Brenda W. (brendao) - Reviews

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Absolute Certainty : A Crime Novel
Absolute Certainty : A Crime Novel
Author: Rose Connors
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 16
Review Date: 11/7/2006


The jury is certain and so is the DA's office. They have the murderer and he is safely incarcerated. But then another murder occurs - and they begin to doubt the verdict. Assistant DA Marty Nickerson is an interesting character with moral courage and grit.


Act of God
Act of God
Author: Susan R. Sloan
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 7/16/2008


A landmark Seattle clinic is bombed, a naval officer is arrested, and attorney Dana McAuliffe is charged with defending him. Great characterization and lots of twists in plot.


Aging : The Fulfillment of Life
Aging : The Fulfillment of Life
Author: Henri Nouwen, Walter J. Gaffney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 3/6/2006


Photos and short pieces on aging, placing in perspective the knowledge that "we are all aging" and helping us find our place in the cycle of growth and development.


All Emergencies, Ring Super (Dead Letter Mysteries)
All Emergencies, Ring Super (Dead Letter Mysteries)
Author: Ellen E. White
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 10/17/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Entertaining, witty mystery with great characters and plenty of action. Sorry when it ended...


All Mortal Flesh (Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne, Bk 5)
Review Date: 4/2/2007


Great read!! Compelling story and characters made real by careful disclosure. Enjoyed all of this series.


All the Blood Relations (Jesus Creek Mystery)
All the Blood Relations (Jesus Creek Mystery)
Author: Deborah Adams
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 12
Review Date: 11/18/2006


More goings-on in Jesus Creek and you know what happens next! Enjoyable mystery.


Amends for Murder (Peggy O'Neill, Bk 1)
Amends for Murder (Peggy O'Neill, Bk 1)
Author: M. D. Lake
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 5/11/2008


Crime on campus - this time the faculty is into more mischief than the students. Peggy O'Neill "helps" the local cops with their investigation and the complications are both humorous and dangerous.


And After That, the Dark
And After That, the Dark
Author: Charlotte Hughes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 26
Review Date: 3/12/2006


A real psychological thriller - and a down-home style of writing that takes you into the southern atmosphere and pulls you into the mystery. Very enjoyable read.


ANNA L.M.N.O.
ANNA L.M.N.O.
Author: Glasscock
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 12/15/2006


Detailed characters with little action - much interaction.


The Bad Samaritan
The Bad Samaritan
Author: Robert Barnard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 2/10/2007


Barnard is always great! A clergyman's wife who loses her faith provides the opportunity for mystery and eventual murder.


Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Author: Natalie R. Collins
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/22/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Some mysteries revealed about life "behind closed doors" of the Mormon community and church, as well as a real-life mystery to solve. Much anti-mormonism here. Actual author Natalie R. Collins.


Beyond Blame
Beyond Blame
Author: Stephen Greenleaf
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 4/27/2008


Entertaining story of life in Berkeley among the legal and education communities. Concerns specifically the "Insanity" plea and folks who plan to use it even as they commit murder.


Bill Slider Omnibus: Orchestrated Death / Death Watch / Necrochip
Review Date: 3/5/2006


Slider is middle-class, middle-aged and passed over for promotion. What a hard life! And how difficult it becomes when he finds a naked female corpse, a priceless violin and some tins of olive oil - and that's just the first mystery in this volume of three.


Bird in the Hand (Palmer-Jones, Bk 1)
Bird in the Hand (Palmer-Jones, Bk 1)
Author: Ann Cleeves
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 2/21/2007


Enjoyable English mystery.


Blind Fear (Cold Case, Bk 2)
Blind Fear (Cold Case, Bk 2)
Author: Lynn Abercrombie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/8/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A blinded police officer is held in a secure room while her former partner, now retired, is called upon to effect her rescue. Lots of action and great details.


Blood is Thicker (James Fleming, Bk 1)
Blood is Thicker (James Fleming, Bk 1)
Author: Ann C. Fallon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 7/28/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Cozy charm, interesting family and situation - modern murder with a twist and roots in the past.


Blood Knot
Blood Knot
Author: S.W. Hubbard
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/25/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Desperate parents send their children to the North Country Academy - but there is tough love and then there is murder. Lots of suspense, good characters and great plotting.


Blood on the Happy Highway
Blood on the Happy Highway
Author: Sheila Radley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/20/2006


An interesting family mix, an unlovely "heroine" who changes hair color and lovers frequently, and a puzzle involving these folks plux CI Quantrill. Excellent writing and interesting plot.


Blood Run (Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe, Bk 1)
Blood Run (Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe, Bk 1)
Author: Leah Ruth Robinson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 10/13/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Excellent medical mystery featuring Dr. Evelyn Sutcliffe and her ER staff.


The Body in the Ivy (Faith Fairchild, Bk 16)
The Body in the Ivy (Faith Fairchild, Bk 16)
Author: Katherine Hall Page
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/5/2008


Page is always a winner! This take-off of college reunion members isolated on desert island with murderer among them continues to puzzle and entertain as more and more layers of the puzzle are revealed. Faith Fairchild is caterer at the event and it's up to her to find the killer before her name comes up on the list.


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