Category Archives: Mysteries/Thrillers

Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King (2013)

Stephen King has created some amazing characters in his career, and in the process of creating them, I think he’s become a character himself, far more so than other equally prolific writers. King is the guy who doesn’t just write … Continue reading

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Charisma, by Barbara Hall (2013)

Fairly Charming “Charisma”   Barbara Hall’s novel “Charisma” is aptly titled. The heroine is named Sarah Lange, and she’s a charismatic new patient at a mental institution. Unlike most of her fellow guests, she’s there by choice. She’s come to … Continue reading

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Merrick, by Ken Bruen (2013)

Merrick By Ken Bruen Terse and Gritty, as a Proper Mystery Should Be So a Jewish guy and an Irish guy walk into a bar… And that is where Ken Bruen’s latest mystery “Merrick” begins. To be fair, the Jewish … Continue reading

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Noah’s Rainy Day (Liv Bergen Mystery #4), by Sandra Brannan (2013)

Trapped Inside a Beautiful Mind (nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Noah is twelve years old, and he wants to be a spy. He has the makings of a good one, … Continue reading

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Burning Blue, by Michael Kannengiesler (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Jack Chase is a good cop who made a bad decision. One night, he overhears how a drug bust is going to go down. He … Continue reading

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Roadkill, by Alexandra Allred (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Juggling Diapers and Danger: Meet Allie Lindell Allie Lindell is not enjoying a halcyon movie relationship at the moment. She’s a stay-at-home mom for her … Continue reading

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Riptide Ultra-Glide, by Tim Dorsey (2013)

It’s been a bad year for Patrick and Barbara McDougall. The couple are both Wisconsin schoolteachers who get laid-off. Pat decides he and Bar need a vacation, and thus books a reservation for a reasonably priced motel along beautiful, beachfront … Continue reading

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