Without copying her famous father, Anne Hillerman creates a novel with all the suspense and detail. The characters are those of Tony Hillerman, but the treatment is enough different that the book is delightfully new.
This is one of Nelson De Mille's convoluted mysteries that's fun to read. Since my eyesight has deteriorated, I listen to a great many books. Scott Brick has become too used to the cadences of De Mille's writing so the books are sounding alike. On the other hand, maybe I need to work a bit harder and actually read a couple of them to find out if the fault is in the author.
I'm not a member of the LDS Church, but I was a minister's wife and the author realistically recreates the life of a woman connected to someone of stature in a church. Her questions, attitudes, and problems reflect this life very realistically. In truth, though, I ran into very few murders, but they make the book more interesting.
I especially liked the description of the process of cleaning the fellowship hall after a funeral dinner and the details necessary. This brought back memories.
I was pleased to 'read' this book and hope to see more from the author.
A visit to the time of the Cold War when we were all afraid it would turn to disaster. Compelling characters and story line.
This is one of the Puller stories and even better than the ones before. Baldacci is honing his writing craft well and varying the characters well. Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy read the books extremely well with exactly the correct tones and emphasis.
Well worth the credit and the wait!
This book is a romance that introduces the characters of Jake Robinson and Crash Hawken, two of Brockmann's group of SEAL operatives. The main characters are bigger than life, but the exaggeration is enjoyable.
Yes, this is a romance, but the action involved adds interest to the usual story line. If you're a fan of adventure novels with some romance, this is a good book for you. Ms. Brockmann is very adept at creating unforgettable characters with strong, memorable traits.
The Body Farm staff goes to Europe - Avignon, France - to be exact. In the process, they analyze old bones (whose?), deal with current problems (drugs and smuggling), art history, and church history. I enjoyed it because I really like gathering more information about hitherto un-investigated questions. Bass does a masterful job of mingling a plot line with all the other factors.
This is an enjoyable listen and kept me raptly occupied for quite a while.
This is an excellent organizational book with very practical ideas and resources. Unfortunately, I like to refer back over and over again to sections of this type of book, so I bought the soft-cover version, too. It's now required bathroom reading to remind me.
I thought this would be a story about a wedding -- with a mystery as a large portion of the story. Boy, was I wrong! This is a modern romance with all the sexy(?) details graphically described, little plot, and a sense of 'why did I waste my money?' at the end.
This is a continuation of the stories about Joanna Brady and being Sheriff. The plot incorporates several different families, personalities, and plot lines to create an exceptionally good read.
It's interesting to see how authors develop their craft. J.A.Jance is certainly developing and getting better. Then, too, from past stories, I wonder how long she's been trying to get rid of one of the characters--a thoroughly disagreeable person.
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