Daily Archives: November 11, 2007

Sweet Gum, by Jo-Ann Goodwin

Sweet Gum Readable in a Martina Cole sort of way, SWEET GUM is a slice-of-urban-criminal-life soap opera adorned with gruesome details. Eugene is the central character, a drug dealer treated as a hero by the author and respected by most … Continue reading

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In the Woods, by Tana French

In the Woods Although long, IN THE WOODS is a cracking read. I have often read the word "unputdownable" to describe a book, but in this case it is true: I was glad I started the book on a weekend … Continue reading

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Voice of the Violin, by Andrea Camilleri

Voice of the Violin (Montalbano 4) Chronologically the fourth outing for Inspector Salvo Montalbano and his Sicilian team of detectives, THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN is a perfect example of all that is good about this series. The plot is … Continue reading

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