In 1917, eighteen-year-old Ruth Cruger stepped out in the early afternoon to pick up her ice skates, which she had taken to a shop to be sharpened. No one saw her again...
David Mamet returns to old stomping grounds in the prohibition-era crime novel "Chicago." It's everything you would expect from him, so buckle up.
Author Anthony Horowitz makes me upset. Upset that he’s a good writer. Upset for leading me down one path only to blindside me with epic-level plot-twists. Upset for making me think I could figure it all out before he revealed the solution to the central mystery. Did I mention that he’s an Officer of the... Continue Reading →
Readers of MojoFiction know how I feel about books in a series (see Jack Reacher and the Case of the Plug-and-Play Plot). John Lescroart hits a few of those marks. On the other hand, it's a pretty fun mystery, and isn't that why we read these things? Smoke and Mirrors Hal Chase works as a... Continue Reading →
"I won’t leave you." Therein lies the emotional thread running through the Robert Crais novel, Suspect, a story about an LAPD officer trying to recover from the traumatic loss of his partner and finding an unexpected source of healing in his new position in the department’s K-9 unit. I recently railed on thrillers that have... Continue Reading →
First thing's first: this is not a book about gardening. So imagine my disappointment as I stood there with a trowel, plants, some fresh soil and zero sense of direction on what to do with it all. Oh, well. I was only disappointed for a moment because The Yard turned out to be fascinating crime... Continue Reading →