Category Archives: Forensics

The Narrows by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 427 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I was running low on my supply of thrillers by the authors I usually read; time to try someone new! Synopsis: In a previous novel (The Poet) … Continue reading

Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 339 pages, 2004 Rating: 6/10 Reason for Reading: The first three books in the series (The Surgeon; The Apprentice; The Sinner) had Gerritsen sitting on top of the forensic mysteries genre, in … Continue reading

The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass-market), 424 pages, 2002 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been trying to restrain myself from racing through all of Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series, but couldn’t stop myself from reading The Stone Monkey, the … Continue reading

The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass-market), 411 pages, 2000 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I got into Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series thanks to a recommendation at Book Crazy, and I’ve found they make excellent slump-breakers. This is the third … Continue reading

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 342 pages, 2003 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Gerritsen is the best forensic science-based thriller writer around. Synopsis: It’s almost impossible to imagine – one nun murdered and another left for dead … Continue reading

Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 306 pages, 2003 Rating: 6/10 Reason for Reading: It’s hard to resist reading a book in a series, even if you were less than impressed with the previous book or two. Synopsis: … Continue reading

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass-market), 421 pages, 1997 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I liked The Blue Nowhere so thought I should start Deaver’s Lincoln Rhymes series. Synopsis: Quadriplegic Detective Lincoln Rhymes, able to move only a finger … Continue reading

Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass-market), 326 pages, 2000 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: Recommended at BookCrazy. Synopsis: A number of teenagers in Algonquin Bay have gone missing, and Detective John Cardinal’s worst suspicions are confirmed with the discovery … Continue reading