Was What's My Line TV star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw's 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.
I had never heard of Dorithy K. before, but what a lady and what a mystery. I am not completely sold on the author's theroies, but it is very intriguing and certainly well presented.
Cody Hoyt, while a brilliant cop, is an alcoholic struggling with two months of sobriety when his mentor and AA sponsor Hank Winters is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin. At first it looks like the suicide of a man who’s fallen off the wagon, but Cody knows Hank better than that....
Enjoyable story, great mystery, outdoors adventure... it all adds up to a great listen!
(Is it wrong of me to want to go camping now?)
It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.
The story was unique... Not like many mysteries today, but the end leaves you wanting more. It's not a bad ending, just in that it leaves some things unanswered. Certainly worth listening to.
In this unique and compelling true-crime story, journalist and author David Yonke presents and analyzes the only case in US history in which a Roman Catholic priest was arrested for the murder of a nun. Father Gerald Robinson of Toledo, whom friends and associates described as a timid and mild-mannered man, was arrested by cold-case detectives in April, 2004, and charged in the brutal slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl 24 years earlier.
I am not sure which is more troubling... The satanic priest that killed a nun, the depth of the cover up, or the fact that it is all true.
Well written and a story that is beyond disturbing.
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North Korea is like no other tyranny on Earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation in the world, and Big Brother is always watching. It is Orwell's 1984 made reality. Huge factories with no staff or electricity, hospitals with no patients, uniformed child soldiers, and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ - the Demilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins - are all framed by a relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line, and the gulag awaits.
We have no idea what were don't know.... Most understand that North Korea is a horrible place to live and has an awful leader, but most don't understand exactly how bad it is.
“One of the most likable vigilante serial killers” ( The New Yorker) faces his ultimate adversary…an evil so terrifying it scares away Dexter’s inner monster - and nearly dries up his sense of humor - in this wickedly witty, darkly suspenseful novel.
It was entertaining, but not as good s the first several books. I think it's plays up the supernatural to much for my liking. That's my opinion based on my tastes. If you're a Dexter fan than I suggest you listen.
A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.
Ok. This book had a slower start than some of the other Skink books, but before long the quirky characters were at full Hiaasen strength. I'm not the type of person to just bust out laughing uncontrollably, but as usual this Skink book had me laughing out loud. This is the first in the series and helps to make sense of some of the things in later books... You don't have to listen to this first, but I suggest you do.
Classic Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.
This is another fantastic Skink book filled with oddball characters. While a serious book that deals with a serious problem (online predators), it is also a hilarious read. If you are familiar with Skink, then you will realize that this book is toned down to be appropriate for younger readers. If you've never read a skink book, don't assume the others are like this. They are not all this tame (other books have adult language and scenarios). If you have teens, or maybe even a more mature pre-teen, this is a book that will teach them that reading can be fun. It also has a very real and serious lesson about online safety.
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Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.
This book is more like a textbook listing of plants and how they hurt us. There is no thread of a story through out and very little of the history behind how the discoveries were made. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but wanted to point that out to others so they are not surprised if they buy this. I did find it interesting. The book basically lists the plant, how it is harmful, and then moves on to the next so it is easy to pick up and then put down to finish later. It is pretty good for when a book ends halfway through your commute and you need something to get you the rest of the way home. I was hoping for a little more history (some plants are covered in more detail, but most are pretty brief).
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Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.
Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.
I have no idea how to describe this book in a way that even begins to cover it accurately. What an odd group of characters. It's kind of a mystery, but really more a comedy. It was 14 hours of pure listening enjoyment. It kind of reminds me Dave Berry's Tricky Business. At no point during the book can you guys what is coming next... Yet it is fun all the way. This shot to my personal #1 favorite spot.