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Deanie
30-07-2015, 07:05 PM
Style, have I recommended Chuck Dixon to you? One of his series features Levon Cade. #1 - Levon's Trade #2 - Levon's Night, which came out this month and I recently read.

If I hadn't mentioned him previously I'm doing so now. :reading:

Style
04-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Style, have I recommended Chuck Dixon to you? One of his series features Levon Cade. #1 - Levon's Trade #2 - Levon's Night, which came out this month and I recently read.

If I hadn't mentioned him previously I'm doing so now. :reading:

I don't think you'd mentioned him, but he's definitely on the list now! Thx.

4AMNTN
04-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Oh, Style. I also have been meaning to see if you've read any Victor Methos? His guy is Jon Stanton. Good stuff. Good stuff!

Style
05-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Oh, Style. I also have been meaning to see if you've read any Victor Methos? His guy is Jon Stanton. Good stuff. Good stuff!

Nope. Another for the list...

Gismo
05-08-2015, 11:07 PM
Just started on the 11th murder club novel by James Patterson

Meg
07-08-2015, 01:53 PM
Finished "Frozen in Time" Mitchell Zuckoff...true story about the plane crashes in Greenland during WWII...not my typical choice of a book but I loved it. Now I'm almost finished with "Sing You Home" by Jodi Picoult

4AMNTN
13-08-2015, 03:36 PM
I just finished Brad Meltzer's The Presidents Shadow. It was good, it's set in the Beecher series. I didn't think I'd like the political stuff, but it's very interesting, ALL THE HISTORY this guy gives throughout his books. Love that!
But … & do you correct someone ??? KISS is not from Detroit, they're ALL from NYC. (Gene & Paul=Queens, Ace=Bronx & Peter=Brooklyn) I have an itchy twitter finger!!!! :halo:
and I think it's known now that Gene is really from Israel,?Haifa?

Meg
14-08-2015, 03:24 PM
"Sing You Home" was pretty good...with an actual ending. Not usual for Picoult, she seems to leave you hanging that it could go either way & that's why I have been skipping her books lately.
Finished "The Auschwitz Escape" by Joel Rosenberg...great book.
Now reading "Jemima J" by Jane Green...time to lighten up a little.

Style
17-08-2015, 02:39 PM
Just finished Cold Shot to the Heart by Wallace Stroby. Features a female protagonist named Crissa Stone who is career criminal. I thought it was just fair, but will read the second book in the series next (Kings of Midnight).

Fiona
17-08-2015, 04:00 PM
Just started a book called Chalon Heads. No idea where I got it from though.
I'm going to start delving into the second hand book market here, whether they be from second hand bookshops or from op shops. Give some money back into the economy and also help the needy.

4AMNTN
18-08-2015, 04:05 PM
I am reading The Women's Murder Club, book 14, I think. sometimes with Kindle, I forget the titles of what I'm reading because I don't see it every time I look over at my "book". Yes, it's 14 Deadly Sins.

Gismo
18-08-2015, 05:58 PM
I just finished the murder club 11, now onto the 8th zombie book from Shawn Chesser called Ghosts

Dan M.
18-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Anybody read Lee's latest Reacher short story SMALL WARS yet? I know it just came out last night at midnight but it's a short story.

4AMNTN
18-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Mo did. I've got it downloaded but into another book now.
See JR book section?


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4AMNTN
18-08-2015, 07:47 PM
Meg in theme with the Auschwitz Escape... Have u read Greg Iles The Black Cross? That was a very good read. Good meaning interesting.


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Dan M.
18-08-2015, 09:54 PM
Finished "The Auschwitz Escape" by Joel Rosenberg...great book.

I read that one too, enjoyed it very much. I can't comprehend how people can be so cruel to each other.

Meg
19-08-2015, 02:32 PM
Meg in theme with the Auschwitz Escape... Have u read Greg Iles The Black Cross? That was a very good read. Good meaning interesting.


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I don't think I've ever read any Greg Isles books....heard they're good though.

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I read that one too, enjoyed it very much. I can't comprehend how people can be so cruel to each other.

It really is unbelievable what one person can/will do to another. He didn't go into a lot of detail, but my imagination did run a bit wild with the mention of Mengele

4AMNTN
21-08-2015, 03:13 PM
And, Meg: The Black Cross is NOT a Penn Cage book. those are the ones "we've" talked about here. This is a stand alone that … that … wow, it's just that interesting & eye opening.

Meg
21-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Will have to check out a Greg Isles book from the library

momckee
22-08-2015, 04:25 AM
Just finished Broken Promises by Linwood Barclay, had started it a few weeks ago and for some reason didn't get back to it until today, good mystery, good writer. Maybe the only criticism is that he seems to have joined the bandwagon of writers who put a hook at the end to ensure you get the next book. I know the writers have to make a living but surely they can rely on their current success without the sales pitch. Or maybe it's regarded as good merchandising or maybe it's just the way it hits me?

Meg
24-08-2015, 06:41 PM
Finished 'Lone Wolf' by Jodi Picoult which I really enjoyed.
'Do Me, Do My Roots' was a quick chick lit, kinda predictable read.
Now reading 'Carpool Diem'...I'm thinking it will be like the last one...typical and predictable.

Deanie
27-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Last Words by Michael Koryta. This author is good! He writes well and tells very absorbing and entertaining stories. He usually writes standalones. But the protagonist in this book, Markus Novak, will be appearing in his next one. There is an excerpt from it at the end of "Last Words."

Meg
01-09-2015, 03:16 PM
I've read only a couple Michael Koryta books...and they've been great!

Finished 'All for a Song' by Amanda Pittman and 'My Sister's Keeper' by Jodi Picoult.

momckee
02-09-2015, 04:20 AM
Am reading Last Words, looks like it's going to be a good one.

I finished Louise Penny's latest book, The Nature of the Beast, and can't make up my mind whether I liked it or not, found some of it quite disturbing and a bit menacing. I'm so used to enjoying The Three Pines location which sounds so lovely and this book made it a bit of an uncomfortable place. Possibly some of the difference is that the author is writing while looking after her husband who has dementia and some of her feelings are bound to creep into her writing, so sad, she seems like a lovely woman very much in love with her husband.

Style
02-09-2015, 09:59 PM
The English Spy - Daniel Silva

Deanie
01-03-2016, 05:11 PM
Style, do you read the Gray Man series featuring Court Gentry by Mark Greaney? I've forgotten. If so, there is a new release Back Blast.

momckee
01-03-2016, 06:48 PM
Style, do you read the Gray Man series featuring Court Gentry by Mark Greaney? I've forgotten. If so, there is a new release Back Blast.

I will have a look too as I've read Mark Greaney before.

Style
02-03-2016, 03:02 PM
Style, do you read the Gray Man series featuring Court Gentry by Mark Greaney? I've forgotten. If so, there is a new release Back Blast.

No, I haven't read that series. Is it up my alley?

Deanie
02-03-2016, 08:42 PM
To some extent I think you'd like Court Gentry. Probably to the same extent you'd like Alex Berenson's John Wells series. Both men started out working for The Agency. Now John Wells is a free-lancer, so to speak. Court Gentry didn't realize he no longer had a job until his employer start trying to kill him. He finally finds out why in "Back Blast." Both men are the bad-a## type you like, but I know you'd prefer them to be loners. Alex Berenson's new release is "The Wolves."

Chuck Dixon released "Levon's Ride" 9/30/15. It's only 85 pages, but a good read. It's book 2.5 in the series. "Levon's Run" came out 2/22/16. Book 3. I'm reading it now. I do like Levon Cade!

Hap & Leonard tonight on Sundance. 9PM CT. Channel 126 on Dish.

YB
20-09-2016, 07:32 PM
Not exactly "recent" because I have not been here for a while. Two authors I have discovered recently that I like are Ed James and Oliver Tidy. Neither are available as a printed version - kindle only.
Both are police procedural, the Ed James stories are set in Edinburgh, the Oliver Tidy ones are in Hastings on England's south coast.
Also R C Bridgestock, the Jack Dylan series. This is a husband and wife team, Bob & Carol. Both are former police officers in my home town. The stories are set in a fictional town in northern England.

Dan M.
20-09-2016, 10:29 PM
Closing in on the end of A Dance With Dragons - Book 5 from the Game of Thrones series. Don't know how GRRM keeps all these plot lines straight. Maybe he doesn't - who can tell?

YB
22-09-2016, 04:06 PM
New to me authors I have discovered over the last few months:

Carolyn Arnold
Mike Arundel
David Bishop
Josie Brown
Mike Faricy
Eva Hudson
Rick Mofina

All are police/mystery/thriller type.

Deanie
22-09-2016, 05:28 PM
Rick Mofina is the only one I recognize, YB. I'll have to check the others out. I'm always looking for good, new authors. It's not that I don't have enough good, familiar authors to read.....It's the thrill of the hunt; to be entertained with a new voice, a new protagonist, a new adventure brought to life in a little different and exciting way.

YB
22-09-2016, 05:35 PM
Tom Barber is another I forgot to list.

All these authors have come to me "free" (see Bookbub thread elsewhere).

I'd say David Bishop and Mike Faricy were the best ones of that bunch.

momckee
22-09-2016, 06:51 PM
I've read Mofina and quite like his writing, have made a note of Bishop and Faricy. I seem to be accumulating quite a bunch of books on Kindle - I try to buy ones which are at a good price, I leave the bestsellers until the price comes down.

Style
22-09-2016, 06:56 PM
.....It's the thrill of the hunt; to be entertained with a new voice, a new protagonist, a new adventure brought to life in a little different and exciting way.

and to boldly go where no man has gone before...

This post needed some music to go along with it! :clap:

Deanie
22-09-2016, 07:31 PM
:)

Dan M.
23-09-2016, 12:42 AM
Finally finished A Dance With Dragons, Book 5 in the Game of Thrones series. All's I have to do now is wait for Book 6. Hopefully GRRM will finish it before one of of us croaks.

momckee
23-09-2016, 03:02 AM
Have just started on a Harlan Coben book, Fool Me Once, looks like it's going to be a good mystery, I've read other books by him and some had the same character but this is a standalone, at least I think he had some with the same character, memory plays tricks. Would recommend Harlan Coben to anyone who hasn't read any of his books, he writes well.

YB
23-09-2016, 09:50 AM
I have read most if not all of Harlan Coben's books. I prefer the ones with Myron & Win rather than the standalones but only just. Hope to have the new Myron & win soon, first one for several years

Meg
23-09-2016, 01:31 PM
Have just started on a Harlan Coben book, Fool Me Once, looks like it's going to be a good mystery, I've read other books by him and some had the same character but this is a standalone, at least I think he had some with the same character, memory plays tricks. Would recommend Harlan Coben to anyone who hasn't read any of his books, he writes well.

I haven't read many of his books, but he is a really good author. Saw him in Vero Beach and he's funny too...and tall! :)

momckee
23-09-2016, 04:00 PM
Tall is good! :)

Deanie
03-11-2016, 08:07 PM
Style, make a note. "Flee (CodeName Chandler)," "Spree," and "Three" by J.A. Konrath & Ann Voss Peterson. If you have a Kindle and Kindle Unlimited the books are free.

I think you would like these ladies. There are three; Chandler, Fleming, and Hammett. They are beyond kick-a##.

Deanie
08-01-2018, 09:48 PM
Just finished Thomas Perry's "The Bomb Maker,"which I enjoyed. This author writes a series which I don't read, but I do read all of his standalones. He is a very good writer!!

momckee
10-01-2018, 05:44 AM
Just read a book by Sharon Bolton, English mystery writer, she writes really well, this one was called Awakening, and I was a bit reluctant to continue to read it as it was about a man who brought exotic snakes into an English village, it verged on the horror, the story was well plotted but left me uneasy, I had another one of her books ready to go and decided to give it a miss.

4AMNTN
10-01-2018, 04:40 PM
Yeah Mo, I don't read horror, sci-fi fi, angst, romance. I stick to the medical thrillers, law enforcement stuff.