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Showing posts from July, 2011


The Hungry Detective is a series reader. There are boat loads of books I have not been able to read because the latest is book eight, and I have yet to read even book one. It is all about progress. The character is built up over those books and this shape informs the larger story which creates a larger sense of character. One big circle. So I read A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY by Sophie Littlefield . Book 2 in this recent series without bothering to read her well received first opus A BAD DAY FOR SORRY . The shackles of not beginning at the beginning stayed with me through out  PRETTY. It mattered little but tainted the overall effect. Primarily because the frame for Ms. Littlefield's books are enticing. I want to know what happened before. Stella Hardesty owns a sewing shop by day and redistributes the inequity of male-female relationships by night. After years spent in an abusive relationship where her husband ended up dead by her own hand, never again will Stella allow a man to inflict

Plunging head long to into the digital future

About a month ago I bought my first e-book. I don't own a Kindle or a Nook (or whatever it is Borders has available), but I do have the binky for the masses; the iPhone. I have heard all I care to about the portability, and the convenience of an e-reader. Suffice to say I hear what you are saying, but I just could not care less about how these things make your life 1% easier to live. Anyhow, I am on page 2653 of 4153 of WITNESS TO DEATH by Dave White. Last I checked, .99 cents at the Amazon .

Books Received June 2011

It is the good fortune of The Hungry Detective to now and again receive books from authors, publishers or their associated marketing agencies. These books were received in the month of June 2011 NEVER KNOWING - Chevy Stevens - St. Martins Press A BAD NIGHTS SLEEP - Michael Wiley - Minotaur Books STEAL THE SHOW - Thomas Kaufman - Minotaur Books YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIMINAL - Michael Van Rooy - Minotaur Books THE GOOD THIEF'S GUIDE TO VEGAS - Chris Ewan - Minotaur Books DAMAGED - Alex Kava - Anchor Books