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Mini-Reviews - June 1999

Beaton, M.C. - Death of a Dentist - Ok

Maxed out on this series, don't think authors likes her characters



Christie, Agatha - The Mysterious Mr. Quin - G

Short stories-more fanciful of her work…



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Mini-Reviews - May 1999

Harvey, John - Living Proof - VG

Resnick - fun use of real authors



Hoag, Tami - Ashes to Ashes - G

Serial killer, very grim…



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Mini-Reviews - April 1999

Auster, Paul - New York Trilogy - Sold

Okay - not a mystery



Graves, Sarah - Dead Cat Bounce - Sold

Okay, cozy, very "Maine" voice…



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Mini-Reviews - March 1999

Ford, G.M. - Last Ditch - Ex

1999 Top Ten - Well written, one of his best



Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia - Blood Lines - VG

Good twist at end…



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Mini-Reviews - February 1999

Connelly, Michael - Angels Flight - G

Not one of his best



Fairweather, Lor i -Blood and Water - Sold-Ok

1st person POV-figured it out by page 62…



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Mini-Reviews - January 1999

Dunbar, Tony - Shelter from the Storm - Sold

Plot took forever to get moving, no real solution, characters flat



Jance, J.A. - Breach of Duty - VG

JP Beaumont - a nice return with a good ending…



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1998 - LJ's Top Reads

LJ's Top Reads of 1998

Aubert, Rosemary - Free Reign

Block, Lawrence - Everybody Dies

Buchanan, Edna - Pulse

Cobin, harlan - One False Move

Connelly, Michael - Blood Work

Ford, G.M. - Slow Burn

Gerriten, Tess - Bloodstream

Gerriten, Tess - Life Support

Lehane, Dennis - Gone Baby Gone

Muller, Marcia - While Other People Sleep

Parker, Robert B. - Trouble in Paradise

Perry, Anne - Brunswick Gardens

Rankin, Ian - The Hanging…

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Mini-Reviews - December 1998

Bowen, Rhys - Evan Help Us - G

Enjoyable series



McDermid, Val - Mermaid Singing, The - VG

Very graphic, good twist, read more



Perry,…

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Mini-Reviews - November 1998

Block, Lawrence - Everybody Dies - Ex

1998 Top Ten - His very best!!!



DeLoach, Nora - Mama Stalks the Past - Sold

Slow, not very interesting…



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Mini-Reviews - October 1998

Bowen, Rhys - Evans Above - G

Similar to Beaton's "MacBeth" series- but much better




Dawson, Janet - Witness to Evil - Ok

Definitely the last of hers - more description than plot…



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Mini-Reviews - September 1998

Barre, Richard - The Ghosts of Morning - G

But only good



Hamilton, Laurell K. - Blue Moon - Ex

I really enjoy this series…



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Mini-Reviews - August 1998

Emerson, Earl - Catfish Cafe - Ok

Probably my last of his books



Gerritsen, Tess - Bloodstream - Ex

1998 HM - Grabs you at page 1…



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Mini-Reviews - July 1998

Black, Ethan - Broken Hearts Club - Sold

ARC - villain twist revealed 1/2 way, spoils suspense, annoying style



Block, Lawrence - A Walk Among the Tombstones - VG

Extremely well done series…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 2, 1998 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - June 1998

Abrahams, Peter - Perfect Crime - Ex

ARC - suspenseful, few likeable characters but very well done



Aubert, Rosemary - Free Reign - Ex

1998 HM - wonderful twists and turns, depicts life of the homeless…



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Mini-Reviews - May 1998

Chappell, Helen - Dead Duck - Sold

2nd in series - Very light - not my style



D'Amato, Barbara - Good Cop, Bad Cop - Sold

What a disappointment-quit at page 73, didn't care about the characters…



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Mini-Reviews - April 1998

Block, Lawrence - When the Sacred Ginmill Closes - VG

Very well done series



Borchardt, Alice - Silver Wolf - G

Anne Rice-ish but with less gruesomeness and sex…



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Mini-Reviews - March 1998

Connelly, Michael - Blood Work - Ex

1998 Top Ten List - Excellent twist but not over the top



Diehl, William - Chameleon - Sold

Read 1/2 - still couldn't figure where the plot was going…



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Mini-Reviews - February 1998

Block, Lawrence - Eight Million Ways to Die - Ok

5th in series - Not as good as some of the others



Block, Lawrence - Stab in the Dark - VG

4th in series -…

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Mini-Reviews - January 1998

Block, Lawrence - In the Midst of Death - G

1st in series - Really like the Matt Scudder books



Block, Lawrence - Out on the Cutting Edge - VG

7th in series - MS - very good series…



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1997 - LJ's Top Reads

LJ's Top Reads of 1997

Burke, Jan - Hocus

Connelly, Michael - The Poet

Connelly, Michael - Trunk Music

Crais, Robert - Indigo Slam

D'Amato, Barbara - Killer.app

Diehl, William - Reign in Hell

Dunning, John - Deadline

Ford, G.M. - Cast in Stone

Kiewski, Karen - Kat Scratch Fever

Lehane, Dennis - Sacred

Mayor, Archer - Bellows Falls

O'Connell, Carol - Stone Angel

Parker, Robert B. - Night Passage

Rozen, S.J. - No Colder…

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