“Seven Suspects”

“Seven Suspects” by Renee James is the third in the “Bobbi Logan” series.  Since I had not read the previous books, I had to spend time sorting out all the players and the backstories, however the author provided background explanations within the context of the storyline to help fill in information from the previous books. […]

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“The Ninja’s Illusion”

“The Ninja’s Illusion” by Gigi Pandiana is the fifth book in the “Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt” series. It is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series because the author provides quick background comments in the context of the storyline to fill in anything needed from the previous books. However, as a […]

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The Black Echo – Bosch #1

“The Black Echo” by Michael Connelly is where” Bosh” all started in 1992. Many things have changed for Bosh over twenty-five years, but much that makes Bosh captivating was right there from the start. Connelly skillfully develops the sense of place that will continue throughout the next twenty books. He immediately plunges readers into Bosch’s […]

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“Collared” by David Rosenfelt is book sixteen in the Andy Carpenter series. Never fear new readers, you will enjoy this book even if you haven’t read any of the previous books, but once you finish this one, you will absolutely want to go back to read the series from the beginning; it’s just that entertaining. Andy […]

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“Tag Man”

“Tag Man” is part of Archer Mayor’s continuing Joe Gunther series. A new reader can enjoy this book without having read the previous books, because the author provides quick background comments in the context of the storyline to fill in anything needed from the previous books. Mayor created characters that we want to know, and […]

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“Deep Six”

“Deep Six” by D.P. Lyle features an interesting group of individuals who live, work and mostly play along the Gulf Coast. They like partying, drinking, driving classic cars, and having fun. Jake Longly is an ex-baseball player who owns Captain Rocky’s Surf and Turf, while his father Ray runs a P. I. firm, Longly Investigations. […]

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“Cajun Christmas Killing”

“Cajun Christmas Killing” is part of Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country Mystery series, but new readers will enjoy this book without having read the previous books. The author provides any needed background information within the context of the storyline without devoting endless pages summarizing the events in the previous books. Pelican, Louisiana provides the personality of the […]

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“Murder of Crows”

“Murder of Crows” by Terrence McCauley is the continuation of the events in “Sympathy for the Devil” although the book stands alone for readers who did not read the previous book. (But if you read this one, you will want to go back and read the other.)This is an action-packed page-turner. It is not for the […]

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 “Designer Dirty Laundry”

Are you looking for a  fun read? “Designer Dirty Laundry” by Diane Vallere is a fun book despite the obvious crime and murder theme. It is quick to read, and the characters are likable. Most of all it is funny and enjoyable. It won’t give you a stress headache from tension, blood, or mayhem. Just […]

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“Don’t Wake Up”

“Don’t Wake Up” by Liz Lawler is a medical-based thriller. The preview summary of the book grabbed me at once. A doctor wakes up and finds she is a patient in her own hospital ….. or is she? “Gut-wrenching fear ripped, and her breathing turned ragged as the fought the panic. How seriously was she […]

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