[Reviews] Cat Seeing DoubleRead this book to see a moderately interesting mystery unfold while a cat watches and makes phone calls.
[Chatter] Here's one reason I tend to hold onto shares at Empire AvenueA detailed explanation outlining the value in holding onto shares at Empire Avenue, rather than frequently selling.
A convoluted mystery comes together beautifully thanks to the efforts of the very clever Judith Flynn.
Mary Daheim gives her books titles I can really get behind. Because they are puns. I like puns a lot. Just ask anyone who has had the misfortune of talking to me for more than a couple of minutes. Given that aspect of Daheim’s books and that personality flaw of mine that will almost certainly never change, it was only a matter of time before one of her books wound up in my personal library. The book that finally did so is called “Suture Self.”
Arguably the best of the first four Elvis Cole novels.
“Free Fall” is the fourth Robert Crais novel in my collection and, at least for now, the last one (he has written many more since, but my cash flow is weak enough that getting around to them will have to wait). It also is the final one that he published through Bantam Books, as far as I can tell. From there onward, his publisher is Ballentine Books. It’s easy to wonder what prompted that switch, whether he moved to follow or get away from an editor or to take the series in a new direction or what. I can speculate all I like, but I’m too lazy to research and ultimately it doesn’t matter. What matters is tha
Elvis Cole is back on the case in Los Angeles. Er, make that Connecticut.
Fictional director Peter Alan Nelsen is one of the most important men in Hollywood, and he knows it. He also knows that at one point, he was married and had a kid. He walked away from that past, before he ever let his drive lead to his current position, and now he’s living with a few regrets. So he asks Pat Kyle to help him find a detective to find his child and the boy’s mother, and she introduces him to Elvis Cole.
The second Elvis Cole novel grows in all of the right places and offers another hard-boiled adventure.
The second novel that I have read by Robert Crais is entitled “Stalking the Angel.” It was written way back in 1989 and is the sequel to “The Monkey’s Raincoat,” which I recently enjoyed. As in that previous volume, the hero of the story is Elvis Cole, a hard-boiled private investigator working in the Los Angeles area.
                                                            
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