Books by Fiction
McSweeney's #43 (2013)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 3
Definitely worth the read. The collection of shorts has a fair amount of variety, from the heart wrenching tale of an innocent man behind bars to a lyrical tumble into one woman's mania. Makes for a fast read, too. I purchased this bundled with "There is a Nation" (which I am currently reading). ...
Sex in a Sidecar (Sherri Travis Mysteries, #2) (2009)
3.56 of 5 Votes: 1
Sherri is a bartender and loves what she does, meeting new people and making friends. A hurricane has Florida in its sights when the book first begins. A customer, Gina is obsessed with finding her sisters murderer and she believes the Sunset, where Sheri works holds a possible clue to the ident...
Rabbit in the Road (2011)
3.07 of 5 Votes: 5
I'm not one who reads much fiction, especially pop fiction, but I was surprisingly very engaged by this book. The plot and the character development were both excellent. And the end, like much less in the book, was definitely a shocker. This is a great achievement for two authors who have not wri...
Hook, Line & Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In (2010)
3.39 of 5 Votes: 2
I simply couldn't finish this book. It is a collection of short mystery stories, each by a different author. I checked it out for the one Harry Bosch story that I knew was in there somewhere. The first story (not the Bosch story) was so bad (very sexual and poorly written) that I didn't finish...
Off Your Rocker? (2000)
4.36 of 5 Votes: 3
I enjoyed this book very much! This is the first book I have read by this author and I can't wait to read more. This book has a massive cliffhanger so be prepared. I was hooked from page one and held captive til the last page, I didn't not want this book to end and look forward to starting book...
False Victim: Based on a True Story (2010)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
I had read about Kathie Truitt when she was featured in an area magazine and I was excited to find out we were going to read False Victim for book club. Once I started reading her book, I could not put it down...Kathie kept my attention throughout her story to the very last page. Kathie is an ama...
Marked Down for Murder (2014)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
I have enjoyed this series since the very first book. While the setting is a bit bland and underdeveloped enough to be called in distinct, I do enjoy the cast of characters. This installment may have to be my favorite to date. A lovely Valentine's Day themed cozy with a satisfying and romantic...
The White Van (2014)
3.51 of 5 Votes: 3
Knowing my penchant for edgy American crime fiction, The White Van from debut novelist Patrick Hoffman, delivered in spades. With what appears to be an incredibly simple premise for a story, the power of Hoffman’s incredibly understated prose, and the natural fluidity and ramping up of the tensio...
The Disappearance of Mavis Woodstock (2011)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
Val, a real estate salesperson, is recently divorced, settling into her new apartment, and celebrating her 50th birthday when she stumbles onto a mystery involving a quiet and homely girl she barely remembers from high school. The girl, Mavis Woodstock, mysteriously disappears and then later is ...
The Art of Adapting: A Novel (2014)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
Not really my style. The first few chapters were promising, and kept me going to the end hoping to recapture that desire to read more. The main issue I had with this book is that there didn't seem to be much conflict. Divorce, check. Eating disorder, check. Girl problems, check. Mental Illness, c...
The Deadfall Project (2009)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
The best thing you can say about an espionage thriller is to wonder aloud who would play the main character in the movie version of the novel. If you want to see the movie version of a thriller, then you know the book got all the important stuff right. The Deadfall Project is terrific thriller i...
Natte dozen (2013)
2.91 of 5 Votes: 4
Peeters schrijft goed, maar ik vond zijn debuutroman stukken beter. Beter gedoseerd, vooral. Hoewel ik regelmatig moest lachen, begon het op een gegeven moment vooral te vervelen. Wéér zo'n ingezonden brief. Wéér zo'n -wel hilarische- scheldkanonnade. Wat ik bij zijn debuutroman zo sterk vond, wa...
My Life in Black and White (2013)
3.4 of 5 Votes: 2
it's a movie like novel; and not my type of movies..I gave it two stars because the events were fast paced; you read it fast to see how the hell is it going to end !the idea of going back in time was kid of funny I didn't like the obsession about the grandmother ! it was too much; even for a fict...
Emma's Table (2008)
2.62 of 5 Votes: 5
Galanes' second novel revolves around Emma Sutton, once the queen of interior design who appeared regularly on Oprah, now a newly released convicted felon. Emma is determined to regain her balance -- personally and professionally -- but her old habits are hard to resist. The story opens at an auc...
First Bad Man (2000)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 4
There are a couple of things I love about this book. The first things is how layered it is. It's an accomplishment to make a book that is both funny and profound, which this is. But to also make a book that is both pornographic and heartwarming is really impressive.The other thing I love is that ...