Louis M. Perdue

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In My Own Words:
Having lived outside the U.S. for many years, I have now returned and am living in Ann Arbor, working at the University of Michigan.
I read books in various languages and usually read at least three a week. My favorites are mysteries and the classics.
When I review a book and rate it, I rate it in comparison with other books in the category. Even within the mystery category, I will rate it comp… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 405,624 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
Berried Alive by Kate Kingsbury
Berried Alive by Kate Kingsbury
Which is not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy this series but more for the descriptions of WWII British life than for the mysteries which are usually quite cookie-cutter and simple to figure out.
In this entry, Elizabeth is helping Major Earl Monroe with the mystery of four redheaded soldiers who have been poisoned. There are a few suspects from which to choose, making it fun to guess which is the guilty party.
More interesting, Elizabeth and Earl come closer to admitting their feelings for one another. Polly is still trying to get back into the good graces of soldier Sam, to whom she lied about her age.
The book ends with two cliffhangers, causing me to look forward to the… Read more
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
I enjoyed this book quite a lot. I had read some decent-to-great reviews of it, saw it in the bookstore, and bought it. I was not disappointed BUT thought the ending was quite rushed and left some things hanging while other things were solved with too much contrivance.
Prosper and Bo are two brothers, aged 12 and 5 respectively, who have run away from an aunt & uncle to Venice. Their late mother had told them stories all their lives about how wonderful the city was and, being miserable with the aunt, they go there to live. They meet a small group of other 'strays' and begin to live with them, surviving through pickpocketing and theivery, most of which is done by their leader, The Thief… Read more
Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner, July 11 2004
Kathy Reichs' Dr. Temperance Brennan (Tempe) is one of the more complicated main mystery characters being written today. She is a combination of strength (in this book she must spend a day digging around in a septic tank) and emotional caring that makes for an interesting person that is not cookie-cutter like so many of today's 'sleuths.'
The mystery begins with Tempe working in a remote Guatemalan village uncovering long buried victims of a junta's attack. She is then dragged, somewhat unwillingly, into investigating the disappearance of four young women in Guatemala City, leading to complications in which the government is involved. The action moves from Guatemala to Canada and back… Read more