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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. I was so excited when this book became available, I maybe even hyperventilated a little! This book opens with Frost's estranged friend Denny arriving on his doorstep in the middle of the night, dying in Frost's arm, but not before getting out one word, "Lombard". Frost soon meets up with a PI named Coyle, who has a strange story, that a series of graffiti snakes have turned up near I was so excited when this book became available, I maybe even hyperventilated a little!

Frost soon meets up with a PI named Coyle, who has a strange story, that a series of graffiti snakes have turned up near cases of unexplained deaths, and they soon find one near to where Denny was killed.

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Coyle thinks the snakes indicate that the mysterious Lombard is behind the deaths, but nobody in law enforcement will listen to his story. More bodies, and snakes, start to pile up and Frost finds that time is against him, and he can trust nobody. High-class escorts, drug dealers and a luxury yacht all start to muddy the waters, as Frost doesn't seem to know if he's chasing a myth, or a legend. The Crooked Street is a first rate thriller, worthy of the previous books in the series.

I devoured this one in quick time. Would Frost get the baddie? Or the girl? And how is Shack, the coolest cat in literary history? I recommend this book to all lovers of mysteries and crime novels. View all 18 comments. Sue Houghton Great review. Thanks Kylie Jul 09, PM. Kylie D Sue wrote: "Great review. Thanks Kylie" Thanks Sue, this series is sooooo good. I hope you love it too. I'v Sue wrote: "Great review. I've just got my mum hooked on it Jan 30, Lou rated it really liked it.

The Crooked Street is the third novel in the Detective Frost Easton of San Francisco Police Department series; each instalment works perfectly as a standalone as the crime is self-contained to that particular book, but you will not be privy to information on the recurring characters full backgrounds.

I loved the murder and mayhem, thrills and spills San Fran PD go through, and the complexity of the plot made this unputdownable for me. The author challenges the reader to keep up with the developme The Crooked Street is the third novel in the Detective Frost Easton of San Francisco Police Department series; each instalment works perfectly as a standalone as the crime is self-contained to that particular book, but you will not be privy to information on the recurring characters full backgrounds. The author challenges the reader to keep up with the developments, the endless deceit and a wholly untrustworthy mob of people; this is definitely one of the most twist-driven and surprise-filled thrillers I've had the pleasure to read of late.

The twists in the tale are plentiful and pull you into one way of thinking before whipping the rug from underneath you leaving you scratching your head aghast. Mr Freeman impressed me by disguising the perpetrator until very late on, which created tension throughout, and he cleverly weaves a dark yarn that I enjoyed immensely.

It does, however, end on a cliffhanger which is rather annoying as whether I will remember the details of this book when the sequel comes out is debatable. Frost is a character I can see myself really appreciating as the series progresses. He knows his own mind and is morally driven. I looking forward to the next instalment and the evolution of the characters.

You can also find my reviews posted here on my blog. View 1 comment. Dec 21, Linda Strong rated it it was amazing Shelves: netgalley , read-in This is the third of this series, and although it reads well as a stand alone, I highly recommend that you start with the first book. Frost Easton is a terrific series character.

Always thought of as a boy scout, it's meant that he is honest, and willing to go the extra mile to get at the truth. But then again, nothing about this death rings true. Seems like everyone is shrugging it off.. And what does "Lombard" mean? This was the last word spoken before the victim died. There are going to be many more bodies falling.. Always somewhere around the death there is a painting of a red snake.

Frost finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Is this the work of a serial killer? Or is there something else going on I really like how this author gives the reader up close and personal glimpses of his private life, as well as the professional side. And being a cat lover I love Shack, his cat of an indiscriminate pedigree.

This is a real page-turner and it was hard to put down for any length of time. The ending was suspenseful, and I never saw it coming.

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No cliff hanger, but a great lead in to the next adventure for Frost Easton. Brian Freeman is right at the top of my favorite authors. I love his Stride series and was delighted when he started the Easton series. I knew I could count on him putting together wonderful characters that were unforgettable and story lines that would not only be credible, but well written and exciting.

He has never disappointed me. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own. View 2 comments. Mar 09, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: book-3 , kindle-paperwhite , mystery-thriller , net-galley , part-of-series. Having read and enjoyed the previous two books in the series, I was anxious to continue with the series.

Even though this novel reads well as a stand alone, I highly recommend that you start with the first book, to fully appreciate the ongoing character development. They were all dead, and he was probably next! They were tracking him on his phone. Now Frost is assigned to the case-a homicide. The last time Frost had seen Denny, he had done character excursions on the Bay, catering to the San Francisco elite. There was no known motive. Denny appears to be the latest victim in a string of murders linked by a distinctive clue: the painting of a spiralled snake near the crime scenes.

