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no, quite happy to read that sort of crime. might have to read the first was on sale at dymocks last week.
I think reading the first one is probably not a bad idea - they would work as standalones but a lot of the explanation of Dunne as a Patterer is in the first one - and that's fascinating :)

Going to read Forgotten Man by Robert Crais once I finish Five Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly.


Anyone read any Crais? I've heard good things, but I've only just snaffled some books by him and Lehane. IJ I see you just read Moonlight Mile, I've got that arriving soon. Is it a good representation of Lehane's work?

Hey Tim,

I'm a big fan of Robert Crais. I've read all of his novels and enjoyed every one. If I may suggest, and if you have them, start with LA Requiem, then read the Last Detective and the Forgotten Man. Though they are self-contained stories and you lose nothing reading them out of order, these three do have a linked 'feel' to them. I've really enjoyed them all.

Have fun,

David DeLee

Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland novel

Tim, as you note, I'm not a big fan.  I keep looking for something more than I'm getting. I have only read the three books. For SHUTTER ISLAND I'm probably in a tiny minority for not liking it much. I liked MOONLIGHT MILE a bit better.  For that matter, I don't like Crais at all.  Again, I'm in the minority. For what it's worth.

I like Lehane's earlier books, before SHUTTER ISLAND.  They're nice, little detective stories.

MYSTIC RIVER is very good.  After SHUTTER ISLAND, he started taking himself VERY seriously.

I can't remember the name of his loooong and heavy book, not good.  I was happy when I heard that MOONLIGHT MILE went back to his old characters.  I didn't like MOONLIGHT MILE very much; I'm not sure why.  The main character just wasn't as likable as he used to be.  Or maybe I've changed!

Read the early ones; they're fine.

I just started "The Axeman's Jazz" by Julie Smith. She is a new author to me but my sister loved her books.

Have a good day everyone and happy reading.



I'm reading Bill Cameron's County Line.  I really like his books.  I haven't read Day One yet but I do have the book.  I"m reading a little out of order.
The Problem With Pain by CS Lewis
Wow, James, good for you.  I'm just reading Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald Westlake.

Stuart, I can only manage a few pages at a time of this hectic book. I evened it out with Clive Cussler's Polar Shift (okay) and now Lynda La Plante's Cold Shoulder (very very impressive - first 50 pages strips the lead character of dignity and looks - fairy tale in reverse).


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