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3/14/20 7:30 A

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I love to read yet I seldom get on here and I know there are many readers out there. One of my women's magazines puts out a reading list. Of course i look for the mysteries and copied the title of Nora Roberts, Shelter in Place and one for Tamy Hoag, The Boy. My daughter will check the book rack at the store where she works. no t cheap but the only place left in our town to buy a book. Dollar store has some on sale, seldom any good ones. The Alibi man sounds like a good one also. I still have never been to our library but don't like having to return at a certasin time. Enjoy your book.


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I'm reading "The Alibi Man" by Tami Hoag. It's pretty gritty, even though it was in the Mystery (not Thriller) section of the Public Library's Download offers.

It takes place in Palm Beach, Florida among the rich and famous polo players and the people who sponsor them. Elena Estes is the protagonist and she's out to solve the murder of a fellow horse groomer called, Irina. One of the suspects is a man she was once engaged to, who needed an alibi from her 20 years earlier. She testified against him, even though her adoptive father was her fiancee's attorney and he expected her to help in the defense. I'm almost at the end and I have a feeling the antagonist is going to be a surprise. I usually know who the "bad guy" and I have an idea, but am not at all sure I'm right.

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I know she has also has written a couple of 3 book series..I'm thankful our library has all her
"In Death" books., and I only live 2 blocks from the library, so that is really is handy for me!

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12/30/19 9:39 P

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I have read many of Robb's books, love them. Pick them up whenever i see one. enjoy!!

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I'm reading the "In-Death" Series by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts
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Reading John Madden mysteries by Rennie Airth.

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both books sound good, will look for them. sorry I don't get on here as I read all the time. I read all the Patterson books Robin (daughter) found for me at the store where she works. Some other books are not very good so don't care to share them. I will try to do better.

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I just finished The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. A travel journalist boards the small vessel of a boutique cruise service and is the only person who knows that a body was dumped into the sea in the middle of the night from Cabin 10. The problem is, no one appears to be missing and there is no proof. In fact, the items that might prove there even was a person in Cabin 10 mysteriously disappear. Naturally, there is a twist at the end. The novel was a very good read.

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I am reading " Lord of the Far Island" now. I am finding it rather creepy. It seems the main character Ellen has been having the same kind of dream for years. And it scares her but she cannot figure out why. She loses her mother at a very young age and her grandmother;; her mom's mother raises her until she dies. Then on her death bed she makes her older cousin promise to take care of her. All the while she is there; she is reminded that she is a poor relation and should be grateful.

Just when she is about to be scuttled off to be a governess to her older cousin's friend; she gets a letter from her father;s relation asking her to come and see them. It seems they live in a real castle and her far removed cousin on her dad's side is called Lord by the other people.

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9/26/19 1:58 P

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I finished Hunters Moon early this morning.I could not put it down; it drew me in because of the first pronoun I . I felt I was a part of it and it was mesmerizing and kept me glued tot he edge of my seat. I kept waiting for the heroine to realize she loved the guy and the ending was unexpected. I had no idea it was the maid and her brother all the time. It is one of those books you hate to put down. I have ordered two more of her books from the library now.

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I love Victoria Holts's books and have them in my bookcase.
Ii just finished Kat Martin's book, The conspiracy. Excellent romantic suspense, I didn't want to put it down.It is one of those that takes you in and you think you know but has a twist at the end. Very good.
Now reading LIsa Unger's ,Under My Skin. Poppy's husband has been murdered. Poppy has memories but can't remember how or why. she started taking sleeping pills with alcohol trying to sleep. She sees a hooded man but can never catch him. Is he real or is she seeing things? Her best friend is helping her, wants to her to stay with her family till she is better. An investigator is now on the case. Very intriguing!!

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I used to read Flukes books but got disgusted when she changed the main character so much. Hannah used to be a good girl and refused to sleep with Norman or Mike. When she meets Ross suddenly she throws caution to the wind and jumps in bed with him and after they marry Fluke makes her out to be stupid. That she believes he can do no wrong and never questions where he gets all that money from. Now I have decided to stick with earlier authors and am reading a book by Victoria Holt which is really good.

I loved Fluke but her latest book was a disappointment.

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8/31/19 10:12 P

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Sounds like a great mystery, Mary Lynne. Thanks for sharing. I haven't read a Hannah Swenson book in a good while, but I always enjoyed them.

