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5/14/17 12:07 A

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Just got the latest from the library by one of my favorite authors, Carolyn Hart. The book is "Walking on My Grave" a Death on Demand mystery. In this one, Annie is visited by another business owner who believes an attempt was made to kill her. Annie and her husband and friends investigate to prevent a murder. A great story with many references to other mysteries.

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5/13/17 6:49 P

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I finished "Of Books and Bagpipes" by Paige Shelton, the second book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. In this one Delaney Nichols, a transplanted American, is sent from Edinburgh on an errand to an abandoned historic castle to meet someone to collect a book for her boss. When she discovers the man dead, it leads to the unraveling of a mystery going back years to when her boss was in college. A good read in an interesting setting.

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5/13/17 6:44 P

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Will have to check out the books at the dollar store. Those sound like good mysteries.

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5/10/17 6:03 P

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You Can't Escape by Nancy bush, the other 3$ paperback my friend found in the dollar store.
small towns hold big, dark, secrets. Deep in Jordanna's troubled past is the key to a killer's terrifying mission--to purge the guilty one by one. burning their flesh to free their souls. and her turn is coming as he prepares to make his mark once more.....
When investigative reporter Jay "Dance" Danzinger is nearly killed in a bomb blast, journalist
Winters senses a career making story. together they can find out who's responsible. But as their investigation uncovers a string of unsolved murders each body branded in the same way, Jordanna realizes that dance is not the only one in danger.
Also read in the back of the book that Lisa Jackson is Bush's sister, Jackson is another of my favorite authors.


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5/9/17 8:59 A

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I stayed up and finished "The Last Chance Olive Ranch" the latest China Bayles mystery by Susan Witttig Albert. This is another great book in this series. In this one China i scheduled to give a workshop at an olive ranch. While there she finds and solves a mystery involving the inheritance of the ranch. Running parallel to China's story is the story involving her husband, a former cop. A notorious killer for whom he was the arresting officer has escaped from prison and is set on revenge against everyone who put him there. Two great stories interwoven in a good read.

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5/4/17 3:30 P

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One Last Scream by Kevin O' Brien. My friend found it in a dollar store for $3 and iy is in good shape and a very good mystery.

!2 women have vanished, leaving no trace or clue. After 11 years it is still a mystery. Amelia Faraday is beautiful, smart, and a walking disaster. Suffering from blackouts, she also suffers from something worse--the feeling that she is personally involved in a series of deaths.
Now as a new series of murders begins, and she continues to suffer from blackouts, Amelia is left wondering if she is a cold blooded killer--or a pawn in a deadly game that's only just beginning.
Many twists and turns and surprises, good mystery

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5/1/17 2:39 P

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Carola Dunn's Cornish mysteries are a delight. The series is set in the 1960's when women police officers were scarce. The latest book, "Buried in the Country" has Megan Pencarrow assigned to a watching brief for a Commonwealth Relations Office meeting in Cornwall. She is surprised to find her aunt has been invited to participate and try to mediate. Overlaid is a local crime. An excellent story.

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5/1/17 2:34 P

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"Date with Death" is a first mystery by Julia Chapman. Set in the Yorkshire Dales in England, the book starts with Samson O'Brien returning home after living in London where he is on suspension from the police force. Delilah Metcalfe is struggling to keep her two businesses open and sub-leases space to Samson. When clients of Delilah's dating service start dying both she and Samson investigate. An excellent first book.

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5/1/17 2:28 P

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"Song of the Lion" is the newest Anne Hillerman mystery set in the Navajo nation. She has certainly stepped into her late father's footsteps in continuing this series. In this one officer Bernie Manuelito is at a basketball game when there is a car bombing outside. As she investigates the bombing, her husband who is also an officer, ends up being a bodyguard for the man who owned the car while he serves as a mediator for a disputed resort on Navajo land. Lots of beautiful imagery while the story unfolds. Great book.

