Goodreads review: Bellman & Black

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield My rating: 2 of 5 stars After reading "The Thirteenth Tale," I was really excited to read Setterfield's followup. Unfortunately, it's just not good. It's difficult to connect or sympathize with any of the characters, particularly the main character, who has no charisma. We're led through more than 20 … Continue reading Goodreads review: Bellman & Black

Goodreads review: Zodiac

Zodiac by Robert Graysmith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Zodiac ranks only behind 1) In Cold Blood and 2) Helter Skelter in terms of influence over the subgenre of true-crime. Zodiac is exhaustingly researched, which you should expect: It took author Robert Graysmith eight years to research and write. I definitely appreciate Graysmith's due … Continue reading Goodreads review: Zodiac

Goodreads review: The Mad Trapper of Rat River

The Mad Trapper of Rat River: A True Story of Canada's Biggest Manhunt by Dick North My rating: 3 of 5 stars View all my reviews This book may appear to be insubstantial physically but true historical crime is not an easy genre to write and author Dick North clearly went to great lengths to … Continue reading Goodreads review: The Mad Trapper of Rat River