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Are you looking for some light reading? Do you enjoy curling up with a cozy mystery? If so, you might enjoy JoAnne Fluke's Hannah Swenson Mystery with Recipes. The books take place in Lake Eden, Minnesota. The main character, Hannah Swenson, owns The Cookie Jar and is always on the lookout for new recipes for her business. She also finds herself entangled in a number of murders and sometimes barely manages to get out of some tight fixes as she tries to solve the age old question of, "Who done it?"

Although Hannah is the main character, her family members, business partner and friend, and a number of citizens of Lake Eden carry over from book to book. The author, in my opinion, is adept at transporting the reader into the lives of the characters and the happenings of the town.

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Currently I am reading one of the latest books in the series, Chocolate Cream Pie Murder. So far Hannah has received a threatening visit and phone call from an individual she once thought was her one true love. As a result, she has bodyguards - both official officers of the law and friends - who trail her everywhere she goes.

As all of this is going on, Hannah is being recruited by the mayor to interview stars and locals who have been involved in making films in Minnesota for a TV special.

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7/22/19 9:23 P

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Hidden Depths, a DCI Vera Stanhope mystery ... "A young man and a student teacher, with nothing in common, are murdered and left with their bodies meticulously posed. As the killer zeros in on a third victim, DCI Stanhope finds motives mounting."

Okay, so technically this isn't a book. Rather, it's a TV movie based on a book by Ann Cleeves, and it is fantastic! I'm a huge fan of British murder mysteries - cozy, traditional, and police procedurals - and I subscribe to both Acorn TV and Britbox. I don't know how the movie compares to the book, but the movie is wonderful - well acted, intriguing storyline, and atmospheric scenery somewhere on England's coast. Highly recommended.





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The Pink Bonnet is a riveting, suspense-filled story based on historical fact. That it could have actually happened was so incomprehensible that I had to do some online research into this crime. Here's part of what I wrote in my review ...

The Pink Bonnet reads like a wonderful suspense thriller, until it sinks in that it is based on historical true crime – the story of Georgia Tann, who ran a Memphis adoption agency from 1924 to 1950; then it becomes chilling and haunting. Children she perceived to be from inadequate homes or parenting situations were literally stolen and given to families who could pay well. Even those who were supposed to care – politicians and others in authoritative positions – were corrupt and easily bribed to turn a blind eye. That this could go on for 25 years is horrifying.

Into this backdrop we meet Cecile Dowd, a young widow with the odds stacked against her, struggling to care for her three- year-old daughter Millie. Cecile is a loving mother and making things work out, when suddenly she is betrayed by a “concerned” neighbor and Millie falls into the hands of Georgia Tann. Cecile and Millie are characters every reader will be drawn to, so easy to connect with. And then there’s Percy, a lawyer working with Tann, who begins to suspect that all is not right with this adoption agency. I loved the connection between Cecile and Percy, a sweet and growing relationship in an otherwise dark story.

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6/13/19 1:32 P

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i love to read about books but seems I seldom get here. I am reading Dean Koontz, The Forbidden Door. My daughter gets books for me from the store where she works and picks authors for me to check out. I had read one of his books and did not know they are a continuing story so was afraid I had read it but I hadn't. His new heroine is Jane Hawk who was one of the FBI's top agents but an evil cabel has found a way to enslave people by injecting them with a mind altering drug so they can be controlled. Jane has managed to stop their plans but not before her husband was injected and told to kill himself. Now she is trying to get to her son before they do knowing they will use him to get to her. I know Koontx writes a good story and i have to read to the end. also a very scary thought that this should ever really happen.!! emoticon

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Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks (British edition's title is Now You See Her) was an excellent read.
The author is an artist at giving out one piece of information at a time, shifting the reader's idea of the truth again and again. Secret after secret is revealed, pulling the reader deeper into the well of mental games, broken relationships, and murder. I kept picking up echoes of Gaslight and Bunny Lake is Missing, and was delighted.

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4/7/19 11:03 A

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I just started Patterson's The 17th suspect in the Murder club. They have solved many murders together. Lindsay Boxer is in charge of the rape case that is very unusual and could hurt her career if she loses it. Lindsay end up hunting for a killer and something has gone very wrong inside the police department. Lindsay suffers unsettling medical symptoms while trying to catch the killer.

