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A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF – Lawrence Block ( Reviewed By Ted Feit)

The Alcoholics Anonymous program is designed to provide sustenance and guidance to those seeking to remain sober.  Its 12-Step program is meant to provide them with a moral roadmap to atone for past abuse, mistakes and sins.  In this early-days … Continue reading

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THE MOST DANGEROUS THING – Laura Lippman (Reviewed by Gloria Feit)

The new standalone novel from Laura Lippman was, to this reader, unlike anything this wonderful author had written to this point. [Among her more recent ones, “I’d Know You Anywhere” and “What the Dead Know” still stand out in my … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A second book featuring Daniel Semper, THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN, is now available.  THE SHADOW OF THE WIND ranks as one of the best I have read. Posted on July 1, 2010 I still remember the day my father took … Continue reading

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LET THE DEVIL SLEEP – John Verdon

Dave Gruley retired from the homicide unit of the New York City police department with the highest solve rate in the history of the department. When presented with a puzzle, he can’t leave it alone until he has worked his … Continue reading

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A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART – Timothy Hallinan

Another chance to meet Poke Rafferty for the first time – Posted on June 28, 2010 A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART, the first of Timothy Hallinan’s Bangkok thrillers, balances family, love, loyalty, and hope against evil that destroys the spirit … Continue reading

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THE OTHER WOMAN – Hank Phillippi Ryan (Reviewed by Gloria/Ted Feit)

There is more than one “Other Woman” in this new novel by HankRyan [following her 2010 “Drive Time,” the fourth in theterrific Charlotte McNally series].  This time she introduces a new female journalist, Jane Ryland.  For Jane, the other woman … Continue reading

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INTERESTING INFORMATION AND MORE THAN A FEW VERY FUNNY OBSERVATIONS

Yrsa Sigurdadottir writes serious mysteries sprinkled with humor.  Yrsa’s posts on the blog Murder Is Everywhere are frequently filled with lines that are laugh out loud funny. What’s in a name? I have just received a request from abroad asking me … Continue reading

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TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Due to my continued inability to understand the hows of posting, when I previewed the post, it all became a column on the right side of the page.  My technical crew is unavailable.  As I type this, they are at … Continue reading

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SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT – John Verdon

The second book in the Dave Gurney series, after THINK OF A NUMBER, is outstanding.  As SHUT YOUR EYES TIGHT opens, it is September and Dave is thinking, again, about his decision to move to a farm in upstate New … Continue reading

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THINK OF A NUMB3R – John Verdon

The review of THINK OF A NUMBER was originally posted August 9, 2010.  This is the first book in the Dave Gruley series,  the first of three.  They are police procedurals with a definite twist. Dave Gruley retired from the … Continue reading

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