Category Archives: Mysteries/Thrillers

Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) An Unputdownable Thriller Alex is a young woman in Paris, a pretty girl, full of life. One night, after she’s eaten a nice dinner, a giant of a … Continue reading

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Lake Thirteen, by Greg Herren (2013)

Creepy Summer Chills, Perfect for the Beach (nb: I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Scotty Thompson is about to enter his Senior Year. He has all the usual problems of boys that age: … Continue reading

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The Land of Dreams, by Vidar Sundstrøl (translation by Tiina Nunnally) 2013

Murder in Minnesota (nb: I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) “The Land of Dreams” is a gem, a taut mystery with relaxed pacing and access to the very depths of its characters’ … Continue reading

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Killing Me Softly, by Leisl Leighton (2013)

 Romance, Redemption, and Danger: A Lovely Ride “Killing Me Softly” is the perfect title for this book. The next phrase in Roberta Flack’s legendary 1970’s hit is “…with his song.” The title works wonderfully on two levels. First, the novel … Continue reading

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Bones of the Lost, by Kathy Reichs (pub. August 27, 2013)

Once Again, It’s Scientist vs. Criminals (My Money’s on the Scientist) It’s hard to believe this is the sixteenth Temperance Brennan novel from forensic anthropologist/best-selling author, Kathy Reichs. Good Lord, after everything she’s been through, it’s amazing Tempe is still … Continue reading

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Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa, by Benjamin Constable (2013)

(nb: I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley) On Getting to Know Your Dead Best Friend Winston Churchill is credited with the phrase, “A riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma,” a phrase that perfectly … Continue reading

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The Girl, The Gold Tooth, And Everything: A Novel, by Francine LaSala (2012)

(nb: I received a review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley) In the past 16 months, I’ve read 168 books, and I can count on one hand those that hooked me as quickly and thoroughly, relentlessly chained … Continue reading

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