book review

  • Housesitting Mystery Perfect Beach Reading

    It’s an interesting way to spend one’s retirement, but Truxton (“My parents named me after a highway sign”) Lewis, a retired NYPD detective captain, is able to spend his time traveling by … housesitting. He gets to stay places for …

    Date: July 27th 2015 @2:27 PM
     
  • “X” Marks the Spot for Great Reading

      It’s Book #24 in a series about a private investigator. Think about that for a moment. 24 books. 24 stories, all following the likeable Kinsey Milhone as she lives her life, finds and loses love, and—oh, yes—solves mysteries. Honestly, …

    Date: July 4th 2015 @2:05 PM
     
  • Ambiguity in the Darkness

    There are many stories about what happened in France during the German Occupation—almost as many stories as there were people who lived them. For some, France was filled with resisters who sabotaged the Nazis at every turn. For others, it …

    Date: January 1st 2015 @6:30 PM
     
  • Here There Be Dragons

    Matthew Reilly’s new thriller, The Great Zoo of China, has action. Lots of it. On every page. Of course, a lot of action does not necessarily a novel make, and when even the most exciting of sequences is repeated too …

    Date: December 14th 2014 @1:57 PM
     
  • Book Review: Trans-Siberian Express

    I’m a sucker for trains, so I was attracted to the Trans-Siberian Express by its title alone. But Adler—best known for his examination of the inner working of human nature—shows here that not only can he handle thrillers, he’s able …

    Date: January 12th 2014 @12:20 PM