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Icy Clutches

Elkins, Aaron
Once again Gideon is accompanying Julie on one of her professional excursions and BONES show up! This time it's in Alaska, and the bones are from thirty years ago. They are just now (mostly) coming out of the glacier where three scientists were lost in an avalanche.

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3/2008

Loot; a novel.

Elkins, Aaron
Art expert Ben Revere deals with the re-appearence of paintings stolen by the Nazis, the Hungarian and Russian Mafias, and rich Austrian food. Good story.

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1/2004

Skeleton Dance

Elkins, Aaron
Gideon and Julie head to France to look at some bones found in a cave. And I especially liked Goldstein's Law Of Interconnected Monkey Business.

Quote:

"You have the world's most absolutely gorgeous submaxillary triangle, did I ever tell you that?" (pg. 93)

Smoke Quote:

Joly emerged from the doorway of the Musée Thibault and avidly, gratefully lit up another Gitane, getting it out of the pack, into his mouth, and alight with what seemed one motion. (pg. 173)

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2/2009

Tiny Little Teeth

Elkins, Aaron
Gideon takes a boat cruise on the Amazon, along with John and Phil. I'm sure I do not want to visit there. I did not realize the river was flowed through Peru. I must consult a map...

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2/2009

Twenty Blue Devils

Elkins, Aaron
Gideon and John go to a coffee plantation in Tahiti to check out a death in John's family.

Words I Had To Look Up:

cockamamies (pg. 182) -- Comes from the word decalcomania, temporary "tattoos".
Biscuits Mckay (pg. 260) -- Maybe some kind of cookie, but no trace on the internet. Their motto is "C'est OK!"

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4/2009

Unnatural Selection

Elkins, Aaron
Julie is a Fellow of the Consortium of the Scillies, and as such travels to the Isles of Scilly to the biannual meeting. Naturally, Gideon goes along. And naturally, there are bones...

Words I Had To Look Up:

fusty (pg. 151) -- Impaired by age or dampness, i.e., moldy, or even saturated with dust and stale odors, i.e., musty.

Quote:

     THE librarian at the reference desk, a disciplinarian of the old school, looked up sharply and with a pencil to her lips sternly motioned to silence the large American gentleman at the computer.
     "Ah, no," he had murmured.

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3/2009

Where There's A Will

Elkins, Aaron
Gideon travels to Hawaii to assist yet another of John's extensive circle of friends and/or relatives. This time it's the cattle ranchers John used to work for.

Words I Had To Look Up:

cuneiform (pg. 93) -- I thought it was a form of ancient writing, but now I know there are some foot bones called that.

Quote:

But no, the used Grumman Cheetah had come without a GPS in 1986--...and Gus had flown it just fine for eighteen years without seeing the need for them... (pg. 6) -- Let us see, 1986 plus 18 years equals 2004. But this chapter takes place in 1994. The Cheetah was first built in 1976, maybe it's just a typo. But then, it says "used".

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4/2009

Nasty Breaks

Elkins, Charlotte and Aaron
Pro golfer Lee Ofsted travels to Block Island, RI, to held out her friend Peg at a seminar. Someone gets almost kidnapped, someone else gets murdered. Nice little story.

Quote:

SPOILER ALERT:

"So what? Just because somebody tried to kill me doesn't mean he can't help my golf game." (pg. 226)

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7/2009

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The Pirates Own Book

Ellms, Charles
A rather long (469 pages) and slow to read book about various pirates through history. It took me nearly three months to finish. I found it very hard to read, and very uninteresting, mostly. But, some parts WERE interesting. I spent a lot of time looking at maps of the Lynn Massachusetts area to see where the action of the chapter about the Lynn pirates took place.

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9/2015

A Light In The Castle

Elmer, Robert
Peter and Elise save the king of Denmark in book six of the gently Christian adventure series The Young Underground. The story was good, but the children seem oddly contemporary in several ways. I would have liked to see some Danish words used in the story. I did learn several interesting things, for instance that the kings of Denmark were all named either Frederick or Christian for four hundred years.

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10/2014

Cape Disappointment

Emerson, Earl
Thomas Black gets blown up, Kathy dies in a plane crash. A disjointed tale of tin-hat paranoia. Or is it?

Some notes:

Page 110 "The first of the next two bodies was one of the pilots..."
Page 112 "...Around noon a fishing boat had found the second pilot's body..."
Page 116 One of the pilots...were unaccounted for.
Page 141 Two pilots made the case for pilot error or drunkenness less likely.
Page 151 Why did they seem confused about the number of pilots?
Page 161 ...about find the second pilot's corpse yesterday...

I think the author lost track of his pilot count on that page 116 quote.

Quote:

There was nothing lonelier than the shoes of a dead person, nothing quite so personal, so concrete, and useless. (pg. 195)

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6/2009

Catfish cafe

Emerson, Earl
Thomas Black investigates the disapperance of his old police partner Luther's daughter, Balinda. Thomas rides a Merckx.

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7/2005

Deception Pass

Emerson, Earl
Thomas Black, P.I., investigates a rich client being blackmailed. Whoops,

QUOTE:

...Kathy opted for conversation. "That's the first time you've ever moaned more than me. " You're the one who does that? I always thought that was some woman hiding in the closet."

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6/1999

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4/2001

Into The Inferno

Emerson, Earl
Small town fire chief Jim Swope has a problem, his troops are coming up brain-dead and he might have the same problem. A little confusing and far-fetched, great chapter headings.

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7/2003

Morons And Madmen

Emerson, Earl
Fire Chief Mac Fontana insvestigates a fire in Seattle that killed three firemen.

QUOTE:

"Mo. Watch real careful. If I start getting smaller, it means I'm walking away."

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1/1999

Primal Threat

Emerson, Earl
A group of mountain bikers (three are firemen) encounter jealousy, death, murder, fire, and lactic-acid overload. Not in that order. Very exciting story.

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6/2008

The Dead Horse Paint Company

Emerson, Earl
Good story. Fire Chief Mac Fontana solves a couple murders, although I figured out who the mystery dead person was before he did!

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12/1998

The Million-Dollar Tattoo

Emerson, Earl
P.I. Thomas Black solves a wierd murder involving aliens!! Good story, and he is a bike rider. Good bike stuff.

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12/1998

Yellow Dog Party

Emerson, Earl
P.I. Thomas Black has to locate the "dream women" of four businessmen.

QUOTE:

"Three against two," Kathy said. "You forgot the clown."

QUOTE:

She stared at me quizzically. "Well?" "Huh?" I asked. "Aren't you going to say something nice?" I thought carefully, but the best I could manage was, "They're real big."

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1/1999

Funny Sauce

Ephron, Delia
Humerous stories about the extended families created by divorce and remarriages.

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3/2001
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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