Tag: Mysteries

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Can Steve Hamilton’s Nick Mason Find His Exit Strategy?

Exist Strategy - Steve Hamilton  (Nick Mason #2)   Exit Strategy is the second. book in the Nick Mason series from author Steve Hamilton. The Second Life of Nick Mason  was the first book in the series and it introduced readers to a different kind of hero. Nick Mason was a prisoner serving 25 years as the result of a robbery gone wrong. While in prison gang kingpin Darius Cole offers Nick his freedom, but not without a catch. The catch is that Nick has to carry out any mission assigned to him. And if he doesn't hs ex-wife and nine-year...

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Is Parnell Hall’s Puzzle Lady Series Getting Better and Better?

A Puzzle to Be Named Later - Parnell Hall Ok so maybe juts maybe Parnell Hall is not going to win any major literary awards for his Puzzle Lady series. But if you are looking for a fast, funny and just enjoyable read try a Puzzle Lady book! I admit I have not read even close to the majority of the book series. I usually just pick up one of them at the library when I need a laugh break from all the murder and mayhem that I read. And the latest one that I just finished A Puzzle to...

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Marked for Life by Emilie Schepp – One of the best of 2016!

Marked for Life - Emelie Schepp   Sometime last month I picked up Emelie Scheep's book Marked for Revenge. On the cover it said that she was "2016  Swedish Crime Writer of the Year". I am a fan of Nordic crime writing. That meant there was no way this book was not gong home with me. When I got it home though I discovered that the book was the second book in a trilogy. I decided that there was no sense in reading book two first and then book one so I checked out the first book of the trilogy...

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The Girl Who Was Taken Another Winner from Charlie Donlea

The Girl Who Was Taken - Charlie Donlea   The Girl Who Was Taken is second book written by Charlie Donlea I read his debut novel Summit Lake last year and thought it was a great read. I think that this book is even better. So I can't wait for book his next book! In The Girl Who Was Taken, two girls are taken. After two weeks one girl escapes Magen McDonald. She becomes a celebrity while the second girl Nicole Cutty is forgotten. That is until the body of a jumper turns up on the autopsy table of her...

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The Blood Strand – A Great Mystery set on the Faroes Islands

The Blood Stand (Faroes #1) -Chris Ould   Almost a year ago I wrote a post about five new mysteries that caught my eye on a visit to Barnes & Noble. Here are the books that were included in that post : Out of the Blues - Trudy Nan Boyle Close Your Eyes - Michael Robotham Summit Lake -Charlie Donlea The Blood Strand - Chris Ould Savage Season - Joe R Lansdale After finishing The Blood Strand on Thursday, I have read three out of five of the above books. They have all been great! I read both Summit Lake...

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In the Midst of Death – Matthew Scudder #3 – Lawrence Block

Book 2  of 2017 - A Return to the World of Matthew Scudder....thanks to Lawrence Block   One of my Reading Challenges for 2017 is to catch up on a few of the mystery and thriller series that I am behind on. The series that I had in mind include: Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series, Steve Berry's Cotton Malone  or maybe Alex Berenson's John Wells series. What I didn't envision was going back to a series whose last book I read in, oh, 1994!  Anyway, that's what I did this week when I read In the Midst of Death - book...