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Furious Hours ~ by Casey Cep

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee2020/ 315 pages rating: 8 / true crime(Both read and listened) Interesting book. There are two main sections involved in this book. One is Harper Lee’s life while the other … Continue reading

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The Holdout ~ by Graham Moore

The Holdout by Graham Moore – 2020read by Abby Craden/ 10h 15mrating:  A / 8  – literary legal thriller ******* I was hooked in at about 1 hour 40 minutes, 20%.    Pay attention,  things change in a heartbeat – or less.  … Continue reading

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The Chestnut Man ~ by Søren Sveistrup

Excellent but gory. I started another great one before I wrote the blurb for this – oh dear. This one is about a serial killer in Denmark. It’s like the old Scandi-noir books by Jo Nesbo and others. This one … Continue reading

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Wolf Pack ~ by C. J. Box

Wolf PackBy C. J. Box2019 /read by David Chandler 8h 51mrating – B+ / crime series (book #19)  Not my favorite series but one that always satisfies.  This book is mostly about as good as any of the 18 which … Continue reading

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This Tender Land ~ by William Kent Krueger

This Tender Landby William Kent Krueger 2019 Read by Scott Brick – 14h 19mRating – 7.5  / historical fiction  I’ve read a few of Krueger’s books,  Iron Lake (the first of his Cork O’Connor series), another of that series and Amazing Grace, … Continue reading

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Quichotte ~ by Salman Rushdie x2

Quichotteby Salman Rushdie 2019 / 398 pagesread by Sasha Rotermund 15h 38mrating – 8.75 / contempt lit fiction my 1st review – https://mybecky.blog/2019/11/15/quichotte-by-salman-rushdie/******* This was my second read and I often get so much more out of Rushdie’s books on second … Continue reading

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The Pioneers ~ by David McCullough x2

This turned out to be very much worth the second read. There are five main characters and I was better able to follow them in their lives. I was better able to understand the Indian problems and the other issues … Continue reading

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Only the Good ~ 
by Rosemary Reece

Only the Goodby Rosemary Reeceread by Noah DeBlase 10h 3m rating: B /  legal thriller Jack Hart/Harmony Series #3 In this third book of the Jack Hart trilogy, Harmony is getting over her trauma in Japan and Jack is settling down … Continue reading

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Bruno, Chief of Police ~ by Martin Walker

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walkerread by Robert Ian MacKenzie  8h 18m rating: B / Crime This is pretty good for a series starter focusing on the protagonist with plenty of background to get you involved for the long … Continue reading

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West of the West: by Mark Arax

I’ve fallen in love with the writing of Mark Arax.  First I read The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California (2019) which absolutely amazed me and was about how California got to be California. I’ve mostly lived here … Continue reading

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Then She Was Gone ~ by Lisa Jewell

Too long, contrived and predictable, but it was on sale.  On the plus side,  I did finish. *******Then She Was Goneby Lisa Jewell2018/ read by Helen Duff10h 12mrating: B / suspense ******* Ellie Mack was 15 years old when she … Continue reading

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Agency ~ by William Gibson

Agencyby William Gibson2020 / 403 ppread by Lorelei King 10h 12mrating: ??? / spec fiction Well, this is one to read again – (maybe) – Gibson’s plots can get notoriously complex and he liberally strews very current words and technology … Continue reading

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