.  She’s written over twenty books, many of which are bestsellers.  J.T. Ellison has written nine novels […]

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Book Review: “The Bitter Season” by Tami Hoag

The author has published more than thirty books and this one is her latest, published in 2016.  Homicide partners, Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac, split up as Nikki leaves to join the new cold case unit.  She needs a change for the sake of her teenaged sons and the new unit promises to give her […]

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Book Review: “Dishonorable Intentions” by Stuart Woods

The author, Stuart Woods, had written over sixty novels and published this one in 2016.  The main character is Stone Barrington, a rich and successful lawyer, who has been in over half of the author’s books.  In this story, he’s dating Gala Wilde, a screenwriter, who’s been having trouble with her ex-husband.  Although divorced, her […]

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Book Review: “Shadowshaper” by Daniel Jose Older

I found this book to be quite interesting.  The author employed a unique style to appeal to those of us not from the Bed-Sty neighborhood of New York.  He allowed his characters to speak and act as they would in their own dialect and slang, but the narrative was in standard English.  If he didn’t […]

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