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The Discomfort of Evening ~ by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

This may be the grossest book I’ve ever read and that’s seriously too bad because it’s also brilliant.  On the one hand it’s so gross there were places which simply creeped me out.  On the other hand I finished, totally … Continue reading

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An Accidental Death ~ Peter Grainger

Whew!   Starting out with #1 in a series.  (After the last #4 as stand-alone crime book this is a relief.)  And it’s a gentle book – where the last book put the thriller before all else, this one is … Continue reading

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A Criminal Justice ~ by William J. Myers

This is pathetic –  it’s #4 in a series of 4 (so far).  And it would really be best to read the books in order – (take heed).  Unfortunately it was my first, so there were lots of connections I … Continue reading

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From a Low and Quiet Sea ~ by Donal Ryan x2

A question from a reader posted on this blog prompted me to reread this marvelous book.  Yes, I had a good crime novel going but I’m open these days and From a Low and Quiet Sea is quite short, a novella … Continue reading

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Fermat’s Enigma ~ by Simon Singh

I read this years ago but my reading group selected it for April and because it had been so long I did it again.  I have it at home in paperback so I purchased a Kindle version – it’s not … Continue reading

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Front Page Fatality ~ by LynDee Walker

I’m going through a lot of sale books lately, but that’s a good way to find new-to-me authors such as LynDee Walker.  First impressions were that not only is the narrative try too hard to be cute and funny, the … Continue reading

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The Cold, Cold Ground ~ by Adrian McKinty

I got this because it was on sale and because I’d heard a lot about it over the years and because I’m interested in Irish history and finally because Gerard Doyle narrates it.  I was kind of hoping for some … Continue reading

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Crashes and Crises ~ by Collen Fullencamp

That’s what this book is about – the economic crashes and the crises of the west from the Tulip Bubble of the 17th century to the German post-WWI hyper-inflation, the US stock market crash of 1929 and the housing loans … Continue reading

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The Marylebone Drop ~ by Mick Herron

I took a long time about reading this and made copious notes to keep the characters straight but I only listened, there was no Kindle version to go along with the Audio. It took me a couple readings but I … Continue reading

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Never Goodbye ~ by Adam Mitzner

On sale and although I’ve read a number of Mitzner’s books this might be one of the weakest.  I loved A Conflict of Interest, 2011, his first, but Mitzner seemed to go downhill after that . Still, they’re pretty good legal … Continue reading

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Negroland: A Memoir ~ by Margo Jefferson

Negroland, by Jefferson’s definition, is that demographic which is comprised of upper middle to upper class Blacks from the days of slavery through today. The author was raised in this community and it has been written about in various ways … Continue reading

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Down Cemetery Road ~ by Mick Herron

I discovered another Mick Herron book in my digital library – Down Cemetery Road.  This was published prior to the Slough House books and I suppose it shows.  Still the Mick Herron I know and love shines through.   ******Down … Continue reading

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