Rogue Island

by Bruce DeSilva | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0765329816 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 11/15/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, November 15, 2015
Trade paperback.

I needed a Rhode Island book for NancyNova's 2015 MultiYear States Challenge, and I picked this one.

Providence reporter L.S.A. Mulligan is not happy: he'd much rather try to figure out who is setting fires in his old neighborhood than do a feel-good story about a loyal dog trekking cross-country, but his boss disagrees. Meanwhile, things with his girlfriend are heating up...

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A few notes about this book:

• I've never seen something described as "darn right healthy". To me this should be "downright healthy"...but maybe it's a regional thing?

• I like this quote: "Princes never fully appreciate the survival tactics of their serfs."

• I figured out something important about the story at least a hundred pages before Mulligan did, but I still enjoyed the story.

• I hope the running gags of "Thanks-Dad" and Dorcas's standard phone greeting don't continue too much in the rest of the series; they started getting old fairly quickly.

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (11/17/2015 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Headed for Pennsylvania..which is at least closer to Rhode Island than Hawaii is! ;)

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Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, December 26, 2015
This lovely rabck showed up! Adding to the ABC TBR stash for reading. Thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, March 19, 2016
Like hyphen8, I picked this for the states challenge.

Quirky offbeat light mystery. Blue collar reporter trying to figure out who's burning down his old neighborhood and why. Enjoyable light read - and I liked "Thanks-Dad" and other gags running throughout the book

Journal Entry 6 by wingNancyNovawing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Released 5 yrs ago (3/28/2016 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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A Rabck. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by eastbaybookmisr at Oakland, California USA on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Caught this a couple days ago in the mail, as a Wishlist RABCK! Thank you!

2010 Doherty trade paperback. This was on my list of best modern debut thrillers to read.

Edit February 6, 2018: I have mixed feelings. I enjoyed the dark humor, but I found the pervasive, embedded corruption of Rhode Island as presented here to be just so incredibly depressing. The storyline has a few red herrings that don't really get resolved, but I guess that is true to life. I currently have this ranked at #601 on my ranked list of best-read books lately.

Released 3 yrs ago (2/6/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library at 5871 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland, California USA

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