Month: February 2015

Book Reviews: Bestsellers

While  A few reviews of current blockbusters.  These mega million bestsellers don’t really need any more press from the likes of me, they receive more than enough as it is – making it difficult for equally deserving crime novels on the fringes to get noticed. And they tend to follow the winds of fashion, which are not known for their taste and judgement. I’ve just finished the hugely popular Girl on a Train, which – with tedious predictability – has been compared to the blockbuster of several years ago, Gone Girl. I read Gone Girl in two days and really...

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Book Review – First Grave on the Right

  Well, I must say, this was a rolicking good read, one which had me chuckling out loud on the metro on my way to work. This is Darynda Jones’ first installment in her Charley Davidson’s Private Eye series. There are now eight books in the series, which attests to its great popularity.  Here is the blurb from Darynda Jones’ own website: Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes...

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