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Just Finished Reading: Bloody River Blues #books

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Bloody River Blues

Bloody River Blues is a book by Jeffery Deaver which came from a second hand book store with another stack of Deaver books, when I arrived home I realized that I shouldn’t’ve bothered buying it – I already had a copy. When the mood strikes me I will often walk into a second hand book store and buy a stack of books by one known author or a stack of books from many different unknown authors.

John Pellam is an independent location scout who continually finds himself in trouble of some sorts, which is often connected to a woman. This time Pellam is not scouting for locations for an unmade movie, he is wrapping up the scouting for a movie which is being made. After witnessing a shooting he becomes the victim of over zealous police, and FBI. In the Lincoln Rhyme series you read an idealized view of the police, in the location scout series the police are often an incompetent mess or worse.

A good way to pass the time.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

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Just Finished Reading: The Vanished Man #books

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I recently walked into a second hand book store and reconnected with one of my favourite crime novelists, Jeffery Deaver. Deaver is a writer who has had many careers and the experience which comes with the different perspectives in live. This is probably what makes it possible for him to write thrillers with plot twists which are unexpected slight of hand, rather than deus ex machina. My favourite character is Lincoln Rhyme, and the best book of the series is certainly The Vanished Man.

The unsub – unknown subject – is a world class illusionist who initially runs circles round the police and Rhyme. And although Deaver uses similar plot mechanisms in each of his books, they are subtly different each time to account for the differences in the Conjurer and the other unsubs.

I am quite probably influenced by my love of magic, misdirection, smoke and mirrors. And I read this book with rapture. A great book.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

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