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Death At La Fenice

Leon, Donna
Interesting mystery story that takes place in Venice. Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The world famous Maestro dies between acts at the opera. Nicely written, too.

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5/2022

Motorcycle Mutt

Radlauer, E. and R. S.
Great little story about John and Kookie the Motorcycle Mutt. I've seen them in magazine articles and in On Any Sunday, now in a book telling their story. I read a scanned copy online.

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4/2022

The Four Winds

Hannah, Kristin
Mother and kids travel from Texas to a miserable existence in California picking cotton during the Dust Bowl era. Not bad, but no Steinbeck, as someone said to me.

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4/2022

The Eighth Detective

Pavesi, Alex
An editor of mystery books visits an author on a small (hot) island to see about publishing a book of mysteries he wrote many years before. Lots of surprises, nothing is as it seems. Ultimately a bit disappointing, though.

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4/2022

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Gilman, Corothy
Mrs. Pollifax presents herself at the CIA headquarters in Langley to see if they have any openings. First book of the series.

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3/2022

Cordellia's Honor

Bujold, Lois McMaster
Omnibus edition combining Shards Of Honor and Barrayar. Cordellia and Aral meet and get married, eventually Miles is "born". Great stories, I'm sure I must have read them before, but seem to be not on my list.

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3/2022

Anxious People

Backman, Fredrik
Bank robber holds people at an apartment "open house" hostage. Very excellent, lots of weeping on my part!

Quote:

"What the hell, Dad? I said we'd stop for coffee!" -- pg. 331

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3/2022

Kay Everett Works DX

Lobsenz, Amelia
I enjoyed reading this story of a teen ham radio who tracks down some spies in her town. Very nostalgic ham radio fiction reminding me of my youth!

Quote:

Kay had a sudden realization that it is the familiar we each love, but it is a mistake to think that just because a place is familiar to us it is necessarily the nicest--or pleasantest--in the whole world. Or the only place to live. Page 128-129.

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2/2022

Journey With A Baja Burro

Mackintosh, Graham
Guy walks a goodly portion of the length of Baja California with a burro. Pretty good, except for the parts quoting history which, while necessary (I guess), I pretty much disliked. Possibly because the typeface was WAY too small for my old eyes!!

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2/2022

Moonflower Murders

Horowitz, Anthony
Pretty convulsed story for the likes of me, I had no idea how it was going to turn out!

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2/2022

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