Tag Archives: mystery novels

15-16 December 2017 – pages 83 – 151 of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman

Saturday morning, I finished Jean-Patrick Manchette’s The Prone Gunman. While I enjoyed reading it, I’m ambivalent. This one just didn’t grab me. I give it 6.5 out of 10. The Prone Gunman is an attempt at an “arty” mystery novel. Author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Work by Michael Connelly

Blood Work by Michael Connelly Publisher – Little, Brown Copyright 1998 391 pages Rating – 7/10 Review – A decade or so ago, an out-of-town guest and I watched the Clint Eastwood film Blood Work when we were looking for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Switch by Elmore Leonard

The Switch by Elmore Leonard Publisher – HarperTorch Copyright 1978 279 pages Rating: 6/10 Summary: In Elmore Leonard’s The Switch, a philandering jerk’s wife is kidnapped – and he doesn’t want her back. This plot – though not original to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tequila Blue by Rolo Diez

Tequila Blue by Rolo Diez Copyright 1992 Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press 168 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Summary: This little novel is a fun, slice-of-life mystery set in Mexico’s seedy underworld. It’s well worth a look. Review: In Tequila Blue, Carlos “Carlito” … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Money by Ross Macdonald

Black Money by Ross Macdonald (pen name for Ken Millar) Copyright 1965 Publisher: Bantam Books 201 pages Rating: 8.5/10 Summary: A mysterious Frenchman invades the upper-class social circles in Montevista, California. Mayhem ensues. Private eye Lew Archer must find the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn

Tapping the Source by Kem Nunn No Exit Press Copyright 1984 300 pages Rating – 8/10 Summary – Tapping the Source is a “missing person” mystery set in Huntington Beach, California. The book has tons of atmosphere – surfing, sex, … Continue reading

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