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The Murder of Twelve ~ by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land

These books are basically just like the TV show from back in the 1980s-‘90s.  They’re good mysteries but there’s often a shot of humor there, too. The first “author” listed on the cover is Jessica Fletcher, the fictional author-character in … Continue reading

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The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

I’ve wanted to read this probably ever since a new translation was released in 1995.  It’s the story of the ruination of the Trotta family due to unmerited military honors and elevation to the nobility. This all happens at the … Continue reading

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The Trial~ by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

I found this novella on sale at Audible. I guess  I’m trained to buy Women’s Murder Club books as the next one emcees up.  LOL!  The last one was really gross though. Too much graphic fem-jeopardy. But apparently The Trial … Continue reading

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How Minds Change – by David McRaney

This was recommended during a reading group discussion, maybe I should say that I was pointed toward this book during a discussion as I don’t know if he ever read it or not.  Anyway,  I started out very excited and that stayed … Continue reading

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Fundamentals ~ by Frank Wilczek Fundamentals

The Introduction here talks so much about abundance and Wilczek says “The the world is large. There’s plenty of room for humans to thrive in and plenty left over for us to admire from a distance” I thought it was going … Continue reading

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The Fortune Men ~ by Nadifa Mohamed

Wikipedia calls The Fortune Men a “non-fiction novel,” and the author did a pretty good job of combining the verified research of nonfiction with the imagination of fiction. I didn’t quite love it, but almost. Nadifa Mohamed’s 4th novel is … Continue reading

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17th Suspect ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

I read this a few days ago but didn’t get a post put up about it. I’m only 1 book shy of being caught up on the Women’s Murder Club series. Then it will be one book a year as … Continue reading

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Unlucky 13 ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro   

I’d promised myself I’d go back and pick this one up and I forgot but then I found the book again and read it anyway. And I found that note to self even later.   Unlucky 13by James Patterson and … Continue reading

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16th Seduction ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Ahhh…. This is a legal thriller but almost as much a courtroom drama.  It starts out as a thriller but pretty quickly changes into legal matters.  A large science museum is bombed and after he confesses, a suspect is arrested … Continue reading

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15th Affair ~ James Patterson and Maxine Paetro 

How in the world did a nice girl like me get involved with James Patterson?  I loathed his books (having read 1 one time) but The Women’s Murder Club drew my attention for some reason.  I tried a holiday themed … Continue reading

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Who Killed Jane Stanford? ~ Richard White

I wish I had better things to say about this book.  I’m glad I read it because I really do enjoy true crime and historical true crime can be great. Richard White really did his homework, the book bristles with … Continue reading

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A Song of Comfortable Chairs ~ by Alexander McCall Smith

I’m a total fan of the No 1 Ladies Detective agency books!   I’ve been reading them as they came out in the US since 2002 or something.  This is one of the few authors I tend to buy no … Continue reading

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