Yes, a bit of a naff and unoriginal question, but why not?

I'm a quarter of the way through Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone, set in Haiti, a country I know very little about. PI Max Mingus, recently out of jail after an 8 year sentence for manslaughter, is undertaking a lucrative but risky investigation in Haiti, to track down the kidnappers of his employer's son.

I'm enjoying it so far, definitely seems to be one for the fans of the hardboiled thus far though.

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Just finished Paranoid: Black Days with Sabbath and Other Rock Icons by Mick Wall and A Dangerous Man by Anne Brooke. Before that it was Deadfolk by Charlie WIlliams and The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert. Currently reading The Devil's Right Hand by JD Rhoades and Is There Life After Death by Anthony Peake, which contains rather more quantum physics than the title might suggest. In the post and next up are Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill and Mr Williams' Fags and Lager (King of the Road will follow in due course).

I love this discussion. This one and 'What are you looking forward to?' are helping me put together a scarily lo-o-o-ong list of books to buy!
Dual reading. The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis and Vinnie's Head by Marc Lecard. Very different from each other, both very good.

Patry really gets me down in my belly.

Marc is laugh out loud funny.

(And yes, they're friends, but I'd say this about both books even if I didn't know 'em!)
I am reading Patrick Redmond "All She Ever Wanted" which is a good read, intriguing enough, a touch of mystery/crime fiction even, at least in the second half. And well - Redmond, he is one of my favourites.

Also reading, "The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl which is a rather sluggish read I have to force myself through, but I would not blame it on the author just yet.
Sounds good. Haven't read any of Stone's work thus far. I'll have to remedy that sitch.

I just finished BUST by Bruen & Starr. Now I can't wait to get my hands on their follow up collaboration.
Now, I'm just about to crack open the cover of Bruen's third installment in his Jack Taylor series THE MAGDALEN MARTYRS.
I just started The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. I'm only a few pages in, so it's way too early to have an opinion yet.

I just finished Third and Forever by Lowen Clausen. This isn't the kind of book I normally read - generally I prefer hardboiled and dark - but Clausen is such a good writer than I can't put his books down.
Just received Elmore Leonard's new one, Up In Honey's Room. It follows his NY Times serial, Comfort to the Enemy, another Carl Webster story. Starts off great. My kids are out of school this week, but I hope to get more read.

I also got a chance to read Allan Guthrie's Hard Man. It's really good.
Recent reads: Sandra Ruttan's SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, John Connolly's EVERY DEAD THING, Jess Walter's CITIZEN VINCE, and Charlie Huston's NO DOMINION.

Right now I'm reading David Terrenoire's BENEATH A PANAMANIAN MOON. Man is it fun. Every sentence is a joy.

On the TBR: Don Winslow's THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE (gotta love that title), Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS, and Tess Gerritsen's THE MEPHISTO CLUB. And they're only the ones I can remember.
Working my way through Karin Slaughter's complete works.

Yike, the woman is harsh! But can she ever write.
Agreed, I'm very keen on KS. I always enjoy her books. Even that recent one featuring a siege in a police station where nothing (much) happened. Much better than P. Cornwell in my opinion.
Sorry to post and run, back I come :). Quite a variety of authors here, some well known, some less so. My TBR pile is immense - Sharp Objects by Gillian Flint, The Book Thief, Innocence by Pierre Magnan, Havana Black by Padura etc etc ad infinitum
Reading The Red Cat by Peter Spiegelman, Come Closer by Sara Gran and Everything You Have Is Mine by Sandra Scoppettone. My husband is reading Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster.
I'm part way into The Moon Tunnel by Jim Kelly having just finished The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo.

I liked Jim Kelly's The Water Clock very much and so far The Moon Tunnel is very engaging.


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