Factor Man Matt Ginsberg The ending took place literally about 2 miles from where I type now. I could see it really happening. Anyone following my progress knows the techy stuff was way beyond me, but once you get past that the story itself is fun. Fast paced page turning that never bores you. Highly recommended. See full review here. Disclosure
The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr pg 26 Wanting to accommodate modern readers.
That is the first problem, if you can't read Victorian English why even bother reading Sherlock Holmes at all.
Adding history to Baker street that was never mentioned before.
That is the second problem, no history of that sort was ever mentioned in the original canon. See full review here
The Grimswell Curse Sam Siciliano This would have been 5 stars if it had not gotten so blasted repetitive: We know Henry wants and loves his Michele, we know Rose is a large woman, we know Dartmoor is cold and windy. Aside from those and a few other annoyances of a similar nature, this was a good story and I would recommend it. You should though be familiar with Siciliano's other works, which is another unfortunate thing about it, it refers back to other stories he has wri
Compact World Atlas 7th Edition by DK This is just what I was looking for, except I think the pages should be centered rather than spliced so far into the binding one has to nearly ruin the binding to see something. I love it otherwise though. Simple and easy. If you are looking for something with huge amounts of details of countries then this is not for you but if you are wanting something that is going to show you quickly where something is, even if it is in the binding
Butterflies Of North America by Jeffrey Glassberg The pictures are gorgeous and glossy, it just seems I can't quite find the ones in my yard in this book. Aside from that it will be going on the trips out and such. See full review here
I do wish this one had been an actual part of the Canon, it would have read well. I won't say all the Rathbone/Bruce takes were not good, most of them were with the exception of a few. This one though I really like. See full review here
Moonlight Classic Volume I & II Various Artists This one is not really relaxing enough for me anyway to be considered moonlight. It is a wonderful collection and I don't regret buying it, I was just looking for something more soothing for evening listening, but for the morning or afternoon its perfect. See full review here
Rathbone was my first Holmes, I will always be loyal to him for creating, with what he had to work with, a true rival for my favorite Holmes. Having said that, I liked this one quite a bit. The opening dialogue between Moriarty and his man about the plants is priceless See full review here
The Fryeburg Chronicles: Book I by June O'Donal This was a easy way to spend an afternoon, I liked the story it was very upbeat mostly, the only real problem I had was the historical footnotes, I just got kinda lost with them. I would have much preferred the actual note right there. You need an understanding of early colonial times in America to really be able to enjoy this one as just a light read. I would really recommend it though. I think it would also go well as a fu