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I just finished The Perfect Alibi by Phillip Margolin. It is the second book in a series. Very good. The characters are well written and the story line was interesting. The main character, Robin Lockwood is a lawyer in Oregon. She does criminal defense work and gets involved in representing a rape victim in a civil case that depends on the prosecution of the rapist. it twists and turns from there all over to the sordid crazy ending. Great book. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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I am reading the second in a new-found series by Susan Hunter. I got 2 free on BookBubs which I highly recommend for free e-books.

The first was Dangerous Habits which I gave 5 stars, and I rarely give higher than a 4. The protagonist is a female, flawed reporter. I'm now reading the second which is Dangerous Secrets and am enjoying it, too. If life didn't get in the way, I'd finish it in one setting.

Another recently discovered good author who has a series about a male reporter is Allen Eskens. I thoroughly enjoy his books, too. I hope you'll give these authors a try.

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I am in the middle of reading a book by Laura Childs called Glitter Bomb. In it the main character Carmela Bertrand and her buddy Ava are watching the floats go by in the Mardi Gras parade; when one float that has krewe members on it including her ex-husband Shamus suddenly starts rocking and rolling all over the place. Horrified her and others watch as it suddenly explodes and throws people on it to the ground. Shamus is not hurt but another guy on the float is found dead and his face is all covered with glitter. The police soon come including her detective boyfriend; Edgar Babcock. Shamus begs Carmela to do her own private investigating since Babcock suspects him of killing the guy because of an investment that went bad and left Shamus losing a lot of money that belongs to the bank he and his family work at. But Babcock and Shamus do not get along very well and she tries to be sneaky and not let Babcock find out but he does anyway.

This book is from her scrapbooking mystery. She has scrapbooking tips in back and recipes too. She also has a tea shop mystery and a Cackleberry Club Mystery which all have recipes in the backl of them and they are all very good reads.

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9/28/18 1:04 P

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I just finished a mystery by Sandra Brown, "Seeing Red."
Also finished a mystery by Lisa Jackson, "Almost Dead."
Both are excellent reads!! I like to read in bed and couldn't wait to get to bed to continue. Then am sorry when I finish the book.
Seeing Red starts with Kerra Bailey, a tv journalist trying to get an interview with Major Trapper, a reclusive American hero who led people to safety out of a bombed Dallas Hotel. She gets no reply from the Major so sees the Major's ill mannered son, John Trapper, hoping he would help her. She suspects there is more to the bombing than has been reported. Trapper does get her an interview but the interview goes bad with assailants attempting to kill the major and Kerra . Kerra escapes thru the bathroom window only to fall and roll to the rocks. Kerra and Trapper join forces to find the truth. I am not good at writing reviews. Just know it is an excellent read!!
Almost Dead, the first victim is pushed to her death. the second suffers a fatal overdose. Thew third takes a bullet in the heart. 3 down and more to go. they deserve to die, they are in the way and when she's finished there will be no one left.....
Cissy Cahill's world is unraveling fast One by one members of her family are dying. She thinks she is being watched, she hears foot steps and sees no one, she smells perfume but there is no one, small things are missing from the house.
Hidden in the Cahill family's twisted past is a shocking secret that can only be solved with blood. Cissy must uncover the deadly truth before it is too late, fear is coming home...with a vengeance..


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I just finished reading The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophia Hannah. She does a good job of creating a mystery with the odd Hercule Poirot in She writes it just like Agatha Christie would.
In the book Hercule tries to figure out the puzzle of who pretended to be him and write 4 letters to different people accusing them of killing this guy. In it first appears that only 3 of the people know each other but Hercule soon figures out that the fourth one is connected too and he figures out who the real culprit is in the end. A very good book and well written.;

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I think I saw on Facebook that Sue Grafton's daughter was selling t-shirts (and other items) that say, "The alphabet ends with Y"
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I am in the middle of Sue Grafton's final book, "Y Is For Yesterday". How I will miss her! Finishing her final book will leave a big lump in my throat.

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I just finished an ebook by Nancy Warren called Frosted shadow.
It is a Tony Diamond mystery and she is a cosmetic representative who tries to find out who killed this woman who had a makeover by one of the other salespeople. She gets involved with this cop and they are attracted to each other. In the course of the investigation, a top female representative gets killed as well and even Tony gets threatened.

It is a very good book except it has too many references to cosmetics and how to fix problems and it has one chapter that is devoted to an episode when Tony and the cop become intimate and goes into great detail.I For those two reasons I do not think I will read another book by that author.

