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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

The Teacher Who Couldn't Read

Corcoran, John with Carole C. Carlson
Very interesting story of a man who became a high school teacher after graduating college, and yet was functionally illiterate.

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11/2000

Lion Boy

Corder, Zizou
Charlie goes on a quest to rescue his kidnapped parents. Very good story, maps, drawings, music.

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11/2004

Lion Boy: The Chase

Corder, Zizou
Charlie continues on his journey to rescue his parents/lions. Very PC.

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12/2004

Abaddon's Gate

Corey, James S. A.
This is The Expanse #3. Rollicking good space opera, in my unlearned opinion, with a ton of memorable quote which I probably will get sued for posting, but I'm going to anyway. 'Cause they are memorable. And I want to memorable them! BTW, this is the book in which we meet Annushka "Anna" Volovodov.

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The pulse turned into music, and she began humming under her breath. She stopped when an Episcopalian in the seat next to her pointedly clear his throat.

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No monkey ever reheated a frozen burrito.

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Jesus Christ with a side of chips. -- Never heard that one before!

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"Could we please not assault the patient with the crushed spinal cord,"..."because this makes me very uncomfortable."

Smoke Quote:

She pulled a cigarette out and lit it as they walked. At Anna's shocked look she said, "They let you do it here. Lots of the Belters do. They obsess over air filters then suck poisonous particulates into their lungs recreationally. It's a fabulous culture."

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"Just to check," Holden said. "We're throwing grenades into the place that controls the reactor?"

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"Huh," Juarez said.
...
"Well," Cass said.

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"Well," Holden said, his voice grim, "we have a major problem. We're out of coffee."
"We still got beer," Amos said.
"Yes," Holden said. "But beer is not coffee."

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11/2023

Caliban's War

Corey, James S. A.
The Expanse #2. Just realized I read #1 back in 2017. Do not remember a thing! I need to read it again to fill in the background on this one! This was a good read, but I was just gonna read the one and move on. Then, the last sentence happened!! Yikes, WTF??? Now I HAVE to read the next one!

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"Meow meow, cry meow meow,"... "That's all I hear you say."

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  "No offence meant, Captain Holden," Wendall said, "but I'm starting to wish I'd just shot you when I had the chance."
  "None taken."

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While Amos used a torque wrench to unbolt the access panel... -- Why would he use a torque wrench?

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"Ferns?" Naomi asked.
"Ferns can be very aggressive," Prax said.

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11/2023

Cibola Burn

Corey, James S. A.
The Expanse, #4. A new planet is being settled by squatters. A corporation security chief has a problem with that. Also, the planet seems to have a problem with everyone.

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"I love the period of rotation. Thirty hours. You can get in a full day's work, stay up getting drunk at the saloon, and still get a full night's sleep. I don't know why we didn't think of this back home."

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"Why do I put up with your shit?"
"Because," Amos said, starting to strip an assault rifle down to its component parts, "I'm the only one on the ship that can keep the coffee maker running."

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..."We're on foot from here."
"Your fancy alien train is broken?"
"My fancy alien material transfer system has been sitting unused for over a billion years and half the planet just exploded. Your ship was built less than a decade ago and you can barely keep the coffee pot running."
"You are a sad, bitter little man," Holden said...

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11/2023
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