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Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child’s Gideon’s Sword-Gideon Crew 1

Overview: Gideon Crew is a man having both the best and worst year of his life. The best part? He has finally brought down the man who framed Melvin Crew as a Russian spy. 263 more words

Book Apprasials


“Something wasn’t right back here.  Something wasn’t right at all.” (page 14)

I was wandering around Borders once looking for something new to read when the books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child caught my eye.   452 more words


How to Dwarf a Giant By Kim Staflund

For Starters, Stop Mentioning Its Name at Every Turn

Last year, an epic battle played out on the North American book publishing landscape.

The conflict pitted an ecommerce retailer/vanity publisher against traditional trade publishers, new ideas against old, price against value, which ultimately spawned the creation of a group called… 655 more words

Self Publishing

Museum, Murder, Mystery and Gore...Oh My - Relic

Relic – a story of horror? Yes and no, it blurs the lines between the genres in a delicious and smart adventure. This sucker is a murder mystery in the best way a murder mysteries could be done…messy — at least for me. 504 more words

Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, "The Monster of Florence"

“I knew that Mario Spezi had already struggled with the evil expressed by the Monster case. One day, I asked him what he had learned. “Nobody understood evil better than Brother Galileo,” he told me, referring to the Franciscan monk turned psychoanalyst he had turned to for help when the horrors of the Monster case began to drag him under. 391 more words

True Crime

Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, "The Monster of Florence"

“Out of the Everest of evidence in the Monster case, Giuttari had pried out a few pebbles that he felt supported his new theory. First, Lotti had made an offhand statement, ignored at the time, that “a doctor asked Pacciani to do a few little jobs for him.” For Giuttari, this revived the old suspicion that a doctor was responsible for the killings— this time not as the killer himself, but as a mastermind. 333 more words

True Crime

Reading for Pure Entertainment Part II: Preston & Child series

After my last post, in which I slobbered all over Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee series, you must be wondering if you’ll need a tissue to read another droolingly uncritical post. 1,135 more words