Prompt: Bad Boys
Prompt: Bad Boys
Today seems to be the day for discovering new books! The tagged one sounds great 👍🏼
Tomorrow is my first day back to work after my shoulder surgery! In those six weeks, I read these 16 amazing books!
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think?
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I sat in my car for a half hour outside the library trying to finish this one before the library closed the day it was due. It was a bit of a slow start for me but was the story picked up in the second half of the book I was all in and couldn‘t put it down.
I was curious about this one - Kent wrote one of my favorite books, The Heretic‘s Daughter, so I wanted to see how she could pull off a modern day cop novel featuring a woman cop transplanted from New York to Dallas, living with a longtime girlfriend. It works! It‘s gritty yet sarcastic. If you want something a little different from other cop books, read this. #copsong #MusicalNewYear
Silly picture but I already used the cover in a previous post 😀.
Entertaining and nicely paced police procedural with snappy dialogue that goes a bit off the rails in the later quarter of the book. While a LGBTQ friendly novel, the main character Betty Rhyzyk is a badass openly lesbian detective, this novel is very white. It's set in Dallas Texas and while there are POC characters they are, with one exception, represented as criminals.
Kathleen Kent‘s first crime novel opens with explosive action, a start that will have you page turning from the get go. Narrated in First Person POV, the lead character is a feisty narcotics cop, Det. Betty Rhyzyk who transfers from Brooklyn to Dallas, from the frying pan to the fire, is tough, flawed, tenacious and anything but your typical cop. In Betty‘s world we get to grips with drug cartels and the criminal underbelly of life in Dallas!
I love Betty as a character. More female main characters should be Iike her. Other than that, this was a very good, very standard mass market thriller, perfect for a rainy day, plane ride, beach read, stuff like that. It became kind of a mess towards the end and had me questioning how this made any sense but the rest made up for it. I‘d absolutely read more if this becomes a series but it‘s not at the top of any list I have.
I haven't really read police procedural fiction in the past, and I think this was an excellent introduction. The writing was brisk and punchy, much like the main character, Detective Betty Rhyzyk. My one quibble is that Betty seemed a bit too bulletproof- I'd like to see her show more vulnerability in later installments.
CW for kidnapping, imprisonment, attempted rape.
1. I inadvertently parked under a swallows nest in the parking garage at work.
2. A chocolate almond croissant
3. Badass lesbian detective
4. A highlighter
5. 5'11.5". Proud member of the #tallgirlsclub
Um, a 5'11" redheaded lesbian detective who listens to nineties alt rock?
I officially have a crush on a fictional character. ?
A smallish #libraryhaul. Have you read any of these?
Wow. Betty Rhyzyk is an amazing, tough protagonist whose self-knowledge and self-confidence drive the narrative. I‘m a sucker for novels about police investigations, and the story at the center of this book by #kathleenkent is gritty and unrelenting and just . . . great! Oh, and Betty‘s relationship with her uncle is my favorite. 😀
Last image, I promise: the outside of The Wild Detectives. Their back patio is even better, and the whole place is set up for reading, drinking something delightful, and engaging in bookish convo if you choose. ❤️
Who-ah! Just gulped this down in one sitting. Texas noir? Nope, that‘s Lonsdale to me; this is pure delightful pulp fiction. In the best of ways: kickass red haired Brooklyn (Greenpoint!)policewoman moves to Dallas PD to be with her girlfriend. Faces murder, mayhem, gangsters,crazed evangelical meth dealers, and the pages just flip themselves. A bit gory but nothing stops her.!
Book 5 for #MountTBR- I loved this fast paced police procedural/crime novel. Betty, a transplant from Brooklyn, is a badass narcotics detective in Dallas, TX. I thought that the last 100 pages were a little over the top, but it was still really good. I picked this up at book festival last year and Kent stated there will be second book. I sure hope so. 🤞🏻#LitsyAtoZ #K
Entertaining and fast-paced police procedural/crime novel/thriller. Biting wit. Caustic observations of human behavior. This is a new genre for Kent and while she is successful, I prefer her writing style in The Heretic's Daughter. But for an interesting crime read, it fits the bill; I would read another. #crime #fiction
An fast paced mystery thriller with a kick ass female narcotics detective. Her observations as a TX transplant from the eyes of a Brooklynite lesbian and her interactions with her fellow officers are excellent. This would have been a solid 4 star read except the plot went a bit over the top for me. I hope there is a second book to this series.
