October 18, 2004
The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose

The Halo Effect by M.J. Rose: the story of a sex therapist and her desperate attempt to find one of her patients when she goes missing.

Morgan Snow is one of New York’s top sex therapists. One of her clients, Cleo Thane, is an extremely well-paid, very discreet, prostitute dealing with some of the most influential men in the world. Cleo, however, has decided to write a tell-all memoir and even though she disguises the men in her book, it’s still pretty easy to figure out who they are.

Then one week, Cleo misses her regular appointment, something she’s never done. Morgan is concerned and eventually reaches both Cleo’s boyfriend and her business partner. Her concern escalates since a serial killer, dubbed the Magdalene Murderer, has begun to kill prostitutes in a highly ritualized manner and Morgan fears that Cleo has fallen victim to this madman.

She meets Detective Noah Jordan, the policeman assigned to the case, and despite his warnings, attempts to solve this mystery herself. A spark between the two also develops, complicating matters.

For the most part, I liked this book but never found it to be a mesmerizing read or get too involved with the characters. I’m not sure what it is that I felt it lacked, but it really never ranked above a slightly better than average read. This is the first in a new series, however, so the subsequent books may be worth checking out to see if they improve.

October 02, 2004
Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde: the second novel in the Thursday Next series, picking up where The Eyre Affair left off.

Again, it’s 1985, England is the world’s biggest superpower and a virtual police state seemingly controlled by the mega-corporation Goliath. Thursday Next, Special Operations Literary Detective, has managed to infuriate Mr. Schitt-Hawse, a Goliath executive, by imprisioning his half-brother Jack Schitt in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Schitt-Hawse proceeds to blackmail Thursday into getting his half-brother back by eradicating any trace of her new husband so that she’s the only one who even remembers him.

To make matters worse, a bunch of bizarre coincidences have resulted in accidents that almost take her life and she still has to figure out if the newly discovered Shakespearean play was really penned by the bard and save the world from turing into a ball of pink sludge.

As with The Eyre Affair, one has to have a certain suspension of disbelief, but I completely loved the book. The literary references and jokes were wonderful and trying to figure out how Thursday’s going to deal with everything that’s going on is both interesting and fun. I really look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Well of Lost Plots

September 21, 2004
Dead Famous by Ben Elton

Dead Famous by Ben Elton: a murder takes place in front of approximately 47,000 people, but the police have no idea who committed the crime.

House Arrest is an English reality television show like Big Brother that’s in its third year of production. There are ten contestants, thirty cameras, forty microphones, and 24/7 coverage. When the book begins, we are on day twenty-nine and Chief Inspector Coleridge is attempting to figure out who committed murder, witnessed by 47,000 people via a live Internet feed, that took place on day twenty-seven.

Coleridge himself is in his fifties and is quite old-fashioned. He cannot understand what would prompt someone to go live in a house, giving up their privacy in a desperate attempt to become famous or why the world would be interested in these people. Nonetheless, he’s determined to find the killer.

At first, I had the hardest time getting into Dead Famous. I felt like I’d been dropped into the story midway through and it was difficult for me to keep the characters straight. About fifty pages or so in, though, I found the story really catching my attention, especially since the identity of the murder victim themself isn’t revealed for quite some time.

While I wouldn’t say that the ending of the story was completely unexpected, it still took me a while to see it coming and, all in all, once the book got past its slow start, I really enjoyed reading it.

August 01, 2004
When Night Falls by Linda Anderson

When Night Falls by Linda Anderson: a thriller set deep in the mountains of North Carolina.

Lannie Sullivan lives alone, seculed in a hidden cabin atop a mountain. Two years earlier, her young daughter drowned in the swimming pool. Her ex-husband blamed her, and after their bitter divorce, she fled her life to live alone. Slowly, though, she has begun to seek out the company of others and meets Drummond Rutledge, a timber baron with secrets in his own past.

Drum and Lannie have an instant attraction for each other and begin a passionate affair. However, a convicted rapist has been let out of jail who is obsessed with Lannie and putting into place a plan to make her his.

