Author Archives: Reginald Burnette

The Hit By David Baldacci

            I.  Murder Book Summary: When people are murdered, there usually is a clear cut reason for taking the life.  Money, sex, and power are the familiar reasons.  Even serial murderers will fall somewhere within … Continue reading

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J.D. Robb’s “Delusion in Death”

Publisher:  The Penguin Group Copyright:  2012 ISBN:  978-1-62090-319-3 22 Chapters: 624 Pages   I.  Murder Book Summary NYPSD’s lead homicide detective, Eve Dallas has encountered every kind murder imaginable.  She’s seen a limo driver shot through the neck with a … Continue reading

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Gus Pelagatti’s “The Wicked Wives”

Publisher:  Mill City Press Copyright:  2008, 2011 ISBN:  978-1-936780-63-1 46 Chapters; 292 pages   I.  Murder Book Summary It’s 1937 and Giorgio DiSipio is having the time of his life.  He’s married to a disabled woman but that isn’t stopping … Continue reading

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Kathy Reichs “Bones Are Forever”

  Publisher:  Scribner; a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc Copyright:  2012 ISBN:  978-1-4391-0243-5 40 Chapters; 283 pages   I.  Murder Book Summary 27 year old Amy Roberts is a young woman with many names and many problems.  She has … Continue reading

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Kathy Reichs and Guatine (Gus) Pelagatti

My problem as a book reviewer has always been that I’m so darn slow as a reader. That has become an especially difficult problem to deal with this past holiday season coupled with a huge computer failure and a sudden … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross By James Patterson

  Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Copyright: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-316-21068-3 Hard cover edition, 109 chapters; 323 pages There is an old-school movie that some of you may remember entitled “Death Takes A Holiday”, starring Fredric March.  Released in 1934, it … Continue reading

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Tales of Tomasewski By Del Staecker

Publish:  Musa Publishing Copyright:  2012 ISBN:  978-I-6I937-819-3 204pgs; 12 Chapters     I.                   Murder Book Summary: As the title implies, this is a book of tales (short stories), about detective Jake Thompson’s most interesting cases to date.  Each tale is … Continue reading

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Del Staecker: Tales of Tomasewski

Hey there, murder book fans: This is just a short note to let you know what I’m up to today.  I am currently reading a small little novel by Del Staecker entitled Tales of Tomasewski. Normally I don’t like writing … Continue reading

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Lust, Money & Murder (Book 1) By Mike Wells

  Normally I wouldn’t begin to write a book review until I’ve completely finished reading the book.  And normally I wouldn’t buy one third of a book without buying the remaining two thirds. Confused?  Well, the first third was a … Continue reading

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John Sandford’s “Mad River: A Virgil Flowers Novel”

Publisher:  The Penguin Group Copyright:  2012 ISBN 978-0-399-15770-7 (Hardcover Edition) 307 pages (Hardcover); 26 Chapters   I.  Murder Book Summary:   Southwestern Minnesota hasn’t had to deal with this kind of problem since…well, since never. A trio of angry, loser-type … Continue reading

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