I’ve read 3 books by David Liss. A conspiracy of papers, The Coffee trader, and also The ethical Assassin. The first two were “interesting” The Ethical Assassin was Excellent. In fact, I really had trouble not reading it all in one sitting. I’ll be looking for more from him. It was so interesting, and also kind of of my generation, so I could really relate…well, except for the assassinating part. 10 months ago
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Beloved author of the series on the ill behaved Barrister Rumpole. I don’t know how I missed getting to know Rumpole before, but I really enjoy the stories, light and easy, and I enjoy them as much when he loses or wins his case! 12 months ago
The “nameless” detective series, written by Bill Pronzini is really a great treat for me. Short and well written….like Simenon, but uniquely American. Unlike Simenon, as Pronzini goes much more in depth in his characters, Namlesses wife is a full character, unlike Mrs. Magreit.
anyway. worth reading!
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/nameless.html 22 months ago
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
What a compelling book. I read it in two days.
one of the book reviews states that it was strained, flat and relied on many cliches. There were some moments of strain and also of flatness, but I found the cliches to be not very cliche-y because we have to remember that cliches come from somewhere.
At any rate, I think it was an excellent read, I’m going to send my Mom a copy.
One thing I like is that it is a popular book that deals with the internment of many Japanese-American citizens during the War years. It’s something that most Americans don’t know about, but should. And now the book is on the NYT bestseller list.
So…strained or flat, or cliches, I say good on Mr. Ford. I’m impressed. a book worth picking up. 23 months ago
The Sultan’s Seal. Published in 2006, I picked it up in the Library this week. Really nice mystery set in Turkey. jenny White is a trained anthropologist who has special knowledge of Turkey and she shares that while still spinning and excellent Murder mystery at the same time. That is a pretty hard balance. I’m excited as she has a few more in this series!!!!
http://www.jennywhite.net/ 23 months ago