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Robert Crais’ The Promise Delayed

Robert Crais’ The Promise Delayed

According to an email I just received about my preorder* and a post to his Facebook page (but no update to his website yet), The Promise has been delayed. The Facebook post says a US publication date is forthcoming, but I’m supposed to receive mine on April 28 of next year.

On the one hand — you know what? I’d rather it be done right, rather than done fast. Robert Crais, much like George R. R.…

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The Last Detective by Robert Crais

The Last Detective by Robert Crais. The most intense, fastest-paced Elvis Cole novel yet ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Last Detective (Elvis Cole, #9)The Last Detective

by Robert Crais

Hardcover, 320 pgs.
Doubleday, 2003
Read: October 1 – 2, 2014

The Last Detective begins a few months after the L. A. Requiemand Joe Pike is trying to get himself back in fighting shape after his devastating injuries in exactly the place you’d expect — the Alaskan wilderness (isn’t that where’d you go?). Joe’s looking more mortal than he had since the shooting…

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Saturday Miscellany — 10/18/14

Saturday Miscellany — 10/18/14 Gatsby’s longevity, Rothfuss worries, reading lightly, and more

Wow. A very light week for this column. (more time to spend catching up for the slow weeks lately?)

Only four things to share this week in the odds ‘n ends from over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

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Incarnate by Anton Strout

Incarnate by Anton Strout A Solid Conclusion to a Fun Series. ★ ★ ★ ★

Incarnate (The Spellmason Chronicles, #3)Incarnate

by Anton Strout

Mass Market Paperback, 320 pg.
Ace, 2014
Read: October 11 – 15, 2014
And here we are at the end of The Spellmason Chronicles (following Alchemystic and Stonecast). So the big question for me going into this (aside from how would Lexis and Stanis clean up that mess from Stonecast?) was: could Strout stick the landing — his other series was just canceled, leaving things…

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One Kick by Chelsea Cain

One Kick by Chelsea Cain. An angry, damaged, heroine gets a taste of justice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

One Kick (Kick Lannigan, #1)One Kick by Chelsea Cain

Hardcover, 309 pg.
Simon & Schuster, 2014
Read: September 19 – 20, 2014 

When she was a kid, the shrinks told her she had anger issues. But she didn’t have anger issues, at least not the way that they meant. She was just angry.

As well she should be.

When Kit Lannigan was six years old, she was abducted by someone in the middle of the day and America (and her family)…

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Reread Project: L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Reread Project is back with L.A. Requiem. Robert Crais’ best yet. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole, #8)L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais

Mass Market Paperback, 539 pages
Published October 3rd 2002 by Pocket
Read: September 24 – 25, 2014


I know that I’ve read this one at least twice previously, but you wouldn’t have been able to prove it last week when I started my re-read of it. I’d spent the last few weeks while planning this series (and probably years before it), convinced that the events of The…

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Saturday Miscellany — 10/11/14

Saturday Miscellany — 10/11/14 New Releases, Book Collecting, Reader Communities and more

Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

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Saturday Miscellany — 10/4/14

Saturday Miscellany — 10/4/14 Reading More; Comparing Atkins and Coleman, Nicholls following up; and more

It’s one thing to know that you haven’t posted in a week, it’s another to see that reflected in my WordPress Dashboard. Next week will be better, I hope — lots of good books to share with you.

Anyway, here are the odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

  • Lifehack blog had a couple of neat pieces about…

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Saturday Miscellany — 9/27/14

Saturday Miscellany — 9/27/14 What Authors Owe Us, Reading Blocks, and more

Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

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Premonitions by Jamie Schultz

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz is seriously effed-up. But in a good way. ★ ★ ★ ★

PremonitionsPremonitions

by Jamie Schultz

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pg.
Roc, 2014
Read: September 9 – 12, 2014

I spent a lot of time staring at a blank screen trying to figure out how to talk about this. I came close to just posting, “This is seriously effed-up. But in a good way. Read it!”

Really, that might have been the way to go. But let’s give this a try…

Premonitionsis not your typical Urban…

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