For the most part, I didn’t really like this book. It wasn’t until I was on a plane and didn’t have anything else to do that I even managed to finish it. The romance between Drum and Lannie seemed just too sudden. Jeb, the rapist obsessed with Lannie, also seemed like your typical run-of-the-mill crazy, though his ploy to get near Lannie was pretty ingenious. I did like the dark secret that Drum’s past held and I found myself liking the book more by the time I got to the end. However, I would really only suggest this one if you’ve got absolutely nothing else around to read.

July 08, 2004
Heartstone by Phillip Margolin

Heartstone by Phillip Margolin: a mystery involving the murder of a young couple in 1960.

In November of 1960, Richie Walters and Elaine Murray are brutally murdered. Roy Shindler, one of the detectives on the case, is convinced that two brothers, troublemakers and gang members, are behind the crimes. It becomes his life’s mission to bring them to justice, no matter what the cost. In the process, the lives of several people are changed irrevocably, most of them not for the better.

Since the novel is done as a flashback, we know that Bobby Coolidge, one of the brothers was brought to trial. This, however, just makes the journey that much more interesting, in my opinion, and I definitely was surprised by how the book ended. I always appreciate a book that can lead me down one path and still surprise me that way. I also enjoyed the trial, especially the glimpse into some psychological beliefs of the era.

All in all, the book was solidly written, the characters very believable, and the plot really well done. Well worth a reading.

July 07, 2004
Trust No One by Harlen Coben

Trust No One by Harlen Coben: an intruging novel about a man who loses his wife only to find out that she might not really be gone after all.

Eight years ago, Dr. David Beck lost his wife Elizabeth when she was kidnapped from the cabin that they had gone to every year since they were teenagers. Ever since he’s been essentially just walking through his life in a daze, missing her every day and not moving on. Suddenly, out of the blue, he gets an e-mail containing references and phrases that only his wife would know. Who could send something like that? Could Elizabeth still be alive? If so, where has she been and why has she been hiding?

I enjoyed this book quite a lot. The characters were interesting (from his best friend - a lesbian fashion model who’s his sister’s domestic partner - to one of his patient’s drug dealing fater), the mystery puzzling, and the book was just generally well written, as you would expect from an Edgar winning author. I look forward to reading more of his books in the future.

July 05, 2004
Landscape of Lies by Peter Watson

Landscape of Lies by Peter Watson: an intruiging mystery set in the British art world.

Isobel Sadler is a farmer trying desperately to keep her family farm afloat after her father’s death. Her family can lay claim to one famous ancestor, William Sadler also called “Bad Bill” so when some papers of his come up cheap at a local auction, she decided to buy them. For some reason, though, the papers go for far more than she would have expected.

While there, she is approached by a dealer, Molyneux, who later offers her money for a picture that has been in her family for generations. She turns him down, but is awakened a few days later, though, by a buglar who is trying to steal the painting. Isobel takes the painting to an art dealer, Michael Whiting, trying to find out if it’s worth something. He says no, but after spending some time studying it, finds out that it’s a “puzzle map.” The figures and images on the painting themselves are actually clues to unearthing a treasure trove of items worth millions of pounds. Thus begins Isobel and Michael’s adventure to decipher the riddle and find the treasure before Molyneux does.

The coolest thing about the book, though, was the cover which was actually the “Landscape of Lies” painting - the one that the whole book was about. I loved flipping to the cover whenever something was discovered so I could see exactly what they were talking about. It was a stroke of genius, in my opinion, to use the painting that way and really made me feel move involved in the book.

All in all, I found the book to be quite enjoyable. There was mystery, romance, intrigue, and the hidden meanings used in the painting as symbols, which I found the most fun to read about. Well worth checking out.

November 03, 2003
Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds by Nancy Martin

Dead Girls Don’t Wear Diamonds by Nancy Martin: the second book in the Blackbird Sisters mystery series, picking up where How to Murder a Millionaire left off.

