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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

In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies

McCall Smith, Alexander
Another in the series of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories, the second one I've read now. A very nice story, with interesting insights into life in Botswana.

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4/2016

The Kalahari Typing School For Men

McCall Smith, Alexander
I think that I am starting to get into this series, now that I've read maybe three!

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2/2019
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alcott - Anderson] [Andreae - Atkinson] [Atkinson - Balf] [Ballard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barnes] [Barnhill - Barr] [Barr - Bear] [Bear - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beattie - Bivald] [Black - Block] [Block - Bonham] [Borchert - Brenaman] [Brennert - Bryson] [Bryson - Bujold] [Bujold - Cannell] [Cannell - Card] [Card - Caunitz] [Caunitz - Choldenko] [Choldenko - Clarke] [Clarke - Cody] [Cody - Colfer] [Colfer - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Corbett] [Corcoran - Crais] [Crais - Crichton] [Crichton - Curry] [Curry - Cussler] [Cussler - Dean] [Deaver - Dixon] [Dixon - Dowell] [Dozois - DuPrau] [Durham - Emerson] [Emerson - Evanovich] [Evans - Farmer] [Farmer - Fitzhugh] [Flanagan - Flinn] [Flint - Foster] [Foster - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Freedman] [Freedman - Gaiman] [Galli - Gerber] [Gibbons - Gores] [Gores - Granger] [Granger - Greenfield] [Greenlaw - Grimes] [Grimes - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Hallinan] [Hallinan - Hautman] [Hautman - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heller] [Heller - Herman] [Herman - Hess] [Hesse - Higgins] [Highsmith - Hobb] [Hobb - Hosseini.] [Howe - Iversen] [Ives - Johnson] [Johnson - Kaminsky] [Kaminsky - Kellog] [Kellog - King] [King - Klise] [Knight - Kraus] [Krueger - Larson] [Larson - Leckie] [Leckie - Leonard] [Lescroart - Lichtman] [Liebster - Lowry] [Lowry - Lynch] [MacAvoy - Mankell] [Mankell - Martine] [Martine - Matas] [Matthews - McCall Smith] [McCall Smith - McCrumb] [McCullers - Meluch] [Meluch - Moffett] [Monninger - Moon] [Moore - Muir] [Muir - Nicholson] [Nimmo - Norton] [Novik - 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 - Rowling] [Rubens - Saberhage] [Saberhagen - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Scieszka] [Scithers - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Sheinkin] [Sheinkin - Simak] [Singer - Sneider] [Snelling - Standiford] [Stanhope - Stephenson] [Stephenson - Stross] [Stross - Swee] [Sweeney - Tepper] [Thompson - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Van Draanen] [Van Draanen - Varley] [Veglahn - Watts] [Webster - Werlin] [West - Westlake] [Westlake - Winchester] [Winchester - Woods] [Wouk - Zusak] 

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