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The Ring Of Solomon

Stroud, Jonathan
In this prequel to the Bartemaeus trilogy Asmira, a Hereditary Guard of the Queen of Sheba, travels to Jerusalem on a secret assignment.

Words I Had To Look Up:

tumuli (pg.9) -- A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
gout (pg. 27) -- A mass or splash, as of blood; spurt. Or in this case, lightning. I think.

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12/2014

The Screaming Staircase

Stroud, Jonathan
The first book in what looks like it is going to be the Lockwood & Company series, I bet. I enjoyed reading this adventure of young investigators in the business of riding London of paranormal beings. I hope the author fleshes out the characters more.

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4/2014

The Whispering Skull

Stroud, Jonathan
And whisper it does, in this the second book in the Lockwood & Co. series. Look into the mirror, you know you want to!

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10/2015

Olive Kitteridge

Strout, Elizabeth
I really enjoyed reading this book about Olive and the people in her town in Maine. Lots to think about.

Quote:

Who, who does not have their basket of trips? It isn't right. Molly Collins said that today, standing out the by the church. It isn't right. Well. It isn't. -- Pg. 180

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11/2015

The Elements Of Style

Strunk, William
Not that it will do my writing much good, but I did read the book, and rather interesting it was, to say the least, as it were.

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3/2009

More Than Human

Sturgeon, Theodore
It is kind of hard to describe. Five (or maybe six) diverse people (except two are twins) form a sort of super-human. Better than it might sound. It's pretty much a classic.

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9/2015

I So Don't Do Mysteries

Summy, Barrie
Sherry gets sent off to San Diego while her father goes on his honeymoon, which works out well because her ghost mother needs her help to solve the mystery of who wants to kill a rhino at the Wild Animal Park. Certainly written for middle school girls, I wanted to quit at page fourteen, but I FORCED myself to finish it. Big raves on Amazon, though. I think the author must live in the San Diego area as there is a lot of local details in the book, and a lot of local details on her website.

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10/2010

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Swanson, James L.
Biographical account of Booth shooting Lincoln and his escape, and capture. Learned a few things. Lots of pictures. The image Of Powell is riveting.

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12/2009

Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Murder

Swee, Karen
A murder mystery taking place during the Revolutionary War. Language a bit stilted, lovely flirting, decent mystery. Would read another! EDIT: I found out, sadly, that the author died in 2009.

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12/2012

Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking

Sweeney, Aoibheann
A girl who grew up motherless on an island in Maine is sent to New York by her father to do data entry in the library he created.

Not the kind of story I would usually read, there not being any spaceships involved, but I liked it enough to finish.

The author is also mildly well known for having a baby in a taxi in Times Square. That is, giving birth in a taxi. In Times Square. New York City.

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7/2013

A Void In Hearts

Tapply, William G.
Lawyer Brady Coyne investigates the murder of his sometime private investigator.

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1/2000

Client Priviledge

Tapply, William G.
Attorney Brady Coyne finds out who killed the judges black- mailer. Second time I read it!

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1/2000

Close To The Bone

Tapply, William G.
Lawyer Brady Coyne figures out what happened to his fishing buddy Paul Cizek. Has a bicycling drunk in the story, and everybody gets pretty much what they deserve! Pretty good!

QUOTE:

"You got lipstick all over you. It's not mine." "It was this guy's wife. She attacked me." ... "I don't blame her."

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2/1999

Cutter's Run

Tapply, William G.
Lawyer Brady Coyne visits his girlfiend in Maine.

QUOTE:

"The trick to gourmet cooking," I said, "is to be sure everybody's really hungry."

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1/2000

Hell Bent

Tapply, William G.
Brady Coyne's client apparently commits suicide, but Alex (his sister) doesn't believe it.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Wouldn't've (pg. 116) -- I said that, but I have never seen it in print before.

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12/2008

Muscle Memory

Tapply, William G.
Brady Coyne finds out who really killed his client's wife.

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3/2001

One-Way Ticket

Tapply, William G.
Brady Coyne helps a friend who got beat up by some mob guys for no reason, as far he knows.

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5/2008

Seventh Enemy

Tapply, William G.
Brady Coyne tries to find out who shot his friend, a prominent outdoorsman who has earned the emnity of the gun lobby by coming out as anti-assault weapons.

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6/2000

Tight Lines

Tapply, William G.
Brady Coyne searches for the estranged daughter of a client who is dying.

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3/2001

Scar Tissue

Tappy, William G.
Brady Coyle looks into the death of his friends sons girlfriend, and the disappearance of the son.

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11/2001
20 books displayed
[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- 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- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crombie] [Cronley- Cussler] [Cussler- Dashner] [Dashner- DiCamillo] [Dick- Doohan] [Dorsey- Drake] [Draper- Elkins] [Elkins- Ephron] [Eszterhas- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Flynn] [Foer- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lichtman- Lowry] [Lowry- MacAvoy] [MacDonald- Manley] [Marcinko- Martini] [Martini- Mazer] [McBain- McCarthy] [McCaughrean- McDevitt] [McDonald- Meyer] [Meyer- Moody] [Moon- Mosley] [Mosley- Nicholson] [Nicholson- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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