Something Missing: A Novel by Matthew
Dicks, Broadway: 2009 - Reviewed by LuAnne McNulty
Maybe I read too many books of the same genre, but when I read
the book Something Missing: A Novel, I was truly impressed by the
story. Martin is in his early 30s. He has somewhat of an
alternative career/lifestyle. He robs people for a living. But, he
steals what he only perceives to be of no or little value to his
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson,
Little, Brown and Company, 2008 - Reviewed by Judi Morrel
Which is it - a complex whodunit or a sprawling family
saga? Perhaps it is both and surely it does not matter; fans
of either genre will relish English author Kate Atkinson's Case
Histories. The world-weary private detective at the center of
the novel, Jackson Brodie, is engaged by several different clients
in Cambridge, England, to investigate three "cold cases" . .
No Bone Unturned: Inside the Wrold of a Top Forensic
Scientist and His Work on America's Most Notorious Crimes and
Disasters by Jeff Benedict, Harper Collins, 2004 -
Reviewed by Dick McGowan
No Bone Unturned chronicles the exploits of,
perhaps, America's foremost forensic scientist, Doug Owsley.
For CSI fans, there's no better book than this one. Owsley
has made a career out of understanding what death might tell
The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr,
Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006 - Reviewed by Jim Keating
You needn't be an art expert to appreciate Jonathan Harr's book,
The Lost Painting. In fact, if you like mystery and
suspense this will be as enjoyable a book as you will find.
This book tells the story of a lost master-work by the Italian
Renaissance painter, Caravaggio, . . .
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova,
Little, Brown and Company - Reviewed by Judi Morrel
If you are an admirer of Elizabeth Kostova's best-selling 2005
novel The Historian, you will be pleased as punch with her
latest offering, The Swan Thieves. And if you
haven't read either one, you've missed the delightful opportunity
to transport yourself back and forth temporally and range hither
and yon geographically, all the while trying to
unravel . . .