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4/26/17 9:29 A

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"Pekoe Most Poison" is the latest Tea Shop Mystery by Laura Childs. In the book Theodosia gets dragged into investigating a poisoning that occurs at a tea where she is a guest. While generally a good story, the conclusion feels rushed - rush to judgment without out any supporting facts.

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4/23/17 1:07 P

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I think I read a book from the above author. It came in my Harlequin suspense series. I didn't post it but it was very good. I remember wondering if it would be as she appeared to be new
Trading books with friends I read a Patricia Cornwell book, "Cause of Death." It was one i didn't want to put down it was so good:
Examining an injured man on the psychiatric ward of NY's Bellevue Hospital, Scarpetta hears a bizzarre and chilling story. Is it true or a paranoid fantasy? To find the answers, she will undertake a harrowing voyage both thru cyberspace and the all to real streets of the city. an odyssey that will take her at once to places she never knew, and much, much too close to home.

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4/23/17 11:48 A

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"Death of an Avid Reader" is another in the Kate Shackleton mystery series by Frances Brody. This is such an excellent series. I am glad it is finally available in the US. In this one Kate is hired to find a young woman who was the illegitimate baby of a noblewoman. While searching for her, Kate comes upon a situation in the library of which she is a patron. Excellent story, vivid descriptions. The book makes the situation in the years after World War I come alive.

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4/22/17 11:05 A

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"Twelve Angry Librarians" is another fun read in A Cat in the Stacks Mystery series by Miranda James. In this book Athena College is the host institution for an academic librarians' conference. One of the speakers turns out to be someone that Charlie Harris had a great dislike for back when both were getting their masters. Murder follows at the conference and Charlie helps solve the case.

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4/18/17 2:34 P

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"Garden of Lamentations" by Deborah Crombie is another great book in the Kincaid and James series. In this one Gemma James gets involved in investigating the murder of a nanny while Duncan inlaid finds himself looking at police actions from more than 20 years before. A great story and a great mystery.

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4/17/17 10:02 P

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I couldn't put "All the Little Liars" down. This book by Charlaine Harris picks up the Aurora Teagarden mystery series after a long break. Aurora and her new husband have taken in her half-brother who is in high school. When he disappears along with friends, Aurora is frantic and uses logic to solve the case. What a great read. Hopefully there will be more in this series.

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4/15/17 5:29 P

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"Death of a Ghost" is the latest Hamish Macbeth mystery by M.C. Beaton. Set in Scotland, Hamish is assigned to investigate ghostly noises at a nearby castle. Hamish's love life is under scrutiny by the women in his tiny town. Another good story in this series.

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4/15/17 5:26 P

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"Banana Cream Pie Murder" is the latest Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes by Joanne Fluke. When Hannah's mother discovers a body, Hannah takes it as a challenge to try and solve it before the police. It seemed as if she were withholding information to try and act on it herself. I guessed the murderer long before the end. Another okay short story bulked up with lots of recipes.

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4/10/17 11:29 P

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I also read "Elementary, She Read" the first in a new series - Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany. Gemma Doyle has taken over her uncle's bookstore on Cape Cod. When someone leaves a potentially valuable old magazine, Gemma gets involved in murder. A good story somewhat ruined by a smart woman who the author has doing very dumb and illegal things. A cute premise to set the story in a Sherlock Holmes themed store.

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4/10/17 11:21 P

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I also read "The Valley of the Shadow" a Cornish mystery by Carola Dunn. Set in the 1960's the story raises historical elements that I didn't know. The story starts with a walk along a cove in Cornwall where Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow spots a body. She dives in and rescues the man despite strong currents. This leads to a whole investigation of how he got there and why. An excellent story.

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4/10/17 11:15 P

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I read "Murder in Morningside Heights" by Victoria Thompson, a recent Gaslight Mystery. In this one Frank Malloy is hired by the parents of a teacher who has been murdered. The police are unwilling to investigate. A well-crafted story bringing in historical elements very early in the 20th century.

