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Death Of A Valentine

Beanton, M.C.
Hamish is set to marry the woman of his nightmares, but before that he solves the murder of a local beauty queen. CRUD, I picked the WRONG SPELLING of the author name!

Words I Had To Look Up:

Irn-Bru (pg. 87) -- Very popular fizzy drink sold in Scotland, rivals Coke!

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9/2010

Love, Lies And Liquor

Beanton, M.C.
Agatha hooks up again with James, they fight, he splits, she sulks. Oh, yeah, a couple people get murdered, including a would-be rival for Jamesssss affections. Very cute Snot-On-Sea snowball book jacket, with sparklies!! EDIT AUTHORS NAME

Smoke Quote:

Sunbeams were the enemy of smokers, thought Agatha, highlighting hust how much of the poisonous stuff you were sending out into the surrounding air.

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11/2006

There Goes The Bride

Beanton, M.C.
James is getting married, but his fiancee is found shot to death just before the ceremony. This is almost a sub-plot to Agatha's continuing series of romances and encounters with a killer.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Dessert was that Cotswold favourite--icky-sticky pudding (pg. 235) -- Seems to be a cake-like dessert with a toffee sauce.

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8/2011

Ancestral Night

Bear, Elizabeth
White Space book 1. Haimy Dz is a partner on a space salvage tug. Good story!

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4/2019

Blood Music

Bear, Greg
A wonderful book. Gave me the same feeling as Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

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6/1998

City At The End Of Time

Bear, Greg
A big story, full of cats and books and mysterious peoples doing mysterious stuff. And you gotta love a book that starts out with a Firesign Theatre quote!

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11/2008

Darwin's Children

Bear, Greg
I found this sequel a real page-turner. I always forget to check for a glossory, and there it is at the end!

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10/2003

Darwin's Radio

Bear, Greg
Made my head hurt, all that biology! Very interesting story, reminded a little of Childhood's End by Clarke.

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7/2002

Dinosaur Summer

Bear, Greg
Teenage Peter travels to the "Lost World" of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with a expedition to return Circus dinosaurs to their natural habitat.

QUOTE:

"Makes you hate nature, doesn't it?" he said in disgust--pg.254

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3/2003

Foundation And Chaos

Bear, Greg
Part of a trilogy based on the books by Isaac Asimov. Pretty good!

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7/1998

Quantico

Bear, Greg
Techno-thriller. FBI agents search for bio-terrorists.

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5/2007

Vitals

Bear, Greg
Scientist searches for life extension, uncovers big plot. Pretty good. Explains all those hang up phone calls we get, too.

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4/2002

A Highland Christmas

Beaton, M.C.
A missing cat, a lonely girl, and stolen Christmas lights make Hamish Macbeth's holiday. .

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8/2000

Agatha Raisin And The Love From Hell

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha is married to James, but the marriage is rocky. James girlfriend/psycho Melissa is murdered and James disappears.

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4/2003

Agatha Raisin And The Murderous Marriage

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha is about to marry James next door, when her FIRST husband turns up...for a while.

QUOTE:

The rendering of "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" was, Agatha reflected sourly, music to stun pigs by.

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6/2000

Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha moves to the country after retirement, enters a quiche in a local contest, and the judge dies!!! .

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6/2000

Agatha Raisin And The Terrible Tourist

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha goes to Cyprus hoping to reconcile with James after their aborted marriage, but of course someone dies!

QUOTE:

[James says] "What a blabby little thing you are, dear. Why didn't you give him your knicker size when you were at it?"

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7/2000

Agatha Raisin and the vicious vet

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha has her usual romantic ups-and-downs, including with a veternarian who hates cats and ends up dying.

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7/2005

Agatha Raisin And The Walkers Of Dembley

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha and James inflitrate a walking club to get clues about one of its members that was murdered. Enjoyable.

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7/2000

Agatha Raisin And The Witch Of Wyckhadden

Beaton, M.C.
Agatha goes to the seaside to forget her romantic problems, gets engaged, gets unengaged, finds a body, but not in that order.

SMOKE QUOTE:

So on this windy day, two days after her arrival, she walked charging along a deserted promenande, ... wondering how soon she could find a sheltered spot to enjoy a cigarette and get some of the excess of oxygen out of her lungs. --pg.2.

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4/2003
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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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