Book Review: Gutshot Straight by Lou Berney

Reading time: 1  minute Elmore Leonard fans who miss his work might be happy to turn the pages of Lou Berney’s debut crime caper, Gutshot Straight. I write from experience, of course. I’d enjoy a seven-course meal of Elmore Leonard novels with a short story (3:10 to Yuma anyone?) for dessert. Berney took advantage of the […]

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

Welcome a new player to the world of Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne  Reading time: < 2 minutes – Something seems to draw me to Baltimore even when I don’t try. I can’t get enough of Laura Lippmann. And I’ll never be able to consume too much George Pelacanos. Both of those authors stay close […]

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

Jack Reacher dishes out a big helping of revenge. Reading time: 2 minutes – Since I’m teaching my son to drive, I thought this title sounded like a perfect read. This is my fifth Reacher novel, and I love that you don’t have to read them in order (11th in the series, published in 2007). […]