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Death at La Venice by Donna Leon

I’d love to review a really good book right now, but the only fiction I seem to be reading since Cormac McCarthy’s new novels are not in the least little bit inspiring. They’re not even good for escape (except possibly the … Continue reading

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The Plea – by Steve Cavanagh

I thought I’d read something by Steve Cavanagh before but nope, after checking his older books it looks like I was in error. So I ended up reading The Plea which is the second in the Eddie Flynn series.  Okay fine.   … Continue reading

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Forsaken Country ~ by Allen Eskers

This book is certainly a thriller. It might be partly procedural but that’s in the background because the “good guys” are ex-law enforcement. Forsaken Country is more of an adventure-thriller with the exciting chase-parts of it taking place in wilds … Continue reading

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Murder on the Christmas Express ~ by Alexandra Benedict.

And here we go again – after a couple hours looking for what might be a good Christmas-time murder mystery which was not too romancey or involved a non-murder type crime I found Murder on the Christmas Express by Alexandra … Continue reading

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The Hunting Party ~ by Lucy Foley

This is a very difficult book to listen to. In fact one reviewer said of the print version that it was “confusing.”  there are too many 1st person narrators and many more characters all set in alternating time frames. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Saxons~ by Mark Morris

Generally, I enjoy reading while listening to the same book partly because of my eyes don’t work so good anymore but also because the audio distracts me from my tinnitus. Also, I love seeing the maps, source notes, graphics and … Continue reading

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Stella Maris ~ by Cormac McCarthy

Stella Maris is a term for a female protector or guiding spirit at sea. The title is sometimes given to the Virgin Mary, and it’s often the name given to Catholic Churches and aid societies.   Stella MarisBy Cormac McCarthy 2020 (198 pages)Read … Continue reading

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Snow – by John Banville

John Banville has written 22 novels so far under the name of John Banville.  And he’s got another 13 to his  credit under the pseudonym Benjamin Black. Now, in 2022 he has gone back to using the name of John … Continue reading

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A Gift of Bones ~ By Sarah Booth

 I found this several months ago and it just sat in my Wish List until a few weeks ago but now it’s the Christmas season so I bring it out.   A Gift of Bonesby Carolyn Haines -2018 Read by … Continue reading

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The Passenger – by Cormac McCarthy

I’d been waiting for this one  (and the sequel which is due out in 2 days!)  I even had it stashed in my cart at Audible (rather than a pre-purchase) so when I became aware it was available I’d get … Continue reading

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The Twist of a Knife ~ by Anthony Horowitz

I just kept going on to #4 in the Horowitz and Hawthorn series.  The thing about Hawthorn is that he gives nothing about himself away.  Horowitz is to write his biography but that can’t really be done without some knowledge … Continue reading

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The Sentence is Death – by Anthony Horowitz

It’s possible that the more books I read books by Anthony Horowitz the more I enjoy them and I think this may be one of his most enjoyable adult mysterie,  but I haven’t read them all yet.    https://mybecky.blog/2021/11/07/a-line-to-kill-anthony-horowitz/.    … Continue reading

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A Deadly Feast ~ by Lucy Burdette

This series takes place in Key West, Florida where Thanksgiving is coming up along with the wedding of the Hayley Snow, the series protagonist who works as a food writer.  But a few days earlier a woman dies on a seafood tasting … Continue reading

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Santa’s Little Yelpers ~ by David Rosenfelt

I’ve read 7 of the 26 Andy Carpenter novels and 6 of those have been the Christmas books.  I really should read more of the series because they’re “legal thrillers” (of a sort) and kind of fun. I can get … Continue reading

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The Years of Rice and Salt ~ By Kim Stanley Robinson

Oh my what a grand book! But it does get long and seems kind of repetitive after about the half-way mark (perhaps that’s part of the ultimate point).  I haven’t read a sci-fi book this good since the trilogy “Three-Body … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Tale ~ by Ellery Queen

I read this book to complete the letter Q in the Alphabet Challenge of crime novel authors at 4-Mystery Addicts.  I think it might have been the last letter I had yet to cover.  (Yes, I know “Ellery Queen” was not … Continue reading

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A Passage North ~ by Anuk Arudpragasam

This was disappointing.  I might have enjoyed it when I was younger, in the 1980s or something, but now?  It was included in the Booker Prize short list for 2021 and the Booker Prize reading group finally got to it on … Continue reading

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