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I just finished another Christian suspense book by Colleen Coble entitled Beneath Copper Falls
It is about a woman who goes back to her hometown to escape from her abusive boyfriend. There she finds out that a serial killer has targeted women she knew. She ends up living with her cousin who adopted her as his sister and falls in love with a guy who lost his sister to the killer. It is a very gripping page turner of a book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.I also enjoyed her other book as well which was called Because You're Mine. It was about an Irish woman who was part of a singing group in Ireland. Married to a guy in the group; but a tragic accident leaves her a widow and at the mercy of her father-in-law who wants her to abandon her music or else lose her baby. her manager steps in and offers her help by marrying her an d taking her to America. Yet things are not what they seem when she gets there and moves into his house.

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The newest Victorian Mystery by Emily Brightwell, "Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women" is another cute story in this cozy series. In this one Inspector Witherspoon is given a 6-week old murder investigation that another inspector has botched. The case threatens everyone's Christmas plans, but Mrs. Jeffries and the other servants and friends pitch in to help investigate.

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The newest Dick Francis mystery, "Pulse" by Felix Francis is another good book about English horse racing. In this one an emergency room doctor who is suffering from depression is suspended while she recovers. She is troubled by the death of an unidentified man in her care who came in unconscious and never regained consciousness. He had been found at the race track. The book traces her recovery intertwined with her investigation into the man's death. In some places it felt definitely like a man trying to write as a woman thinks, but all in all a good story.

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I am brand new to reading Mystery books! I am reading Joanne Fluke's The Hannah Swensen's Mystery with recipe series.

I am reading 'Fudge Cupcake Murder'. There is a election going on for sheriff. Hannah is teaching a cooking class at the HS. She goes to throw out the trash and discovers the body of the sheriff. Bill who is running against him is their own suspect which Hannah is not believing! Meanwhile someone found their mom's famous Fudge Cupcake recipe but the mother never wrote down what the secret ingredient was. Hannah is trying to figure it out. The sheriff was eating one of her test batches when he was murdered.

For never reading a murder series before, I like them because they have everything in them!!! Romance, mystery, recipes, etc.

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Rita Mae Brown's latest, "Crazy Like a Fox" is another great book in the "Sister" Jane Arnold series. It seems that someone who disappeared in 1954 is back, but looking as young as he did when he disappeared. Sister explores the old story intertwined with stories of the hunt. A great book and a great story.

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"The Secret, Book & Scone Society" is the first in a new series by Ellery Adams. Nora Pennington has left her old life behind and moved to Miracle Springs, NC. She has opened a bookstore and coffee bar in the town's old train station. When someone she accidentally met is killed, she and three other women, all with secrets in their past, decide it is murder and investigate. A nice, easy cozy read.

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"The Body in Bodega Bay" by Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden is the second Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler mystery. This is a good solid mystery. When Toby's new partner is found murdered, Toby and Nora help the local sheriff with clues related to a recently purchased and now missing Russian icon. A lot of Northern California history including the making of the Hitchcock movie, "The Birds".

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Just finished Donna Andrews latest, "How the Finch Stole Christmas!" This is another in the Meg Langslow series. It's Christmas and the over-the-hill actor hired to play Scrooge in "A Christmas Story" has a drinking problem. Keeping him sober is a job requiring spying and other hilarity along with a murder. Another fun book in this series.

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I just finished reading Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart yesterday. It was very good and well written. It is the sequel to Girl Waits With Gun. It is about a family of 3 sisters in the early 1900's and how they fight against a silk factory owner and his crooked friends or thugs. It is based upon a true story that actually happened. The sequel is about her hunt to chase down a criminal who escaped from the hospital and how in the end she saved her job as well as the sheriff's. In the end of the first book the sheriff makes her a deputy. In the second book he has to give her a job as matron of the female prisoners because the ones who pay him and the jail do not like that he hired a female deputy and they are trying to get him fired.

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I just finished reading a criminal mystery book by Robert Dugoni called In The Clearing. I t is about a lady police officer who is asked by her friend who is a sheriff to investigate this disappearance of a teenage Indian girl who went missing over 20 years ago. Her friend's deceased father was involved in it and could never find out what really happened to her and held on to the files. At the same time the woman and her partners are involved in a case where a husband is supposedly shot by his estranged wife for trying to abuse her son. The author keeps it interesting going back and forth between the two cases while creating a back story for the cold case by going back and retelling how things supposedly happened when her friend's father was looking into the disappearance. It seems the towns people were more concerned with a championship game then with an Indian girl missing.

