ARC · Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Portrait of a Thief

I, like many (I am sure), do love a heist movie. There is something so satisfyingly escapist about them and I revisit classics like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job any time I'm looking for a comfort watch. Plus, I am a *huge* fan of the entire Fast and Furious franchise, #sorrynotsorry. (Which, after reading the Acknowledgements, it seems I have that… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Mystery/Thriller · Nonfiction

The Spy and the Traitor

Friends, you may notice that this book is incredibly unlike anything I've read before. I mean I did read that spy novel that was one of Obama's fav's one year, American Spy, but mostly because Obama recommended it. (And really I don't see that many spy novels by Black women from major imprints..so I was all about supporting that).… Continue reading The Spy and the Traitor

ALC · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Mystery/Thriller

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Choosing to read this one was a unique process for me. I had never heard of it, not seen any reviews of it, but had the option to get an ALC from Libro.fm a few months ago. The title caught my attention, so I decided to go for it. And for the first time in… Continue reading When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Young Adult

Firekeeper’s Daughter

This was a "last day I worked at the library before the Holidays" impulse grab. Someone had returned it and, instead of sending it back to be shelved, I checked it right out to myself. I had seen a number of positive reviews for it and, while it isn't my normal reading genre (mystery/thriller isn't… Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

The title is what first caught my attention about this book. For real, what a great title! I feel like you can't tell me that you wouldn't at least be interested in reading a blurb to find out more about it. Which is exactly what happened to me. I held off for a minute after… Continue reading Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Mystery/Thriller · Translations

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

I have sort of been passively trying to meet some of the Reading Women prompts for 2021 – not as intensely as last year, but just for fun. And one of the prompts that I figured I just wouldn’t meet was to read a "Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation" …mostly because I just don’t… Continue reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead