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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Knight Blind [Jorja Knight #1], by Alice Bienia

Mysteries with strong female leads seem to be a stable standard of the literature industry by now. I applaud this – in my experience as a reader, a female lead usually means there is a strong emphasis on the mystery part, and that’s just what I want to read when the days are short and […]

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Shadow Shinjuku, by Ryu Takeshi

5 out of 5 stars. A spiritual journey, mixed with Yakuza and philosophy. Art cinema for the soul.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Better off Dead [Jack Reacher #26], by Lee Child and Andrew Child

4.5 out of 5 stars. A first person Reacher party, well done.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Fugitive Telemetry [Murderbot Diaries #6], by Martha Wells

5 out of 5 stars. Another Murderbot novella, hitting the sweet spot of my graving for more Murderbot.

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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

Cold Snap, by Codi Schneider

3.5 out of 5. An intriguing cat mystery with some pawful jokes on names.

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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

Death as a Living, by Doyle Burke

3.5 out of 5 stars. Interesting, but also shocking in parts.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Behind The Lie, by Emilya Naymark

4 out of 5 stars. A gripping mystery, well told, and two strong female leads.

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You might want to skip that (2 or less stars)

Silent Pretty Things, by O. J. Lovaz

1.5 stars. Feels very constructed and totally implausible. DNFed around 20 %.

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Top Tier (4 to 5 stars)

Blacksad, by Juan Diaz Carnales

5 out of 5. Canales reinvented the Noir genre with Blacksad.

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Good books (2.5 to 3.5)

The Killing Hills, by Chris Offut

3.5 out of 5 stars. Great atmosphere, but the story feels kinda rushed, especially the ending.