Alex S. (saber) - Reviews

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2003 Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
Review Date: 6/29/2006


comprehensive manual on viruses, bacteria, and vaccines. A must for every pediatrician.family practitioner, or internist's shelf. Updated every 3 years


9 Dragons
9 Dragons
Author: Michael Connelly
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 9/21/2010


I will have to say that although I am a loyal reader of Michael Connelly, it did not seem that he wrote this book. Poor prose, choppy sentences, characters did not act true to nature, and Bosch's reckless and thoughtless actions are just not the norm. Did he farm this out to a ghostwriter? Say it isn't so!
His Mickey Haller books are still the real deal


Absolute Rage (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Bk 14)
Absolute Rage (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Bk 14)
Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 81
Review Date: 9/4/2006
Helpful Score: 1


The Karp and Ciampi clan takes on some clans in the hollers of West Virginia coal country. Well written and some new character development for Lucy and her brothers


Act of Revenge (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Bk 11)
Act of Revenge (Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, Bk 11)
Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 47
Review Date: 5/19/2006


Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series


The Alienist
The Alienist
Author: Caleb Carr
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 543
Review Date: 7/19/2006


My husband, who reads several books a week, lists this as one of his favorite books of all time. Not praise given lightly!
New York in 1896 is the time and place. Caleb Carr elegantly details the time and place; it will pull you in and fascinate you.


Always a Body to Trade (Rocksburg, Bk 6)
Always a Body to Trade (Rocksburg, Bk 6)
Author: K. C. Constantine
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/30/2006


Mario Balzic, police chief of Rocksburg, PA, struggles to be patient with a naiive new mayor.


And Then You Die (Aurelio Zen, Bk 8)
And Then You Die (Aurelio Zen, Bk 8)
Author: Michael Dibdin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 4/30/2006


Italian Criminalpol operative Aurelio Zen, spy novel of a literary caliber


Any Man's Death
Any Man's Death
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 5/4/2007


not as thrilling as some of the other books about hit man Peter Macklin, but does fill in his backstory


The Architect  (Frank Clevenger, Bk 6)
The Architect (Frank Clevenger, Bk 6)
Author: Keith Ablow
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 72
Review Date: 6/5/2006


Forensic psychitrist Frank Clevenger tracks and traces another serial killer, while trying to get a grip on his own personal problems. Descriptions of "the architect"'s house designs are an interesting sidelight.


At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1)
At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1)
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 366
Review Date: 4/4/2007


mercifully brief


Be Very Afraid
Be Very Afraid
Author: S. K. McClafferty
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/5/2006


A romance trying to be a thriller, the stilted dialogue was hard to overlook


Being Written (P.S.)
Being Written (P.S.)
Author: William Conescu
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 6/28/2014


in a word:
horrible

Written in present tense and in second person, it goes downhill fast


The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (The Best American Series (TM))
Review Date: 11/1/2006


this yearly mystery collection is usually good, but the guest editor this year (Joyce Carol Oates) chose some really moody weird stories....
If you like her style, you might enjoy this. At least there was a good Laura Lippman story included!


The Best of Sisters in Crime (Sisters in Crime)
The Best of Sisters in Crime (Sisters in Crime)
Author: Marilyn Wallace
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 21
Review Date: 1/31/2007


A zippy collection of mystery and suspense short stories, no clunkers in this collection!


Review Date: 8/17/2006


5 short stories by leading authors of Vampire fiction: Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, Angela Knight, Vickie Taylor
Laurell K Hamilton


Black Jack Point (Whit Mosley, Bk 2)
Black Jack Point (Whit Mosley, Bk 2)
Author: Jeff Abbott
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 11/12/2006


Whit Mosley, small town JP, must investigate a crime involving some of his nearest and dearest. Too bad they are not as honest and reliable as he is.


Blade of Fire (Icemark Chronicles, Bk 2)
Blade of Fire (Icemark Chronicles, Bk 2)
Author: Stuart Hill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 5/19/2010


how could the first book in this series be so great and this book be so awful??


Blind Instinct (Jessica Coran, Bk7)
Blind Instinct (Jessica Coran, Bk7)
Author: Robert W. Walker
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 29
Review Date: 12/13/2009


Terribly awkward prose makes this book painful to read. I am amazed that this author has had 9 books published.


Blood Debt (Vicki Nelson, Bk 5)
Blood Debt (Vicki Nelson, Bk 5)
Author: Tanya Huff
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 124
Review Date: 5/25/2006


A vampire book, not as good as other authors in my opinion. I liked her books in another series better.


Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor, No 4)
Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor, No 4)
Author: William Kent Krueger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 54
Review Date: 5/19/2006


Outdoor Minnesota setting, native American community and a compassionate sheriff


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