Category Archives: US

The Girl in the Glass Box ~ by James Grippando

Oh my goodness, this is a heck of a good book. It’s great legal crime, international crime, thriller.  I’m going to have to take James Grippando’s Jack Swytek series a bit more seriously.  I see by my blog that I’ve read … Continue reading

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The Stranger Behind You ~ by Carol Goodman

Fun. The book is different and interesting. It opens with a Prologue in which Joan Lurie is buying a fairly luxurious (for her) apartment in New York City. But she almost seems more concerned with the security systems than with … Continue reading

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The Murder of Mr Wickham ~ By Claudia Gray

So here’s the book which got me curious enough to reread Pride and Prejudice which, as it turned out, was lovely. The Murder of Mr Wickham is definitely a who-done-it taking place at Donwell Abbey. the estate of George and … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice ~ by Jane Austen

Oh my – I was looking at The Murder of Mr Wickhan and trying to think if I remembered P&P well enough to venture into something which was using the same characters for a new plot.  ??? –   Pride … Continue reading

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Your House Will Pay ~ by Steph Cha

This novel is based on the true story of teenager Latasha Harlins who ,a few days after the Rodney King beating in March of 1991, went to the local liquor store in LA to buy some orange juice.  There Latisha was … Continue reading

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The Netanyahus ~ by Joshua Cohen

Just what I needed!  Yes!  Good fiction – really good literary-historical fiction and also quite funny as well. Also, this book is quite a ride.  The book i’s a mixture of fiction and nonfiction so, because it takes place in … Continue reading

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22 Seconds ~ by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

I was so surprised when I read the James Patterson/Maxine Paetro book last Christmas and enjoyed it – it was a Christmas themed book entitled The 19th Christmas and part of the Women’s Mystery Club series. Okay. I thought, let’s … Continue reading

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Bloodlands ~ by Timothy Snyder

My goodness! When this book was selected for the All-nonfiction Reading Group I had no idea it was basically about the mass murder in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and other Baltic states between World Wars 1 and 2. The killers were both … Continue reading

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The Tenant ~ by Katrine Engberg

I had this in my Wish List for some reason and then it went on sale. Sometimes things just don’t work out. After bouncing between thinking pretty good and not good, I really didn’t care for it – not overall. The … Continue reading

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The List by Mick Herron

This is an older Slough House novella, published in 2018 and numbered 2.5 in the order. That’s out of book #s 1-8 so far.   The ListBy Mick Herron2019 /  novella Read by Gerard Doyle 1h 53mRating: A / spy novella#2.5 … Continue reading

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Bad Actors ~ by Mick Herron

Since I went on my binge read of this series back in March of last year, (see https://mybecky.blog/2021/03/ for my reviews) I really feel I ought to keep up.  So I’ve been looking forward to this novel for about 6 months.  Same … Continue reading

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The Dreamseller – by Augusto Cury

This was recommended by a friend whose taste in books is different in many ways, but similar in others. This time it clicked.  (The friend lives in New Zealand.)  The Dreamseller Collection:The Calling and The Revolutionby Augusto Cury 2008translated by … Continue reading

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