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Book Burners by Gladstone, Dunlap, Lafferty, and Slattery

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of serials. Not the edible kind. ★    ★   Book Burners is an urban fantasy series about a five-person team that works to recover dangerous magical artifacts and lock them away beneath the Vatican. The … Continue reading

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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of sci-fi, AIs ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 “Confession time: I don’t actually know where we are…. I hadn’t looked at the maps yet and I’d barely looked at the survey package. In my … Continue reading

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School Days by Robert Parker

Read  August 2017 Recommended for Spenser fans ★    ★        Not the worst book I ever read. I went through this period in my mid-twenties when I was trying to work out on the elliptical and the bike at the gym, … Continue reading

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The Killing Kind by John Connolly

Read  August 2017 Recommended for fans of mystery/horror ★    ★    ★    1/2 to four stars Finally Connolly lives up to the promise in The Lovers, book 8 in the Charlie Parker series. It is a mystery series that often borders … Continue reading

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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives, L.A. ★    ★    ★    ★      In book three of the Harry Bosch series, Connelly finally hits his stride. The preceding two books frequently referenced the lethal shooting of a … Continue reading

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Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

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The Haunted Monastery by Robert Van Gulik

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of Judge Dee ★    ★    1/2 Fresh off the case of The Chinese Gold Murders, I was rather looking forward to another of Judge Dee’s adventures. Judge Dee and his retinue are returning from … Continue reading

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Crusader’s Cross by James Lee Burke, read by Will Patton

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of Louisiana Bayou ★    ★    ★      Pairing Will Patton and James Lee Burke’s Cajun protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, was genius. Patton grew up on South Carolina and went to a school for the arts … Continue reading

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Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Read May 2017 Recommended for completionists     Apparently, some times I’m a little subtle, and the trolls have difficulty following my train of thought. So I’ll be direct: I feel kind of sick about reading this book. I mean, … Continue reading

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Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. But slowly. Oh-so-slowly.

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of The Orphan’s Tales ★    ★    1/2  This was one of the most lovely books I almost didn’t finish. To certain library books I must ask certain questions: are they worth overdue fines? Perhaps … Continue reading

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