Nora Blackbird is dealing with her pregnant sister Libby and her on-then-off boyfriend Michael “The Mick” Abruzzo when one of her acquaintances, the wife of her old college boyfriend, ends up dead. At first it looks like suicide, but soon both her and the husband, Flan, end up as suspects. To clear their names, Nora begins an investigation into the murder which leads to jewel theft, intriuge, and the lies covered by high society.

When I read the first book in the series, How to Murder a Millionaire, I thought that while the book wasn’t all that great, it could definitely work itself into a pretty decent series. This book, however, was almost a carbon copy of the first and I found it almost a little too frothy for a murder mystery. I keep wanting more from both the characters and the story and I’m not sure if that’s going to happen.

While the book makes for quick, easy reading, it’s still not as good as one of Janet Evanovichs or Carolyn Hainess female mystery series. I guess the best I can say about this book is that it’s okay and I’m not sure if that’s enough to continue through the series.

October 08, 2003
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen: better than average “serial killer stalks victim” novel that I enjoyed quite a bit.

A series of serial killings in Boston have the police baffled. Women are bound with duct tape, have their stomaches cut open and their uterus removed, and then killed by having their throats slit.

The police are at a standstill until it’s discovered that similiar killings happened in Savannah, though he was shot and killed by his last victim, Dr. Catherine Cordell. Questioning Cordell it begins to become obvious that the murders have something to do with her, but why and what?

I enjoyed this book for several reasons - the biggest being the story itself and the characters. I truly liked Cordell, Moore, and Rizzoli and wanted to see what was going to happen to each of them. I also enjoyed the plot and figuring out who the killer was and how he was choosing his victims.

Highly recommended for fans of the thriller/mystery genres and for anyone else that wants to get their blood pumping. Can’t wait to read the rest of Gerritsen’s work.

September 16, 2003
The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History by Donna Tartt: exquisitely written first novel that crosses so many genres that it is almost impossible to categorize.

Most novels do not start out with telling you both who has been murdered (Bunny Corcoran) and who has murdered him (Richard, Henry, Francis, Charles, and Camilla) since usually the point of a novel containing a murder is to figure out who did it. However, in the case of this novel, it only made me want to know even more why Bunny was turned on by his friends - what could motivate such a betrayal?

The novel is set is a small, very exclusive Vermont college. Richard, a freshman from California who studied ancient Greek, is enamored with the five elite Greek students taught by a professor, Julian, who refuses to take more than a handful of pupils into his class. Most of the novel focuses on Richard’s increasing interaction and the inevitable murder that it leads to.

While I wouldn’t call this novel slow, it definitely is not a quick read, but I think I liked it more for its slower, more stately pace. It’s a fairly large book (just over 500 pages), but I never did feel that it was too long or needed to speed up even throughout the first two hundred pages or so it’s impossible for one to imagine how things are ever going to end up with a murder.

I enjoyed the book greatly and while I’m not sure it’s for everyone, I would recommend reading it and seeing why Bunny’s death was an eventuality that was almost impossible for the group to avoid.

August 23, 2003
The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice

The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice: one of the most boring books that I’ve had the displeasure of reading in quite some time.

Set at one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, the book revolves around two freshmen, their friend, and the college professor that one of them is sleeping with. Since the college professor is married, the fact that he’s sleeping with a student isn’t a good thing, especially since it’s a male student. The professor’s wife ends up dead causing all kinds of suspicion to fall on him. The college was also the scene of a young woman’s drowning twenty years earlier causing one to wonder what the parallels may be.

The Snow Garden is supposed to be this great psychological thriller and horror story, but I couldn’t ever get into it. I found all of the characters either downright unlikable or uninteresting. Also found the way that people’s past secrets were hinted about for over half the novel very annoying. By about page three hundred or so, the novel started picking up, but since the book is only four hundred pages long, that’s quite a lot of pages to have to slosh through to get to any kind of interesting material.

August 18, 2003
Splintered Bones by Carolyn Haines

Splintered Bones by Carolyn Haines: the third book in the Mystery from the Mississippi Delta series and the best one yet.

