Tag Archives: Greg Iles

Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning© 2015 Greg Iles816 pages When the choice is your father or the truth,  who could choose the truth?  Penn Cage has always idolized his father Tom.  A dedicated physician from the 1950s-on,  the senior Cage developed a reputation as a devoted and impartial … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Punchbowl

The Devil’s Punchbowl© 2009 Greg Iles592 pages “This town is under siege, and the biggest threat always comes from within.” Recently I read an interview with David Mack, in which he stated that good drama comes from putting mature characters … Continue reading

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In the Footprints of God

In the Footprints of God © 2003 Greg Iles 459 pages The saying Deus ex machina, literally translated as “god from the machine”, refers to a plot device in which a superman power is used to suddenly resolve the conflict … Continue reading

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Sleep No More

Sleep No More © 2002 Greg Iles 382 pages Circumstances warranting my reading a third Greg Iles this book , which is a bit unusual. I have in times past read two books in one week by the same author, … Continue reading

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Turning Angel

Turning Angel © 2005 Greg Iles 501 pages I didn’t intend to read two books by Greg Iles this week: frankly, I don’t want to exhaust my library’s Iles collection prematurely. As it happens, I finished Third Degree much more … Continue reading

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Third Degree

Third Degree © 2007 Greg Iles 385 pages After being utterly captivated by The Quiet Game last week, reading more of Iles was a foregone conclusion. Although I had intended to read the fantasy-like Sleep No More, my sister — … Continue reading

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The Quiet Game

The Quiet Game© 1999 Greg Iles576 pages Caitlin Masters: “God, I’m trapped in a Southern gothic novel!” (p. 204) Wow. I have rarely been as transfixed by a book as I have in the past two days while reading The … Continue reading

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