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Blood Mud

Constantine, K.C.
Former police chief Mario Balzic gets an artery Roto-Rootered. Yuch!! Another good installment in the series.

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9/2000

Brushback

Constantine, K.C.
Acting Police Chief Carlucci of Rockburg (Mario Balzic's old job) deals with the killing of a local baseball personality. .

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8/2000

Cranks And Shadows

Constantine, K.C.
Zen, salad, and Police Chief Mario Balzic retires. .

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7/2000

Family Values

Constantine, K.C.
Ex-Chief Mario Balzic comes out of retirement to investigate an old case for the Attorney General.

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8/2000

Good Sons

Constantine, K.C.
Chief Balzic has recently retired and Dectective Sergeant Carlucci is filling in and investingating the assault on a woman at the Rocksburg Pre-Cast Concrete Company. .

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9/2000

Grievance

Constantine, K.C.
Detective Carlucci investigates the shooting of an rich owner of a steel factory.

QUOTE:

Pg. 124. "...That's what I mean about bein' attached to an impression of the way things are supposed to be instead of the way they are. You have to recognize the reality, that has to come first. Then you have to acknowledge it. And then you have to get comfortable with it. Soon as you get comfortable with it, soon as you can say yeah, that's it and it's not gonna change unless I change, and as soon as you accept that, then you can start to change yourself, which is the only thing you have any power to change anyway."

QUOTE II:

Pg. 175. ...Definition of an addict: People who couldn't let go of an attachment to how they thought things ought to be.

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11/2000

Joey's Case

Constantine, K.C.
Chief Mario Balzic is badgered to investigate the death of a jerk named Joey. Typically good!

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8/2000

Upon some Midnights Clear

Constantine, K.C.
Police Chief Mario Balzic straightens out a fraud. .

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7/2000

Blindsight

Cook, Robin
Dr. Laurie Montgomery investigates mysterious drug overdoses by mistake, still good!

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8/1999

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4/2001

Chromosome 6

Cook, Robin
Doctors Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery go to Africa

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8/1999

Contagion

Cook, Robin
Medical Examiner Jack Stapleton wants to find out why people are dropping dead of rare diseases in a New York hospital.

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8/1999

Critical

Cook, Robin
Dr. Jack and Laurie, mostly Laurie, investigate MRSA deaths at a group of specialty hospitals.

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5/2008

Fatal Cure

Cook, Robin
Drs. Angela and David Watson move to a seemingly idyllic small town and find a body in the basement under the stairs. Good story.

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3/2001

Foreign Body

Cook, Robin
When her grandmother dies in India after surgery, med student Jennifer goes to take charge of the body. She is suspicious of the circumstances, and well she might be!

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7/2012

Toxin

Cook, Robin
Dr. Kim Reggis fails to note the import of the half=cooked hamburger his daughter eats at the local Onion Ring fast food restaurant.

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4/2001

Vector

Cook, Robin
Dr. Jack Stapleton investigates a case of anthrax involving a Russian taxi driver and skinhead patriots.

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8/1999

Ghost Hawk

Cooper, Susan
Starts out with an Indian boy, Little Hawk, during Colonial times, going on his three-month "test of solitude" to become a man. I really enjoyed reading this story.

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10/2013

The Boggart

Cooper, Susan
A magical, mischievous being accidently ends up in a Canadian family's house. A very good story!

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10/1999

The Dark Is Rising

Cooper, Susan
I've read this before, of course, but I found a copy laying about and read it again. I forgot the Will was only eleven years old. I also forgot that the book is centered around the Christmas season. So much darkness in what should be a happy time! Nicely done.

I've a nit to pick: On page 156 Will receives a new bicycle, one with "eleven gear-speeds". I don't want to go into a great deal of detail why, but I don't think so. A typical freewheel was five gears, so double chainrings would give you ten "speeds", and a triple would give you fifteen. Not necessarily all useful, of course.

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4/2014

12 Again

Corbett, Sue
Patrick's mom is mad because her husband forgot her 40th birthday, so she spends the night at her deceased mother's house. In the morning she is 12 years old, and her mother is cooking breakfast. A nice mixture of fantasy and reality.

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6/2009
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alcott - Anderson] [Andreae - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balf] [Ballard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnhill - Barr] [Barr - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beattie - Bivald] [Black - Block] [Block - Bonham] [Borchert - Brenaman] [Brennert - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Cannell] [Cannell - Card] [Card - Caunitz] [Caunitz - Choldenko] [Choldenko - Clarke] [Clarke - Cody] [Cody - Colfer] [Colfer - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corbett] [Corcoran - Crais] [Crais - Crichton] [Crichton - Curry] [Curry - Cussler] [Cussler - Dean] [Deaver - Dixon] [Dixon - Dowell] [Dozois - DuPrau] [Durham - Emerson] [Emerson - Evanovich] [Evans - Farmer] [Farmer - Fitzhugh] [Flanagan - Flinn] [Flint - Foster] [Foster - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Freedman] [Freedman - Gaiman] [Galli - Gerber] [Gibbons - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenfield] [Greenlaw - Grimes] [Grimes - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Hautman] [Hautman - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Herman] [Herman - Hess] [Hesse - Higgins] [Highsmith - Hobb] [Hobb - Hosseini.] [Howe - Iversen] [Ives - Johnson] [Johnson - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kellog] [Kellog - King] [King - Klise] [Knight - Kraus] [Krueger - Larson] [Larson - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Lescroart - Lichtman] [Liebster - Lowry] [Lowry - Lynch] [MacAvoy - Mankell] [Mankell - Martine] [Martine - Matas] [Matthews - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCullers - Meluch] [Meluch - Moffett] [Monninger - Moon] [Moore - Muir] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nimmo - Norton] [Novik - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oliver] [Oppel - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Pears] [Pears - Perry] [Perry - Pohl] [Pope - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Riggs] [Ringo - Robinson] [Robinson - Rowling] [Rubens - Saberhage] [Saberhagen - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scieszka] [Scithers - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Sheinkin] [Sheinkin - Simak] [Singer - Sneider] [Snelling - Standiford] [Stanhope - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Swee] [Sweeney - Tepper] [Thompson - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Varley] [Veglahn - Watts] [Webster - Werlin] [West - Westlake] [Westlake - Winchester] [Winchester - Woods] [Wouk - Zusak] 

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