Playing With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen: Book Review

If you’ve followed my Rizzoli and Isles reviews, you know that I think Tess Gerritsen is a solid thriller writer. I haven’t liked all of the Rizzoli and Isles books but she’s good enough to keep me coming back for more again and again. This was the first non-Rizzoli and Isles book of Gerritsen’s that … More Playing With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen: Book Review

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith: Book Review

“The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.” Every detective series has to have a memorable detective at its core. To fill this requirement, a writer can either go quirky (like Precious Ramotswe or Stephanie Plum) or gritty (like Harry Bosch, Kinsey … More The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith: Book Review

Book Review: Murder On the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

The downside of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries is that their secrets have fallen victim to their own success. Particularly in the internet age, it’s hard to avoid spoilers. Christie’s play The Mousetrap famously kept its ending a secret in the mainstream press despite being the longest-running play in history until its Wikipedia page repeatedly … More Book Review: Murder On the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

The Dexter Books, by Jeff Lindsay (Part 3)

In case you haven’t heard yet, Dexter Morgan is a Miami blood spatter analyst for the Homicide Department who moonlights as a serial killer. He channels his bloodthirsty urges by going after the people who, for whatever reason, slipped through the cracks of the regular justice system. You could call him a vigilante, but the … More The Dexter Books, by Jeff Lindsay (Part 3)

The Rizzoli and Isles Books, by Tess Gerritsen (Part 4)

If you remember where we left off, intrepid M.E. Maura Isles went to a medical conference in Wyoming to escape her attraction to Father Brophy, only to get stranded in a blizzard and nearly killed by a religious cult. Because these things happen, right? She also met a boy nicknamed Rat who was orphaned by … More The Rizzoli and Isles Books, by Tess Gerritsen (Part 4)