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Mini-Reviews - August 2002

Corbett, David - Devil's Red Head, The - Sold/Good

Well written but all about drug dealers



Ehrman, Kit - At Risk - Ok

ARC-not Dick Francis, character good but writer needs to find own voice…



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Mini-Reviews - July 2002

Barton, Dan - Dead Crowd - VG

This is one tough comedian - he's getting even better



Booth, Stephen - Blood on the Tongue - Ok

Ben Cooper & Diane Fry - Mystery links back to WWII…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 2, 2002 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - June 2002

Clement, Peter - Mutant - Sold

Couldn't get through it



Coben, Harlan - Gone For Good - Ok

Standalone, somewhat plodding, not as compelling as his others…



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Mini-Reivews - May 2002

Baker, Lise S. - Losers' Club - Ok

Woman PI, should have cut out secondary story line



Harvey, John - Cold Light - G

British Pol Procedrual, well done…



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Mini-Reviews - March 2002

Aubert, Rosemary - The Ferryman Will Be There - G

Ellis Porter, character more interesting than plot



Barton, Dan - Heckler - VG

Don't mess with this comedian, even better than 1st book…



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Added by LJ Roberts on March 2, 2002 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - February 2002

Andrews, Robert - A Murder of Honor - VG

DC police procedural, honest cops, well written, dimensional characters



Cannell, Stephen J. - The Viking Funeral - G+

Had problems with style at start, but improved, good…

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Mini-Reviews - January 2002

Buchanan, Edna - Ice Maiden - G

Solving a cold case, very good right until the end



Cannell, Stephen J. - The Tin Collectors - VG

Cop shots another cop beating wife, IAD goes after him above normal…



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Added by LJ Roberts on January 2, 2002 at 5:30am — No Comments

2001 - LJ' Top Reads

LJ's Top Reads of 2001

Burke, Jan - Bones

Burke, Jan - Flight

Butcher, Jim - Storm Front

Cobin, Harlan - Tell No One

Connolly, John - Dark Hollow

Connolly, John - The Killing Kind

D'Amato, Barbara - Help Me, Please

Evanovich, Janet - Seven-Up

Ford, G.M. - Fury

Gerritsen, Tess - the Surgeon

Hoag, Tami - Dust to Dust

Krueger, William Kent - Purgatory Ridge

Lehane, Dennis - Mystic River

Muller, Marcia - Point Deception

Robb,…

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Added by LJ Roberts on December 31, 2001 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - December 2001

Block, Lawrence - Hope to Die - Ok

A very tame Matt Scudder, not the usual edginess



Bowen, Rhys - Evans Can Wait - G-Enjoyable series…



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Mini-Reviews - September 2001

Box, C.J. - Open Season - G

Game warden and his daughter



Connolly, John - Dark Hollow - Ex

2001 TOP 10 - Calib Kyle, brutal, horrific, fabulous writing style…



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Mini-Reviews - August 2001

Block, Lawrence - The Burglar in the Library - G

Good humor, and then there were none plot



Jance, J.A. - Devil's Claw - Ok/S

Johanna Brady - neighbor dead, young girl, mother just out of jail…



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Added by LJ Roberts on August 22, 2001 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - May 2001

Cobin, Harlan - Tell No One - Ex

2001 TOP 10 - Doctor receives email from murdered wife 8 yrs later



Evanovich, Janet - Seven-Up - VG

She's always fun…



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Mini-Reviews - April 2001

Aubert, Rosemary - The Feast of Stephen - G+

Homeless judge, Canada, learn more about him



Burke, Jan - Flight - VG

Frank solving an old mystery involving a cop…



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Mini-Reviews - March 2001

Bowen, Rhys - Evan and Elle - G

Is it Welsh nationalists versus foreigners? Good twist



Burke, Jan - Bones - Ex

2001 TOP 10 - Good action, twists, deals with her fears…



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Added by LJ Roberts on March 2, 2001 at 5:00am — No Comments

2000 - LJ's Top Reads

LJ's Top Reads of 2000

Airth, Rennie - River of Darkness

Barton, Dan - Killer Material

Block, Lawrence - Coward's Kiss

Buchanan, Edna - Garden of Evil

Connolly, John - Every Dead Thing

Crais, Robert - Demolition Angel

Hamilton, Laurell K. - Obsidian Butterfly

Krueger, William Kent - Boundary Waters

Parker, Robert B. - Family Honor

Stabenow, Dana - Northing Good Can Stay

Stabenow, Dana - Midnight Come Again

Schumacher, Aileen -…

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Added by LJ Roberts on December 31, 2000 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - December 2000

Bowen, Rhys - Evanly choirs - VG

Opera singer returns to Wales, like this series



Cobin, Harlan - Darkest Fear - G+

Myron finds out he has a son who needs liver transplant…



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Added by LJ Roberts on December 2, 2000 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - September 2000

Airth, Rennie - River of Darkness - Ex
Post WWI, inspector hunting serial killer, woman doctor

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Mini-Reviews - July 2000

Olden, Mare - The Ghost - Sold

Couldn't stick with it, never got a grasp of any of the characters



Rinehart, Mary Roberts - The Haunted Lady - G

1946-a classic, styles have definitely changed…



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Added by LJ Roberts on July 2, 2000 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - May 2000

Barton, Dan-Killer Material-VG-Stand-up comic tougher than you'd think, well done, enjoyed



Block, Lawrence - Coward's Kiss - VG

Stand-alone, 1961, somewhat period, hats, pipes, like a good old movie…



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Mini-Reviews - April 2000

Connolly, John - Every Dead Thing - VG

Not for the squeamish, but wonderful writing style, lyrical



Graham, Mark - The Black Maria - Sold

Couldn't get into it, didn't hold for me…



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Added by LJ Roberts on April 2, 2000 at 4:30am — No Comments

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