Month: February 2015

Book Reviews: Bestsellers

While I usually devote my energies to indie crime novels listed with my favorite book club, Book Club Reading List, from time to time I’ll offer some mini-reviews and impressions of recent bestsellers. 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,...

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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. I chose this book from Book Club Reading List. 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...

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