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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

Worldshaker

Harland, Richard
Col has his eyes opened to reality on the juggernaut Worldshaker when the Filthies plot revolution and he becomes enamored of their leader.

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7/2010

Cat Scratch Fever

Harper, Tara K.
The title irritates me. And the jacket illustration. I've read this book before, and since I had nothing else to read, I read it again. It's ok, but I did not feel that I cared for any of the characters. I don't know what the Author's Note had to do with THIS book, either. The author sounds like she would be a very interesting person to hang out with.

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His hands were large and roughly calloused, and they stroked her with a gentleness that made her burn. She made an odd sound. -- pg. 301. Oh, I bet she did!

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6/2010

Shakespeare's Landlord

Harris, Charlaine
Housecleaner Lily Bard looks into the murder of the landlord next door, who was dumped into HER trashcan!

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11/2001

Pushing Up Daisies

Harris, Rosemary
Landscaper Paula Holliday finds box containing a small body buried in the garden she is renovating. Not overly complicated, but a fun and interesting read.

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6/2008

The Stainless Steel Rat Joins The Circus

Harrison, Harry
The Rat is hired to look for a interplanetary bank robber. .

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8/2000

Pale Demon

Harrison, Kim
Rachel has to travel to San Francisco to proclaim her innocence for using black magic.

I wanted to stop reading around twenty, but I kept on reading and stuck it out to the end. Part of the problem is I am not really interested in witchy stuff. I got interested around page two-hundred and ninety-something, at the coven meeting in San Fran.

I think one needs to start with the first book. There was a LOT of background story that I needed to understand who and what was going on. I read the uncorrected proof edition.

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1/2011
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