Category Archives: Mystery

Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 340 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Continuing on the big mystery kick I seem to be on lately. Synopsis: It’s 1930, and Maisie Dobbs is working as a private investigator when … Continue reading

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 310 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Reading all of Evanovich’s books is sort of becoming a bad habit. Synopsis: A girl can only be shot at so many times before … Continue reading

Cover Her Face by P.D. James

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 355 pages, 1962 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve heard a lot about P.D. James but I’d never read anything of hers, so I pulled this one out of the basement when I was in … Continue reading

Watch Your Back! by Donald E. Westlake

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 310 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It looked like it would be fun in an Ocean’s Eleven kind of way. Synopsis: It’s bad guy vs. bad guy vs. bad guy … Continue reading

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 304 pages, 2004 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve been in love with Atkinson’s writing since I read her first book, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Synopsis: Private investigator Jackson Brodie has … Continue reading

Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 296 pages, 2004 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I wanted a mindless read, and was hoping a non-Stephanie Plum book would freshen up Evanovich’s writing. Synopsis: Alexandra Barnaby, aka Barney, is living … Continue reading

Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 312 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: I’m addicted to Stephanie Plum, and maybe I don’t want to be cured. Synopsis: The lovably disastrous bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is up the … Continue reading

Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass-market, 370 pages, 2001 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: Coben seems to be a name that pops up frequently in the suspense/mystery genre, so I thought I’d give him a shot. Synopsis: Eight years ago, Dr. David … Continue reading

Codex by Lev Grossman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 348 pages, 2004 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I saw Codex while browsing through an Amazon Hot 100 List. Synopsis: Edward Wozny is supposed to on a two-week vacation before he’s transfered … Continue reading