Category Archives: Legal Procedural

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Deep in the marshes and bayous near Barkley Cove, North Carolina is where the “Marsh Girl” lived. The people of the town knew of her-the abandoned girl named Kya Clark, who lived in a ramshackle hut that was only accessible … Continue reading

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Talking to the Dead and Love Story with Murders by Harry Bingham

I have found a new series that really intrigues me! It features a female detective, DC Fiona Griffiths, who is quirky, smart, likes to think out-of-the-box, but is socially inept and often skirts the rules. Additionally, her adoptive father is … Continue reading

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The Round House by Louise Erdrich

What happens to a young boy on the cusp of manhood when his mother is assaulted and almost killed? What happens to a family who must cope while their mother and their wife tries to heal from the physical and … Continue reading

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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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