We find ourselves again in Zinnia, Mississippi at Dahlia House, home of Sarah Booth Delaney, falled Daddy’s Girl. Sarah Booth doesn’t have a husband (the horror!). However, she does have a thriving private investigator business and a red tic hound called Sweetie Pie and a ghost from her great-great-grandmother’s time to keep her company along with quite a cast of friends.

In this book, Sarah Booth needs to find out who really killed the husband of one of her old friends, Lee McBride. Was it Lee’s daughter, Kip? Was it Lee herself (after all, she did confess)? Was it the handsome trainer Bud? The suspects are many since Kemper, the husband, was a real bastard and deserved to die.

I just love these books and devour them as soon as I get them. The people are so wonderful (how could you not love Jitty, Tinkie, Cece, and Harold?) and the book just so Southern. It makes me wish that I liked Jack Daniels and had a porch to sit on while sipping it. I really do highly recommend these books to lovers of both mysteries and the South. I just can’t wait for the next one to come out in paperback.

August 15, 2003
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich

To the Nines by Janet Evanovich: the tenth in the Stephanie Plum series (you have to count Visions of Sugar Plums as part of the series).

If you’re not familiar with who Stephanie Plum is, the answer is that she’s probably New Jersey’s least inept bounty hunter. She regularly blows up cars, her captures always include some element of mayhem, and she has some serious man issues in her life. She’s also endearing, funny, tough, and a delight to read every time.

To the Nines finds Stephanie on the trail of Samuel Singh who’s skipped out on a work visa. The clues to where he might be are few and far between and usually end up with someone getting killed. Stephanie’s manged to pick up another psycho stalker as well. She’s got to try and figure out how all these strange clues add up before this becomes her last job.

After I finished this book, I thought how “typically Plum” it was. I also thought how typical is not a bad thing when it comes to a Plum book. There was lots of love and sex with Joe. Ranger made quite a few appearances, so the sexual tension was pretty heavy throughout the book. Lula, a ho in a former life, was there in spandex and sequins, loud and lovable as always. Stephanie’s family even managed to get more unbalanced.

These books are always good fun and the characters are wonderful. If you haven’t read this series, I would recommend them as a great way to pass some time.

August 04, 2003
How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin: the first book in a new detective series featuring the BlackBird sisters.

When this novel starts out, we find that the Blackbird sisters - Nora (our heroine), Emma, and Libby - have been left the family estate, art, and furniture collections, respectively, by their parents who have skipped off to a nice sunny land to avoid paying back money they’ve borrowed.

This has left Nora with a $2 million estate tax (though why her parents didn’t just let her live there while they were on “vacation” bothered me from the get-go), so the solicialite is forced to take a job at the local paper as a society column writer. Unfortunately, the family friend who owns the paper and got her the job, ends up dead pretty quickly. Nora decides to do some investigating of her own along with the handsome reputed mobster who bought some of her land.

For the most part I found the book a little far-fetched, but I still enjoyed it. I never really got into the characters as much as I would have like to, but I could see how over another book or two I could probably get into them more.

The book’s definitely not as good as one of Janet Evanovich’s or Carolyn Haines’s female mystery series, but it was a pretty fun read. If you’re looking for a breezy beach book that has the potential to work itself into a good series, this is perfect for you.

July 09, 2003
Buried Bones by Carolyn Haines

Buried Bones by Carolyn Haines: another Delta mystery that’s just as good as the first.

Once again we’re back into Sarah Boothe’s Souther world, but this time she’s trying to solve the murder of one of Zinnia’s most wonderful men - Lawrence Ambrose, an author who’s secrets lead directly to his demise.

Once again, we have Jitty the ghost haunting both Sarah Boothe and Dahlia House, but it a good motherly way. We also have the convoluted relationship between Harold and Sarah Boothe that seems to never be able to decide which way to go. Tinkie and Chablis are even back and more fiesty than ever.

