Archive for the Mystery Category

11.21.2011

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Larsson’s sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo definitely does not disappoint! The first novel was so well-crafted that I didn’t think that it could be continued in the second, but wow… I love that the stories are integrated with many of the same characters, but the story flows effortlessly into a completely new [...]

11.15.2011

Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs

As a long-time follower of Kathy Reichs and Temperance Brennan in both books and by watching Bones, I was really disappointed with this book. This is a nice, simple, little mystery. Simple is the key, though. After the richness of the earlier books, I was expecting more from the story. There is no advancement of [...]

11.7.2011

Fallen by Karin Slaughter

I have enjoyed Slaughter’s books for years, but I think that this is my favorite! Fallen follows the kidnapping of Faith Mitchell’s mother, Evelyn, former police officer. Faith herself cannot investigate at all, but her partner Will Trent is hunting the kidnappers and the men that Faith found in her house when she returned home [...]

09.21.2011

Claire Dewitt and City of the Dead by Sara Gran

The title intrigued me, so I picked up Claire Dewitt and City of the Dead. I know what you’re thinking, but it’s not a zombie book. It’s a mystery novel set in New Orleans after Katrina. The main character Claire Dewitt is looking for someone that hasn’t been seen since the storm. This is not [...]

08.2.2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I cannot believe I waited so long to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was riveting! Larsson was so adept in managing all of the story lines without dropping any of the pieces. When the book ends, you have no questions about the plot, and everything is tied up perfectly. So, that’s enough [...]

07.19.2011

India Black by Carol K. Carr

Do you like action movies? Do James Bond movies make your heart race? Then you might want to try India Black by Carol K. Carr. This book is full of action but is not particularly believable. The idea of a madam turned spy is kind of hard to swallow, and I had been hoping that [...]

05.5.2011

Silent Mercy by Linda Fairstein

Silent Mercy is the most recent book in Linda Fairstein’s long-running series about New York Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Alex is working with her team–Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace–and they are after a serial killer targeting women. The murderer is leaving the mutilated bodies of women at various religious institutions in New York City. As always, [...]

03.24.2011

Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio

Swift Justice has a great premise. Charlie Swift is a private investigator specializing in missing persons. She’s a one-woman office–she thought. Her silent partner leaves for Costa Rica with a younger woman, and his wife is the new proud–and loud–partner. Charlie tries several times to shake Gigi, by assigning her undercover work at a local [...]

02.15.2011

Trail of Blood by Lisa Black

Trail of Blood is the most recent book in Black’s books focused on Theresa MacLean. This is the third book in the series (the Library has them all if you want to start with the first). I enjoyed the plot development in this book, but wished the author had figured out a way to tell [...]

01.17.2011

A Nose for Justice by Rita Mae Brown

I have been a fan of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie for years, so I was excited to see that she had started a new series. Instead of being set in Virginia, this book is set outside of Reno, Nevada and is all about water. Water rights are at the heart of this mystery. [...]

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