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The Palace Job by Brent Weekes

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of heists, Pratchett  ★     ★     ★     1/2 Thanks to entirely mixed reviews among my friends, I ended up shelving this as do-not-read. However, when Amazon offered it as a daily deal, I forgot … Continue reading

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A Plain-Dealing Villain by Craig Schaefer

Read February 2016 Recommended for fans of capers, demons  ★     ★     ★     ★   Sometimes after swim team, my lane mates and I go to a local pub and have a drink. Since we just spent … 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 Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Burokers

December 2014  ★    ★    ★    1/2 2013 ended with a bang; a number of highly recommended books made it to the top of my list and gave a wonderful finish to the year. (Humans of New York, Zoo … Continue reading

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California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout

Read July 2014 Recommended for fans of heists, dark urban fantasy ★    ★    ★    ★    ★     You ever have that experience where you finish a book, and are left feeling all discombobulated; not sure exactly what … Continue reading

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City of Bones by Martha Wells. Read instead of that other one.

Read May 2014 Recommended for fans of fantasy lands, thieves ★    ★    ★    ★     1/2 Watch out for Martha Wells–I get the feeling she is playing with a different Dungeons and Dragons set than the rest of … Continue reading

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The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

Read April 2014 Recommended for fans of pirates and Firefly ★   ★   ★   ★   ★ One can’t help but delight in the antics of Captain Frey of the airship The Kitty Jay. A swashbuckling rapscallion, he has an ego unsurpassed … Continue reading

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Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan. If you mean ‘broken’ in a good way.

Read March 2014 Recommended for fans of heists, sci-fi ★   ★   ★   ★ Recently I’ve been told I’m tough to please. Here’s what I know about books: their experience is highly subjective. Not only to book details like plot, setting and … Continue reading

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The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. Shiny Fun.

Read January 2014 ★   ★   ★   ★   First, notice the cover. Do you know why my review copy looks so different from the one you may have read? Published 1970, baby, this edition comes courtesy of the local library system. … Continue reading

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  Recommended for: fans of rogues, fantasy readers Read in April, 2011 ★  ★  ★  ★ Scott Lynch has made a name for himself in fantasy circles with The Lies of Locke Lamora. It is an enjoyable read that focuses … Continue reading

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