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Stawberry Sunday

Greenleaf, Stephen
John Marshall Tanner is recovering from the last book (which I haven't read yet), then gets to investigate a murder in the strawberry farms of the Salinas valley. Pretty good, didn't expect who-done-it. Thirteenth book in series.

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3/2001

The Ditto List

Greenleaf, Stephen
Divorce lawyer D.T. Jones handles a variety of divorce cases.

QUOTE:

Deep down, he recognized that he had never enjoyed sex quite as much as he had in the days when copping a feel in the drive-in was the highest achievement of his art... (pg. 70)

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5/2001

Rosy Cole's Worst Ever Best Yet Tour Of New York City

Greenwald, Sheila
Things don't go as planned when Rosy's cousin comes to visit her in the Big Apple. A fun little story.

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11/2003

Less

Greer, Andrew Sean
A guy goes on a trip around the world to avoid going to his former lover's marriage ceremony. Humorous, and I wept at the end of the book.

Quote:

"Mr. Peleu, you've packed everything; now what are we going to wear?" -- page 193.

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4/2019

Resurrecting Langston Blue

Greer, Robert
Bail bondsman (and reluctant bounty hunter) CJ Hunter wants to know who almost killed him, and also is ferreting out the details of who is trying to kill Langston Blue. It seems to all be tied in to Langston's time in Vietnam. Not a bad story, I might have to read some more of the books in this series. This seems to be the first one, according to his website.

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Jimmy Moc and parked the van in the midst of the acreage in order to replace its timing chain, radiator, and right headlight. -- (pg. 376)The timing chain? It got damaged after he ran into a tree (among other things!)?? And did he bring water for the new radiator? In the "midst of the acreage" doesn't sound like the place to do these kind of repairs.

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8/2014

Little Princes

Grennan, Conor
Guy goes to Nepal for a couple month as a volunteer at an "orphanage", ends up dedicating himself to saving and reuniting them with their families. Very nicely written, I enjoyed reading it very much.

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9/2013

Adrift

Griffin, Paul
A very moving story about a group of teens adrift on the Atlantic ocean in a small boat.

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10/2015

Biting The Moon

Grimes, Martha
A teen with amnesia searching for her past with her new friend Mary Dark Hope, a character from another Richard Jury book. Unsatisfying.

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9/2000

Dust

Grimes, Martha
Well, it's not a pub, it's a nightclub. This was a pretty good read, but rather unsatisfying as we do not find out who-done-it, neither now, nor on the raft. I have some questions:
1. What happened to the chop? (pg. 140)
2. Was the finding of the gun mentioned before? (pg. 319)
3. Didn't the autopsy show that Billy did not eat anything? (pg. 320)
But, really, I enjoyed the book.

Words I Had To Look Up:::

past another line of oasthouses. (pg. 83) -- Building containing a kiln for drying hops.
in medias res (pg. 211) -- A Latin phrase denoting the literary and artistic narrative technique wherein the relation of a story begins either at the mid-point or at the conclusion, rather than at the beginning, establishing setting, character, and conflict via flashback and expository conversations relating the pertinent past.from Wikipedia.
City of Benares (pg. 225) -- Seventy-seven children died in the sinking.

Quote:

Everyone in the bloody world smoked except him, chain-smoked, even. He wouldn't be surprised to see Mungo light up. (pg. 254) Mungo is a dog.

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7/2010

Rainbow's End

Grimes, Martha
Each of her books is the name of a pub.

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7/1998

Stargazzy

Grimes, Martha
Superintendent Jury investigates a murdered woman in a flower bed and a woman who says she was NOT on the bus. Good story.

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9/1999

The Black Cat

Grimes, Martha
Jury investigates the murder of a librarian/escort woman. There is more about woman's shoes than I really want to know. Three black cats and the dog Mungo make a humorous interlude.

Smoke Quote:

For the one millionth time, Jry would have given an ear for a cigarette. He could really understand van Gogh if the man had quit smoking.-- Pg. 109

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4/2011

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8/2013

The Case Has Altered

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury investigates two murders in the fen country of England.

QUOTE:

"Thinking" was apparently a rather novel act for Julie, and an intensely physical one. She folded her arms and scratched her elbows, squinting up at the ceiling; she drew her mouth back revealing teeth as small as a child's, then pursed the mouth, repeating this process several times. She might have been indulging in some of Fiona's facial exercises. Her neck seemed to strain upward as if there were a rarefied air up there necessary for cerebral activity. Jury had to give her this: that unlike most people, Julie took thinking dammed seriously.--Page 183.

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8/1999

The old wine shades

Grimes, Martha
Drury investigates a woman, her son, and a dog that have disappeared. But the dog came back. Very uneven Amazon reviews. I say, mostly interesting, even the quantum mechanics stuff, but the ending left me hanging.

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7/2006

The Way Of All Fish

Grimes, Martha
The second book in a series, with not always great reviews on Goodreads, and I grabbed it by misteak at the library. So I was kind of stuck with it. Well, the first two-thirds I was ploughing along, but the third-third picked up a bit and I enjoyed it more. My major peeve is that a clown fish is a salt water fish. It's not gonna live in a little fishbowl very long. Good thing this is fiction!

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He was sipping the second half of his drink when he decided the plane was losing altitude, by way of either landing or crashing. He didn't care as long as the cart had time to come his way again and so long as Shirlee Murphee's manuscript was incinerated. -- pg 157

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7/2016

Skipping Christmas

Grisham, John
A middle class couple decide they could without the expense and hassle of Christmas this year.

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2/2003

The Brethren

Grisham, John
Three white-coller criminals in prison run a scam. Too bad they get away with it.

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5/2001

The Chamber

Grisham, John
Grandson shows up to defend his Klan killer grandfather.

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12/2000

The Confession

Grisham, John
A Lutheran minister has to deal with the confession of murderer who wants to stop the execution of a innocent man. Read it straight through.

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9/2011

The Partner

Grisham, John
A dead guy (lawyer) steals 90 mil and people are torqued!

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5/2000
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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 - Fenner] [Ferber - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flint] [Flint - Fournier] [Fournier - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Friedman] [Funke - Gardner] [Gardner - Gillin] [Gladwell - Gormley] [Gould - Grann] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenleaf - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harland] [Harper - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Hershon] [Herzog - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holman - Huff] [Huff - Jemisin] [Jemisin - Jones] [Joyce - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kidder] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kingsolver - Korman] [Korman - Lampman] [Landry - Lawrence] [Lawrence - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Louv] [Lovelace - Lutz] [Lynch - Maguire] [Maguire - Martin] [Martin - Mass] [Massey - McCaffrey] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCrumb - Meluch] [Meluch - Modesitt, Jr.] [Moffett - Moon] [Moon - Muchamore] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nimmo - Norton] [Novik - O'Brian] [O'Brian - Oppel] [Oppel - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Patterson] [Patterson - Pears] [Pearson - Perry] [Peters - Pope] [Porter - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pullman] [Pullman - Reeve] [Reeve - Ringo] [Ringo - Robinson] [Rodman - Rucka] [Rucka - Sachar] [Sachar - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scott] [Scott - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shelton] [Sherlock - Skloot] [Sleator - Snicket] [Snicket - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Tapply] [Tapply - Thuy] [Tolan - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Waldman] [Walker - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Woodring] [Woodring - Zahn] [Zevin - Zusak] 

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