As I said about Them Bones, the characters are just so real and wonderful that you can’t help but get sucked into the book. This one may be a bit more darker than the first, but it’s still a great read and I can’t wait to get the next book, Splintered Bones.

July 02, 2003
Them Bones by Carolyn Haines

Them Bones by Carolyn Haines: another fabulous female detective series. You just can never have enough books like these.

I completely loved everything about this book from the hot, steamy men to the dead, but very much alive and kicking, ghosts. The characters were great and while I suspected at first that they were going to be very generalized Southern belles and tough but sensitive Southern men I was pleasently disappointed. The people in this book are just that - people. They seem real and like individuals that I could know.

Another wonderful thing about this book is its Southerness, perfectly expressed by how much Sarah Boothe cares for Dahlia House and for the traditions that her life encompasses.

Let’s not ignore the fact that this is a mystery - and a pretty darn good one at that. I had no idea who was going to show up at the end of the book and was pretty surprised at what happened.

All in all, highly recommended period no matter what background you hail from.

May 20, 2003
This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine

This Pen for Hire: A Jaine Austen Mystery by Laura Levine: first in a new female detective series that falls flat.

Honestly, it’s been a while since I read this book, but from what I remember, I had no desire to read any more in the series. The writing wasn’t all that well done and the characters had no depth to them. The reviews at Amazon were all very high ratings, which completely mystifies me.

May 02, 2003
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris: third book in the Southern Vampire series.

This one was a little bit more involved than the last two books have been and you can see Sookie, Bill, and Eric develop. It’s still a lighter read than the Anita Blake series, but lots of fun and lots of potential to become an awesome series.

April 27, 2003
City of Light by Lauren Belfer

City of Light by Lauren Belfer: a stunning debut novel set in Buffalo, New York in the spring of 1901.

This is both a murder mystery and a study in relationships and how the things we ignore can change our lives forever. I was absolutely entranced by this book and found it one of the best books that I have read all year. It’s simply a must read.

April 15, 2003
Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton

Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton: eleventh novel in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series.

As far as the series goes, this one wasn’t necessarily up to par, but I still enjoyed it. Plus, after being so invested in the characters and the plots, there’s no way that I wasn’t going to read it.

All in all, a good read, but not the best of Laurell K. Hamilton’s work.

March 31, 2003
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde: one of the most entertaining, original books that I’ve had the pleasure to read in quite awhile.

The place is England. The time is 1985, but it’s not an England or a 1985 that you or I would recognize. England, the biggest superpower, is a virtual police state, the Crimean War is still going on after 130 years, Wales is now self-governed, and Goliath, a mega-corporation, seems to run everything from the shadows.

The novel centers around Thursday Next, a Special Operative, who works in the Literary Division. The nefarious Acheron Hades is out to change manuscripts of important novels by kidnapping characters from their pages. While it sounds outlandish, believe me, it really works.

I found this novel to be hugely entertaining and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I expected it to be light-hearted and funny (very much like a Stephanie Plum novel), but was surprised to find out that it wasn’t that way at all. The book does require some suspension of disbelief, but I found myself slipping into Thursday’s world with no problem. I could really see it appealing to mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi lovers very easily, but it’s definitely a novel I would suggest that anyone try.

January 31, 2003
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris: second book in the Southern Vampire series. Another fun, quick read involving Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic barmaid from northern Louisiana, and Bill Compton her vampire boyfriend. This time they have to go to Dallas to uphold a bargain that Sookie made with another head vampire and things really ignite. The relationship between the dead and the living is explored, giving the book a bit more depth.

While these books aren’t as deep or probably as perilous as the Anita Blake series, there still a lot of fun and I highly recommend them.

January 30, 2003
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: first book in the Southern Vampire series. Immediately upon starting this novel, I found Harris’s voice irresistible. You can tell she’s from the south and there’s just something so comfortable about her. I loved how easy it was to get into this book.