Now Frost is on the hunt for a killer in San Francisco which soon becomes a game of cat and mouse, with an enemy who knows his every move. There is no one he can trust. And somewhere down the crooked streets of the city, the killer is ready to attack again. This book is well written and very engaging. I highly recommend this series to all mystery and crime lovers. View all 20 comments. Feb 10, Brenda rated it really liked it. This is the third book in the Frost Easton series.

Frost is up against a puzzling and inordinate number of murders in this book. The case was interesting, and there were so many deaths that it bordered on ridiculou This is the third book in the Frost Easton series. The case was interesting, and there were so many deaths that it bordered on ridiculous. I liked Frost from the beginning, and I still like him.

He has a brother who is a chef with a food truck. View all 8 comments. Jan 25, Jean rated it it was amazing. There are those who are crooked, and then there are those who are just plain evil. Inspector Frost Easton crosses paths with both kinds in Crooked Street. Like the previous thriller, this one was just as hard to put down. Freeman, who is well known for his Duluth detective Jonathan Stride, has based this new series in San Francisco. There are many. It involves a serial killer called Lombard and graffiti-like red snake symbols left at the scenes where victims are found.

Who, or what, is Lombard? A serial killer, or something more sinister? Why was Denny killed? What, if any, is the relationship between the victims? The plot takes Frost through a series of zigzags and bends with danger at every nook and cranny.

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Will there be more bodies before all is said and done? Who can Frost trust? He is told by his captain and a fellow investigator to trust no one. I had suspicions but nothing but my guts to rely on. This is one roller coaster ride! Well, the plot thickens in this one. Boy, does it ever!

Also, Frost gets a lot more physical in this book. No, not like that. It seems like every time he turns around, someone in some fashion is pounding him on. Oh, uh, Frost, you might want to consider locking your doors. If not for his own safety, he needs to consider Shack, his beloved tuxedo cat. There is plenty of tension in this one. The characters are great. We get to see more of his buddy Herb, the old hippie artist. Brother Duane and his lady Tabby return. The fellow cops are interesting characters. Are they trustworthy? Who knows? Are any of them trustworthy?

Nov 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing. I don't know how in the hell he does it, but, as usual, Brian Freeman kicks ass and takes names in his newest upcoming release. Full blog review coming in January, In the meantime, catch up with books one and two in the Frost Easton series and pre-order this book on Amazon! The Hazel Wood , by Melissa Albert January 30 Alice has never met her grandmother Althea, the cult author of an out of print collection of dark fairy tales, but the woman and her book cast a long shadow.

Reign the Earth , by A. Gaughen January 30 To end the war between their kingdoms, desert girl Shalia enters into a political marriage with the magic-despising ruler of the Bone Lands. By a Charm and a Curse , by Jamie Questell February 6 The Carnival Fantastic is both a dream and a nightmare, a traveling circus whose members are immune to aging or injury…but at a dark cost. Small-town girl Emmaline is drawn to its dark enchantments, and to the icy-cold boy who transfers his own curse to her through a kiss. Instead she falls for another circus traveler longing for escape, which can only come at a price that threatens to be too high to pay.

Shadowsong , by S. She enters and ultimately escapes an enchanted underground kingdom animated by art and obsession. Brienna lands on knowledge as her passion, but faces humiliation and defeat when she ends up without the patron she needs to progress. And when she finally does get an offer, it comes from an unlikely quarter: a disgraced lord. And accepting his shady patronage comes with a price that may prove too high: involvement in a plot to depose the king, a net that stretches further than Brienna could guess.

The Wren Hunt , by Mary Watson February 8 This debut set against the backdrop of an altered contemporary world follows Wren, a member of the formerly powerful Augurs, a magical people being hunted to extinction by the Judges. The Traitor Prince , by C. Jailed and friendless, Javan has one chance at freeing himself and reaching the ear of the king: fight in a brutal yearly tournament, and win.

Camellia longs to be the favored Belle, serving the queen and royal family, but her path to the top is rocky, and life inside the palace walls is far from the dream she hoped it would be. Soon she finds herself facing a sadistic royal, dark discoveries about what it means to be a Belle, and the impossible longings of her heart.

But after her burgeoning abilities lead to an explosion at the factory where she works, she has no choice but to go on the run. Soon she faces a choice: learn to harness what she can do, or risk being imprisoned in the dark, secret-filled asylum that holds her mother.

