Books by Mystery & Thriller
Death Roe: A Woods Cop Mystery (2008)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 4
#6 in the Woods Cop series. Piscova, and it's president Quint Fagan, are generating huge profits by selling contaminated salmon roe as red caviar for the cruise ship trade. Piscova has bribed its way into a monopoly in Michigan and is diluting Michigan roe with chemically contaminated New York ro...
A Good Day to Pie (2011)
2.91 of 5 Votes: 3
I loved everything about this book, but as I was closing in on the last few pages I thought to myself, "There is no way she can wrap the book up in so few pages!" Culver did, but I wasn't happy with the abrupt ending. It felt like she got bored with the idea of the book and just stopped writing. ...
Poison Town (2014)
4.3 of 5 Votes: 4
Face paced suspense. Jack a reporter in a small town wants to know why people have died or becoming very ill from a near by manufacturing plant. Because his friends are becoming so ill, he decides to investigate on his own what is the reasoning for these fatal deaths. Meanwhile his wife isstrug...
New Math is Murder (2014)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
I didn't finish this book so I don't feel it is fair to rate it. When pictures start forming in my head like a movie, that's when I know I am reading a good book. This book did that for me. It is about and Irish Italian divorcing mother of two children from a big family who finds a dead body whi...
River Whispers (2011)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 5
I don't think I've ever given a book one star before. I'll admit I read the first third waiting for the book to get captivating, but it never did. I completely skipped the middle third and very briefly skimmed the last third. I realized I would have been just fine not knowing "who did it." The pr...
The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs (2008)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 2
The Highly Effective Detective is touted on the back cover as being something like Donald Westlake, and I can see the basis for the comparison. Humor is definitely part of the story--as is the incompetence of the protagonist. Teddy Ruzak is the Highly Effective Detective--except that when the s...
Invitation to Die (2013)
3.01 of 5 Votes: 1
The storyline sounded really cute/interesting but I was pretty disappointed with this book. It took the first third to get through the characters (I really hated that they were all introduced this way instead of as the story developed). I also felt like there was too much information, much of it ...
Financial Fitness: The Offense, Defense, and Playing Field of Personal Finance (2013)
4.91 of 5 Votes: 4
Absolutely phenomenal! Just a great all around education on how money works and how to make it a friend and a tool rather than a master. Learned so much that taught us to discipline exactly where our money goes so we can stop asking ourself where did all our money go! I HIGHLY recommend this book...
Risky Is the New Safe: The Rules Have Changed... a Rock Opera (2012)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 3
I love out-of-the-box thinking, and Gage does not disappoint on that count. It starts with the title and continues on to the last page. But Gage is not flipping the world upside down just for kicks. He makes very cogent arguments to support why approaching the world "backwards" is the best way...
Dead Dancing Women (2008)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 4
This is a great series. I love the characterizations, and the local color of northern Michigan. This is a thinking woman's protagonist, who can't helpbut get pulled into each adventure. Her sidekick in this is a deputy who is a homegrown down to earth partner. Add in a few local yokels, an af...
Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside (2012)
4.19 of 5 Votes: 4
Again, another easy read, like all of them by Cruciform Press. Read it in one sitting. Well written with some things for all to seriously think about, not just Calvinists. So even non-Calvinists can read it without any concerns that they will be "converted" to Calvinism. Practical, to the point, ...
Paws For Murder (2014)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
In Merryville, Minnesota, Izzy is opening her Trendy Tails Pet Botique. Though Izzy majored in fashion for adults, her pet fashions are cute and practical in the cold Minnesota weather. Unfortunately, the town's environmentally, eccentric, perpetual protester, Sherry, has decided that animals ...
The Case of Tiffany's Epiphany (2013)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 2
These books just keep getting better and the cast of zany characters keeps growing as well. Added this time around are two of Sherlock's former detective compatriots on the Chicago PD, "Wait" Jack Wayt and "No No" Neula Noonan. Wayt is a nearly 40 year veteran of the force and an inveterate hypoc...
The Tenth Saint (2012)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 1
An archeological find in the Ethiopian desert turns into a discovery with global implications in this fast-paced and engaging novel. What I thought would be a historical conspiracy-theory turned into an apocalyptic prophecy involving time travel. But it worked. I thought Niko did a great job w...
The Gifted: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery (2013)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
I received this book from my granddaughter who won it here on Goodreads. I believe on passing it forward when it comes to books...they are not cheap to buy and for the dwindling population that prefers to hold a book in your hand, versus an ereader, I think it makes it more important in preservin...