The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg

By | 2018-05-19T10:16:03+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, Mystery|

In The Great Shelby Holmes, John Watson has just moved to Harlem with his mother after growing up on Army bases.  Having moved many times, he is used to making new friends but he has never met someone quite like Shelby Holmes. Shelby is the perfect person to show him around his new and very diverse [...]

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Glass Houses by Louise Penny

By | 2017-12-23T10:30:12+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

When a tall figure wearing a black robe and hood appears on the village green of Three Pines, everyone in town is slightly alarmed. The figure doesn't move, doesn't talk, but simply stands as if waiting or watching. But waiting or watching for what or for whom? As tensions grow, Armand Gamache, Superintendent of the Sûreté [...]

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The Late Show by Michael Connelly

By | 2017-11-25T10:11:00+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

Michael Connelly has years of experience writing detective stories, having great success with his Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller books, series that feature tough male protagonists. The author's newest book, titled The Late Show, features a woman protagonist, which I found to be intriguing. Why choose to write a female character when your male detectives have [...]

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The Dry by Jane Harper

By | 2017-10-28T17:16:27+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

Jane Harper’s debut novel The Dry is fantastic. It takes place in rural Australia during a bad drought and the author really makes you feel like you are there. Businesses in the small town of Kiewarra are closing because the surrounding farms are failing - crops can’t survive and farm animals can’t be fed or watered [...]

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Rust Puppy by Joe Lansdale

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:44+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

Rusty Puppy is another hilarious Hap and Leonard novel by Joe Lansdale that is both easy reading and hard to put down.  This time, Hap and Leonard are hired by a black woman to find out the circumstances of her son’s murder.  The son was a good kid who was never involved in anything illegal and [...]

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“Desert Noir” by Betty Webb

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:44+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

Lena Jones hears screams and old instincts kick in, even though she is no longer a police officer. She then finds her friend, Clarice Kobe, dead on the floor of Clarice’s art gallery. She had been beaten to death. Clarice’s estranged and abusive husband is arrested for the murder. But then his lawyer asks Lena for [...]

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Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

By | 2017-10-23T15:27:45+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Mystery|

I should never have been nervous to read Adrian McKinty’s latest Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly.  The reason I was hesitant was because in McKinty’s last Detective Duffy book, Duffy became seriously involved with a woman named Beth and they had a baby.  In general, in novels and TV shows, I like [...]

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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

By | 2017-07-10T21:48:04+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Fiction, Mystery|

Kate Murphy is determined to be a police officer. Recently widowed, Kate has failed at all the other jobs she’s tried. If she doesn’t find a way to succeed in the Atlanta Police Department, then she’s going to have to go home to her rich family and admit defeat. That wouldn’t be so bad, for some [...]

IQ by Joe Ide

By | 2017-07-10T21:48:46+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Fiction, Mystery|

Isaiah Quintabe and older brother Marcus are African-American youths living in a rough neighborhood in LA. Marcus is the bread winner for the family, and things are going well for the brothers when Marcus is killed in a tragic hit-and-run. The accident happens in front of Isaiah, but in spite of his presence as a witness, [...]

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

By | 2017-07-10T21:48:54+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Categories: BookClique, Fiction, Mystery|

What else can I say about Adrian McKinty’s mysteries that I haven’t said already?  When he comes out with a new one, I almost don’t want to start it because I don’t want it to end!  His latest Rain Dogs is just as top notch as his previous works that feature Northern Ireland Detective Sean Duffy [...]