Mark Baker

(TOP 500 REVIEWER)
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 425
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (7,151 of 8,321)
Location: Santa Clarita, CA United States
Birthday: 8 Mar
In My Own Words:
'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.' --Groucho Marx

An accountant by day, I spend my nights reading and watching TV and movies when not playing ultimate Frisbee, training for mud runs, or hanging out with friends.

I've always liked recommending what I've enjoyed to my friends. I hope that by looking at my reviews, you'll find something… Read more

Interests
Authors: Jerrilyn Farmer, Kris Neri, Rhys Bowen, Joanne Fluke, Donna Andrews, Laura Levine, Glynn Marsh Alam, John J. Lamb, Sandy Dengler, Bodie Thoene, Sigmund Brouwer, Lisa Lutz

Music: Rich Mullins, David Meece, Chris Rice, Ginny Owens, Shaun Grov… Read more
 

Contributions


Top Reviewer Ranking: 425 - Total Helpful Votes: 7151 of 8321
Queen of Hearts (Royal Spyness Mystery) by Rhys Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Royalty, 20 Aug 2014
Lady Georgiana is surprised when her mother, the actress Claire Daniels, sweeps back into her life offering a trip to America. It seems that Claire’s boyfriend Max wants to marry her, and to do that, Claire needs to head to Reno, Nevada, to get a quickie divorce. She’s looking for company on the long boat and train ride, and wants Georgie to join her. Since Georgie has never had the opportunity to go, she readily agrees.

However, danger starts on the ship crossing the Atlantic. Georgie thinks she sees someone fall overboard. Then a jewel is stolen. However, Claire is offered a part in a movie, so the duo head from Reno to Hollywood only to find the intrigue has followed… Read more
Death of a Crabby Cook (Food Festival Mystery) by Penny Pike
Darcy Burnett has lost her job as a food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, but while she tries to figure out what to do next, she gets a job helping her aunt Abby at Abby’s food truck. Abby is famous for her comfort foods, and she has a permanent spot in one of the most sought after locations in San Francisco.

On Darcy’s first day helping, she witnesses a fight between Abby and Oliver, the owner of a restaurant across the street from where Abby and several others park. Oliver is convinced the food trucks are what is driving his restaurant out of business even though the food and service at the restaurant have declined. The fight ends with Abby threatening Oliver with a… Read more
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Meet the four Princes Charming. There’s Frederic, who is in danger of losing the heart of Ella because she longs for adventure, and his idea of being daring is having breakfast at their lunch picnic. Gustav, at 6 ft. 8 the runt of his family, is tired of being in the shadow of his older brothers, and his “rescue” of Rapunzel hasn’t helped his reputation. Prince Liam is a true hero engaged to Briar Rose, however he discovers that his fiancée is not a nice woman. Finally, there’s Duncan, married to Snow White, and driving her crazy with his strange ways.

All four of them have been immortalized by bards, but all four have just been called Prince Charming, something they… Read more