Judy (JWMAUDIE@aol.com) has a book to recommend.
I have recently finished reading "No Witnesses" and "No Escape" by Nancy
Sanra and found them to be very entertaining. It is a series about a private
investigator in San Francisco, with ex lovers and new love on the horizon. I
am hoping the author is going to continue the series. These 2 are real page
This reader (email@example.com) has a book to recommend.
SHOCKING PINK was a terrific book!! I have recently started reading Erica
Spindler novels and have become a faithful reader of hers. I will think
about her books long after I have read them. I love her style of writing
and find her books to be quite intriguing!
Marianne (firstname.lastname@example.org) just finished John Sandford's latest book, CERTAIN PREY.
"Certain Prey," the latest in John Sanford's "Prey" series is a sure winner. For the past several books, Lucas Davenport has bordered on insanity, In this book he has finally gotten his act together. The result is a great read. The "villains" are two women. Rinker is a "hit man" while Carmel is a lawyer who covets someone else's husband. The plot is great, the interaction between characters is sharp
and Sanford/Lucas is right on. This is a great summer read. Listen to the audio while you're stuck in traffic and you won't care if you get moving or not.
This reader (email@example.com) also enjoyed CERTAIN PREY.
I just finished Certain Prey by John Sanford today and I was absolutely
pleased with this new addition to the Prey series. What a fast read.
None of the chapters got bogged down. The story continues at a very
good rhythm and pace. I loved the ending ... someone is going to be
back in a later prey story thinks this loyal follower of Lucas
Davenport. And I also think there will be a re-appearance of a certain
female FBI love interest for ole Lucas. I was hoping he would get back
with Weather Karkington (sp ?) somewhere along the way though, but she
was nowhere to be found in this edition. Maybe next time there could be
a rivalry between Weather and Malone for Lucas's cold steel heart. I
know this just came out, but I'm already anxiously awaiting the next in
the Prey series. Hope I don't have to wait another full year for it,
but I fear that will be the case.
A faithful reader
Author Nathan Walpow wrote TRR to say thank you
I just wanted to thank everyone at The Mystery Reader for posting the New
Faces interview and the lovely review of The Cactus Club Killings. Getting
my name out in front of the reader has been the hardest thing about writing
mysteries so far, and I truly appreciate the effort you've taken in helping
me do so.
This reader (NHIM@PRODIGY.NET) did not care for
HIDDEN AGENDA by Thom Racina.
What a piece of trash! May Thom Racina be portrayed in a book the way he has portrayed others living today who are sincere and decent people. After half-way, I threw it in the can where it belonged. May its sales plummet!!
A reader (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote in with comments on FOUR CORNERS OF NIGHT by
I found this book to be interesting, but confusing. I had trouble
determining between the current story and the flashback. It became dull
two-thirds of the way through and the ending was unsatisfactory. It was
as if the writer had to suddently wrap up all the loose ends. I am
hoping for better results in his next work.
TJ (email@example.com) is excited about THE FACE OF FEAR by
As a first time reader of Johansen, I am hooked! I could not find a fault,
nor could I be pulled from reading this novel. The characters, the plot,
the multiple story lines kept me reeling for the next page. The story
peaked and would level off, then peak and level off, finally peaking and
then it was over. I am anticipating the next valley from Johansen regarding
I would recommend, actually I already have!
Editor's Note: TJ, the sequel to THE FACE OF FEAR is THE KILLING GAME --
due out September 7 from Bantam.
Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org) enjoyed A DARKER PLACE by Laurie King.
Why did you only give this book four stars? Was it because of the
ending. I thought this was a marvelous book--the discussion on cults
was fascinating. Everyone to whom I have loaned this book has loved
it. I think that the discussion and thought-provoking look at cults
makes this an incredible read. It left me wondering as to whether a
future book would explore the unresolved issues. One of the books
greatest strengths is its structure. The various intellectual theses
and pictures preceeding each chapter. I would have given this book five
stars. I still think about the issues. I found the character
infinitely intriguing and very human.
Chrissi (email@example.com) has a question about author John Case
I am just finishing my first "John Case" novel, The First Horseman. I am dying to know the true identity of John Case.If anyone knows--do tell!!!
This reader enjoyed AND THEN YOU DIE by Iris Johansen
I thought that AND THEN YOU DIE by Iris Johansen was amazing. The author is
incredibly skilled. I loved how there was romance, mystery, and suspense
mixed. I was so happy that Bess and Kaldak ended up in love with one
another. It made the book much more interesting. I still have the book
lingering in my mind. I plan to buy as many of her books as possible. I
recommend this book to everyone. I give this book ***** and two thumbs up!
Keep up the good work, Iris!
Charlotte (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Patricia Cornwell fan.
Having been an avid reader of this author for some time I always look forward to the next chapter in the lives of Scarpetta and Co. Point of Origin was heartbreaking for those of us who have followed these characters since their creation. Be that as it may, I am grateful the author has the
ability to let go of certain characters in the name of the story.
Were I the author I would not be able to do so.
Is it my imagination or is Scarpetta getting hard in her old age?
P.S I think the Marino character is wonderful, I picture him rather like Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue, only taller.
Editor's Note: Charlotte, you'll be happy to know that Patricia Cornwell's new Kay Scarpetta book, BLACK NOTICE,
is due out August 2.
Marianne (email@example.com) had a question for mystery readers
Just a note to say thanks for the great reviews. How can I post a
"looking for this book" question on your site. I'm
looking for a mystery written around the time of the OJ trial
(having nothing to do with OJ). It is from the view point of the judge.
Set in a small town in the South on trial is the wife a congressman, who
is charged with his murder. It is not written by Sandra Brown,
but a straight mystery. There is a restaurant scene where people get
shot at the end of the book. Appreciate any help any one can give.
Editor's Note: Marianne, consider it posted!
One of our readers answered this question:
This mystery reader (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs our help.
Can somebody help me out? Who's the author whose character is an
eccentric Texas (?) Lawyer who limps and wears a cowboy hat, plus a long
suffering woman assistant who was a recent college graduate? Hope you
can help because I'm going crazy wracking my brains.
A knowledgeable reader (Thanks, Hilda!) writes that this is the D. R. Meredith series featuring Texas lawyer
John Lloyd Branson.