A gritty crime novel, with a badass lady cop, Betty, I really enjoyed reading this. Some parts seemed a bit forced, but I would still suggest this to anyone who loves this genre. 3.5/5 ⭐️
Plus, every time I read the name Betty, I kept picturing Betty from the Rat Queens. Besides being tough and loyal, the two wouldn't be more different. 😂
This was a total #BlameItOnLitsy purchase and I absolutely loved it. A Brooklyn born police officer becomes a narcotics detective for the Dallas PD and tries to take down a Mexican drug cartel. It was gritty, it was fast-paced and it begs to be made into a series AND a tv show/movie starring Jessica Chastain. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I haven't had much time to read these past few days, and this weekend is looking to be more of the same...but look what I picked up at the library today. 👀 😄
I'm behind on my reviews! I finished this one on audio a few days ago on audio and thought it was really good. The main character is a kick ass lady cop, and the story didn't go where I expected it to at all.
This book was amazing. I love that Betty is gritty yet realistic, she's efficient but not emotionally cold. I loved that she had a loving girlfriend and a complicated family past. The mystery is chilling and was escalated expertly, pulling no punches. Kent also made me want to visit Dallas because she wrote the city so well, and I have zero desire to ever set foot in Texas. All in all, and excellent read! I hope we see more Betty books!!
I only picked up this book because I love Kent's The Heretic's Daughter. Normally, I don't read books identified as gritty cop novels. With Kent's beautiful writing, and grittier descriptions of a few heinous scenes, Detective Betty Rhyzyk comes to life. Hard as nails and very tough, she's someone you would want on your side. I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed this. Glad I took the plunge and decided to give this a try.
Goal for tonight: finish this! I have a bunch of Netgalley and library books calling my name!
Gritty crime novel + lesbian cop protagonist + two Book Riot recommendations = automatic buy. I am enjoying my life choices this morning!
I love Kathleen Kent. The Heretic's Daughter is a favorite book of mine and I am often trying to push it into the hands of others. The Dime is a departure from Kent's historical fiction and I'm enjoying it! I really hope that this is the first in a series. Betty is a tough and awesome Brooklyn cop who moves to Dallas so her girlfriend can be close to her sick mother. Dallas has all kinds of challenges in store for Betty!
This latest from Kathleen Kent was fabulous! A Texas-based thriller featuring Betty Rhyzyk, a Brooklyn cop who relocates to Dallas and gets caught up in a truly twisted case. The pacing is crazy fast and the plot is oh, so smart and dark. Loved it! It must have been too much for Ninko :) #catsoflitsy
And because I just spent 20 minutes picking up said clouds, I rewarded myself with these purchases.
Soooooo I kind of have this irrational fear about someone hiding in the attic of my house even though I don't have an attic! And I'm telling you this bc I've just read about someone hiding like that and now I'm never gonna sleep bc I'm wondering if someone can be in my walls! Sweet dreams, Littens 👻😂
Loved her historical witch novels and I love mysteries so thought I would try her latest...I love Betty! Tough Brooklyn cop transplanted to Dallas so her girlfriend can be close by for her dying mother, Betty has a lot to deal with. Prejudiced family members, hostile coworkers, narc ops that go wrong, civilians dying - great read. I really hope this is a new series.
Love Kathleen Kent (The Heritic's Daughter).
She always comes to Paris when she has a new book out. I'm interested to see what she does with this new-for-her genre, somehow, I think it's going to suit quite well! And it's really fun to have a crime novel set in Big D for once!
I've really enjoyed Kent's historical fiction, so I was curious to read a present-day crime novel. Turns out, it's fantastic. The cop banter reminded me a bit of The Killing, and the scenarios a bit like Breaking Bad. I hope this is going to be a series!
Authentic Texan dialogue