Mar 28, 2017

X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)

X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)X by Sue Grafton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Now that she is independently wealthy Kinsey mainly seems to be investigating things to please herself. The one paying case she took, she wound up getting stiffed.

When Kinsey discovers a list of women's names in Pete Wolinsky's personal affects and someone claiming to be from the IRS starts hassling Ruth (Pete's wife) about expenses dating back to Pete's time at Byrd-Shine Kinsey is forced not only to investigate the matter but to reevaluate her opinion about Pete, hot on the trail of a serial killer Kinsey almost becomes his prey.

The neighbors from hell are hiding more than a penchant for taking advantage of Henry, it will be up to Kinsey to send them packing.

Ed has settled into both Henry and Kinsey's homes and has both totally under his paw.

Kinsey tries her hand at marital advice and the couple actually do listen to her.

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More Research on Using Essential Oils

Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home: 200+ Amazing Household Uses for Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lavender Oil, and MoreEssential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home: 200+ Amazing Household Uses for Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Lavender Oil, and More by Kasey Schwartz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Some useful recipes in it.




View all my reviews Facelift at Your Fingertips: An Aromatherapy Massage Program for Healthy Skin and a Younger FaceFacelift at Your Fingertips: An Aromatherapy Massage Program for Healthy Skin and a Younger Face by Pierre Jean Cousin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not much to it.

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Mar 24, 2017

The Theory of Death (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #23)

The Theory of Death (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, #23)The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(Tyler)McAdams is back staying with the Deckers and soon makes himself useful when he accompanies Peter to a suspected suicide. Not long after they start trying to figure out why Eli would kill himself one of his teachers winds up dead in what appears to be a similar manner. Peter quickly determines that Belfort was murdered, now he and Tyler just have to figure out why. In between trying to solve the murder Tyler has to study for finals (law school) and he finds love in the most unlikely place.

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The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements: An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them

The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements: An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use ThemThe Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements: An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them by Adams Media
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Enjoyed it, especially the section on crystals.

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Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and AromatherapyEssential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Althea Press
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lots of useful information.

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Mar 20, 2017

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware #32)

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware #32)Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Thalia contacts Alex about becoming his patient even though she is close to 100 he pays a visit to her suite at the Aventura hotel, where she has lived for a number of years. When she is murdered shortly after his visit Milo takes the case and he and Alex are sucked into Thalia's checkered past as a Mob Boss' Doll and an ancient ruby heist, that wasn't what it seemed.

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Mar 13, 2017

W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23)

W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23)W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kinsey becomes embroiled in two cases that appear to be unrelated and then take an interesting turn. First she is asked to identify the body of a homeless man who was found with her name in his pocket. Only problem is Kinsey doesn't know the guy. She soon discovers that Terrance Dace is her "cousin" and he left her half a million dollars, as well as some medical files.

When Dietz shows up trying to collect on money he is owed by P.I. Pete Wolinsky, Kinsey offers to help him unravel the last case he was working on. Imagine her surprise when she discovers that Wolinsky's murder is related to the medical files Dace stole.

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Mar 6, 2017

Humans, Bow Down

Humans, Bow DownHumans, Bow Down by James Patterson
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Cheap rip off of the Robopocalypse, series by Daniel H. Wilson and Terminator. Six aka Sixie and Sarah Jane runs around with her best friend Dubs going to Thrill Kill movies and stealing Hu-Bot cars, because life is so awful for the humans on the reservation. Woe is me and don't ask me how old these juvenile delinquents are because the time line is hard to pin down. According to one time line MikkyBo gives they have been around for 3 decades putting them in their 30s which really doesn't compute. Another time line would have them around 16 or 17 which makes more sense. And are they the main characters not sure as soon the Hu-Bot MikkyBo (who is 7) takes center stage. So Six and Dubs steal a hu-bot car and Detective MikkyBo is sent to track them down and finds them at a drag race with a bunch of other kids from the reservation the Bots who are suppose to be under Mikky's command but who do not listen to her start killing all the kids. Six, Dubs and Trip (Dubs' cousin) escape and Mikky sets out to track them down. Dubs is killed and Mikky is decapitated so what does Six do, cart Mikky to her Grandpa JJ (who created the Hu-bots) so he can repair Mikky. He repairs and reprograms Mikky to fight the Hu-bots and off we go to save the world from the Hu-bot premier who wants to exterminate all the humans.

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Mar 2, 2017

Echoes in Death (In Death, #44)

Echoes in Death (In Death, #44)Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Daphne Strazza stumbles in front of Roarke's car one dark winter night Eve become embroiled in a case where the line between victim and killer is blurred. She soon stumbles on similar cases where couples are attacked in their homes and the wife is repeatedly raped while her husband watches, but the Strazza's are the first time the assailant kills. Slowly Eve comes to see the face behind the devil that attacked Daphne and as always Eve will seek justice.

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