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Down Cemetery Road ~ by Mick Herron

I discovered another Mick Herron book in my digital library – Down Cemetery Road.  This was published prior to the Slough House books and I suppose it shows.  Still the Mick Herron I know and love shines through.   ******Down … Continue reading

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Every Last Fear ~ by Alex Finlay

This book is not very good –  until it is.  It kind of sneaks up on you, or it did on me, and I got sucked into a seriously twisty thriller.  Yes, it starts out with a bang, a family … Continue reading

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A Galway Epiphany ~ by Ken Bruen

I was totally disappointed in this one.  I read it thanks to a challenge to read one of the group’s “favorite authors” of 2020 whose books we hadn’t read before. Okay fine – I picked Ken Bruen who was favorite … Continue reading

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The Way Home ~ by Mark Boyle

Reflections on living without technology, off the grid if you will, and off the land without a chainsaw or a smartphone.  Author Mark Boyle built his own little house and grew or hunted his own food and even started his … Continue reading

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A Promised Land ~ by Barack Obama

Obama has the nicest titles for his books. I think my favorite is “The Audacity of Hope” but they’re all good. But titles are one thing, lengths are another and this book is 730+ pages long in Kindle/hard cover format! … Continue reading

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Slough House – by Mick Herron

This is the seventh book in the Slough Horses series by Mick Herron.  It may be the last book,  but I don’t know.  If another one in the series shows up, I’ll be reading it. *******Slough Houseby Mick Herron2021 / … Continue reading

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Joe Country ~ by Mick Herron

This is the 6th book in the Slough Horses series by Mick Herron and it was just as good as  the priors.  I do recommend reading them in order because they’re not like Agatha Christie series, Each book builds on … Continue reading

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London Rules ~ by Mick Herron

Cool book. – one more time.  This was # 5 in the 7-book series about Jackson Lamb and his crew of misfit espionage agents, slow horses, demoted from the regular MI% service.  I’m reading them all in order as a … Continue reading

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Spook Street ~ by Mick Herron

Oh I had such an excellent idea to binge read the Slough Horses series by Mick Herron.  It’s been a great way to spend this week of the pandemic, being retired and self-isolated as I am.  Now I’ve finished book … Continue reading

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Real Tigers ~ by Mick Herron

Book #3 in this series and yup, I’m binge-reading!  (Actually, after I called it “binge-worthy” in one of my reading group lists an Audible reviewers said it was good for binge reading.)  I’m hooked on these characters and Herron’s wit. … Continue reading

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Dead Lions ~ by Mick Harron

Fun.  The whole series seems binge-worthy so I’ll go until it’s not.  There are only 7 books.  On the downside it’s narrated by Michael Healy rather than Gerard Doyle, but Healy is good and does a good job – I … Continue reading

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Slow Horses ~ by Mick Herron

One word? Binge-worthy! I’m reading this first book in the series a second time with a certain amount of anticipation.   It came up on the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group in a general discussion of favorite authors from 2020. (These … Continue reading

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