A good fiction book is better than drugs. A good book at the end of the day is more relaxing than alcohol or tranquillisers, helps you sleep better than sedatives, and can be more stimulating than any blue pills.
Samuel (Sailor) Doyle is the hero. 15 Miles is the first book in the Sailor Doyle series.
Jack Reacher jumps from believable impressive character to superperson and back before you can dislike him. I understand why he survived 13 novels and is now a movie.
Patrick Kenzie is the hero and Angie Gennaro the heroine in a detective story mixing drama, comedy, and and a little romance. Think of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the movie Mr & Mrs Smith then tone down the humour and turn up the suspense.
Judith is your typical paid assassin, a roman slave trained to kill in exchange for freedom. She has to complete one last kill, her friend from her home town Nazareth, and the year is 33 AD.
Murder mystery set in space with a future history. Yes there is science fiction but only a little bit is relevant to the story. A good read that leaves a some strands of the story incomplete.
Jack Reacher receives money in his bank account with the amount representing an army call sign. He traces the money to one of his buddies from a special unit in the army then goes to help. One members of the unit is dead and several are missing. Jack wants revenge.
The book looks a bit like the usual story of a guy and a girl and a girl and a girl ..., some alive, some dead, and some undecided, then the story changes. Just when you think the story will be like The Shining, the story changes. Dreamcatcher comes to mind just before the story changes again.
British soldiers return from Afghanistan then are soon bored with home life and want to go back to the excitement. When they are asked to return, the family battle lines form then the fight shifts to Afghanistan. Sergeant Dave Henley is a hero from his first visit and finds the situation worse the second time around, when all his men are endangered by... Just buy the book and read it. Andy writes it better than I can describe it.
Fabulous read. A new take on some old stories entwined. Romance. Drama. Happy moments. I give the book an extra point for originality.
I tried to read this book after reading a good Michael Connelly book and was not interested. A touch too depressing and repetitive.
Burn is the second book from Nick Brownlee featuring the
maverick Kenyan crimebusting duo of Daniel Jouma and Jake Moore. Bait is the first book in the series and I recommend you read Bait first.
Dark Lady is complex and the characters a touch over described for me. This is one Richard North Patterson novel I did not finish.
Dead Line is the fourth book in a series by Stella Rimington featuring the character Liz Carlyle.
A James Lee Burke novel featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux, number seven in the series.
A Dirk Pitt novel written in 1990. Dirk Pitt novels are fun escapism. Dragon is a good adventure story set in the ocean and visiting Japan with only a few little bits dated by the 1990 writing.
Oil. Lust. Power. This novel starts in Africa then moves to America. There is a long lead in to the point where the mystery takes over from not so interesting background.
Thousands of years in the future several civilisations face similar problems and one mystery ties them together for good or bad. An interesting read, from a New York Times best selling author, after you get past the confusion of several stories intertwining.
Fun twisty read by Brock Clarke, author of the excellent An Arsonist's Guide to Writer's Homes in New England.
Light weight fun science fiction set on the moon.
Flipping Out is a good murder mystery read with some comedy, a good entertaining relax-by-the-pool read with a page turning finish.