Crime Fiction Book Reviews

Crime Fiction:


B-Movies in Book Form: "Blue Moon" by Lee Child
Non-Over-Wrought Fiction: "A Dangerous Man" by Robert Crais


Similar Story Archs: "Past Tense" by Lee Child
Rump and Rexit: "Dark Sacred Night" by Michael Connelly
Bloated: "Lethal White" by Robert Galbraith
We Are Silent Killers: "Lullaby Town" by Robert Crais
In the Darkness, Everyone is Alone: "The Wanted" by Robert Crais
Alekhine’s Embalmed Body: “Theory of Shadows” by Paolo Maurensig
Reading a Book Over and Over: “Devices and Desires” by P. D. James
Joys of Re-Reading: "A Certain Justice" by P. D. James
Triteness and Boringness: "Cover Her Face” by P. D. James


Crap on Repeat: "Two Kinds of Truth" by Michael Connelly
The Man-With-No-Middle-Name: "No Middle Name - The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories" by Lee Child
Human Interconnectedness: "A Nest of Vipers" by Andrea Camilleri
The Ballet Dancer: "The Late Show" by Michael Connelly
Convoluted Crime Fiction: "She Died a Lady" by John Dickson Carr
Dated Crime Fiction: "Sunset Express" by Robert Crais
My Inner Vision of Italy: "The Brewer of Preston" by Andrea Camilleri


Rebus is Still Alive and Kicking: "Rather Be the Devil" by Ian Rankin
The Last Roman Dur: "The Mahé Circle" by Georges Simenon
Bubble Gum Fun or On How Davy Crockett Plays a Stupid Part: “Night School” by Lee Child
Why Do We Read Romance Novels and Crime Fiction: “The Night and the Music” by Lawrence Block
The Lure of Good Crime Fiction: "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly
Cancer-Treblinka-Love-Fuck-Death: The Summer of Kim Novak” by Håkan Nesser
Stiletto-Sharp Crime Fiction: "The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories" by P. D. James
Comatose Literature: "Without Fail" by Lee Child
Iceland in the 70s: "Oblivion" by Arnaldur Indridason
Black Humor in the Sticks: "Savage Season" by Joe R. Lansdale
Tough Guy Country Noir: "Mucho Mojo" by Joe R. Lansdale
Doing the Nasty: "Hap and Leonard" by Joe R. Lansdale


Rebus On His Last Legs: "Even Dogs in the Wild" by Ian Rankin
What Makes a Writer: "The Promise" by Robert Crais
The Quaint Charm of an Old Friend: "The Crossing" by Michael Connelly
Old-Fashioned Crime Fiction: "Career of Evil" by Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowling
Extreme Awfulness: "Make Me" by Lee Child
Shit, This Thing Is Selling Millions: "Persuader" by Lee Child
Gomer Parry Absent Again: "The House of Susan Lulham" by Phil Rickman
Die Vergangenheit ist bekanntlich schlecht, und letztlich stärker als die Gegenwart: “Mockingbird Songs” by R. J. Ellory
They Do Things Differently There: "All the Old Knives" by Olen Steinhauer

"Big Money" by Jack Getze
"Crocodile on the Sandbank" by Elizabeth Peters
"Not for Nothing" by Stephen Graham Jones
"The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly

"Saints of the Shadow Bible" by Ian Rankin


"The Killing of the Tinkers" by Ken Bruen
"Lights Out" by Jason Starr
"A Good Way to Die" by Simon Kernick
"Heaven's Prisoners" by James Lee Burke


Popcorn Cack: "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown


Plot Twists Galore: "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown


Elaborateness: "Nightmare Town" by Dashiell Hammett


Alles zu verstehen, alles zu vergeben: "Ripley's Omnibus" by Patricia Highsmith


Coagulating Disgust: "I Was Dora Suarez" by Derek Raymond


Youthful Frolicking: "The Mysterious Stranger" by Mark Twain
Daft: “The Dain Curse” by Dashiell Hammett
Ode on a Grecian Urn: "Red Harvest" by Dashiell Hammett
Reports for Pinkerton's: "The Continental Op" by Dashiell Hammett
Anti-Sublime: "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett
Culture Change: "The Secret of Chimneys” by Agatha Christie

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