In my opinion, one of the better Miss Marples. Not too many suspects to bog it down and an easy to follow investigation that gives you plenty of opportunity to form your own hypothesis on who-dunit (isn't that what makes Christie novels so much fun?). Jane Marple stays out of the way most of the time so don't expect too many scenes with her.
I enjoyed Gerrtisen's "Body Double" so I was anxious to begin this book. I didn't enjoy this one even half as much - Antiquated autopsy scenes that were full of gore, for the sake of being gory and not lending to the story at all. A serial killer who-dunit where the author leaves no clues to a motive so there's no fun in the guessing. And a boring tie-in to present day that has zero relevance to the plot until the very predictable ending is revealed.
Not a literary classic but delivers for Jason fans. The book follows two storylines: A cult-type church and a SWAT team that come together in a Waco style conflict. So where does Jason fit in? A bit awkwardly. In fact, he doesn't really show up until halfway through the book. I loved the church storyline - it's everything you would want in a creepy, brainwashed cult with an insane leader. The SWAT team storyline was a bit of a grind - I didn't like them in the movie and I didn't like them in the book. Bonus points for setting the story at Camp Crystal Lake and for a high body count!
The greatest detective stories of all time! This is a great edition. All the stories are put in chronological order as written by Doyle - Not in the order they took place in the Sherlock Holmes timeline.
I split Batman novels into two camps: Camp 1 is kidsy and cartoony. Camp 2 is dark and gritty. This is definetly a dark and gritty Batman. Often bloody and logging a high body count, 'Dead White' is more of what you'd expect to see in a graphic novel than on a Saturday morning cartoon. This book is unique in that Batman is just beginning his career as a crime fighter, yet takes place in the present day. I enjoyed the adult themes and constant action but took away points for campy dialogue.
I really enjoy the Prey series. I giggle at how big of a douchebag our hero can be, but hey, this book was set in the 80's and it's fair to look back and laugh right? Beyond the neon warm-ups and retro soundtrack, this book is a real page turner. Great bad guys with non-stop creepiness. Highy recommended for the rogue cop vs. serial killer fan.
Chritie's answer to Rashomon. This book explores the point of view of five murder suspects, each having a very different take on the crime. If hearing the same story five times over sounds a bit tedious, it gets even more so when the same five stories are told a second time through letters to Poirot. Christie manages to hold your attention by revealing more clues in each telling. Overall, this is not my favorite Christie novel but it's a nice change of pace for Poirot fans.
A series of short stories. As with all Greenberg collections, the talent level of the authors varies greatly. Some are terrific, some are off-the-mark. These collections are a crap shoot but there's enough well written work to give it a read.
An epic novel. Not particularly an easy read but well worth taking the journey. A mix of romance and fantasy. Mysteries unravel very slowly - some not at all. The author clearly couldn't finish his thoughts by the end of the book. Galilee 2 perhaps?