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The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     A delightful side adventure in the Peter Grant universe. I found myself chuckling, highlighting as a went, enjoying Grant’s wry observations of the city … Continue reading

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The Trespasser by Tana French

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police procedurals All the stars   What does a star rating mean? Does it mean this is a work of greatness, that deserves to be read by every generation? That each word is … Continue reading

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Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

Read February 2017 Recommended for fans of fairy tales and clever girls  ★     ★    ★    ★    ★     Castle Hangnail is unbelievably charming and one of the first reads of the year to make it to my ‘to … 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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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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The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

Read November 2016 Recommended for fans of supernatural detective  ★     ★     ★     ★     ★   Possibly perfect. The more I love a book, the harder it becomes to review, because I don’t want to move out of my state of enjoyment … 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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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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The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate by Ted Chiang

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans Baghdad bazaars, time travel  ★    ★    ★    ★    ★   he Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate is made up of four intricately woven stories: the titular story, “The Tale of the … Continue reading

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