Reads

Reflections on what I am reading

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The Rock by LJ Ross — Latest Read

Finished The Rock by LJ Ross last week. This story was released in May 2021. It is the eighteenth, and latest, novel in the DCI Ryan series that started with Holy Island which was published in December 2014.
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The Crossing by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Finished reading The Crossing by Michael Connelly last week. This 2015 novel finally fully merges the Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller story arcs. Another fast, tight story from Connelly.

Cuthbert’s Way — Latest Read

My latest read was Cuthbert's Way by LJ Ross. This is book 17 in Ross's DCI Ryan series. This book is the second half of the story started in book 16, The Shrine. While many of Ross's novels can be read standalone, I would probably recommend reading from the beginning of the series.
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The Gods of Guilt — Latest Read

I am in the process of catching up on Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller. The Gods of Guilt is the fifth book in the series.

The Fifth Witness — Latest Read

Finished up The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly last week. This is the fourth book in Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series featuring defense attorney Mickey Haller.
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The Shrine by LJ Ross — Latest Read

My latest read was the Shrine by LJ Ross. This is the sixteenth book in the DCI Ryan series. It was a quick read, but enjoyable if you are a fan of the series.
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The Reversal by Michael Connelly — Latest Read

Finished The Reversal, the third book in the Lincoln Lawyer series by Michael Connelly. This one has a number of interesting twists starting with Haller being recruited as an independent prosecutor for the retrial of a 20 year old murder case.
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This Is How You Lose The Time War — Latest Read

My latest read was This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. This 2019 novella is an epistolary story, a series of letters between the two main characters, Red and Blue. They are agents for two warring empires fighting a battle across time.
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Ryan’s Christmas — Latest Read

Just finished reading Ryan's Christmas by LJ Ross. This is the 15th installment in Ross's DCI Ryan series. This is a short quick read that was released on Christmas Day 2019.
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The Last Campaign — Latest Read

Just finished The Last Campaign, the second book in Martin L. Shoemaker's Near-Earth Mystery series. I read the first book, The Last Dance, last year. Since I wasn't sharing each book I was reading then, I thought I would cover them both here.

The Brass Verdict — Latest Read

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly is the second book in the Mickey Haller series. Not sure if Haller draws you in the same way that Harry Bosch did, but both books have been ok reads and have book 3, The Reversal, downloaded to read next.
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Still Life by Louise Penny — Latest Read

I am getting caught up on both the Bosch and DCI Ryan series that I have been reading, so thought I would look for another mystery series. Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series was recommended and available on KU, so I decided to check it out.