It’s your typical Louisiana telepath meets nice vampire and they fall in love story. The characters are great, especially if you’re from the south. I really love Sookie. She’s sweet, smart, and you can’t help but adore her and her plucky spirit. It’s a quick read and I was strongly recommend this book, particularly if you enjoy books in the mystery or horror genre.

January 25, 2003
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich

Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich: a very quick read (started it at lunch and then finished it in bed on the same day), but still pretty good. This story is a little more weird than your classic Plum novel, but in Stephanie’s world, anything is possible, so it’s not that far a stretch to buy into it. Stephanie Plum novels are always fun, and this one was no exception, though it was not as good as a full-length novel in the series typically is. Still, at 50% off on the bargain table, it’s a great buy

Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton

Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton: tenth book in the Anita Blake series. This book had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t figure out where Hamilton was taking the series. As always, the writing was excellent, though it was strange to see Anita departing from her usual ways due to a big change in the book. Also, while the ending was good, I found it really sad and wished that things could have been different. I really enjoyed it, but now I’m annoyed that the next book doesn’t come out for another five months and I’ll have to wait about a year on top of that for the paperback version.

Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton

Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton: ninth book in the Anita Blake series. This book featured one of the most interesting, and mysterious, people in Anita’s life - her friend Edward. I loved how we got to learn more about his life and who he really is. Very exciting and very interesting.

Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton

Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton: eighth book in the Anita Blake series. Great book focusing on the unfinished business that Anita has with her ex. I was glad to see where this book went, but when it ended, it only increased my uncertainty on how things can end with the three major characters.

Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton: seventh book in the Anita Blake series. This is definitely the best book to date in the series. It starts off with massive amounts of trouble headed for Anita and doesn’t let up until the very end. This book was so good, it was all I could do to put it down. The most action (and sex) filled yet. Absolutely a must-read.

The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton: sixth book in the Anita Blake series. Another winner in the series, but this book was a little bit different that the ones before it. All the books’s sexual tensions come to a head and the ending of the book was no where near what I would have expected. I couldn’t put this one down either. Read these books now.

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton

Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton: fifth book in the Anita Blake series. Really good book where the tension between the leads is getting even more intense. I literally could not put it down I wanted to find out what was going to happen so badly. I am getting more and more into these books with each one and can’t decide how they’re going to end up. Wonderful, wonderful books.

The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton: fourth book in the Anita Blake series. Yet another excellent book in the Anita Blake series. So far, each book I’ve read has been better than the last. This one threw some great tension between characters in, really letting you focus on the people in the story. I can’t recommend these books enough.

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton: third book in the Anita Blake series. This book has, so far, been the best of the series. It deals mostly with Anita’s struggles with a very powerful vampire (I won’t say more and give it away.) I finished it in about a day. I guess you could say I devoured it.

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton: second book in the Anita Blake series. This book starts off pretty much right after the second one and is even better, giving a hell of a climactic ending.

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton: first book in the Anita Blake, vampire hunter, series. My friend Jeanna gave it to me for my birthday knowing how I like both horror novels and mysteries. I enjoyed it immensely, reading it in two days. The series is about an animator, a woman who can raise the dead, and who also happens to kill rogue vampires. The only thing I wish these books would do is give me the background information on why and how vampires became accepted in society

Casual Rex by Eric Garcia

Casual Rex by Eric Garcia: another great Vincent Rubio (a velociraptor private investigator). It’s actually a prequal to Anonymous Rex, so we get to meet Vincent’s partner Ernie who died at the beginning of the other book. If you like mysteries or stories that are clever and funny, these books are for you.

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich: the latest adventures in the Stephanie Plum series. The whole series is highly recommended.

The Poet by Michael Connelly

The Poet by Michael Connelly: great, edge-of-your-seat thriller involving a reporter and a serial killer. I need to read the rest of his books.

Anonymous Rex : A Detective Story by Eric Garcia

Anonymous Rex : A Detective Story by Eric Garcia: what can you say about a detective story where the main character is a velociraptor? In this series, dinosaurs really aren’t extinct, but rather disguise themselves as humans. Very funny and interesting.