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Monday, January 4, 2010

The Lists, Part Two

I read a nice handful of books last year on Kindle. Here are five of the more enjoyable reading experiences I had during that time:

Sudden Prey, by John Sandford ($7.99 on Kindle). The seventh Lucas Davenport thriller will keep your next page buttons clicking. Slick, fast, but with layered characterizations and a nice sense of place (Lucas operates out of Minnesota, where he consults with the police).

The Goliath Bone, By Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins ($7.06 on Kindle). Top-notch mystery writer Collins wraps up an unfinished Spillane Mike Hammer thriller. Not gangbusters great, but it was fun reading a new Hammer tale.

Ur, by Stephen King ($2.99 on Kindle). A novella about a Kindle with mysterious, supernatural powers? What Kindle owner could resist that? Good fun all around.

Night and Day, by Robert B. Parker ($9.99 on Kindle). Police Chief Jesse Stone tackles a bunch of seedy goings-on in his town, making him reflect on his own morality. Usual lightning-fast yet thoughtful Parker read.

Antiques Roadkill, by Barbara Allan ($5.59 on Kindle) Cute heroine, recovering from a divorce, gets reacquainted with her mother in this satisfying, perky cozy mystery set in the world of antiques. First in a series. Barbara Allan is really Max Allan Collins and wife Barbara Collins, who write this series together.

Perhaps Taproom readers will find a little to enjoy from the preceding. More lists to come...

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