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The Ink Black Heart ~ by Robert Galbraith

Loved this book!  It’s the best of the lot in the Cormoran Strike series so far (imo).  This is understanding that yes, at over 1200 pages it is too long. I think it could have been cut to 950 or … Continue reading

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14th Deadly Sin ~ by James Paterson and Maxine Paetro

Sad to say I skipped The Women’s Mystery Club #13 – I’ll have to catch it later.  I only discovered this after I was half-way through 14th Deadly Sin and I really didn’t want to go backwards.   Fortunately #14 … Continue reading

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12th of Never ~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

First off, 12th of Never starts slow and has a lot of tension breaks to delve into the side plots or interests (?). Second, there is just too much “women’s interest” &. romance in it for my tastes. The tension … Continue reading

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Being You ~ by Anil Seth

I was a bit put off by this book at first.  I had a rather dramatic and terrifying experience a few years ago when it took a longer time for me to come out of general anesthesia than is common. It … Continue reading

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The Guise of Another ~ by Allen Eskens

I’ve read all of Eskens’ novels and enjoyed them tremendously and then I discovered I had not read this one.  I have no idea why not but I think it may have been because I thought it was more of … Continue reading

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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World ~ by Philip Matyszak

Yes, Forgotten Peoples was even better the second time around.  I made better use of the organization and the general thrust of the book.  I understood the “lack of” source notes better. References to ancient documents such as the Bible … Continue reading

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The Employees ~ by Olga Ravn x2

I’ve read this twice now (see https://mybecky.blog/2022/08/07/the-employees-by-olga-ravn/) and actually this last time should count as a third time because I kind of studied the book, taking copious notes. There is so much that is striking about this novel. . The … Continue reading

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Take Your Breath Away ~ by Linwood Barclay

I’m not that fond of domestic thrillers. I prefer police procedurals, who-done-its, amateur sleuthing and legal thrillers. This one sounded different and quite interesting. I’ve read a couple of Linwood Barclay books and he writes okay.  *****Take Your Breath Awayby … Continue reading

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Confidence by Denise Mina

This was recommended by a fellow 4-Mystery-Addicts group member whose tastes often jive with mine.  Also, I read the 1st of this series, Conviction, and this, #2, is the latest book.  The novels feature “Anna and Fin” as kind of … Continue reading

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11th Hour by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto

Oh I do enjoy these novels.  There are little things which annoy me but overall they fix me when I’m mentally weary of nonfiction or literary fiction or maybe I’m just mentally weary of stress. I have no doubt I’ll … Continue reading

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The Trees – by Percival Everett

“ It’s a racial allegory grounded in history, shrouded in mystery, and dripping with blood. An incendiary device you don’t want to put down.”- NPR https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039434714/percival-everett-the-trees-review The Trees by Percival Everett2021/ 305 pages read by Bill Andrew Quinn 7h 43mrating – … Continue reading

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The Maid ~ by Nita Prose

Molly is a maid at a luxury hotel. Because of who she is in many ways, she loves everything about her job and being in that environment. She and her guardian grandmother were quite poor until she got this job. … Continue reading

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