Monthly Archives: May 2021

The Transformation of Virginia ~ by Rhys Isaac

I finally finished The Transformation of Virginia by Rhys Isaac.  Whew!  (I started this back in October, 2019 – put it down, picked it up, started again, and just kept going as long as I could on each sitting. I … Continue reading

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Amy: My Search for Her Killer – by James Renner

On October 22, 1989 10-year old Amy Mihaljevic was abducted from a shopping mall in Ohio. Her decomposing body was found by the side of a road February 8, of 1990, 3 1/2 months later. James Renner, a child at … Continue reading

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The Reunion ~ by Guillaume Musso

Translated from the French whose authors I usually enjoy – like Patrick Modiano or Michel Houellebecq but still,  so much French in this one. There are French names and places and things like food – lots of pop-culture.  It makes it a … Continue reading

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Blind Faith ~ by Joe McGuinness

This is an oldie but I do enjoy good True Crime and it was on sale (or free with membership!) I fell in love with the whole genre after I tried to read the completely fictional Silence of the Lambs … Continue reading

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The Shotgun Lawyer ~ by Victor Methos

I read this crime book before!!!! Methos is not my favorite author of legal thrillers,  but he’s up there and getting better.  He often writes about social issues rather than murders which too often turn into standard who-done-its or chase stories. … Continue reading

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Deacon King Kong ~ by James McBride

Hilarious and lovely.  The 60-something year old Deacon Cuffy Lambkin, aka Sportcoat, of Five Ends Baptist Church and the Causes Housing Projects in Brooklyn, shoots and then appears to sexually assault the young community drug lord, Deems. This happens openly, in … Continue reading

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Off the Grid by C.J. Box

My goodness! C.J. Box uses some of my favorite authors for epigraphs. But I suppose it’s appropriate. There’s Cormac McCarthy and Don DeLillo and Bob Dylan and Annie Proulx – along with some I’m not familiar with like Thomas  McGuane. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Alibi ~ by Phillip Margolin

I read the first in the Robin Lockwood series back in 2018 and gave it a rating of A+.  So this is #2 which I happened to luck into at the library.  I didn’t remember much about the over-arching drama, … Continue reading

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Burnt Sugar ~ by Avni Doshi

This was read for my Booker Prize Group -and the first 6 or so chapters were just perfect for me at the moment.  I was fine with the ramblings of the 1st person narrator, Antara.  She is a young Indian … Continue reading

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Pekoe Most Poison ~ by Laura Childs

Audio book from the library –  Beau was dead even before the paramedics come and the elegantly dressed guests were able to see that.  The husband of the socially prominent hostess, Doreen Briggs,  was apparently poisoned by the tea, of … Continue reading

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Red Widow ~ by Alma Katsu

I got this book because it just generally sounded good and then I found out that the author, Alma Katsu, usually writes in the occult/horror genre – usually.  This is her debut in the spy genre and appropriate since she … Continue reading

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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy ~ by Nova Jacobs

I picked this book up because it was on sale and then I found out it had won a bunch of lesser literary accolades if not awards.  It had been looking kind of good to me anyway but who knows?  … Continue reading

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