Elsa, daughter of a celebrated scriptologist, is from one of these invented worlds, but must travel into the real one when her mother is taken. Early in her aimless travels she reunites with a dear childhood friend: a kind of dragon called a quigutl, who becomes her companion and protector, and gives her journey a purpose. Years later, Deirdre Bradley's father owns Fear Park While accidents keep plaguing the park, Deirdre finds herself becoming attracted to Robin Fear, unaware of his true intentions.

Robin Fear's plans for Fear Park may come to fruition, unless the one person he never suspected of turning on him can help Deirdre. Newcomer to Shadyside Randy will wish that the stories she's heard about a ghost named Pete were just those when she's invited to play a rather odd game of tag.

If Pete tags her, Randy will lose more than the game. She'll become the newest ghost on Fear Street. Shadyside Middle School's newest substitute teacher is a wandering spirit wondering who's been defiling her gravesite. But how can Zack Pepper destroy someone who is already dead? Scott and Glen use water from the Fear Street lake to bring their sea monkeys to life -- but is it really something in the water that's turning them into ravenous monsters?

Wes Parker buys a 3D magic eye poster from a strange general store, and the more Wes tries to find the hidden picture, the more the hidden picture wants to come into the real world. Two boys find an abandoned treehouse in Fear Street woods said to be haunted by a boy who died in there while hiding from a lightning storm. Kelsey Moore has been a Fear Street resident for years and knows the horrors are just urban legends — until she meets a fortuneteller named Madame Valda, who curses Kelsey to face her fears. Fear Street Museum gets a new delivery: a knight 's suit of armor said to be haunted by a knight cursed by a wizard to live and die in his armor.

Mike, the son of the Fear Street Museum owner, thinks it's cool — until the armor comes alive and accuses Mike of putting the curse on him. School nerd Al gets a chemistry set for his birthday, but it turns out to be a dud when the stink bomb he makes from it turns to ooze — a strange, bright orange ooze -like substance that saps the intelligence of anyone who touches it.

How do you hide from your own shadow? That's what a boy named Vinny Salvo should ask his shadow when his begins to take on a life of its own. After accidentally mowing down the tombstone of a scientist who is obsessed with insects known as the Bugman, Janet is haunted by bugs of all shapes and sizes. Has the Bugman returned for revenge? Picky eater Sam suddenly starts to devour everything in sight that isn't considered food when his friend's weird aunt laces his macaroni and cheese with a weird spice said to send people into feeding frenzies.

Wendy is a girl obsessed with cats ; however, her parents won't let her have one. While at a craft's fair, Wendy steals a charm necklace from an old woman who claims it turns people into werecats.

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One morning, Andrew finds a guide book on how to be a vampire , along with some bite marks on his neck. While Andrew thinks being a child of the night is all fun and games, his teacher has other plans Klutzy young boy Will who would do anything to be like Chad, the coolest kid in school. So when Chad tells Will he has his own invention a body-swapping machine in his house, he jumps at the chance to make the switch — only to regret it when he discovers that Chad is an extraterrestrial.

Charles Dickens ' holiday classic A Christmas Carol gets a modern-day horror twist in this tale of a bully named Kenny Frobisher who gets locked in Darby's Department Store the same one owned by rich girl Reba in the Fear Street Super Chiller books on Christmas Eve and encounters three ghosts who show him why he's mean during the holidays and what will happen if he doesn't change his ways. Corey is spending the weekend with his Granny Marsha, but before his parents leave, they warn Corey not to get sick at her place—and Corey finds out why when Grandma's home remedies escalate to torture and bizarre science experiments.

Jill and Freddie inherit their dead Uncle Solly's house, which wouldn't be a problem, except that Solly was a magician who left behind some evil magic tricks that won't stay dead. Lizzy joins a girls' nature club called the Fear Girls—who turn out to have strong connections with the undead. Hannah's brother, Jesse, doesn't heed this warning, and the siblings find themselves doing battle with a bitter genie who's been stuffed in the bottle for years.

Brittany finds herself playing for her life when the jokers in her new deck of cards come after her. Tad and his family are on vacation at Club Lagoona, which, for Tad, is not good, as he's afraid of swimming in the deep end—and with good cause, as a scaly monster may be waiting for him there. During a Little League game, Buddy gets hit in the head with a baseball —and finds himself back in the late s as Shadyside's greatest baseball player—one that was a member of a baseball team who died in a bus crash after the championship game. Can Buddy change the course of history or is his fate sealed?

