Zachary Goldman 1-4

Zachary Goldman 1-4

Zachary Goldman, Private Investigator, is flawed with a capital F. Shattered by the tragedies of his own life, he will somehow still manage to pick himself up and dig just a little bit deeper than anyone else to find the vital clues ...
Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

Excerpt from A Stranger in the House

I am just finishing up with A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena. It's a psychological thriller with three "unreliable" main characters. You know that someone is lying (or everyone is lying) but figuring out what has actually happened is the trick. There are a lot of twists and turns. I'm right at the ending, and I'm not surprised, but it wasn't what I expected! ...
Excerpt from The Fallen

Excerpt from The Fallen

I am reading one of David Baldacci's Amos Decker Series. I've posted about this series before, I think this is the third of them that I have read (though obviously, I am not reading them in order, since this is book #4 in the series.) ...
Randy's Review of His Hands were Quiet

Randy’s Review of His Hands were Quiet

I have another review to post by my sweetheart. This is a review of His Hands were Quiet, book #2 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series, reblogged from Flamestr's Thoughts ...
Excerpt from Deep Freeze

Excerpt from Deep Freeze

Last week I read Deep Freeze, by John Sandford. This is part of the Virgil Flowers series, which I've read at least one book from before. John Sandford writes complex mysteries with plenty of twists and turns and misdirection. Virgil Flowers is a relatable detective, smart, and always a good read ...
Excerpt from The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Excerpt from The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

This week, I have just started The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton. I admit that I picked it up because I was intrigued by the title! It is not your typical murder mystery, by any means ...
Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

I've read a few other books in Mary Higgins Clark's Under Suspicion series, a series about a TV show that investigates cold cases, or in this case, investigates the claim of a woman who claims that she was wrongly convicted. The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you on your toes. The Queen of Suspense does not disappoint! ...
Excerpt from Low Pressure

Excerpt from Low Pressure

I am currently reading Sandra Brown's Low Pressure. A murder mystery where the main character, Bellamy Lyston, has written a fictional novel based on her own sister's murder and all of the personalities involved. This might not seem like such a bad idea when the killer had already been caught, tried, and incarcerated, but if the wrong man ended up in prison, that would mean that the real killer is still on the outside. Brown ramps up the suspense as Bellamy digs into past to try to discover the bits of what happened that day that she has blocked from her memory.  ...
Excerpt from A Great Reckoning

Excerpt from A Great Reckoning

I've read and mentioned a few other Louise Penny books on this blog before. Based in Quebec, the Inspector Gamache series always delves deep into the setting and history, psychology, and the complex relationships between the characters. Gamache has dealt with a lot of betrayal and corruption in his time, and in this volume, he is once again trying to root out the source of the ongoing problems in the Sûreté du Québec and how it is tied into the mysterious map and disappearing villages ...
Excerpt from Betrayed

Excerpt from Betrayed

I am currently reading a Lisa Scottoline novel, Betrayed. It is part of the Rosato & DiNunzio series. I'm a sucker for murder mysteries and legal thrillers, and Lisa Scottoline almost always hits it out of the park for me. Betrayed does not disappoint. Scottoline's characters are well-developed and I am eager to find out what sort of scheme it was that the victim was involved in. Hopefully, Judy Carrier will find out that her Aunt Barb's trust was not misplaced ...
Excerpt from The Weekenders

Excerpt from The Weekenders

This week I am reading on of Mary Kay Andrews' books, The Weekenders. I am just getting into it, but enjoying the characters and the beautiful island setting. The protagonist was, unfortunately, just about to divorce her husband, who she didn't know had been both cheating on her and hiding their dire financial situation, when he is murdered. This puts her in a somewhat awkward decision when the police start looking for suspects! ...
Future books in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series

Future books in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series

There are currently six books out in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Many of you have enjoyed the exploits of Erin and her friends and adversaries in Bald Eagle Falls. Book 7 has been drafted and the first draft of book 8 will be done in a few days. As I consider the next in the series, I'm wondering what my readers would like to see in the future ...
Excerpt from Criminal

Excerpt from Criminal

I am currently reading Karin Slaughter's Criminal, book 6 in the Will Trent series. I have not read any of the other books in the series, but haven't had any problems with jumping in mid-series. While the series is named after Will Trent, the story has been more about his boss Amanda than about Will. I do want to hear more about Will and might have to check out some of the other books ...
He Was Walking Alone

He Was Walking Alone

(Book #4) Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died. A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide? Zachary Goldman is on the case. With Christmas approaching, he is as determined to distract himself from his own troubles as he is to ferret out the truth of Harding’s death. 

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She Was Dying Anyway

She Was Dying Anyway

New release!

Private Investigator Zachary Goldman took on the case as a favor to his ex-wife, Bridget. It should have been cut and dried. But the deeper he looks into the death of cancer patient Robin Salter, the more convinced Zachary becomes that Bridget’s suspicions were correct.

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His Hands Were Quiet

His Hands Were Quiet

Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses.

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Brewing Death and other summer releases

Brewing Death and other summer releases

Brewing Death, book #5 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series is now out! Join Erin and her Bald Eagles Falls family for their newest adventure ...
Excerpt from The Life We Bury

Excerpt from The Life We Bury

I mentioned The Life We Bury in my last post, and I had to bring it up again to give you a teaser. I really enjoyed this one. Faintly reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this well-woven mystery is a pleasure to read. The writer/sleuth has a complex background and a younger brother with autism. The brother is treated as a real person and not just a foil or token diverse character.  ...
Excerpt from The Yard

Excerpt from The Yard

I just finished The Yard by Alex Grecian an hour ago. I don't think I've read anything else by this author. It was an enjoyable police procedural with lots of good historical details about Victorian England. There are several intersecting plots and the identity of the killer is revealed fairly early. The character development is good and I would definitely read others in the series.  ...
Excerpt from A Banquet of Consequences

Excerpt from A Banquet of Consequences

A Banquet of Consequences is not the first Elizabeth George mystery I have read this year. It is part of the Inspector Lynley series, though I haven't heard much from Lynley yet! I am not too far into the book yet, and am interested in seeing how the suicide and the investigation end up being connected. Elizabeth George builds unique, well-rounded characters.  ...
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