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The Flower Master

Massey, Sujata
Rei, a Japanese-American, is living in Japan. She is taking a ikebana class with her aunt. One of the teachers is murdered, and the aunt is suspect. Very interesting, learned a lot about Japanese culture.

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11/2009

Lisa's War

Matas, Carol
Lisa is a Jewish girl who lives in Denmark during World War II and the German invasion. She joins her brother in the Danish resistance.

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5/2010

Hardball

Matthews, Christopher
Subtitle: How politics is placed told by one who knows the game. A fascinating insider's look at political maneuvering up to 1988, but mostly in the 60s through the 80s. One anecdote I had just read in an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, here was presented a lot of background information. Great stuff!

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6/2011

Two Friends

Maupassant, Guy de
Two French fishermen friends are shot by Prussians when they won't reveal the password to cross the French lines. Oh, Spoiler Alert!

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5/2010

Chat

Mayor, Archer
Joe Gunther investigates the appearance of two dead guys, and his mother and brother's car accident.

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12/2009

A Boy At War

Mazer, Harry
A very good story of a boy who experiences the Pearl Harbor attack.

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11/2002

Doll

McBain, Ed
87th precinct investigates the murder of a model.

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9/2000

Driving Lessons

McBain, Ed
Short book about a student driver, her instructor, and the lady they hit.

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7/2001

Fat Ollie's Book

McBain, Ed
Fat Ollie of the 88th taps the regulars of the 87th to find the killer of a politician AND who stole the only manuscript of Fat Ollie's book. Very enjoyable!

QUOTE:

"Yes, but I have to watch my weight," Patricia said. "Oh, me, too," Ollie agreed. "I try not to have more than five meals a day. The Rule of Five. Otherwise it can get out of hand." --pg. 108

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6/2003

Mary, Mary

McBain, Ed
Matthew Hope defends a woman who everbody saw burying one of the victims in her garden!

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10/2000

Mischief

McBain, Ed
The Deaf Man starts a riot at a rap concert in the park to cover a crime, meanwhile someone is knocking off graffeti "artists".

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9/2000

Money, Money Money

McBain, Ed
Fat Ollie saves Carella's life twice. Pretty good. Still like the second time I read it!

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6/2004

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11/2007

Nocturne

McBain, Ed
87th precinct investigates the murder of an old lady and her cat, who used to be a famous concert pianist. The old lady, that is.

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9/2000

Romance

McBain, Ed
The 87th precinct investigates the attempted murder of an actress who is in a play about the murder of an actress in a play...

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9/2000

The Big Bad City

McBain, Ed
87th Precinct series. Who would want to murder a nun?

QUOTE:

And the other nun says, "It must be the cobblestones."

BONUS QUOTE:

"He sometimes watched old ladies plodding heavily across city streets where buses threatened, and knew for certain that inside those shrunken bodies were the shining faces of fourteen-year-olds."

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7/1999

The Frumious Bandersnatch

McBain, Ed
A budding pop star is kidnapped.

Smoking Quote:

"She doesnt know I still smoke," he explained, letting out a self-satisfied poisonous cloud. "Her brother had his larynx removed last month, she thinks everybody in the worlds gonna get throat cancer now. Ive been smoking since I was sixteen, I dont even cough."

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12/2005

The Last Best Hope

McBain, Ed
Matthew Hope finds a missing husband who's trying to steal Socrates hemlock bottle.

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12/1999

Transgressions

McBain, Ed, editor
Ten novellas by authors such as Westlake, McCrumb, King, Block, John Farris, and others.

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5/2005

Catacombs

McCaffrey, Anne
Second (and probably last) volume of the space cats series, which apparently relates to the cats in "The Tower And The Hive" series.

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7/2017

Catalyst

McCaffrey, Anne
Co-authored by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. This book is about cats in space. It is OK, funny at times, perhaps even "slyly" funny. I will read the next book. But after that, I am not making any promises.

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7/2017
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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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