Ok these three together actually makes sense! They’re all from the same series, and they’re all about a lawyer who loves his dog. Any one of these books can fulfill my “I Love This” bingo square, because I love dogs, and I love legal thrillers. In real life, I love dogs more, so don’t worry about me! Here’s #1! I again started a series at book number 1. I think CBR is reforming my ways. In this book, we’re introduced to Andy, who is a defense lawyer. We’re to understand almost immediately that he’s one of the good guys. Anybody […]
CBR Bingo is really the gift that keeps on giving! I struggle a little with the framework I’ve applied to my reading at present as I try to knock out squares, but without Bingo and CBR I wouldn’t have found Mrs. Sherlock Holmes and that would have been a real tragedy. I wanted to get CBR Bingo Remix square and wasn’t ready to tackle more Laurie R. King. Read the first one and was on board for the first 3/4 of the book but didn’t like the final direction (re: the Old Crotchety Holmes and young lady detective partnership. Eww). […]
If you are in the least bit interested in this story- as an avid reader of Tana French or a curious newcomer- then heed the warning and DO NOT be tempted by the book jacket! The inciting action is described- in detail- right on the open flap of the cover, but you will spend a good 250 pages wandering around in wait. It will ruin one of the many surprises, and lend an unnecessary element of additional suspense to something that is already full of deepening dread. Do not do it! Now that you have been adequately warned, feel free […]
Bingo 13 (Pajiba) I noticed recently that this novel could actually qualify for several different squares, but I’ll be using it for Pajiba, where a review was posted 1/24/2019. I’ve had my eye on the title for a while although I’m not quite sure where I first heard about it. I’m not sure what exactly what I was expecting, but I didn’t get it, not even close. I was not really expecting to enjoy this, firstly because it’s contemporary literary fiction, and secondly it’s written in the first person mostly present. In spite of these two obstacles, I raced through […]
I’ve been eyeing this one jealously every time I see it perched on my mum’s armchair, which she thankfully noticed and so passed it on as soon as she finished. This didn’t take long – it’s a super quick read which I nailed in one morning in bed, and I could have easily read much more of it. Korede has spent her life protecting her little sister. Beautiful and charming, Ayoola needed a lot of protection when younger – from their abusive father and from his foul friends – but as she’s got older Korede has found herself more often […]
I read this for the first time a few years back*, in between books of “The Men who Hate Women”. Also, oddly enough, I finished it while we were on our way to This is the Place. (Please don’t ask me to explain This is the Place. You either know or you don’t: suffice to say that there is a tie-in to A Study in Scarlet, however loose).
Okay, first of all, Hastings is an *idiot*. I don’t think I quite realized that in the other books I’ve read with him in them. He’s supposedly modeled after Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories, an audience surrogate character, but Watson gets an unfair rap about his bumbling—a side effect of his characterization on film rather than evidence in the canon—whereas Hastings is genuinely a boob, and one that doesn’t realize the extent of his boobitude. In this one, not only does he get everything wrong, hide evidence from Poirot, and bumble about mucking things up, but he also “falls […]
Ok guys, this is a two for one deal! I ready the first book in this series a few years ago, and kinda lost track of the author. Thankfully Amazon remembered, and let me know when two more books in this world were available. An Engineered Injustice is Book 2 in the Philadelphia Legal series. Like I said above, I didn’t even know it was a thing. Just as the first book centered around one of the lawyers in the group, this book centers around a different one. Vaughn Coburn is the lawyer we care about this time. His cousin […]