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2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

Alex Kava’s Before Evil Chronicles Maggie O’Dell’s Early Days as a FBI Special Agent

Before Evil by Alex Kava (Maggie O’Dell Book 0.5 ) Several days ago I finished Before Evil the latest release from one of my favorite mystery writers Alex Kava. Before Evil is book 0.5 as it is a prequel to A Prefect Evil which is Book 1 in Kava’s Maggie O’Dell series. A Perfect  Evil was the first Alex Kava book I read. I loved it and I’ve read almost every book since. About Maggie O’Dell Maggie O’Dell is a profiler with the FBI and over the course of the eleven books that comprise the series Maggie has faced some pretty big challenges....

2017 Reads, Books, Mysteries

The Secrets She Keeps a Stand-Out Stand Alone from Michael Robotham

The Secrets She Keeps - Michael Robotham Ever since I read Suspect book one in the Joe O'Loughlin series from Michael Robotham I have been a fan. The Secrets She Keeps Robotham's fourth stand alone novel only increased my love for his books.  His three other stand alone books are The Night Ferry, Life or Death, and Bombproof. Bombproof is the only one of the four I have not read yet! Boo me! About Michael Robotham's Books From Michael's Website... Michael’s novels have since been translated into 23 languages and have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including: The...

2017 Reads, Books, Thrillers

Winterlong – Mason Cross (Carter Blake # 3)

A Wild Ride as Winterlong tries to Eliminate Carter Blake Winterlong is the third installment of Mason Cross's Carter Blake series. So after chasing down two serial killers who were part of Winterlong with the mysterious Mr Blake in this book Blake is targeted for elimination  by Winterlong. Carter Blake left Winterlong five years prior to the start of this tale. His deal with the then Director of the organization was - you leave me alone and I won't tell what your operatives really do!  For five years that deal held but now there's a new director and she wants...

2017 Reads, Books, Mysteries, Mystery Series

Carter Blake Hunts The Samaritan (Hint Not a Good Samaritan)!

The Samaritan - (Carter Blake #2) - Mason Cross   The Samaritan is book two in the Carter Blake series from Glasgow author Mason Cross. It is also the second of Blake's adventures that I have read about.And I must say that I found this episode more enjoyable than the first. So I am really looking forward to Winterlong the third book in the series, that has been languishing on my library books to be read shelf for about five weeks!! See I checked it out of the library and then found out it was book three in the series....

2017 Reads, Books, Thrillers

The Killing Season a Fine First Visit to the World of Carter Blake!

The Killing Season - Mason Cross -(Carter Blake # 1)   The Killing Season by Mason Cross is the first book in his  Carter Blake series. And reading it was my first visit to the world of Carter Blake. He told me in the opening sentences that his name was not Carter Blake. And that he use to be part of a top-secret government operation called Winterlong. But now he hires himself out to find people who don't want to be found. He's good at it because he has an uncanny ability to predict his quarry's next move.In The Killing...

2017 Reads, Books, Thrillers

The Seventh Plague – James Rollins

The Seventh Plague (Sigma Force # 12) - James Rollins I do believe that I say this every time I read a new novel by James Rollins. I don't know why I put off reading James Rollins books! His latest The Seventh Plague has been sitting on my "to be read" pile of library books for more than a month! Mistake! I finished it last night and it was great! After finishing Charlie Donlea's last book The Girl Who Was Taken I was reading his biography at his website. In it he writes about what makes a book good enough...