Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blood Work, by Michael Connelly (2002)

Blood Work by Michael Connelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love the premise of “Blood Work”: FBI agent Terry McCaleb had to leave the agency, not because he cooked a fall, shot somebody, or angered a superior. Simply, … Continue reading

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One Deadly Sister (Sandy Reid Mysteries #1), by Rod Hoisington (2009)

One Deadly Sister by Rod Hoisington My rating: 3 of 5 stars “One Deadly Sister” was fine. I never felt that “hooked” feeling I get with a Stephen King, for example. The story is simple. Raymond Reid ends up arrested … Continue reading

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Charade (1963)

As much as I hate restating what others have said, I must agree: “Charade is the best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made. The cast is extraordinary, with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant starring. The supporting characters, anchored by Oscar winners … Continue reading

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Film noir at its noiriest. Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is a hard-drinking gumshoe, just trying to eke out a living on the foggy streets of San Francisco, the city by the bay. One day, a dreamboat dame (Mary Astor) comes … Continue reading

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The 9th Judgment, James Patterson, et al. (2009)

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars “The 9th Judgment” is the ninth installment of James Patterson’s “Women’s Murder Club” series. If you are one of the five people who haven’t read one of these … Continue reading

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