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Even The Wicked

Block, Lawrence
Matthew Scudder investigates a killer nicknamed "Will".

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9/1998

Everybody Dies

Block, Lawrence
Matthew Scudder and "Mick" Ballou are the targets of someone. Seems like everybody around them is getting murdered!

QUOTE:

Years ago an old cop name Vince Mahaffey tol me what to do when someone gives me money. "Take it," he said. "and put it away and say thank you. You could even touch your cap if you're wearing one."

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"So that he grew up hating me. Well, don't they grow up in Belfast hating the English? And don't the Proddy kids grow up hating the Holy Father? 'F[***] the Queen!' 'Nah, nah, f[***] the Pope!' F[***] 'em both, I say, or let 'em f[***] each other." He drew out his pocket flask and sweetended his coffee. "They grow into good haters if you teach them early enough."

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7/2000

Hit And Run

Block, Lawrence
Keller is set up as the assassin of the governor of Ohio.

I forgot how heartless these people were until the murder of the Witnesses. That hit too close to home.

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6/2010

Hit list

Block, Lawrence
Keller finds he is being hunted by another hit man who is trying to corner the marker.

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12/2005

Hit man

Block, Lawrence
Very interesting eposodic story about, well, a hit man.

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10/2001

Hope To Die

Block, Lawrence
Matthew Scudder investigates the death of a couple who happened to be at the same concert he and Elaine were at.

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6/2002

Small Town

Block, Lawrence
Various people in New York interact in various ways, including murder. I felt a lot of pity for the murderer. Takes place after 9/11. Some rather pornographic sex scenes.

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7/2003

Tanner On Ice

Block, Lawrence
Evan Tanner wakes up after being frozen for 25 years, goes to Burma.

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10/2001

Tanner's Tiger

Block, Lawrence
Tanner has to sneak into Canada to find out what the Cubans are up to at the Expo. SPOILER: Stealing our Negroes, that is what!

Half-way through this romp I figured out it was first published in 1968. I had only noticed this edition's publishing date, 2001. Time-warp!

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7/2010

The Burglar In The Library

Block, Lawrence
Bernie Rhodenbarr goes to an English-style country inn in New England to steal a book.

QUOTE:

"And she's a Cobbett, which means there's probably not a whole lot she hasn't done. The only thing that makes me exotic is that I'm not a blood relative."

BONUS QUOTE:

Don't ask me what kind of gun it was. Guns make me nervous-- people keep them in drawers so that they can shoot burglars with them, and I'm opposed to that--...

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12/1999

The Burglar In The Rye

Block, Lawrence
Bernie Rodenbarr tries to steal some letters from a famous author, but they're gone and somebody is dead.

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7/2001

The Burglar On The Prowl

Block, Lawrence
Bernie gets a girlfriend, loses his stash. Maker's Mark reference.

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8/2004

The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams

Block, Lawrence
Bernie Rodenbarr accused of stealing baseball cards.

QUOTE:

"Marginal?" He nodded. "Like you wouldn't want your sister to marry one, but it'd be okay for your cousin. Marginal..."

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6/1999

The Canceled Chezch

Block, Lawrence
Evan Tanner goes to Chezchoslovakia to rescue an old Nazi.

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10/2001

The girl with the long green heart.

Block, Lawrence
Con men swindle a guy with a fake Canadian land deal. May have read before. Sorta sounds familiar. Did I already read this?

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12/2005

Story Time

Bloor, Edward
Ghosts at the Whitaker Magnet School/library. Didn't move me. Except for the quote below.

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"[Library] Forgiveness Days are about leaving the past behind and moving on to the future". Page 417.

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4/2004

Tangerine

Bloor, Edward
Paul's family moves to Florida, where the citrus trees have been cut down for housing developments. Awful stuff is eventually revealed about his jerk older brother. Very good story, I had a good sense of time and place.

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4/2009

Memory Prisoner

Bloor, Thomas
Maddie is a teen that hasn't left her house since she was a little girl, for a reason that she cannot name, but WE suspect it has something to do with the sinister town library, don't we? And just WHO could the mysterious prisoner in the library basement be, eh?

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6/2007

By The Time You Read This

Blunt, Giles
John Cardinal's wife jumps off a building. Lisa investigates a child porn case. And Doctor Bell? Well, he's not helping much.

No Such Creature

Blunt, Giles
Owen and his uncle (who adopted him after his parents died) rob wealthy Republicans at dinner parties for a living. but uncle Max is starting to lose his mental faculties, and Owen wants to go to acting school. A violent and profane book, with a bit of humor. I enjoyed it.

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6/2009

Quote:

...home had turned into a house made of knives; there was nowhere he could move that did not hurt. (pg. 255) -- Now, there's a phase after my own heart.

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6/2009
20 books displayed
[Babbit - Barker] [Barnard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Bauer] [Baum - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Belushi] [Belzer - Block] [Block - Blunt] [Bodeen - Bova] [Bova - Brooks] [Brooks - Buffett] [Bujold - Bujold] [Bunting - Buzzell] 

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