Category Archives: Suspense

The Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market June 2007), 279 pages, 2006 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: How could I resist something this wacky? Even the cover made me giggle. Synopsis: Oh, what’s a lonely serial killer to do? … Continue reading

Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail by Robert Sabbag

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 341 pages, 2002 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I found a hardcover copy up for offer in the bargain section of an on-line site, and remembered how popular it had been when I … Continue reading

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 404 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I haven’t read any fictional books about lawyers since John Grisham scared me away from the genre about a decade ago, but Michael Connelly? I’m there! Synopsis: It’s … Continue reading

Seven Minutes to Noon by Kate Pepper

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Mass market, 307 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: The author’s name rang a vague bell for me (admittedly, ‘vague’ being the only type of bell that ever rings for me), so I picked it up … 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

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

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 355 pages, 2004 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A friend got me hooked on Hiaasen and his wacky goodness. Synopsis: On a dark night aboard a cruise ship, Chaz Perrone flips his … Continue reading

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 306 pages, 2004 Rating: 6/10 Reason for Reading: I enjoyed Fielding’s sense of humour in the Bridget Jones books. Synopsis: Olivia Joules is a bottom-of-the-barrel journalist who is often accused of relying more … 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