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text 2018-07-18 01:51
Reading progress update: I've read 83 out of 424 pages.
The Two O'Clock Boy - Mark Hill

impressive; the dark layers, the hints that even our main character - DI  Ray Drake - has something very serious to hide (or pony up and reveal), which ties right in to a little piece of  history amongst these characters that probably relates to all the brutal murders. complex and hypnotic.

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text 2018-07-17 22:31
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 424 pages.
The Two O'Clock Boy - Mark Hill

arrgh, sorry to any onlookers for the waffling back and forth today, but I'm just gonna stick with this, instead of reading Disciples, a Nonfiction book about the US Intelligence missions during World War 2. it's now very likely - though not written in stone - that I'll read Disciples right after the Mark Hill Thriller; briefly today, global political events of the past few days made me drop Mark Hill for a Nonfiction look at spies, but it turns out I just want to put real-world politics, of any era, out of my thoughts for at least one more book, and just escape (if a creepy Thriller counts as an escape--actually, these days, I think it does).

 

so, Two O'Clock Boy is reinstated as what I'll be starting, a little later. that's final! (honest.) for Spy stuff, I think I'll watch The Manchurian Candidate, and No Way Out, tonight.

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text 2018-07-17 22:30
Reading progress update: I've read 195 out of 250 pages.
Hercule Poirot's Early Cases - Agatha Christie
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review 2018-07-17 19:19
The Temptation of Forgiveness - Donna Leon

It is very difficult to maintain the same quality throughout a longstanding series as this one(this is number 27...). And although that the storyline is still very good,the development of the characters is so detailed(looks,hand movement, breath taking,frowned eyebrows...).But this is unfortunately not exactly an added bonus. It does not lead to more understanding, more depth...

That said,one of the main characters is the city of Venice and Venice fulfils its role to perfection!

 

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review 2018-07-17 14:59
Horse Hunts: A Desert Manhunt (Smoke Tree Mystery Series Book 2) - Gary J. George

Horse Hunts: A Desert Manhunt (Smoke Tree Mystery Series Book 2) by Gary J. George
Free from Kindle and I thought I'd enjoy this read but I loved it.
Am not familiar with the area but my husband spent time there so I'd question him about some things, brings us closer as we age.
Starts out with Horse-the sheriff and he's learned of one of his men being shot while one was drving through the center. He and his deputy Andy head out to the area and he finds out all kinds of clues from things he sees and he knows what direction he walked off in.
They also learn Harvey had killed his wife and put her in the back of the trunk. As the book goes on we hear from Harvey's side and why he did things and where he's heading and why.
We also learn of not only the terrain-very good descriptions, detailed and you can picture them in your mind, but we learn of Horse and how he got that name and his life after retuning from the war and before then when he had met his wife while they attended high school.
Love how the local Indian plays a big part in all this and he knows the court system will never be able to dole out the punishment the man deserves so he takes matters into his own hands.
Love that Horse has a wife waiting for him at home and how she takes care of him. Would love to read more from this series and am noting this is one of my favorite for this month. Would love to read more from this series.

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