[Reviews] The Bookwoman's Last FlingThe final volume in the Bookman series continues the regrettable slide into mediocrity.
[Reviews] The Sign of the BookThere's an interesting case here, but by the end it unravels as a bit of a farce.
A disappointing thriller featuring absurd plot twists and miserable characters.
I only read "Dead Line" because I really like the author's series of "Good Thief" books, but the library didn't have the newest one on hand. In fact, though Chris Ewan has written several other books (including "Safe House," which supposedly is amazing), the only other work of his that the library had on the shelf was... this one.
You might have read mystery novels with a focus on books and literature, but probably not anything quite like this one.
"Booked to Die" is the first entry in a series of novels that hasn't seen a lot of installments despite garnering a fair bit of critical acclaim. I couldn't resist giving it a shot, and I'm glad I did.
Charlie Howard and his friends remain the highlight of these stories, even when things get slightly more fantastic than usual.
"The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas" is the third installment in a series of mystery novels from Chris Ewan that is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. Unfortunately, he seems to have stopped writing them, so it's looking like I'll soon be forced to deal with a bad case of the withdrawals.
The second book in the series is more sophisticated, but not necessarily any better.
I picked up "The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam" on a whim, while I was waiting to get my hands on the second Stephanie Plum novel from Janet Evanovich. Once I finished reading it, I knew that I would want to read its sequels, so I checked out the next three books in the series, which were all the local library had available. "The Good Thief's Guide to Paris," which I've just finished reading, is the first of those books.
                                                            
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