Robbie and Dora are ghost kids living in a haunted house that now has a new resident: a human boy named Oliver Brown, who doesn't believe in ghosts and has a logical explanation behind all the paranormal activity. Can Robbie and Dora scare Oliver into believing? Maggie gets a new puppy named Poocher, but one visit to Fear Street's most gruesome veterinarian turns the cute little pooch into an evil dog.

Is the doctor to blame or is Maggie's dog truly evil? Greg Romer always loses to Paul Boyd, but not this time. Even though Paul says he'll get more Halloween candy than Greg, Greg is going to beat him with his secret weapon—a bag that makes more of whatever one puts in it, like candy, money—and bugs. While taking a shortcut through the Fear Street Cemetery , Jack meets a strange girl who offers him a chance to become invisible , but Jack soon learns that nothing good can come from it—especially if the girl in question is a giant with an ulterior motive.

They say you can't pick your parents, but Sarah would like nothing more than to trade her bizarre family for one that's more well-behaved, which she does by flipping a coin that lets her go into an alternate dimension where she has a perfect family, one that would love to have a girl like her for lunch. Unfortunately for Sarah, she's going to be the main course. In the sequel to the first book, the ghost children of Shadyside's graveyard are back and ready to lure human kids into playing Hide and Seek with them for their lives.

Amanda and Danny find a blue monkey doll in the backyard—the same one their babysitter described in a story that can curse a family with bad luck. There's a new after-school club in Shadyside Middle School that turns all of its members into zombies and Valerie Martin may be next. Jamie Kolker is a fan of comic book villain , Hecula the He-Beast, and gets a computer CD featuring Hecula's sketches and drawings—which come to life when he uploads it to the computer.

Matt finds a toolbox in Fear Street Woods, but the tools inside are more than just screwdrivers, hammers, and wrenches. This toolbox is literally out of this world, and the alien who lost it is coming to Earth to get it back. Jane and Lewis find themselves trapped underground -- along with a species of bloodsucking worms and two pale strangers who can't tolerate the sunlight.

Part one of two. When Joe and his family move to Fear Street to help run Grandpa Howie's hotel, Joe discovers that the hotel may be home to some vampires. After ridding the vampires in the attic from the first book, Grandpa Howie's hotel has a new problem: a strange ghost from the past haunting Grandpa Howie and Joe. The spell to rid the ghost goes awry when it leads to a Freaky Friday -style body switch between Joe and Grandpa Howie and now the two must find a way to break the spell before the effects become permanent.

Joe not the same one from the Horror Hotel two-parter smashes a funhouse mirror at a carnival, but instead of seven years' bad luck, Joe gets an evil twin. Hoping to end the curse of evil that has plagued the Fear clan for generations, newlyweds Nora Goode and Daniel Fear, along with the entire family, lose their lives in a terrible fire, and the only survivor is their young child.

Visiting her cousins Simon and Angelica Fear, unaware of the terrible legacy that haunts everyone associated with the Fear family, Amy Pierce senses an evil presence in their New Orleans mansion and fears she will never escape. Refusing to believe in the superstitions surrounding the Fear family, Savannah Madison proceeds with her wedding to handsome Tyler Fear and moves to Blackrose Manor, where she is terrified by a series of bizarre deaths. Discovering the ancient Fear amulet, Christina, a young servant girl, finds her fate linked to the revenge-driven warrior Fieran, the amulet's creator, who cursed the Fear family centuries earlier.

Timothy tells his friends a story that gives him the power to control other people and summon the dead. The story is about Maggie; who escapes prison to work as a governess of two children. Angelica and Simon Fear attempt to bring their two daughters back from the grave; even if it means killing two innocent girls.

After their parents' death, Luke, Leah, and Corey Fier must find themselves a brand new place to live. There are some people who happen to get on their way, but not if the animals have the job to get ride of them. Can Luke take the blame on his siblings, who have the power to control animals; or are those just mere accidents?

Having fallen in love with Justin Fier, Madeline is warned by two unusual sources that Justin is driven by an evil quest that destroys any woman who would get close to him. A medicine woman tells Jamie Fier that she knows how he can win the heart of the girl he loves, but it will cost him. She gives him a potion to drink, and that night, when the moon is full, Jamie is transformed into a wolf. With each full moon, he transforms again, but if his true love sees him while he's in the form of a wolf, he'll remain a wolf forever.

After seeing her husband Thomas getting pushed into a pool of boiling water and die soon afterwards, Jane turns ill. She gets well in a month's time, during which time the spirit of Sarah Burns, her best friend, goes inside her.