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4/5/17 11:23 A

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"A Woman Unknown" is the fourth book in the Kate Shackleton mystery series by Frances Brody. The title refers to the practice of gentlemen spending an overnight in a hotel and being seen with a woman unknown to facilitate grounds of adultery for a divorce. Set after World War I, Kate is hired to find a woman. In doing so she ends up investigating the murder of a friends husband. A good read and an interesting historical look at divorce in the early 20th century.

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4/5/17 11:18 A

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"A Puzzle To Be Named Later" is the latest Puzzle Lady Mystery by Parnell Hall. Like in all of the series, Cora Felton - the Puzzle Lady, gets involved in solving crimes in Bakerhaven, Connecticut. This time they center around Matt Greystone, a pitcher acquired by the Yankees who has moved to Bakerhaven to rehab his arm. Some of the book is predictable, but the ending left me wondering really "whodunit". An okay read; the puzzles were a disappointment.

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3/31/17 3:13 P

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"Death Crashes the Party" by Vickie Fee is the first in a new series - A Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery. Party planner Liv McKay throws Southern-style events in in small town of Dixie, Tennessee. While planning a party she discovers a dead body. With her best friend, Di, Liv follows the trail of clues. A fun read and a good start to the series with interesting characters.

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3/31/17 3:07 P

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I read "Strong Poison" by Dorothy L. Sayers, a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. I had read this, and the whole series, over 30 years ago. What a fun read. I needed to read it for a book club. In it Lord Peter works to clear Harriet Vane from a murder that copies the plot in one of the mystery books she wrote.

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3/27/17 11:38 A

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"Murder with Macaroni and Cheese" by A.L. Herbert is the second Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery. Set in suburban Maryland outside of DC, there is a lot to like about this book. I only wish the restaurant existed. There is an excellent plot line; however, the stereotypes of some of the characters in the book are grating. Perhaps if I were African American, I could brush them off. But they were awkward for me.

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3/27/17 11:33 A

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"Murder on a Summer's Day" by Frances Brody is another in the Kate Shackleton mystery series. Set shortly after World War I, this is an excellent series. In this one, Kate's cousin in the India Office asks for her help when an Indian prince disappears. The intrigues of politics and the situation in India make this an interesting book.

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3/27/17 11:30 A

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I finished the second Country Store Mystery, "Grilled for Murder" by Maddie Day. Robbie Jordan caters a welcome home evening event at her restaurant and store. When she goes to open in the morning she finds a broken window and a body. As suspicion falls on some of her friends, she treats this as a puzzle. Good book in this cozy series.

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3/24/17 9:50 P

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Finished Faye Kellerman's The Mercedes Coffin. Very good Lt. decker resents having to commit valuable manpower to a cold case simply because a rich woman says,"Jump!:. But when a primary investigator in the Little case,now retired, suspiciously commits suicide hours after he and Decker talk, the detective realizes something evil's connecting the dots in 2 murders separated by a decade and a half. Keeps the interest going, a page turner, usually I lose some sleep trying to keep reading in bed.

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3/20/17 4:43 P

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In "Murder at an Irish Wedding" Carlene O'Connor has written an excellent mystery. Siobhan O'Sullivan is juggling taking care of her younger brothers and sisters while running the cafe inherited from their deceased parents. She is asked to do catering for a small, but exclusive wedding for a top model. Siobhan gets sucked into the drama when one of the party is found murdered. A good story, well-plotted. I couldn't figure out who the murderer is.

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"Flipped for Murder" is the first Country Store mystery by Maddie Day. Robbie Jordan has returned to her mother's home town in Indiana after growing up in California. After working as a chef she has fulfilled her dream and opened her own country store and breakfast and lunch restaurant. A murder upsets the good vibes and leads Robbie to look back in her deceased mother's past. A great first mystery. I can't wait to read the next one.

