Monthly Archives: May 2023

Power, Sex, Suicide: ~ Nick Lane

This was my 2nd reading of PSS because it was very good (even though I understand it needs updating) and I know I didn’t get it all.  Still it was interesting and a second reading of science books is almost … Continue reading

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Booth ~ by Karen Joy Fowler

The title of Karen Joy Fowler’s latest novel is almost self-explanatory.  Generally, it’s a family saga wrapped in 19th century US social, political and economic history from 1822 to 1865 and beyond. John Wilkes Booth became the most famous member … Continue reading

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Dumb Witness ~ by Agatha Christie

And this is how I forget to post about the  books I read.   I write something up but then I get on with the next thing before I post. OR –  I am too sleepy and just go to … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter ~ by Vincent Burliest

If you didn’t guess this already, I’m a True Crime fan (not a buff) and finally reading Helter Skelter in spite my natural disinclination to read sensationalist hyper-popularized material.  I’m very interested in the procedural aspect and the trials.  I … Continue reading

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Member of the Family ~ by Dianne Lake

I don’t usually enjoy books narrated by the author unless they’ve been professionally trained in some way. This book is an exception because the voice of Dianne Lake makes the feel of the story even more authentic and it is … Continue reading

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Evidence of Love ~ by John Bloom & Jim Atkinson

It’s hard to put my finger on why but this book just doesn’t live up to what I expect from a true crime book.  It’s still pretty good – nicely written by Bloom and Atkinson.  Again, it’s an older book … Continue reading

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Bitter Blood ~ by Jerry Bledsoe

Oh such a fine True Crime book!  First published in 1988 so it’s an older tome, but it’s a classic, imo.  I’ve been reading True Crime off and on since the 1980s, but at that time I was kind of … Continue reading

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I Will Find You ~ by Harlan Conan

I Will Find You was on my Wish List because I enjoy the occasional suspenseful and gritty works of Harlan Conan.  And then, yesterday there came a sale so Audible kindly notified me something on my Wish List was On Sale. … Continue reading

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The Paris Diversion ~ by Chris Pavone

I read The Ex-Pats by Chris Pavone years ago, in 2012 going by my blog, and rated it a B+ .When The Paris Diversion came out, t almost  jogged my memory. but not quite. Then I saw it on sale a … Continue reading

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The Ice Beneath Her ~ by Camilla Grebe

Pathetic book – don’t bother.  I’m not sure what kept me going.  There are more than a few very gritty and graphic scenes of sex and violence.  One of that cast of narrators is NOT at his best. I think … Continue reading

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The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Oh what a fine book to start of a n ew month!   I picked this up thanks to a recommendation from a friend whose tastes I respect and besides, it had been on my Wish List at Audible for … Continue reading

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