Reviews and Blog Posts: mystery

It's That Time of the Year...

If You Could Be Mine

Yes, everyone from The New York Times to NPR is coming out with their take on "the best books of 2013" right now.

I won't promise this list is "the best," but they're all books I enjoyed this year for various reasons. Please add your own favorite 2013 reads in the comments!! I hope some of my fabulous DPL colleagues will post their own lists, too--we're a diverse group with varying interests and tastes in books.

Science Fiction & Horror:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King--Classic King. Well-drawn characters, good vs. evil, creepy villains. And a Colorado conection!

Bad machinery : the case of the team spirit

by John Allison

Reviewer Rating:
3

  This book centers around six kids from a small fictional town called Tackleford in England. Ostensibly the book is about the kids' quest to solve the mysterious events that have occurred on the local football (soccer) field which has been recently bought by a Russian oligarch. Along the way though...

Out of the Easy

by Ruta Sepetys

Reviewer Rating:
4

Working mornings as the clean-up girl at a bordello in New Orleans is not as near and dear to Josie’s heart as her other job at Marlowe’s Bookstore in 1950.   Surrounding her are Willie, the tough madam who knows how to run things, Cokie, the chauffeur, Patrick and Charlie Marlowe...

Revival. Volume one, You're among friends

by Tim Seeley

Reviewer Rating:
3

Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin, the world of Revival, billed as a "rural noir." This graphic format book is a contains mystery, the supernatural, an interesting spin on zombies, small town secrets, and interesting characters. The story opens on a day when 23 previously dead folks wake up and are seemingly...

Find me

by Romily Bernard

Reviewer Rating:
3

Find me. These are the words on Tessa's diary the day it shows up on Wick Tate's doorstep. By the time Wick sees it, Tessa is already dead.

Savage run

by C. J Box

Reviewer Rating:
3

This is an early entry into Box's popular Joe Pickett series. Pickett is a Wyoming game warden who, in this mystery/thriller, gets caught up in a war between environmental activists and extreme ranchers. I liked the shifting perspectives, and the descriptions of the Wyoming landscape, the plot moved along at...

Inferno : a novel

by Dan Brown

Reviewer Rating:
4

I know I don't need to promote the current Dan Brown book, Inferno, Dan Brown has plenty of fans and followers. What I am promoting is reading Dan Brown's books in the format of an eBook. First I want to say I did enjoy the Inferno Book. It's about a...

Gone girl : a novel

by Gillian Flynn

Reviewer Rating:
3

On the day of his 5th wedding anniversary, Nick is shocked when his wife Amy disappears. Their front door is open, the cat is out on the porch, a kettle is boiling on the stove, and there are signs of a struggle in their living room. As the story takes...

Moxie and the art of rule breaking : a 14 day mystery

by Erin Dionne

Reviewer Rating:
3
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Moxie is looking forward to the Perfect Summer when a knock on her door changes everything.  A mysterious woman threatens to hurt Moxie on behalf of one of Boston's most notorious gangsters...unless Moxie's grandfather agrees to hand over the loot he supposedly has hidden for decades.

The gods of Gotham

by Lyndsay Faye

Reviewer Rating:
5

Great historical novel and mystery rolled up in one. The setting is 1840s New York City, a place with lots of poor immigrants and suffering. Firefighters were volunteers and the police force was just getting established. The main character is one of the first "copper stars" on the new force....

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