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The Edge

Francis, Dick
Tor Keley, investigator for the Britich Jockey Club, travels incognito on The Great Transcontinental Mystery Race Train.

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7/2001

To The Hilt

Francis, Dick
Alexander Kinloch is a painter who lives in Scotland. Some thugs beat him up, looking for "it". Very good story, with interesting revelation at end.

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Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them [...] it seemed I'd been elected. (pg. 3)

WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP:

Revenant (pg. 56) One who returns after an absence.

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8/2001

Trial Run

Francis, Dick
Randall Drew, a jockey who needs glasses, goes to Moscow to find the elusive Alyosha.

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8/2001

Twice Shy

Francis, Dick
Physicist/Schoolmaster Jonathan Derry deals with a handicapping computer program and the thugs that want it.

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7/2001

Under Orders

Francis, Dick
Sid Haley and his bionic arm track down the murderer of a jockey and a trainer, with the help of his cancer research chemist girlfriend and some DNA. What I like about Francis is you learn interesting technical stuff without being clobbered by it.

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7/2007

Whiphand

Francis, Dick
Sid Halley, the ex-jockey with the "bionic hand", is called upon to solve several complicated plots: His ex-wife and a charity; who is causing horses to get heart attacks; fradulent horse syndicates.

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8/2001

Wild Horses

Francis, Dick
Film director Thomas Lyon is trying to film a movie based on a book about a local suicide, but some one keeps trying to knife people. Excellent story, tears at the end.

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7/2001

Refusal

Francis, Felix
Sid Halley back to, unwillingly, investigate corruption on the track. Good story!

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6/2014

Just Ask Iris

Frank, Lucy
Iris Diaz-Pinkowitz moves to a very multi-cultural apartment building. She is having puberty problems, dog problems, cat problems,parrot problems, and typing problems. Good story!

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6/2008

Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin, Benjamin
Small-print version too hard to read, need an large-print version with annotations!

Words I Had To Look Up:

working with them diligently like so many emmers (pg. 13) -- Emmer is a kind of wheat, can't find another meaning.
furze bush (pg. 61) -- A Gorse bush. Spiny, spiky, stickery!!
Philadelphia Experiments (pg. 175) -- Ben and his son William flew a kite in a storm.
grampus (pg. 247) -- A killer whale, probably.
fizgig (pg. 247) -- A fish gig, harpoon, or fish spear.

Quote:

So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do. -- (pg. 41)

Quote:

...Temple of LEARNING: Every Peasant, who had wherewithal, was preparing to send one of his Children at least to this famous Place; and in this Case most of them consulted their own Purses instead of their Childrens Capacities: So that I observed, a great many, yea, the most part of those who were travelling thither, were little better than Dunces and Blockheads. Alas! Alas! -- (pg. 201)

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5/2009

Cold Mountain

Frazier, Charles
Civil War tale of a woman on a mountain farm and the deserter admirier returning home. Quite good, but I wish the ending had been a little different, or maybe not.

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5/2003

Mrs. Mike

Freedman, Benedict
Co-author Nancy Freedman. Story of Kathy, a Boston girl who goes to Calgary for her health, and marries a RCMP sergeant. The authors said they wrote the novel based on talks with Katherine O'Fallon Flanigan, and some claim it isn't very truthful, but it IS a wonderful story.

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11/2013

Above The Law

Freedman, J. F.
Lawyer Luke Garrison becomes a special prosecuter to investigate a DEA drug bust gone sour. Also has Kate Blanchard, both from from other books. Does not seem to use the phrase "I feature", thank goodness!!

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6/2002

Against The Wind

Freedman, J. F.
Bikers get busted in Santa Fe for a murder they didn't do.

WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP:

Placket (pg. 239) 1. A slit in a dress, blouse, or skirt to make the garment easy to put on or take off. 2. A pocket, especially in a women's skirt.

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4/2002

House Of Smoke

Freedman, J. F.
Santa Barbara P.I. Kate Blanchard investigates suspicious goings on involving a rich ranch owner and her family.

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4/2002

Key Witness

Freedman, J. F.
Lawyer Wyatt Matthews gets tired of defending corporate creeps, sabaticals to the public defender's office and defends a teen accused of serial murders. Pretty good.

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4/2002

The Disappearance

Freedman, J. F.
A teen girl disappears and is found murdered. Good story.

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4/2002

The Obstacle Course

Freedman, J. F.
A boy named Roy dreams of going to Annapolis. Good story. Not like his other books.

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5/2002

The Daytrader

Frey, Stephen
Augustus McKnight quits his job to be a day trader, his wife gets murdered, and he finds out lots of stuff about her he didn't know.

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6/2002

The Vulture Fund

Frey, Stephen
Mace Maclain finds political deceit and terrorism when he is assigned the job of finding investors for an investment fund.

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7/2002
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Ballard] [Balliett - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnhill] [Barr - Barr] [Barrows - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beattie] [Beattie, editor - Black] [Black - Block] [Block - Borchert] [Bosch - Brennert] [Brillant - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Card] [Card - Card] [Card - Chabon] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Cline] [Coakley - Cohen] [Cohen - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corin] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crider] [Crime - Cushman] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - Dexter] [DiCamillo - Doig] [Doig - Drake] [Drake - Eland] [Elkins - Emerson] [Emerson - Fairbanks] [Fairstein - Feder] [Fenner - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Frey] [Friedman - Garcia] [Gardner - Giff] [Gillin - Gores] [Gormley - Granger] [Grann - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hannigan] [Harland - Hebden] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Hershon - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holm - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidd] [Kidder - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Lampman - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Lott] [Louv - Lutz] [Lutz - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Mass - McCaffrey] [McCaffrey - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meloy] [Meluch - Modesitt Jr.] [Modesitt, Jr. - Moon] [Moon - Mowat] [Muchamore - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - 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 - Rubens] [Rucka - Saberhagen] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scithers] [Scott - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Sheinkin] [Shelton - Singer] [Skloot - Snelling] [Snicket - Stanhope] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Tapply] [Tapply - Thorp] [Thurber - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Voltaire] [Waldman - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Wollheim] [Wood - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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