Helene H. (puzzler2) - Reviews

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Chasing the Devil's Tail (Storyville, Bk 1)
Chasing the Devil's Tail (Storyville, Bk 1)
Author: David Fulmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2006
Helpful Score: 2


A great mystery in 1890s New Orleans--a little gritty (the victims are all prostitutes), but it was very gripping.


Chop Shop
Chop Shop
Author: Kathy Braidhill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/28/2007


From the back of the book:

"For generations, the Lamb Funeral Home was one of the most respected mortuaries in Pasadena, California. Grieving clients felt comfortable entrusting their dearly departed to Laurienne Lamb Sconce, the attractive granddaughter of its founder, and to her handsome young son David.

"But in 1986, disturbing rumors started to circulate about the Lamb Funeral Home...rumors about David's hired thugs and the bizarre death of Timothy Waters, his hated competitor. About mass body burnings in a secret crematorium. And about the ghoulish mutilation of corpses and the illegal sale of their body parts--including the gold in their teeth!

"Soon, David Sconce's grisly commerce in human flesh became front page news. Pleading guilty to twenty-one felony charges involving the desecration of dead bodies and their remains, Sconce spent four years in prison and is now nearly bankrupt.

"Written by Kathy Braidhill, the Pasadena Star News investigative journalist who covered the case, CHOP SHOP is the chilling true story of the twisted greed and blind ambition that drove David Sconce to commit his unspeakable crimes."


Comfort Me with Apples
Comfort Me with Apples
Author: Ruth Reichl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/25/2006


I really enjoyed this food-related autobiography--the combination of the story plus descriptions of food and recipes was great.


The Dante Club
The Dante Club
Author: Matthew Pearl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/14/2006


I ended up really enjoying this book. It started off sort of slow but by the time I was halfway through it I didn't want to put it down. And I didn't figure out who the killer was--always a sign of a good book.


The Deep End
The Deep End
Author: Joy Fielding
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/5/2006


a psychological thriller


The Final Confession of Mabel Stark (An Evergreen book)
The Final Confession of Mabel Stark (An Evergreen book)
Author: Robert Hough
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book, but I did. The story draws you in. It was a fascinating somewhat fictional account of early circus life.


A Veiled Journey
A Veiled Journey
Author: Shirley Palmer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/14/2006


I really liked this book a lot--and so did my mother


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