Category Archives: Mysteries

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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Virgil Flowers takes on academia

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson BLOODY GENIUS. By John Sandford. Penguin Audio. 11 hours; 9 CDs. Read by Eric Conger. $40. Also available in print from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. First, Margaret Trane, the police officer who is handling the case, … Continue reading

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Bad guys, beware

I can’t keep up with the peripatetic Bob Moyer as he travels hither and yon, going to exotic places and doing interesting things, but I’m always glad when he finds time to send a book review. Reviewed by Robert P. … Continue reading

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Gamache amid the storms

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson A BETTER MAN. By Louise Penny. Minotaur Books. 437 pages. $28.99. Some critics are calling this, the 15th in Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, one of her best. Others are pointing out what they consider minor … Continue reading

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‘A friend to anarchy’

BIG SKY. By Kate Atkinson. Little Brown. 386 pages. $28. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer Most mystery novelists move their minor characters around the chessboard of their story like pawns, always highlighting the kings and queens of their plots. Not … Continue reading

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The legacy continues

I could be angry. I loved Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, reviewed many of them for newspapers, and even had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Hillerman once. When his daughter, Anne, took up the torch and tried continuing her late fathers … Continue reading

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