Category Archives: Grade B Reviews

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson [Millennium Trilogy]

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage 2009) by Stieg Larsson (author) and Reg Keeland (translator) is the first book in the Millennium Trilogy, set in Sweden. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was the biggest bestseller last year. The … Continue reading

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Mission Flats, William Landay {Guest Review}

Mission Flats (Dell 2003) by William Landay is a crime fiction novel that I read and enjoyed several years ago. I recommended this book to Maili some time back and asked her if she read it, would she mind doing … Continue reading

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Manga Monday: ES (Eternal Sabbath), Fuyumi Soryo

ES Eternal Sabbath (Del Rey 2006) written by Fuyumi Soryo (Mars), paperback, 240 pgs, list price $10.95. Rated OT for older teens +16. Story completed at 8 volumes and are currently available. This author also wrote Mars. Wow, this is … Continue reading

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Manhunting, Jennifer Crusie

Manhunting (1993) by Jennifer Crusie, 288 pages, list price: $6.99 (B&N). That cover is of a reprint. I have in my hands the original, Harlequin Temptation #463 from September 1993. Just what is up with boxer shorts on the cover,huh? … Continue reading

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The Countess Trilogy (vol.2,3) by Alison Richardson

The Countess Trilogy (2009) by Alison Richardson, published by Harlequin, are “Spice Briefs” that are erotic short stories published in “e” only. I read the first short (The Countess’s Client) and quickly wrapped up the other two stories in quick … Continue reading

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Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, Fumi Yoshinaga

Ōoku: The Inner Chambers(Viz Signature 2009) is written & illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga, 205 pages, paperback, rated M for mature audiences (18+ for explicit content). Fact: the author has been nominated for the Eisner award in 2008 for best writer … Continue reading

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"Nemi Vol.3," Written and Illustrated by Lise Myhre

Nemi Vol.3 by Lise Myhre (Titan Books 2009) is a collection of comic strips featuring Nemi Montoya and her misadventures in dating and life in general. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this! Supposedly, Nemi’s very popular comic … Continue reading

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'The Ghosts of Belfast,' Stuart Neville

The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Crime 2009) by Stuart Neville which is also known as “The Twelve” in the UK, is the first in a brand new series set post-Troubles. Mr. Neville’s Irish crime novel debut has been praised all … Continue reading

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The Countess Trilogy, "The Countess's Client (No.1)," Alison Richardson

The Countess’s Client (Spice Brief 2009) by Alison Richardson is the first in the Countess trilogy. For the unfamiliar reader, Spice Briefs are erotic short stories published by Harlequin in “e” only. During their half off sale, I bought this … Continue reading

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit, Motoro Mase (Author, Illustrator)

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (vol.3) (Viz Media Sig 2009) is written and illustrated by Motoro Mase. This series is taking off nicely, I must say. Are you interested in a story arc about government sponsored murder? Where random citizens are … Continue reading

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Ken Bruen, "The Dramatist," Jack Taylor No.4

The Dramatist by Ken Bruen (St. Martin’s Press 2007) is the fourth mystery featuring ex-Garda Síochána Jack Taylor. The stories are told through first person narrative and are set in Galway, Ireland. Jack Taylor is your typical alcoholic PI with … Continue reading

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