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Lee does her job exquisitely

Book Review By Derryll White Lee, Nancy (2014). The Age. “To finish life as a disappointment to oneself, that is a black hole beyond any man’s reckoning.”  – Henry Cross. I have been waiting for this novel for a long … > Read More

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Life an illusion each makes real through stories

Book Review By Derryll White Kroetsch, Robert (1998). The Man from the Creeks. I think of Robert Kroetsch as a fine writer and a talent I miss today. This novel reads as his personal homage to Robert Service, another Canadian … > Read More

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A potboiler with action piled upon action

Book Review By Derryll White Koenig, Joseph (2012). False Negative. This book is published by Hard Case Crime. It is an exciting publishing venture featuring the re-release of the best of the old hard-boiled pulp fiction mysteries as well as … > Read More

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A cascade of poetic words

Book Review By Derryll White Hage, Rawi (2006). DeNiro’s Game. This is something different for me. This is Hage’s first novel, set in war-torn Lebanon, a country and region I have never been to and know nothing about. I do … > Read More

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A good beach or fireside read

Book Review By Derryll White Crais, Robert (2003). Indigo Slam. This is an Elvis Cole novel for those Robert Crais fans out there, and I know there are a good number of them as we continue to sell a lot … > Read More

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Eloquent and consistently on message

Book Review By Derryll White Cornwell, Patricia (1991). Body of Evidence It starts with letters, and a writer eloquent and afraid in Key West. We don’t know why but chapter one opens with that writer already brutally murdered and in … > Read More

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A well-reasoned and wonderful story

Book Review By Derryll White Cotterill, Colin (2004). The Coroner’s Lunch. This book is the first in a series of mysteries based in Laos. I was given two by my brother who just returned from 10 months in that area. … > Read More

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Cornwell consistently gives more than just a good story

Book Review By Derryll White Cornwell, Patricia (1992). All That Remains Patricia Cornwell rolls out the familiar characters of Doctor Kay Scarpetta and Richmond, Virginia, homicide detective Pete Marino. FBI Special Agent Benton Wesley also comes back from the second … > Read More

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Connelly has a pleasing touch

Book Review By Derryll White Connelly, Michael (1992). The Black Echo. I had a customer come into Lotus Books the other day and ask me if we had any Michael Connelly books. He said he had just read ‘The Black … > Read More

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Caught a curious and polished read

Book Review By Derryll White Coben, Harlan (2011). Caught. I think this is a curious novel. It may be only because I read it in transition, leaving Canada and immersing in Sweden, but I don’t think so. It is very … > Read More

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