Nancy S. (hollyhockgirl) - Reviews

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Above Suspicion (Anna Travis, Bk 1)
Above Suspicion (Anna Travis, Bk 1)
Author: Lynda La Plante
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/6/2012


This was an excellent read if a tad gruesome. Loved D.C. Langton and Anna Travis.


The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
Author: Melanie Benjamin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/10/2017


Most enjoyable read with lots of information about a family similar to the Lindberg's..who knew he was such a controlling person. I recommend it for a good easy read.


By A Spider's Thread (Tess Monaghan, Bk 8)
By A Spider's Thread (Tess Monaghan, Bk 8)
Author: Laura Lippman
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/2/2012


This is a Tess Monaghan novel I read two years ago and didn't like according to my book notes. Now, I read it in February and enjoyed it a lot. The plot was quite interesting and kept me reading.


The Confessor (Gabriel Allon, Bk 3)
The Confessor (Gabriel Allon, Bk 3)
Author: Daniel Silva
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2014


I enjoyed this book enormously. Daniel Silva has a wonderful protagonist in Gabriel. Descriptions of areas are comprehensive and this one dealt with the Catholic Church during WWII. It is always fascinating to learn what various religions did during this time (or did not do). If you like action and history relating to the Nazi's and WWII, this is probably a good bet for you.


Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas, Bk 2)
Coup d'Etat (Dewey Andreas, Bk 2)
Author: Ben Coes
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/30/2018


Another thriller in this series. Pretty gritty but keeps you interested. Learned more about weapons than I ever thought I wanted to. If you are squeamish, this may not be for you.


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Review Date: 1/9/2017


My book group read this after voting A Man Called Ove our favorite book of 2016. I have to tell you we all disliked this book intensely. We did not like the characters at all and could not relate to Elsa, the main character. She seemed unreal. It takes about 1/3 of the way through to finally begin to make sense of where the author was heading. I will be interested to read other reviews to see what other readers think.


Through a Glass, Darkly (Guido Brunetti, Bk 15)
Through a Glass, Darkly (Guido Brunetti, Bk 15)
Author: Donna Leon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/7/2010


Donna Leon's Inspector Brunetti is well written, very interesting and a wonderful resource about Venice. You are captured immediately by the Inspector, his family, his colleagues and the problems he faces. I strongly recommend this series especially to folks who enjoy "cozy mysteries."


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