Tag Archives: fiction

Review of Long Way Gone

  In his novel, Long Way Gone, Charles Martin tells the story of Cooper O’Conner, the son of a traveling evangelist, who has had enough of his father, his father’s message, and his father’s God. After a confrontation, Cooper steals … Continue reading

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Review of Mortal Arts

  In Anna Lee Huber’s Mortal Arts, Lady Kiera Darby is accompanying her sister to Edinburgh to seek medical attention for a difficult pregnancy. But the trip becomes intriguing when she encounters acquaintances from her past who ask her to … Continue reading

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Review of The Brutal Telling

  In Louise Penny’s The Brutal Telling, Inspector Gamache is summoned to the village of Three Pines to investigate a murder that hits a little too close to home. A wealthy hermit who lives on the outskirts of town is … Continue reading

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Review of Sandstorm

    In James Rollins’ novel, Sandstorm, explosion rocks a British Museum filled with ancient artifacts, leaving the curators asking for help. Sigma Force, a top-secret team, is called into investigate, but the answers may lie in a lost civilization. … Continue reading

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Review of Why Mermaids Sing

  In C.S. Harris’s, Why Mermaids Sing, some of the wealthiest heirs of the English upper class are being murdered and left in public places. Now, Sebastian St. Cyr is called by a trusted friend to investigate. Will he be … Continue reading

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Review of Search the Dark

  In Charles Todd’s novel, Search the Dark, Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent to a small village in the English countryside to investigate the murder of a woman and the disappearance of her two children. The local authorities have arrested … Continue reading

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Review of Ballistic

  In Mark Greaney’s Ballistic, Court Gentry is hunted but sees himself as the hunter. When Gentry’s friend Eddie is murdered, Court is determined to bring the killers to justice. To do this, he must travel deep into Mexico and … Continue reading

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Review of The Tenth Justice

  In Brad Meltzer’s debut novel, The Tenth Justice, Ben Addison has just been hired as a clerk for a Supreme Court Justice. If all goes well, he can write his meal ticket for the rest of his life. But … Continue reading

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Review of Crashing Heat

  In Crashing Heat, author Richard Castle unfolds the latest exploits of crime-solving duo Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook when a fan of his ends up dead and Rook is framed for the murder. As the husband-and-wife team investigates, more … Continue reading

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Shelf Life: A Must-Read, Lifetime-Learning List for Men Part 2 By George Grant

Readers are inveterate and unapologetic list makers.  Indeed, according to Umberto Eco, “Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.”  There are lists of books that must be read.  There are lists of books that must be reread.  There … Continue reading

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