Review: Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

Review: Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories

Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories: A Hercule Poirot Collection with Foreword by Charles Todd by Agatha Christie My rating: 3 of 5 stars A lot of these I’d read before because they are published in other books of hers. For that reason, if you haven’t read Christie’s short stories featuring Poirot, then this is […]

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Review: Aban's Accension

Review: Aban’s Accension

Aban’s Accension by Shireen Jeejeebhoy My rating: 0 of 5 stars After talking to fellow indie writers on Twitter, I posted Aban’s Accension on Wattpad for feedback. The response was overwhelming, and I was particularly affected by readers who shared how Aban’s story affected them. I’m pleased to say that by the end of 2013, […]

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Review: The Brass Verdict

Review: The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m pretty sure I read this book already, but I enjoyed reading it again. I like how Connelly brings in the protagonist of his other series and creates tension in the reader to see when the lawyer will figure out the cop, how […]

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Review: Blind Descent

Review: Blind Descent

Blind Descent by Nevada Barr My rating: 4 of 5 stars Anna Pigeon is always beaten up so much, one would think she’d be permanently concussed, bruised, and broken. But she’s made in the style of 1970s’ male TV action heroes: gets a lickin and keeps on bouncing back up, albeit limping. I like this […]

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Review: Death in the Age of Steam

Review: Death in the Age of Steam

Death in the Age of Steam by Bradshaw Mel My rating: 3 of 5 stars I acquired this awhile ago, maybe during Toronto’s Word on the Street when publishers have those last-minute fire sales before the festival ends. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for ages, but the time came that I needed a break […]

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Review: Please Pass the Guilt

Review: Please Pass the Guilt

Please Pass the Guilt by Rex Stout My rating: 3 of 5 stars The rating should be a 4, but I was thinking more about the act of reading than reading the book itself. Let me explain. I had this conversation, not the first, with several members of my brain health care team who said […]

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