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Vatican Precinct (The Detective Casey Series Book 1)
Vatican Precinct (The Detective Casey Series Book 1)
Price: $2.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor execution, June 27, 2016
too many characters to keep track of. And those Italian names are just irritating. Too much histories including workings of the Vatican. Too much telling of the story as the narration goes on for pages after pages. The characters seem like caricatures and Billy casey lack depth not that he featured enough in the story to be the protagonist. Last but not least this book is badly in need of proper editing. Waste of time even under kindle unlimited


The Lost Ancestor (The Forensic Genealogist series Book 2)
The Lost Ancestor (The Forensic Genealogist series Book 2)
Price: $6.89

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1.0 out of 5 stars What the heck , this is More a drama than an investigation., June 25, 2016
This is worse than the 1st book. I could count the number of chapters focusing on the past story in the 1st book but this 2nd book is dreadful. Most of this 2nd book talks about the past, detailing the drama and story enfolding around and between the twins sisters. This reads more like a story of these historical women than a genealogist's investigation. Afraid I skimmed most of it.


Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist series Book 1)
Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist series Book 1)
Price: $6.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Readable but.., June 24, 2016
An interesting idea but the execution could be better. Some clumsy writing in parts where the protagonist came across foolish in his investigation. As for the character itself, sometimes Morton was likeable because I felt sorry for him but then other times he could be a wimp. the girl friend who came across self centred and uncaring, was annoying. The romance angle was really bad. Either the writer did it on purpose to reflect his own bad experience or the romance was meant as a joke. The final revelations were clumsy bordering on incredibility and rushed. The plot could do with less action as Morton was bombarded with overboard disasters. The tone of the story was a bit weird, at times comical and other times with a mocking undertone. Still the writing was readable and I hope it will improve with future books. Would continue with the series as long as under kindle unlimited.


The Spike (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 4)
The Spike (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 4)
Price: $3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest of the 4 books but worth reading under kindle unlimited, June 19, 2016
The plot in this one does drag and often bogged down by details of routes and road names. Being a non American, I was bored with all the routes details of DC and Virginia. Marty continue to be an interesting character and I enjoy his interaction with his 2 women. But the pace could be faster. Some reviewers have liken Marty singer to Harry Bosch but I disagree. Marty is no Bosch. Harry is a much more complex character , his life, both work and personnel, more angst filled and challenging. And iden is no Connelly. But iden's writing is engaging enough to keep one's interest and if you are reading this under kindle unlimited , this book and the series are a steal.


Angels Flight (A Harry Bosch Novel)
Angels Flight (A Harry Bosch Novel)
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Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and compelling, June 17, 2016
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This is another great addition to the series, dark and disturbing as it took place during the darkest moments in LA with racial riots and police held with contempt by the blacks. Harry was at his best here as he tunnelled towards the final truth. The plot , the pace, the writing are just excellent though I would have prefered a more just ending. Again I could do without Harry's love life which the writer love to fill with angst. Poor guy.


Trunk Music (A Harry Bosch Novel)
Trunk Music (A Harry Bosch Novel)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Each plot is rivering and absorbing and this is no different, June 14, 2016
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Lots of twists and turns in this taut and compelling mystery complicated by FBI and mafia entanglements. Harry seemed to be softer in this one and I did miss the more hardened cop, lol. He now led a team, no longer a lone wolf, another thing I missed initially but it was good to see my favorite hard boiled detective being more personable and a leader. One little niggle is his love life which I can really do without. Not because I want him alone but because i don't believe the author ever intends his hero to be happy in the marital sense. Love harry and onwards to his next book.


The Last Coyote (A Harry Bosch Novel)
The Last Coyote (A Harry Bosch Novel)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A look into Harry Bosch.., June 12, 2016
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This is more personal and dark as it dwells into Harry's demons and pains as a person. Love the snippets into his past but it is a very sad past. The investigation into his mother's murder is riveting and gritty, the twists and turns in the ending keeping me on the edge. Would have prefered if there was a real confrontation with the murderer. Many times I wish the writer would be kinder to Harry because this 4th book was definitely not. Great book and a great protagonist. Onwards to the 5th book


The Concrete Blonde (A Harry Bosch Novel)
The Concrete Blonde (A Harry Bosch Novel)
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Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, June 8, 2016
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This is gritty, taut, excellent writing whether it is the courtroom drama or the investigation or confrontations with suspects and finally the serial killer. I read this in one day because I could not stop. So glad I finally decided to pick up this series. For me Harry Bosch is the perfect homicide detective. Onwards to the 4th book


The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1)
The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, June 7, 2016
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I like the setting and the plot has potential. The writing is smooth but needs better editing to iron out the typos and over descriptions. My major issues with this book is the protagonist who whallowed too much in his misery. Then there is that girl friend with her tragic past which I just skimmed through, as I did with their love making. More time spent on the investigation and less time on his interactions with those women who had no impact on the mystery would have resulted in a tighter crime mystery. Then there is that ending part when the culprits were revealed which is a big let down. Nothing on the motives or why the crimes were committed. Just the resolution and the end.


The Black Ice (Harry Bosch)
The Black Ice (Harry Bosch)
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.25
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty and riverting. Perfect detective protagonist, June 5, 2016
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I found myself liking this 2nd book slightly more than the first one. Spanning over less than a week the plot is darker, gritty and totally absorbing. I really enjoy the setting in LA and Mexico. Educational too as I learn about different drugs. Honourable and persistent to a fault, Bosch is the perfect detective protagonist. The little revelations about his past are fitting to who he is. Again I can do without the romance bit but that is just a small niggle of mine. The final twist definitely up the already riveting plot one more notch.


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