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Stalking Susan

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Stormpatch to Talonfang & Pearlstar

Talonfang, go to the next result & read your instructions. Pearlstar, go to eighth result. Ill c u 2 there.

posted by Crazycatgurl on August 26, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Excellent start to a strong stable of mysteries

After years on my to-read list, "Stalking Susan" was very rewarding -- far better than I expected from a first novel. So now Julie Kramer's books are on my read-the-rest list, along with books of Grisham, Sandford, Krueger, and another new Minnesota author, Colin Nelson...
After years on my to-read list, "Stalking Susan" was very rewarding -- far better than I expected from a first novel. So now Julie Kramer's books are on my read-the-rest list, along with books of Grisham, Sandford, Krueger, and another new Minnesota author, Colin Nelson, among others.

posted by Artful_Codger on December 15, 2013

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

    Excellent start to a strong stable of mysteries

    After years on my to-read list, "Stalking Susan" was very rewarding -- far better than I expected from a first novel. So now Julie Kramer's books are on my read-the-rest list, along with books of Grisham, Sandford, Krueger, and another new Minnesota author, Colin Nelson, among others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    Good read full of cliches

    I enjoyed this book. It had some cliche dialouge but all in all it was a good read and I bought the other two books that follow.

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  • Posted April 5, 2009

    TV Producer helps trap killer

    Because of her background, author Julie Kramer has a significant leg up with her debut novel. She's had a solid career as television producer in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and her avatar, Riley Spartz, is a credible protagonist with a rich plate of angst, mis-steps, difficult co-workers, sharp insight and one or two mistakes.

    A long-time local police source retires and at the same time dumps a couple of questionable cases in her lap. Whether a real lawman, retiring after a long distinguished career would violate the ingrained instincts of his adversarial stance toward reporters, is never dealt with. Similarly, there are a few facts which form part of the basis for the early action, which are questionable. Throughout the novel, reporter Riley Sparks occasionally takes actions which move the action forward, but which an experienced, aware female reporter would simply not do.

    Those criticisms posed, the writing throughout the novel is strong, the narrative drive is good, the characterizations present several interesting characters and once things get really moving-about a third of the way into the novel?a number of questions arise, questions which yield answers that frustratingly raise other questions. Handling this plot is tricky and the author does a good job of it. One of the nice aspects of this book is the amount of insider information presented and the way it's handled. Some of the information is inconsequential and almost frivolous, some relates directly to the main story line. In all cases such background is presented on a need-to-know basis, in fragments that almost never get in the way of the main narrative.

    In sum, in spite of the rare lapses of good judgment by Riley Sparks, and the occasional logical holes, this is a very enjoyable novel. We'll watch for the next one.

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