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Meet Raylan Givens – Pronto

Elmore Leonard is simply one of the best crime writers around – sharp, funny, and a keen observer of the human condition. I don’t think he can write a bad book. But, in my opinion, Pronto is not one of … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace is an extraordinary novel

William Kent Krueger usually writes mysteries, the Cork O’Connor series, which is a treasure in itself. Although Ordinary Grace has more than one murder mystery at it’s core, it is more than a mystery story. The narrator is middle-aged man … Continue reading

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Murder Most French

If James Bond had been born female and French, he might be as daring and charming as Aimée Leduc, the heroine of Cara Black’s mystery series set in various Paris neighborhoods. Aimée is a kickass private investigator who manages to … Continue reading

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Voices from the Past

The recent flurry of concern about Harper Lee’s newly discovered prequel to/early version of To Kill a Mockingbird reminded me of a book I’d read and loved a few years ago. Elizabeth Spencer is better known for A Light in … Continue reading

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Smilla’s Sense of Snow – worth reading again and again

There are a few books – and movies – that reveal something new each time you read or see them. this is one of those.  Smilla Jasperson is a scientist who studies ice, an authority on Artic ice. As a … Continue reading

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Titanium by Linda Varner Palmer

Riley and Zander meet when he interrupts a possible mugging or something worse. Whoever was after her doesn’t give up. There is nail-biting suspense in this romance. Zander, the hero, is a veteran who served in Afghanistan, where he suffered … Continue reading

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A Delicate Truth by John LeCarré

Have you ever, perhaps while standing stocking-footed in an airport security line, thought that, at some level, the terrorists have won? Take that feeling to the power of ten and you approach the outrage that permeates A Delicate Truth. There … Continue reading

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