Category Archives: Thriller

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

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

The Man in my Basement by Walter Mosley

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 249 pages, 2004 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Mosley’s name rang a bell from the movie based on his book Devil in a Blue Dress…even though I never saw it. I was also in the mood … 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

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 Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market), 454 pages, 2003 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: One of 2003’s big (if not biggest) buzz books. Synopsis: Robert Langdon, a symbologist, is called to the scene of a murder in the … 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