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Reviews:
The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8


Comments for Chasing the Dime

Chasing the DimeChasing the Dime: 05/20/07

Chasing the Dime is another book I got from one of the BookCrossing meetings. It's a fast paced thriller set in Santa Monica. Things start simply enough, Henry Pierce, recently divorced, is getting phone calls for a prostitute. Rather than request another new phone number, Pierce is drawn into a dangerous web when he tries to find the woman who had the phone number before he did.

The rest of the book is divided equally between the mystery of what happened to Lily, Pierce's search for Lily and the reasons behind Pierce's search. There is also a side plot of Pierce's biotech company racing the clock to get a patent filed on a breakthrough piece of nanotechnology. Tempting as it is to skip the boring bits of technobable, this tangential plot does end up being important to the rest of the book.

While I enjoyed the book on the first read, it only works because of Pierce's odd character flaws. Using a wrong number as a form of corporate espionage wouldn't normally work for a thriller plot but some how here they do. I'm not sure though I'd enjoy reading through Pierce's leaps of faith a second time.

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