Category Archives: Legal Procedural

Tombland by C.J. Sansom

Matthew Shardlake is one of my favorite characters of all time. A hunchback lawyer during the Tudor era of England, Shardlake must overcome his own disability, negotiate some very nasty political traps, elude power hungry sycophants, maintain his integrity and … Continue reading

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His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme MaCrae Burnet

In 1869, in a remote village in Scotland, three people are brutally murdered. Seventeen year old Roderick Macrae is arrested for the brutal murders. This would be an interesting start to any historical novel, but Brunet makes the unique choice … Continue reading

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Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

I thought I would start out the New Year right with a review on a book by one of my favorite authors-Michael Connelly! There is something about his Bosch series that hits all the right notes of mystery, suspense, police … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of the Truth by Michael Connelly

These books by Michael Connelly about Detective Bosch are some of my favorite detective novels. Bosch is both noble and broken.  He is a great detective but terrible at relationships. He has trouble realting to his daughter, his half brother, … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Twenty eight years ago Charlie and Samantha Quinn had no bigger worries than learning how to pass the baton between them as they practiced for a relay race for a school track meet. Twenty eight years ago, their mother, Gamma, … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I discovered Louise Penny and her wonderful Inspector Gamache earlier this year and was enchanted by her insightful and soulful writing. In reading The Beautiful Mystery I was enchanted all over again. This is certainly a series to read and … Continue reading

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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

When Luisa Brant became the newly elected state’s attorney she thought she had reached the pinnacle of her dreams. Her father had been state’s attorney for the same suburban district of Maryland, which included the planned utopian community of Columbia … Continue reading

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