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Deadman

Seranella, Barbara
A railroad thriller/mystery! I enjoyed the story and the railroad stuff. I would read the next book in the series but unfortunately the author died. I'll have to keep a look out for her other books, though.

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There was a light switch immediately to her left when she entered the back door, and then a second switch on the other side of the room at the door leading to the hall. She could handle one switch in the ON position when the lights were on, but when the lights were off, both switches had to be down or she didn't feel certain she could trust her eyes. -- page 125

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12/2018

Of Books And Bagpipes

Shelton, Paige
"A Scottish Bookshop Mystery", it says, and it is either number two or number two-and-a-half in a series. I am reminded of the television show "The Book Group", since both took place in Scotland and both have books. But that is about all that is the same.

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12/2018

The Ballad Of Tom Dooley

McCrumb, Sharyn
Interesting novelization base on the author's research. I've read several of these "Ballad" novels, and have enjoyed them.

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12/2018

Promised Land

Parker, Robert B.
Parker, I mean Spencer, is hired by some guy to find his wife who has run off, possibly to find herself. At the guy's house Spencer runs into Hawk. What has this guy got himself into? Good story, no donut or cigarette quotes I can remember, but there WERE two English muffins consumed. Or at least one, for sure, was.

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11/2018

Foundryside

Bennett, Robert Jackson
Probably the first in a series, a young thief gets into a lot more trouble than she ever imagined. Clef the key was one of my favorite characters.

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11/2018

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Atkinson, Kate
Juliet gets a job in a spy organization in WWII London. I love the writing, the story was OK, but I didn't care for the ending. I should probably read the ending over again to see it grows on me.

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11/2018

Djibouti

Leonard, Elmore
Takes place mostly in Africa, mostly Djibouti, a place with which I was not familiar. The story moved along pretty slowly, I thought, but the ending is, well, an ending. Chapter five, paragraph, three, I think, it says "Yahama". Did no one notice, or no one cared, or the author did it on purpose?

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11/2018

The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder

Fournier, Gregory A.
A recounting of the investigation into the murder of a boy in Ypsilanti in 1935. A quick read!

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11/2018

Destiny Of The Republic

Millard, Candice
A really good non-fiction about the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. Not something I would have picked out for myself, but it was really good!

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11/2018

The Last Days Of Night

Moore, Graham
A fictional historical novel about the War of the Currents with Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla as prominent characters, told from the point of view of Paul Cravath, a youngish lawyer. Very good!

Smoke Quote:

The physicians, more accustomed to gore, had lit cigarettes -- pg. 244

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10/2018

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