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The Fall of the House of Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Cabal  ★     ★     ★     ★     1/2 So much is quotable here, so much extreme deliciousness. The Brothers Cabal are back together, each having done a bit of personal growth. One of the … Continue reading

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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. Or, Audio is Awesome!

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy mixed with police procedural All the stars I know, I know: I’m always waxing enthusiastic over Kobna’s reading of this series, but the audio version of a story set in London, … Continue reading

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Ursula Vernon short stories

I recently discovered Vernon’s work through a friend’s enthusiastic review of “Jackalope Wives.” When she followed it up with a review of “The Tomato Thief,” I couldn’t resist temptation. I absolutely loved “The Tomato Thief,” a perfect story for the … Continue reading

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The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon. Or, the Heart Thief.

A perfect story for the end of the year. http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-toma… Mixing mythology with fairytales and the rise of the railroad can have lovely results. For a few moments, on New Years’ Eve, in the cold and dark north, I was … Continue reading

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The Brothers Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of British humor, vampires, aeroplanes  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   I feel a kinship with Howard and his sense of humor, a frequently subtle type of reference-filled playfulness that works best if … Continue reading

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Foxglove Summer, the audio version. So good!

Listened July  2016 Recommended for fans of police urban fantasy, audio  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★ Lemonade and ice. BBQ and ribs. Mac and cheese. Salt and caramel. Some things are perfect complements of flavor. Holbrook-Smith’s … Continue reading

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Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch. Audio enjoyment.

Listened June  2016 Recommended for fans of British humour, police procedural UF  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★  I loves it so much that this may be the reason I join Audible. Or is there another way for … Continue reading

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Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard. Poirot has competition.

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of arrogant detectives, dry British humor  ★    ★    ★    ★  1/2 Safe to say, no one has gone through such travails to read a book as Johannes Cabal. Of course, he … Continue reading

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The Thief by Claire North. Or, Hide-n-Seek

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of hide and seek  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★   Tag–you’re it! This is the most adult version of hide-and-seek. The boundaries are Thailand, the resources, only what is available … Continue reading

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Last First Snow by Max Gladstone. First among sequels.

Read September 2015 Recommended for fans of fantasy, Guy Kay  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★    It’s not a kissing book. I feel I have to mention that because both people who saw me reading it at work said … Continue reading

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