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The Wish List

Colfer, Eoin
A bad girl dies and has do some good deed to avoid going to the bad place. Read 3/2005

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3/2005

My Brother Sam Is Dead

Collier, James Lincoln
Revolutionary War story about Tim who admires his older brother who has joined the army.

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5/2010

Is Paris Burning?

Collins, Larry and Dominique Lapierre
Hitler wanted Paris destroyed, this book shows how chance and decisions, and even non-decisions, thwarted the German leader's desire.

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8/2007

A Killing In Comics

Collins, Max Allan
A P.I. investigates the murder of a comic bigshot. Boy, a lot of the names sound vaguely familiar. Wonder Guy?

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9/2023

Double Down

Collins, Max Allan
Contains the books Fly Paper and Hush Money. In the first one Nolan has the bad luck to be on an airliner that is highjacked. In the second Nolan goes to Des Moines to maybe clean up a problem there, smooth some things out, and said things go bad, to my mind.

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"...and tons of stereo equipment, enough wattage in the latter to power a fair-size radio station." -- Huh?

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...one of the flight attendants came walking down, checking to see if all smokes were out and seatbelts fastened. -- Those were the days!

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10/2023

Quarry

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry is a hitman. After completing a hit he finds that someone had killed his partner and stolen their money. He decides to find out who it was. First book in the series.

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9/2023

Quarry In The Middle

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry goes on a job to some disreputable town on the Mississippi River to make a bit of money. I didn't see anything coming of what happened. I especially liked the ending.

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Four girls in lots of makeup and with a plentitude of high feathered hair and a modicum of spandex dress were at a table smoking and staring at nothing, unless maybe they were playing invisible cards. They had drinks in tumblers that might have been whiskey but probably were tea. They looked like prom queens, if this were prom night in Hades, which it kind of was. --I had to look up modicum, and I should have looked up plentitude.

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I headed upstream. Never had much experience with motorboats, but I was getting the hang of it. -- In context, YIKES!

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9/2023

Quarry's Blood

Collins, Max Allan
Some author shows up to interview Quarry, and some other day some hit guys show up to off him, so then he goes off to find out who they are, teams up with the author, and makes a surprising discovery.

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I gave the purse back to her, with the little Browning inside. Immediately she dug her hand in there and, thinking I'd misjudged the situation, I slipped my hand behind me to the coolness of the Browning grip. -- I thought she had a "Baby Glock" in there, as he put it earlier.

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9/2023

Quarry's Choice

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry ends up in Biloxi killing everyone, it seems like, and getting beat up a lot. Boy, I can read two of these a day!

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..."Do somthin' else."
"Yeah, like what"
She shrugged. "Buy my own strip bar, maybe."
That was the problem, living in a particular bubble: you only saw the possibilities inside that were particular bubble.

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9/2023

Quarry's Ex

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry accidently runs into his ex-wife while on the job in Nevada.

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My general policy was no sex on the job. Too distracting. Fortunately, I was completely inconsistent on this point.

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9/2023

The First Quarry

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry's first job, eliminating a college professor.

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The pie was in fact excellent, a thin crust with a lot of tomato sauce and just the right amount of mozzarella and seemed to me just about the best pizza ever, although you should factor in that I'd been living on Slim Jims, beef jerky and Hostess cupcakes.

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9/2023

The Last Quarry

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry is assigned to hit a librarian. Why?

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"Okay," I said, and we shook hands.
Goddamn I was glad I hadn't killed him...

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9/2023

The Mummy

Collins, Max Allan
Bookification of the movie. Not as exciting, but helpful in understanding the film.

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She slapped her chest, lifted her chin. "Why, I...am... a...librarian!" (pg. 127)

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12/2002

The Wrong Quarry

Collins, Max Allan
Quarry goes to a small town to knock off some guys who were hired to knock off a pedophile dance instructor. Of course this is going to be a LOT more than that!

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"Fucking amateurs," I said.

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9/2023

Tough Tender

Collins, Max Allan
Nolan #5-6. Consisting of the novels Hard Cash and Scratch Fever. A pretty good ride, great climax on the second story. Wow!

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A bunch of Rigley went flying over Jon's head and splashed onto the wall.

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"Where is he?"

"Playing with a rock'n'roll band, of all things."

"...A nice kid, messed up in a business like that."

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"Really, Darlene, you should make up your mind. You can't be into both the B-52s and Willie Nelson. It just doesn't make sense."

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1/2024

Two For The Money

Collins, Max Allan
Good thing I checked for duplicate authors, I already read a book by this guy. Anyway, this a a great noir crime book, and it's a twofer, the first two books of the Nolan series.
Contents:
Bait Money
Blood Money

Who is the disguntled-looking blond in the, uh, bikini?, on the cover smoking a cigar after lightening it with paper money?? I'm guessing it is Sherry.

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8/2023

Gregor And The Marks Of Secret

Collins, Suzanne
In the fourth book Gregor goes on a expedition with Luxa to help the mice. The series is moving faster and faster, I wonder how many books will there be all told? I am becoming more and more enchanted, too.

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"Shh," said Boots, patting him. "Shh. The mouses are sleeping."

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8/2007

Catching Fire

Collins, Suzanne
The book after The Hunger Games, Katniss still can't figure out her romantic relationships, and the Capital makes her participate in another Games, with Peeta! How is she going to get out of this one! Oh yes, there will be another book!

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11/2009

Gregor And The Code Of Claw

Collins, Suzanne
Fifth book of the series. The action accelerates, Gregor wears out yet ANOTHER pair of shoes, and gets his first kiss. Whoops, SPOILER!

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11/2007

Gregor And The Curse Of The Warmbloods

Collins, Suzanne
Gregor returns one again to the Underland to help find the cure to a plague that can kill every warm-blooded being there. Book three of the series.

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8/2007
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