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3/15/17 9:09 P

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"Murder in the Afternoon" is the third Kate Shackleton Mystery by Frances Brody. In this one Kate is drawn into the disappearance of a quarry worker. Through the book she comes to learn how she had been adopted and what has become of this other family. An excellent book. I could picture myself watching in the village as the action takes place.

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3/15/17 9:06 P

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The second Cornish Mystery by Carola Dunn, "A Colourful Death" is as good as the first one. In this Eleanor's artist neighbor is suspected in a murder even though he has an alibi. An artists' commune, old feelings of love and hate make this is great story.

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3/14/17 9:49 P

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I finished "Under an English Heaven" by Alice K. Boatwright, the first Ellie Kent mystery. Ellie, an American, has married a widowed English vicar. While still adjusting to her new position and dealing with the memories of her husband's first wife, Ellie discovers a body. When she becomes the prime suspect, the action starts. The book started a little slowly, but picked up wth an interesting twist at the end. Worth a read.

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I've been getting a lot of reading done during a major storm. I just finished "Death o a Toy Soldier" by Barbara Early, the first in the Vintage Toyshop Mystery series. Liz McCall has returned home to help her father in his vintage toyshop. When a mysterious man is murdered in the shop, Liz and her father work to help the police solve the mystery. This is a well-written book that builds a picture of a real town, East Aurora, in Western New York. Some fun twists with good character descriptions.

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3/9/17 12:13 P

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I read "Blood Will Tell" by Jeanne M. Dams, the latest Dorothy Martin mystery. Dorothy and her husband, a retired Chief Constable, are at a law enforcement conference in Cambridge when Dorothy gets lost in a university building and spots a pool of blood. Her husband quietly investigates, but the pool is gone. This leads to discussions with the local police head and a quiet investigation. But things heat up when Dorothy is pushed down a flight of stairs. Excellent book, though quite short. This book stands on its own and doesn't require the reader to have read the prior books, although they too are excellent.

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3/9/17 12:06 P

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Although it isn't Christmas time, I thoroughly enjoyed "We Wish You a Murderous Christmas" by Vicki Delany, the latest Years-Round Christmas Mystery. The book starts with Merry Wilkinson enjoying a pre-Christmas fancy dinner break with her best friend Vicky. Things start happening when it is clear that the new chef in the upscale inn they are dining in and Vicky have sparks of interest. When Merry meets her parents on the way out as they have been dining with their friends the inn owners, things get serious when one of the owners has a heart attack. A subsequent murder leaves her father as a suspect. Merry sets out to help the police and get to the bottom of the murder that threatens the whole Christmas celebration in the town. A quick read, but well-written.

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3/3/17 9:35 A

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Just read "Christmas Caramel Murder" by Joanne Fluke, a Hannah Swensen mystery. Really this is a short story with lots of recipes. Tasty, but a fast read. Hannah discovers another body and by luck and connections, solves it quickly.

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2/24/17 12:28 P

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I also read "Better Late Than Never", the latest Library Lover's mystery by Jean McKinlay featuring Lindsey Norris, the librarian in a small New Hampshire coastal town. Lindsey has gotten the library board to approve a fine amnesty. A book is returned after twenty years only to find out that it was checked out to a teacher who had been murdered the same day she checked it out. Lindsey tries to figure out who had returned the book and other things connected with the unsolved murder. A good chunk of the book is taken up with the continuing story of Lindsey and her boyfriend. A nice read.

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2/24/17 11:59 A

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I read the second Kate Shackleton Mystery, "A Medal for Murder" by Frances Brody. Set shortly after the end of World War I, Kate, a private investigator, is hired for her second case - an upscale pawnbroker is robbed of his pawns. There are many stories within this as Kate goes to see a play produced by an acquaintance for which she took photographs of the cast. Many twists and turns, but a delightful mystery.

