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The Puzzle Lady vs The Soduku Lady

Hall, Parnell
Cora gets some competition when a Japanese puzzle woman comes to town with her sixteen-year-old niece in tow.

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8/2010

With this puzzle, I thee kill

Hall, Parnell
A Puzzle Lady mystery. Cora and Sherry's friend Brenda somehow are planning a double wedding, Brenda to Sherry's abusive ex-spouse.

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12/2005

The Case Of The Missing Servant

Hall, Tarquin
An P.I. in India investigates the murder of a servant girl, among other things. Pretty good.

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7/2016

A Nail Through The Heart

Hallinan, Timothy
Poke is trying to adopt Miaow but vicious criminals cause problems.

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8/2015

Breathing Water

Hallinan, Timothy
Poke gets offered the opportunity to write a biography. He also gets threatened if he writes that biography. What to do? Good story!

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I thought that if anything ever happened to one of us, it would happen to me. -- Pg. 190

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8/2015

Crashed

Hallinan, Timothy
A drug-addled former child star signs to do a porn film, not quite realizing what she is doing. Junior Bender is hired to find out who is sabotaging the film. Things get complicated.

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8/2015

Fields Where They Lay

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior is "offered" a job investigating shoplifting at a decrepit mall. Pretty darn good, and it's a "Christmas" story, too.

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6/2017

Herbie's Game

Hallinan, Timothy
Well, Junior needs to track down who is offing the members of a "chain". Some more nifty characters are met, relationships strengthened, and some touching philosophy expounded. I hope that's a real word.

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12/2015

King Maybe

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior goes after a rare stamp.

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7/2016

Little Elvises

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior Bender finds out why the 1960s rock'n'roll scene in Philadelphia is getting people killed in 2012ish L.A., among other things. I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great, the plot is good enough to confuse me, and there is some witty dialogue.

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"Biggest day of the year for Ed was December 26. All the Christmas stuff went to half off, and he shopped all day long."... "If I got rid of it all now, it'd be like crumpling up Ed's memory and tossing it away." (pg. 110) I wept a little at this.

Quote #2:

"Alice says, sure, two sets of rules. Men and women need different rules on account of how they're not anything alike, what with women being all admirable and so forth." (pg. 236)

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6/2015

Nighttown

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior has to get a doll from an old house. Very good story. VU/Nico mention on pg. 199.

Wrong Word:

She even brought the gun up a few inches so she could site down it.-- Should be "sight".

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12/2018

Rock Of Ages

Hallinan, Timothy
Some mob guys put on a nostalgic rock music tour partly financed by Irwin, but try to rip him off. Not a good move.

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7/2022

The Fame Thief

Hallinan, Timothy
Junior Bender investigates an investigation from a long long time ago at the behest of Irwin Dressler. Very good story.

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12/2015

The Fourth Watcher

Hallinan, Timothy
Poke has a surprise reunions, trouble with the Secret Service, complicated by North Korean counterfeiters.

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8/2015

Dormia

Halpern, Jake
Alfonso finds his heritage on a trek to the not so mythical land of Dormia.

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1/2010

The Four Winds

Hannah, Kristin
Mother and kids travel from Texas to a miserable existence in California picking cotton during the Dust Bowl era. Not bad, but no Steinbeck, as someone said to me.

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4/2022

The Great Alone

Hannah, Kristin
A dysfunctional family whose dad has a violent abusive streak move to the wilds of Alaska in 1971. Pretty good.

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3/2021

Ida B

Hannigan, Katherine
A young Wisconsin farm girl deals with her mother's health problems and changes in her life. Very good.

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4/2006

True (...Sort Of)

Hannigan, Katherine
Delly is always in trouble, at home and at school. She meets a strange girl named Ferris Boyd. Very good story!

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1/2012

The Red House On The Hill

Hard, Louise Fulton
The author tells of her life growing up in the are of San Marcos in San Diego County back in the early part of the twentieth century. A charming little book!

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10/2021
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alcott - Anderson] [Anderson - Asimov] [Atkins - Backman] [Baker - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnes - Barr] [Barr - Beanton] [Beanton - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Bingle] [Birdsall - Block] [Block - Bond] [Bonham - Box] [Brackenbury - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Caldwell] [Caletti - Card] [Card - Carson] [Carter - Chbosky] [Cheaney - Clancy] [Clare - Coben] [Coben - Colfer] [Colfer - Combat] [Conklin - Connelly] [Connelly - Cook] [Cook - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Creech] [Crew - Crusie] [Crusie - Cussler] [Cussler - Davidson] [Davidson - Dickson] [Dilloway - Dorsey] [Dorsey - Duncan] [Duncan - Elkins] [Elkins - Evanovich] [Evanovich - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferris] [Fforde - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Forester] [Forrest - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Fussell] [Gaiman - Gash] [Gash - Goffard] [Going - Grafton] [Grafton - Grant] [Grant - Greenwald] [Greer - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hard] [Harland - Hebden] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Henry] [Henry - Herriot] [Hershon - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hillerman] [Hillerman - Holm] [Holm - Hudson] [Huff - James] [Jemisin - Jones] [Jones - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kerasote] [Key - King] [King-Smith - Kollin] [Konigsburg - Kurland] [Kurson - Larsson] [Larsson - Lee] [Lee - Lescroart] [Lescroart - Lindsay] [Lindsay - Lowry] [Lowry - MacDonald] [MacDonald - Mankell] [Mankell - Martine] [Martine - Matas] [Matthews - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCullers - Meluch] [Meluch - Moffett] [Monninger - Moon] [Moore - Muir] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nicholson - Norton] [Norton - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Dell] [O'Faolain - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paterson] [Paterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Peck] [Pelletier - Philbrick] [Philbrick - Powell] [Powell - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Pynchon] [Queenan - Reeves] [Rehder - Riordan] [Riordan - Rollins] [Roosevelt - Russell] [Russell - Sacks] [Sagan - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scott] [Scott - Sebold] [Sedgwick - Shetterly] [Shields - Sleator] [Sloan - Snicket] [Sontag - Stark] [Stark - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stroke] [Stross - Sturgeon] [Summy - Taylor] [Taylord - Turner] [Turner - Vachss] [Vachss - Vande Velde] [Vanderpool - Wasdin] [Watkins - Wells] [Wells - Westlake] [Westlake - Wiles] [Wiles - Wolff] [Wollheim - Zahn] [Zahn - Zusak] 

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