Stay up tonight and read The Late Show

Stay up tonight and read The Late Show

I am reading The Late Show by Michael Connelly, the second book in the Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch series. I have actually read book number two, Dark Sacred Night before this. It is a good series. I think that the main character, Renée Ballard is a little more non-conforming in this book than she is in book 2. She breaks quite a few police procedure rules, in fact. If that's the kind of thing that drives you crazy as a reader, you might want to give this one a pass! ...
Stay home and read new releases

Stay home and read new releases

I know, the Black Friday sales have already started and you should be getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, and this year is just weird. Wouldn't you rather curl up with a good book and let everyone else do the shopping? Today is the release of Pain, book #5 in my Medical Kidnap Files series. As with all of my books, Pain can be read as a standalone or together with the rest of the series. If you want to start with book #1, you can pick up Mito for free. ...
Humour in a police procedural? Read A Bad Day for Sunshine

Humour in a police procedural? Read A Bad Day for Sunshine

It isn't often that you come across a police procedural infused with humour. Not just occasional, subtle humour, but full of laugh-out-loud tongue in cheek humour. I have really been enjoying Darynda Jone's A Bad Day for Sunshine. Sunshine is the name of the police chief in this small town police procedural featuring the kidnapping of a teenager who is friends with her own daughter. ...
John Fiske is looking for The Simple Truth

John Fiske is looking for The Simple Truth

I have just started in on David Baldacci's The Simple Truth. I always pick up Baldacci and have rarely been disappointed. This is a book along the lines of a Grisham legal thriller or Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series. ...
The Searcher: Tana French is Master of the Slow Burn

The Searcher: Tana French is Master of the Slow Burn

The Searcher is slow burn suspense. If you are looking for a high-octane thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, this is not the book for you. Instead, it is a walk out on the Irish heath on a sunny day, watching the sheep graze, as the clouds gradually roll in, getting darker and darker, with the forest closing in around you. ...
Don't forget this one — Mr. Nobody

Don’t forget this one — Mr. Nobody

This week's teaser is Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman. I've read a couple of this author's books the last few weeks, and they are very engaging. Great medical or psychological thrillers. ...
Dark Water Under the Bridge

Dark Water Under the Bridge

Detective “Parks” Pat has made a name for herself in solving the Fish Creek and Glenbow Ranch murders, so she is the one they call when a body turns up in Ralph Klein Park. She would be happy for the confidence placed in her if it weren’t for the fact that the body is in the water ...
Long Climb to the Top

Long Climb to the Top

Detective Pat is called out to another park homicide scene with disturbing similarities to the Fish Creek murder. Digging more deeply into the evidence reveals something even more worrisome. If her instincts are right, this case may hit a little too close to home ...
Out with the Sunset

Out with the Sunset

There’s nothing like jumping straight into the deep end. Margie Patenaude is new in town and wasn’t expecting to get called to a murder scene on her daughter’s first day of school ...
Fair Warning — It Could Happen

Fair Warning — It Could Happen

Fair Warning is book 3 of Michael Connelly's Jack McEvoy series. I don't think that I've read either of the previous two books, but there was enough backstory to understand the broad strokes of what had happened earlier in the series. ...
Trick or Treat! Get your Halloween Reads

Trick or Treat! Get your Halloween Reads

I have no idea what Halloween is going to bring this year. Everyone is already wearing masks and has spent most of the year scared of something. Whether your tastes are for sweet or scary reads, you should find something in this list that suits your tastes. ...
Mickey Haller Crosses the Aisle

Mickey Haller Crosses the Aisle

I just finished reading The Reversal, book #3 in the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly. It's always great to slip back into a familiar series and see old friends like Mickey Haller and Detective Bosch. Mickey Haller, normally counsel for the defense, crosses the aisle in this case to act as an independent prosecutor against a child killer who was freed after twenty-four years due to DNA evidence. ...
Whisper Network speaks loud and clear

Whisper Network speaks loud and clear

I just finished reading Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. It is a Grisham-like legal suspense book about women in society, the workforce, and law in particular. If you are the type who does not like a book with an agenda, this one is not for you, because it is very clearly intended to address sexual abuse in the workplace and the means used to keep victim's complaints from ever seeing the light of day ...
John Puller is back, and this time, it's personal

John Puller is back, and this time, it’s personal

David Baldacci is one of my favourite suspense/thriller writers. I picked up The Forgotten, thinking that I hadn't read it before, but I have. But Baldacci's books are detailed enough to read again without getting bored, so I decided to reread it ...
James Patterson's The 17th Suspect—The Women's Murder Club does not disappoint

James Patterson’s The 17th Suspect—The Women’s Murder Club does not disappoint

I am currently reading James Patterson's The 17th Suspect (book #17 in The Women's Murder Club series). I have enjoyed a number of the other books in this series, though I couldn't tell you exactly how many. They are always a good read. Clever, familiar characters with heart, a mystery or trial, several unexpected twists and turns. ...
Excerpt from The Bitterroots

Excerpt from The Bitterroots

I've read a number of C.J. Box's books, including the Cody Hoyt and Cassie Dewell series. The Bitterroots is a Cassie Dewell book. She is now a private investigator, and she's investigating what appears to be an open and shut rape case. But of course, things are never quite what they seem. ...
It's Christmas in July!

It’s Christmas in July!

How about we celebrate Christmas in July with some holiday-themed books? Beat the heat with a few chilly thrillers! ...
Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Tattooed Teardrops is being offered free for just a few days. Don't miss this opportunity. Grab this award-winner today! ...
Excerpt from The Chain

Excerpt from The Chain

I am almost finished reading The Chain by Adrian McKinty. A fascinating read, lots of suspense and thrills! It is not just a kidnap thriller, there is so much more to it. ...
Excerpt from The Chemist

Excerpt from The Chemist

This isn't my first time reading The Chemist, by Stephanie Meyer, but I don't remember a lot of it from the first time, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. I didn't remember there were so many great tongue-in-cheek comments and dry humour. Alex is a great character and there is a lot of... chemistry... between her and Kevin ...