2018: #26 – A Drink Before the War (Dennis Lehane)

I’ve read a couple of Lehane’s books already, including a later book in this series, and so far I’ve liked everything I’ve read. This series has a nice noir feel to it, especially with the couple of private detectives having their office in the bell tower of a church. I like Kenzie and Gennaro’s relationship, complicated as it may be. I also like Kenzie’s gutsiness.

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2018: #20 – The Professionals (Owen Laukkanen)

This was an enjoyable cross between a police procedural and a caper novel.  On one side are 4 college friends, Pender, Marie, Sawyer, and Mouse. These four chose an unconventional career path after graduation — they started kidnapping people for ransom. The way they see it, no one is getting hurt, they’re just losing a little bit of money. Except one day they choose the

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2018: #9 – The Ice Princess (Camilla Läckberg)

This is the first of Läckberg’s books that I’ve read, but I’ve been a fan of other “nordic noir” authors. Biographer Erika Falck has found herself back in her childhood home in a small Swedish town after the unexpected death of both her parents. One morning, just up the road, Erika finds the body of Alex Wijkner in her bathtub. Alex had been Erika’s best

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