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2/18/17 8:25 A

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I just finished Stephen King's "It" ... On Goodreads I rated it 4 stars. "It" is very well written. The story is pretty complex and multi layered. On a basic level "It" is about good vs evil and the essence of childhood. "It" is very long so be prepared (a good warm up for "Infinite Jest").

I need a fast read now so I'm tackling "The Perfect Pass" by S.C. Gwynne about the development of passing offense in football. Think Moneyball and Michael Lewis.

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I just finished the first book in Carola Dunn's Cornish mystery series, "Manna from Hades". Set in the 1960's the book centers of Megan Pencarrow, a police Detective Sergeant and her aunt, Eleanor "Nell" Trewynn. When Nell discovers a body in the store room of the charity shop she started, the mystery begins. How did he get in and why would he bother. A good story, well-written.

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I also read "Death & The Brewmaster's Widow" by Loretta Ross, the second Auction Block Mystery. In this book Wren and her boyfriend investigate the death of the boyfriend's fire fighter brother. A great story and very well-written. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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I am reading Stephen King's "It" .... It is very well written and very long (at 1475 pages ... maybe the longest book I've ever read). I'm 1200 pages in and there is still a lot yet to happen.

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I just finished "Dead Cold Brew" the latest coffeehouse mystery by Cleo Coyle. In this one Clare is asked to blend a coffee for a competition to supply a recreated Andrea Doria.Things get wild and a little far-fetched, but a good read with great food and recipes.

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1/24/17 12:56 P

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I also read "Triple Crown" by Felix Francis who has now taken to calling his books "A Dick Francis Novel". And this one was worthy of Dick Francis. Jeff Hinkley returns in this one. The book starts with Jeff on a stakeout for the British Horseracing Authority. He is then lent to a fictional American sports authority to help uncover a mole. A great story and a great look at the backside of American horse racing. I couldn't put it down.

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I've gotten a lot of reading in this weekend. I read "Death & the Redheaded Woman" the first book in the Auction Block Mystery series by Loretta Ross. Auctioneer Wren Morgan goes to catalog the contents of an old mansion when she walks in and discovers a dead man. Thus begins this book and sets the scene for solving not only the mystery of why the man was in the house, but the Civil War-era mysterious disappearance of jewelry. A fun, fast read.

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I finished the first book in a series, "The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco", a Book Club mystery. Amy-Faye Johnson's book club enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers. After one member dies, Amy-Faye and the others investigate after the police decide it was suicide. Some humor as Amy-Faye is an event planner whose events are woven into the plot. Enough hints of things to come in future books. A nice, fast read.

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Just finished reading "Death Takes Priority" by Jean Flowers, the first of the Postmistress Mystery series. Cassie Miller has returned to her childhood home town in western Massachusetts to be become the Postmaster. She gets involved in trying to figure out why a telephone lineman was murdered - he had been her date for the high school prom. A nice mystery with lots of Post Office trivia.

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1/8/17 6:05 P

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Finally pulled all the pocket books out of the closert and went thru them all and picked out what I wanted to read and will give the ones already read away somehow. People borrow them but always bring them back to me. They can rest in the garage till spring. I can see the closet floor!!
I found 2 Marie Force that I haven't read from her Fatal series. I finished Fatal Frenzy and now reading the second one. Lt. Sam Holland is on medcial leave after a severe attack on her that is causing her to question her ability to go back to Homicide. Her squad is trying to solve a series of knife attacks. Her husband Nick, has just been elected VP of the US coping with his wife being the the lead in the Homicide investigation or can she go back to it after the abusive attack on her.
It was an ok story but seemed to me a big far fetched with her being married to the VP and heading Homocide??

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1/8/17 1:21 P

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I also read "The Cat Sitter and the Canary" the latest Dixie Hemingway mystery by Blaize & John Clement. Dixie is pet sitting and discovers a body. When it looks like Dixie is the target, things start happening. A good fast-paced book.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

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