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100 books – #33

A cynical private eye, a beautiful and dangerous woman, a violent English thug, and a team of Arab criminals – it’s the perfect recipe for trouble.

And that’s what Chicago PI Joe Killan finds, as he searches for an ancient cross of gold and precious jewels, a search that leaves five men dead and Killan caught in a crossfire between modern Muslim extremism and old-fashioned American greed.

A unique blend of unsettling fact and exciting fiction, The Crux Ansata is a fresh take on the detective genre – noir fiction with a modern attitude.

It’s a smart and sexy update to a classic plot, finely tuned for today’s readers.

 

It took me a lot longer to read this book that I had hoped, I got sucked in really quick then had to stop reading it for a while, then I kinda forgot what had happend.

That aside I really enjoyed the book, the story line was well play out but if I am honest the ending was a little poor. It just kinda cut to the chase and ended.

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100 books – number 26/27/28/29

The first in a series of short stories chronicling the cases of Bruce Howard, a charmingly intelligent private investigator that has more heart than he realizes.

In this case, his young neighbor, Timmy, asks for Bruce Howard’s help in finding his missing mother after coming home to a puddle of blood.

The second installment in a short story series featuring Bruce Howard; the lady-killing private investigator.In this case, one of his “bed buddies” comes to him for help when a serial killer has targeted her as the next victim.

 

After a pediatrician’s dead body crashes through his office window, Bruce Howard begins an investigation that leads him to believe that maybe this man is better off dead. Should he even bother trying to find the killer?

The third installment in this Noir series leaves Bruce Howard wondering if some murders are necessary.

 

This time Bruce Howard is the target but he won’t go down without taking somebody with him.

The fourth installment of the Noir series forces Bruce Howard to show a little of his dark side
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100 books – number 22/23/24


Murder on the links - Adam Maxwell

Clint had woken up in some strange places in his time. Narcolepsy is like that. But even he had never woken up on a golf course next to a dead body. Until today.
When one of his friends reveals himself to be a detective Clint jumps at the chance to tag along. But his friend is an idiot. And the police are beginning to suspect that he was involved. The identity of the killer seems obvious but can Clint get to the bottom of the mystery and save his own skin before the stag party catches him?
Murder. Intrigue. Alcohol. Detectives. Clues. Golf. Laxatives. What else do you need?

Cat Chaser - Adam Maxwell

It’s the first case for Clint, probably the world’s only narcoleptic detective, and everything should be going really well. To be brutal, it probably would be going a lot better if he’d managed to stay awake when he was briefed.
With four suspects and clues flying will he be able to find out who’s guilty? Or even what they’re guilty of?

Dial M for monkey

Adam Maxwell’s first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short stories – and short-short stories including ‘Happiness is a Warm Gun’ which featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

I am loving this guys short stories! Hope he keeps writing more….

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100 books – number 19

The Part Time People

DeBarrie’s Stationery Store needed help again. Somehow, the part-time people never worked out. It was a problem. One after another, the part-time people came and went, and sometimes, nobody ever found out what happened to them. The newest one seemed even more hopeless than usual. His job application announced “there’s a man who follows me around and ruins everything I try to do”.

Intersting little short story.

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100 books – number 18

Home Movie

When a customer returns his own home movie inside a rented DVD case, an obsessive porn store clerk soon finds herself plunged into an old-fashioned whodunnit.

 

Yet an other short story :) still counts though right lol

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100 books – number 16

night of knives -jon evans

Veronica Kelly came to Africa to start her life over. Still reeling from her divorce, she is grateful when a handsome stranger invites her to join a tour to visit gorillas in Uganda’s wild Impenetrable Forest — a trip that goes desperately wrong when their group is captured by brutal gunmen.

This is no random kidnapping: her abduction is only the first move in a deadly strategic game. Now she must embark on a wild journey across Africa, to unveil a malignant conspiracy before it consumes entire nations — and thousands of lives…

 

I  couldnt put this one down! Read it in 2 days – which is mean feat for me these days…

 

 

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100 books – number 7

Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer—or so she said. But could Mel really be trusted or had she stumbled upon his secret? And if she knew, could Ryne save himself and the pack he’d left behind without enacting a deadly ancient law known as The Keeping?

This is the follow up The Keeping and focuses on the character Ryne. He moves to a little place called Stump River in Canada to start his own pack  after what happened in the previous book.

A reporter starts snooping around him for an interview with him on the back of accepting a job from some rich man who is facinated with wolves.

I loved how the story unfolded as to the reasons behind the mysterious rich dude wanting information on Ryne and his werewolve abilities. Miss Greene gets caught up in all and the outcome wasnt one I really expected – even though I kinda thought I might happen that way.

Again a great book by Nicky Charles and one I would recommed if you read The Mating.

5/5

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100 Books – number 6

The Mating

Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she’d end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.

This one I couldnt put down – not excatly a good book to read when at work as it kinda classed as erotica ! But that made it more fun to read :)

Anyway, this book is about Werewolves. Not really read many books involving werewolves, but since I seem to be on a paranormal theme I thought I would give these one a try – after reading Forever In Time by the same author I pretty much guessed I would enjoy this one.

Elise bascially gets mated to the Alpha of another pack – without even knowing or meeting the guy beforehand. The other charcters she meets in the new pack welcome her all bar one – Marla.

I just knew she was trouble from the first time Elise encountered her and as the story progressed found myself wanting to shout you are looking at the wrong person!

Spoilers would ensue if I went into to much more detail.

Check this book out though if paranormal is your thing :)

5/5

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100 books – number 5

foreverintime

She was in there, he knew it. He’d been following her for weeks and knew every move she made. There’d be no escaping him. Time was on his side. “I’m waiting, Steph. I’ve been waiting a long, long time.”

Stephanie thought she was ordinary. Her life was stable, or at least it was until the stranger appeared. Was he the answer to her dreams or a nightmare?

I am on a roll right now with reading – I loved this book from the start, it had me hooked. There were times when I was like this girl is stupid for not seeing this guy for who he was etc etc that was until the twist……. O.M.G!

I am not going to spoil it for anyone who wishes to read it – I hate it when do that. So give it a try I bet you wont be disappointed :)

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