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Hard Eight

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie gets chased by a rabbit.

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2/2003

High Five

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie Plum looks for her missing uncle Fred and finds out why the garbage isn't being picked up.

QUOTE:

Grandma stared at my chest. "You look different. Are you wearing one of them sports brassieres?" She look more closely. "Hot dog, I know what it is. You're wearing a bulletproof vest. Ellen, look at the," she said to my mother. "Stephanie's wearing a bulletproof vest. Isn't that something?" My mother's face had turned white. "Why me?" she said.

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6/2001

Hot Six

Evanovich, Janet
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in her sixth outing helps her buddy Ranger nail a gun runner.

SMOKE QUOTE:

Sometimes I envy people who smoke. They always look so happy when they suck that first lungful of tar. I can't think of many things that make me that happy. Maybe birthday cake. [pg. 137].

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6/2001

One For the Money

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie Plum becomes a bounty hunter, meets Lulu, a psychotic boxer.

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6/2001

Seven Up

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie looks for Eddie DeChooch, a senior citizen semi-retired mobster. This story has a lotta heart!

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11/2001

Ten Big Ones

Evanovich, Janet
Steph gets to be the target of a hitman. Another car catches fire. She learns more about why Ranger smells so good.

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7/2004

Three To Get Deadly

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie Plum chases after the neighborhood candy store operator, I think it was.

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11/2001

Twelve sharp

Evanovich, Janet
There are TWO Rangers for Stephanie to deal with! Not to mention Morelli, Grandma, Lula, and all the rest.

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11/2006

Two For The Show

Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie Plum searches for yet another psycho bail jumper. Lulu joins the agency. The mortuary catches fire.

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7/2001

The Horse Whisperer

Evans, Nicholas
Finally I am reading a book with very little violence and sex... whoops, spoke too soon!! Very little violence, anyway, compared to my usual books! This is a "chick" book, I think. No guy would ponder the motivation behind an act of fellatio! Anyway, except for the one long, boring sex act description (and one short one), and the totally unbelievable ending, it was a very good story. Somebody ought to make a movie out of it...

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2/1999

Mission To Tibet

Evarts, Hal G.
Tod goes from KP duty to a secret mission to Tibet, due to his knowledge of the local language, having lived in China/Tibet for many most of his life as a missionary's child. Lots of action, an odd ending.

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10/2012

Ex Libris

Fadiman, Anne
Charming essays on books, her parents, husband, children and their relationships with books.

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10/2003

Deadstick

Faherty, Terence
Owen Keane investigates a plane crash that happened 40 years ago. 1'st in series. Pretty good, the guy knows how to use a library!

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4/2001

The Ordained

Faherty, Terence
Owen Keane goest to Rapture to help a friend with a disappearance.

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5/2001

Holy Guacamole!

Fairbanks, Nancy
A food writer in El Paso gets involved in yet another murder-to-be-solved, the death of an opera director. She teams up with a tough-as-nails retired lady police officer to solved the case. Lots of recipes!

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1/2012

Bad Blood

Fairstein, Linda
Long standing grievances among sandhogs in New York, more or less, lead to murder.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Redwelds (pg. 3) -- A type of expandable file-folder.
bacalitos (pg. 165) -- Bacalaítos are salt cod fritters filled with minced cod fish and garnished with cilantro, tomatoes and onions.
Agita (pg. 214) -- Heartburn, acid indigestion, an upset stomach.

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12/2011

Cold Hit

Fairstein, Linda
Alex investigates the murder of an art dealer, Denise Caxton. Interesting historical stuff about the High Line railroad in New York. Check out this informational website http://www.thehighline.org/. I read the large print edition.

Words I Had To Look Up:

...in his atelier (pg. 291) -- an artist's or designer's studio or workroom.

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Like my pal Scanlon says, 'The camel shits. The caravan moves on.' (pg. 221) -- That's life!

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"the lid on the gas tank was controlled by the door locks. To fill it with gas, you had to unlock the car doors. (pg. 257 -- Rich art dealer, can't afford to have someone hook up a separate switch for the gas filler lid?

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8/2009

Death Dance

Fairstein, Linda
Alex and the crew investigate a murder at the Met.

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"What the drop?"..."Thirty feet, easy." (pg. 53)
...slamming into the the fan casing at about a hundred twenty miles an hour. (pg. 88) -- I couldn't believe a body would accelerate that quickly in so short a distance, but I did the math, and it seems to be correct. Huh.

Quote:

"Looks like about fifty-five volts of electricity ran up the side of the...manhole cover... More than enough to kill you." (pg.92)
"...Usually it's only twenty or thirty volts, enough to give you a good scare..." (pg. 93) -- Hey, it's the amperage, not the voltage!

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2/2009

Devil's Bridge

Fairstein, Linda
Coop is having a bad day. Her computer is hacked, a spy is discovered in the office, and she gets kidnapped. I learned about the Little Red Lighthouse in this story, very interesting.

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6/2016

Entombed

Fairstein, Linda
I like a mystery that learns me some new things. I learned a bit about Edgar Allan Poe, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx (Hey, the Bronx is UP!) in this story.

Words I Had To Look Up:

harebag cops (pg. 297) -- A bag for putting dead rabbit into? A picture at a Hash-related blog: http://pwoodford.net/hashblog/?p=1357

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...backset of the RMP... -- (pg. 2) Just what RMP (Radio Motor Patrol car) stands for is not explained until page 207!

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This is a gorge you're looking at (pg. 161) -- Near as I can figure, the highest point around here is 50 feet high. Quibbler as I am, that's not much of a gorge to me.

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2/2009
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[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- Coakley] [Coben- Cole] [Cole- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Crais] [Crais- Crumley] [Crumley- Cussler] [Cussler- David] [Davidson- Dickinson] [Dickinson- Dorsey] [Dorsey- Duane] [Duble- Elkins] [Elkins- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Ferris] [Ferris- Flanagan] [Flanagan- Ford] [Forester- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Gash] [Gash- Goldberg] [Goldberg- Grafton] [Grafton- Gratz] [Graves- Grennan] [Griffin- Grisham] [Grisham- Haldeman] [Haldeman- Hall] [Hallinan- Harte] [Hartwell- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herbert] [Herman- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hobb] [Hobb- Horowitz] [Horton- Ibbotson] [Ibbotson- John, and Travis S. Taylor] [Johnson- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kellog] [Kellog- King] [King- Klise] [Knight- Kurson] [Kushner- latham] [Laughlin- Lefcourt] [Lefcourt- Lescroart] [Lescroart- Lobel] [Lockhart- Lubar] [Luttrell- MacPherson] [MacPherson- Marcinko] [Marsden- Mass] [Mass- McBain] [McBain- McCrumb] [McCrumb- McSwigan] [Meader- Millard] [Miller- Moore] [Moore- Mulligan] [Murphy- Nimmo] [Nimmo- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Brien] [O'Brien- Paolini] [Paolini- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Peck] [Peck- Pfeffer] [Phelan- Powell] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Queenan] [Rankin- Rehder] [Resnick- Roach] [Roanhorse- Rose] [Rosoff- Russell] [Russell- Sawyer] [Scalzi- Schmidt] [Schmidt- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Shames] [Shames- Silverberg] [Silverberg- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Stephens] [Stephenson- Stross] [Stross- Tapply] [Tapply- Thorp] [Thurber- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Waldman- Wells] [Werlin- Westlake] [Westlake- Williams-Garcia] [Winchester- Woods] [Wouk- Zusak] 

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