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I finished one of Marta Perry's fear series, Sound of Fear. Very good mystery and I had no clue who the culprit was. Amanda Curtis's life changes when her mother passes away and she learns the mother she knew never gave birth. She looks for clues that lead her to Echo Falls where she hires a lawyer to help her find anything as her mother had painted the falls. She and the lawyer begin to be attracted to each other as they look for answers. Amanda finds a small cottage to rent form an Amish family and soon they realize someone feels threatened by her asking questions, Several near accidents after finding out she belongs to a wealthy family that runs the town.

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I finished Leslie Tentler's Edge of Midnight, a very good serial killer suspense novel if you enjoy those. The serial killer is called The Collector and has returned after years of silence. One of his victims lived and he is back to claim her again. FBI Agent Eric McFarlane pursued the collector for a long time and he thinks Mia, the victim that got away, will be the key to finally catching him. She has lost her memory after she escaped and he must unlock her memory .
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I just finished reading, "Sweet Tea Revenge (A Tea Shop Mystery)" by Laura Childs.

Theodosia Browning is all set to be a bridesmaid for her friend, Delaine Dish, but the groom is murdered before the wedding can take place. Theodosia looks into the murder, which leads to peril for herself. It's a light easy read, chock full of recipes and information about various teas.

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Just started on "Glass Houses," the new Louise Penny mystery. So far it's as wonderful and engaging as all the others. Glad to get reacquainted with Armand Gamache and the rest of the Three Pines folks! emoticon emoticon

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I have been reading mysteries from my Harlequin suspense series. Not sure others can find them on store shelves. Every time I think about quitting Harlequin I get the books with my favorite authors in a series. Have yet to go and see our new library.

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"Murder in Lascaux" by Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden, is the first book in a series featuring Nora Barnes and her husband Toby. Nora teaches art history and was able to get in to see the caves at Lascaux. One of their group is murdered while it seems that it was impossible for anyone in the group to have done so. The book has wonderful descriptions of southern France as the mystery is solved.

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I finished "Bless Her Dead Little Heart" the first book in the Southern Ladies mystery series by Miranda James. The southern ladies are two elderly sisters who appear in one of the books in the other series by Miranda James. In this book the sisters receive a sudden visit by a sorority sister they have not seen in twenty years. She claims someone is trying to murder her. Next the whole rest of her family drops in and is invited to stay as well. Murder follows. This is a cozy sort of mystery; highly unrealistic, but fun.

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I just finished "Plaid and Plagiarism", Book 1 of the Highland Bookshop mystery series by Molly MacRae. Janet Marsh and her daughter and another friend who are Americans, have joined with their friend Christine, Scottish by birth, but living in the US and all of them have bought a bookstore in Scotland in Christine's home town. Janet's family had been coming to the town for years and owned a house which had been rented out. The books deals with Janet's attempt to regain her house complicated by a murder which takes place in the garden shed. A lot of good character development, but the story is a little rushed at the end.

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I'm reading the Three Pines - detective Armand Gamache mysteries by Louise Penny. I just finished her most recent one, "A Great Reckoning," and have her newest on reserve once our library gets it. These books have great characters and are a little deeper than the cozy mysteries I usually read - more like novels or a bit like psychological thrillers but also with a touch of humor. The first one is called "Still Life."

I've also got the newest in the "Her Royal Spyness" series by Rhys Bowen on reserve and looking forward to reading it! I like all her books a lot and this series is a lot of fun!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I love seeing what everyone else is reading!

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The last mystery I read was "Sun, Sand and Secrets: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery" by Carolyn L. Dean. The protagonist is newly engaged, but before she can celebrate, her friend. goes missing. She and her fiance search for her, while other events lead the reader down a trail with twists. It was enjoyable light reading. Nothing too deep or dramatic - just a pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Right now, I'm reading a political thriller called "The Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer.

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Yesterday I picked up Donna Andrews latest Meg Langslow mystery, "Gone Gull". Picked it up and couldn't put it down. In this one Meg is helping her grandmother and teaching at a new summer craft site. Small incidents of vandalism suddenly become murderous. Or are there two people at work. A fun mystery in a well-written, humorous book.

