Sunday, October 29, 2017

Burnt Sienna



Burnt Sienna is a standalone novel by David Morrell, the author of Rambo. Chase Malone is a former marine helicopter pilot turned artist. International arms dealer and billionaire Derek Bellasar tries to strong arm Chase accept to paint a couple portraits of Bellasar’s wife and former model, Sienna, which Case refuses. Chase’s former copilot from the marines and current CIA agent shows Chase a picture of Sienna and persuades Chase to spy on Bellasar for the CIA, which Chase reluctantly accepts the commission to paint the portraits while also spying at Bellasar’s estate in the South of France. While working on the portraits, Chase senses that Sienna is being abused and is in trouble and decides to get her away from Bellasar, whatever it takes.

This story has action throughout and also has a love theme going along with it. It keeps the reader glued to the book wanting to know what’s going to happen and wondering if they’ll ever be free from Bellasar.

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World of Sleuths Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Murder As a Fine Art



Murder As a Fine Art is the first historical thriller written by David Morrell (author of Rambo) in the Thomas De Quincey series. This book takes place in London in 1854 where a copycat killer starts methodically and brutally murdering people as some true murders from 1811 Thomas De Quincy described in a book he wrote. De Quincey, his daughter, Emily, Detective Inspector Ryan and Constable Becker set out to find who is committing these murders and stop them.

This book seems to start out slow, describing some of the incidents from 1811, but the author soon draws the reader in to this story. It is interesting how he wrote it using both third person and first person narratives. The author did a good job of researching Victorian England and London and more specifically in 1854 so he could write it as if he wrote it back then. There is plenty of action and very absorbing.

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Book of Sleuths Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)


Friday, October 20, 2017

Least Wanted



I would like to thank BookGobbler.com for a review copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Least Wanted is the second Sam McRae Mystery written by Debbi Mack. Sam McRae is a female attorney in Maryland. In this story, two of her clients are Tina Jackson, a 13 year old black girl, who while trying to snatch an elderly woman’s purse, knocked the woman down causing her to break her arm and Brad Higgns, a young accountant and son of wealthy parents, suspected of embezzlement from the computer games company he works for. These two cases seem unrelated. But are they? The story follows Sam as she does her own investigation in order to try keeping her clients from going to prison. A lot of this involves going into rough Washington D.C. suburbs and Philadelphia.

This story ties a mystery, legal thriller and crime thriller all into one. Sam has to watch her back all along while trying to find the truth among all the lies she’s told. It keeps the readers wondering who all are behind the crimes up until the end of the story. A very entertaining book.

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World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

And the Wolf Shall Dwell


I would like to thank the author, Joni Dee, for a review copy of this book in return for an honest review.

And the Wolf Shall Dwell is the debut novel by Joni Dee. In this book, which takes place mainly in London, retired MI6 agent Adam Grey gets a phone call from an old informant wanting to meet with him and him alone. On the way to the meeting spot, Grey gets a phone call telling him that the informant had just committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. Since he was already near where the suicide happened , he was sent to the scene by MI6 to investigate. At the scene he comes across John Daniel, a foreign IT professional working in London who the informant ran into and muttered some words that John didn’t know what the informant meant by them. He then saw two men coming after the informant just before he jumped in front of the train. Grey and John then start working on trying to figure out what the informant meant and who was chasing him.

The author describes this book as a political and spy thriller. It definitely does have elements of both in it with plenty of action. About halfway into the book when they are starting to piece things together, a seemingly unrelated event takes place that drastically changes the course of the book. It has an interesting plot and story line.

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World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)


Friday, October 13, 2017

The Policewoman (revised edition)



I would like to thank the author, Justin W. M. Roberts, for sending me a review copy of the revised edition of this book in return of an honest review.



I first reviewed the book The Policewoman, Justin W. M. Roberts first novel, in this blog back in July. For those who haven’t read it or want to read it again, you can view it here. After reading mine and other readers reviews, the author went and revised the book some, addressing the areas that he got the most criticism, especially in the first few chapters of the book. After completing the changes, he sent me a copy and asked me to give it another read.



The author removed some of the material from the first few chapters that made it a slow read before making it a faster read. It is full of action, taking place in England, Ireland and Indonesia. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a higher rating are the scenes of graphic and gruesome violence scattered throughout the book.



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World of Sleuths Rating: ****

(Four out of five stars)




Monday, October 9, 2017

The Simple Truth



The Simple Truth is the fourth novel written by David Baldacci. Michael Fiske, an attorney and clerk with the U.S. Supreme Court commits a felony by stealing the appeal letter by prisoner Rufus Harms from the Court twenty-five years after Harm’s imprisonment commences. After visiting Harms to verify the validity of his claims, Fiske and anybody else that has anything to do with the appeal ends up murdered. Fiske’s estranged brother, a former police officer turned defense attorney comes along and is determined to find his brother’s killer.

The first hundred pages tend to go slow in this book, but after that that action starts it keeps up until the end. Two of the people behind the crimes are known throughout the book, but the others can only be guessed throughout the book and why. It is a very entertaining page turner.

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World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Killing Floor



Killing Floor is the first novel written by Lee Child and is also the first Jack Reacher novel. In this book, Jack Reacher is a former Army military policeman who’s been out for six months and has been a drifter ever since. Shortly after entering a small town in Georgia, he is arrested for a murder that he didn’t commit. Shortly after getting freed from jail and hearing about some information about the murder, he decides to stay and find the true murderer.

This book has action right from the beginning and keeps the reader entertained through the entire book. The author’s choice and use of the first person perspective works very good in telling this story. Many exciting twists and turns throughout the book.

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World of Sleuths Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)