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Top Reviewer Ranking: 196 - Total Helpful Votes: 162 of 175
From the Dead by Mark Billingham
From the Dead by Mark Billingham
4.0 out of 5 stars Control Freak, July 23 2014
D.I Tom Thorne is one among the outstanding protagonists in the crime genre who doggedly solve murders and other mysteries while questioning their own talents, motivations and personalities, often to their own detriment. He, like many of the others, criticizes himself, albeit unnecessarily, because he, and they they, do achieve successes.

We see Thorne agonizing over the court's findings when it frees an accused murderer he and everyone else is convinced is guilty. Key to the innocent verdict is the fact that there is no body. But there is no time to worry about the case before another arises to occupy Thorne: a 10-year-old case that just won't disappear.

Donna… Read more
Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebus Returns, July 18 2014
When the Cold Case Group in which Rebus has been working is eliminated, he lucks out by being taken back with a spot in CID, albeit with a demotion. Reduced from DI to DS, he now is subordinate to his long-time protégé, DI Clarke. Of course, that doesnt stop the old dinosaur from acting like he always has.

Rankin introduces a couple of surprises in this novel, the first being having Malcolm Fox, Rebuss standing nemesis, as a co-investigator working together. It comes about because Fox is performing his last assignment with the Complaints looking at a 30-year-old case involving the group known as the Saints of the Shadow Bible because they each swore fidelity to… Read more
The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Tale by John Connolly
4.0 out of 5 stars The End, May 23 2014
The last of the Samuel Johnson novels written by the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries and meant for young adults (and children of all ages), his hometown, the little English village of Biddlecombe, is once again besieged by the forces of evil. This time, however, the setting is a new toy store designed to entrap Samuel, his dog, Boswell, and the demons and policemen who accompanied Samuel to hell in the previous book of the trilogy, Lost Things, and back to earth, saving it from the forces of the Great Malevolence.

The newly opened toy store is really the stage established by Baal, whose body contains the heart of Mrs. Abernathy, whose hatred of Samuel is unbounded,… Read more