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Cold Earth ~ by Ann Cleeves

I got way behind in my blurb-writing so I just lifted this one from the Audible site. I did enjoy it though – I love Jimmy Perez and Sandy and the others. Cold Earthby Ann Cleeves 2017 – Englishread by … Continue reading

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The Room Where It Happened 
by John Bolton


The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoirby John Boltonread by  – Robert Petkoff Rating – A-  / current events- John Bolton hasn’t changed and because I’m a relatively moderate-to-liberal Democrat who is appalled by Donald Trump’s personality and his … Continue reading

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Thin Air ~ by Ann Cleeves

******Thin Airby Ann Cleeeves2017 / (398 pages)read by Kenny Blythe 10h 1mrating A – mystery #6 in Shetland Island series****** Moving along on my Shelter Island binge this mystery concerns the dead body of. a woman who was visiting Shetland … Continue reading

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Dead Water by Ann Cleeves

*******Dead Water by Ann Cleeves2014 / read by Kenny Blythe 10h 5mrating – A / mysteryShelter Island series #5*******  Another good solid mystery,  this time it’s book #5 in the shelter Islands series where Jimmy Perez is the only detective on … Continue reading

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Legacy of Lies ~ by Robert Bailey

*******Legacy of Liesby Robert Bailey2020 / Read by Eric G. Dove – 8h 23mrating – B-/ legal crime****** I rather enjoyed this novel except for the sex parts. Those seemed gratuitous and kind of stupid. The main plot was clever … Continue reading

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Blue Lightning ~ by Ann Cleeves

*******Blue Lightningby Ann Cleeves2010 / 380 pagesread by Gordon Griffin 10h 32mrating – B+ / mystery(Shetland Island series #4)******* It seems I’m still suffering from Corona-brain and unable to focus real well – and there have been other things in … Continue reading

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The Gates of Europe ~ by Serhii Plokhy x2

*******The Gates of Europe:A  History of UkraineBy Serhii Plokhy2017 / 397 pagesread by Ralph Lister 15h 20mrating: 9.5 / Europe history(read and listened)******* First review at: https://mybecky.blog/2020/05/21/the-gates-of-europe-by-serhi-plokhy/  As promised, I read this a second time because although it is truly … Continue reading

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The Mirror and the Light ~ by Hilary Mantel

*******The Mirror and the Light by Hillary Mantel2020 / 757 pages (Kindle)read by Ben Miles 38h 12mrating – 10/historical fiction(read and listened) ******* This is the brilliant finish to Mantel’s story of Thomas Cromwell and his days in power as … Continue reading

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Nothing More Dangerous ~by Allen Eskins

*******Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens2019 / 305 pagesread by Kevin Stilllwell 10h 27mrating: A / fiction******* I think I’ve read all of Eskens’ books now – there are four so far. I’ve enjoyed them all. This one is not … Continue reading

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Damaging Evidence ~ 
by Al Macy

*******Damaging Evidenceby Al Macy2020 /  323 plsread by Nick Sullivan: 8h 19mrating:  A+ / legal crime*******  Oh yay!  I’ve now finished another series this month!  There were the Anne Reeve books prior to Al Macy.  Both are *almost* cozy crime … Continue reading

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Fair Warning ~ by Michael Connelly

*******Fair WarningBy Michael Connelly2020 /  (416 pages)read by Peter Giles 10h 26mrating –  A / crime thriller# 3 in Jack McEnvoy series******* I read the first two books in this series (of 3 now) but only remembered only that Jack McEnvoy … Continue reading

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Sufficient Evidence – by Al Macy

*******Sufficient Evidenceby Al Macy2018 /read by Nick Sullivan: 5h 57mrating – A / legal crime******* Fun book – mostly legal thriller with plenty of courtroom drama, but with some nice procedural elements. There’s also a good story arc meshing nicely … Continue reading

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