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I also read, "On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service" by Rhys Bowen, a Royal Spyness mystery. These are such fun books set in the years between World War I and II. In this one Georgiana, who is 35th in line to the British throne, is asked by the Queen to go to a house party in Italy to see what her cousin who is heir to throne is up to. This fits as Georgie wants to go see a friend in Italy. A fun book with lots of spying.

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I just finished "Wedding Bell Blues" by Ruth Moose, the second Dixie Dew mystery. This book reads more like a novel than a mystery. Set in the small town of Littleboro, North Carolina, the book chronicles Beth McKenzie's problems with running her B & B and making enough to survive. In this one, the town's harmless but crazy person calls Beth to tell her she has killed someone. As the police sort this out, the town's first Green Bean Festival takes place. Some fun humor.

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I am reading Catriona McPherson's first Dandy Gilver book set in 1920's Scotland. It's called "After the Armistace Ball." I think I will pursue this series but I have had some difficulty finding time to read it.

I am vaguely following the Julia Keller Belle Elkins mysteries--set in West Virginia.

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I also read this weekend, "Murder at the Puppy Fest" by Laurien Berenson. This is the latest Melanie Travis Canine Mystery. Melanie has agreed to help out at Puppy Fest, a televised fund raiser for a local animal shelter. During the event Melanie finds the body of the man who started the event. The police are considering the death as an accidental allergic reaction. Melanie talks to the family members and slowly the tale unfolds. Another good book in this series.

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Just finished "Mulch Ado About Murder" by EdithMaxwell, the latest Local Foods mystery. In this one Cam's parents are visiting when Cam discovers a body. Many old things in Cam's mother's life come out. A nice cozy mystery with plenty of information about how back breaking farming is.

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If you were like me, you were saddened by the death of Elizabeth Peters, author of the Amelia Peabody books. At her death she left an unfinished book which Joan Hess has completed, "The Painted Queen". Set in Egypt at the start of another archaeological digging season, Amelia and her husband are asked to dig at Amarna where a German team is supposed to be digging. They find a nearly abandoned site and strange behavior. This is a fun book with a clever solution. I am sad there will be no more of these wonderfully researched books.

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I picked out at the library a recent Laura Lippman mystery, "Hush Hush". In this book Tess Monaghan, a private investigator, is hired to help with security for a wealthy woman who ten years previously was found guilty by reason of insanity with killing her infant daughter. The client is trying to also see her other daughters. The book weaves Tess's problems juggling her toddler daughter's schedule with the other plot lines. An excellent book even if you have never read any of the previous books.

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I read "She Stopped for Death", the second book in the Little Library mystery series by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. In this book Jenny Watson and her mother have been receiving nighttime visits to their little library and poems have been left. A reclusive poet is the source. As the story progresses, the reader needs to figure out who the poet really is. A good book with a very interesting story.

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I just finished "Aunt Dimity & the Widow's Curse" by Nancy Atherton, the latest in the Aunt Dimity series. These books are truly "cozies" and this one was cozier than most. When an elderly lady confesses to Lori that years earlier she had murdered her first husband and then buried his body, Lori goes to that village and investigates. A fun book.

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"A Hiss Before Dying" is the latest Mrs. Murphy mystery by Rita Mae Brown. A very well-written book it combines a modern story with a story set in the same part of Virginia just after the Revolutionary War. Both are excellent stories and then they are combined in the end. I couldn't put the book down.

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I also read "A Just Clause" the latest Booktown Mystery featuring Tricia Miles by Lorna Barrett. Tricia finds the body of a customer who had just attended a book signing at her mystery bookstore. She works at solving it while juggling a total renovation of her apartment and the re-appearance of her father. Another nice story in this series.

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I read "Take Out" the newest and last book in the Sigrid Harald mysteries by Margaret Maron. In this one, Sigrid a NYPD detective and her team investigate the death of two men found on a bench. The book weaves together the investigation with a story line left dangling from a previous book. It also closes out the story from the death of Sigrid's lover. A great story which stands on its own even if you haven't read the prior books.

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I finished a Marta Perry book from Harlequin that is very good, Echo of Danger. I always try to figure out how did it but this ending was a big surprise. Widow Deidre Morris and her young son are under the intimidating power of the father-in-law who is a powerful judge. She is afraid he will take her son away from her. A murder is committed in her home and the baby sitter is dead but what did her young son see? Attorney Jase Glassman is hired by the judge who has asked Jase to spy on his daughter-in-law. Jase befriends her but finds himself attracted to her and her son. Can he figure out who the murderer is and keep them safe??

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