Category Archives: Mysteries

Watch out, Chicago…

Bob Moyer is my hero. Undeterred by all that’s going on in the world around us, he keeps  reviewing books so the rest of us will have some idea of what to read when we want some respite. Reviewed by … Continue reading

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Business as usual – or is it?

Thanks to Bob Moyer, here’s another British detective novel series I’ll have to try.  Hmm, I see it’s been a TV series too.  Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer MANY RIVERS TO CROSS: A DCI Banks Novel. By Peter Robinson. William Morrow. 336 pages. $28.99. In … Continue reading

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Short and not sweet

Bob Moyer just keeps on reading, finding books to recommend for the entertainment and edification of the rest of us socially distanced folks. He’s a trouper! Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer TROUBLE IS WHAT I DO. By Walter Mosley. Mulholland … Continue reading

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Familiar, but new

Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer HI FIVE. By Joe Ide. Mulholland Press. 337 pages. $27. He seems familiar, but Isaiah Quintabe is the most unusual private eye in current mystery fiction. Undersized and overbrained, this African-American unlicensed detective can solve … Continue reading

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Same old … with some twists

Bob Moyer’s travels have been a bit curtailed by the pandemic, but the silver lining is that he has more time to read books and to write reviews. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer MUSEUM OF DESIRE. By Jonathan Kellerman. Ballantine Books. 368 … Continue reading

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Bad guys, beware

Bob Moyer invites us to follow the Hawk as she pursues her prey – and is pursued. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer A SMALL TOWN. By Thomas Perry. Mysterious Press. 320 pages. $26. The opening pages of this book might … Continue reading

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New offering from an old master

Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD. By John le Carre. Viking. 281 pages. $29. He’s 88, he’s written 25 books, and along the way he’s picked up a few tricks in more than one trade. Espionage … Continue reading

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Spies and lovers

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson TREASON. By Stuart Woods. Penguin Audio. Read by Tony Roberts. 7 ½ hours; 6 CDs. $35. Also available in print from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. There are Stone Barrington novels, and then there are Stone Barrington … Continue reading

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Amid the chaos…

Wherever Jack Reacher goes – and that covers some pretty interesting and dangerous ground – Bob Moyer isn’t far behind. Here’s his review of No. 24 in the Reacher series. BLUE MOON. By Lee Child. Delacorte Press. 356 pages. $28.99. … Continue reading

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It’s about the procedure

Is the seasonal stress starting to get to you? Find a cozy warm spot and get caught up in a good novel about something entirely different. Bob Moyer has a suggestion for you.  Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE NIGHT … Continue reading

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