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The Black Cat

Grimes, Martha
Jury investigates the murder of a librarian/escort woman. There is more about woman's shoes than I really want to know. Three black cats and the dog Mungo make a humorous interlude.

Smoke Quote:

For the one millionth time, Jry would have given an ear for a cigarette. He could really understand van Gogh if the man had quit smoking.-- Pg. 109

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4/2011

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8/2013

The Case Has Altered

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury investigates two murders in the fen country of England.

QUOTE:

"Thinking" was apparently a rather novel act for Julie, and an intensely physical one. She folded her arms and scratched her elbows, squinting up at the ceiling; she drew her mouth back revealing teeth as small as a child's, then pursed the mouth, repeating this process several times. She might have been indulging in some of Fiona's facial exercises. Her neck seemed to strain upward as if there were a rarefied air up there necessary for cerebral activity. Jury had to give her this: that unlike most people, Julie took thinking dammed seriously.--Page 183.

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8/1999

The old wine shades

Grimes, Martha
Drury investigates a woman, her son, and a dog that have disappeared. But the dog came back. Very uneven Amazon reviews. I say, mostly interesting, even the quantum mechanics stuff, but the ending left me hanging.

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7/2006

The Way Of All Fish

Grimes, Martha
The second book in a series, with not always great reviews on Goodreads, and I grabbed it by misteak at the library. So I was kind of stuck with it. Well, the first two-thirds I was ploughing along, but the third-third picked up a bit and I enjoyed it more. My major peeve is that a clown fish is a salt water fish. It's not gonna live in a little fishbowl very long. Good thing this is fiction!

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He was sipping the second half of his drink when he decided the plane was losing altitude, by way of either landing or crashing. He didn't care as long as the cart had time to come his way again and so long as Shirlee Murphee's manuscript was incinerated. -- pg 157

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7/2016

Skipping Christmas

Grisham, John
A middle class couple decide they could without the expense and hassle of Christmas this year.

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2/2003

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The Brethren

Grisham, John
Three white-coller criminals in prison run a scam. Too bad they get away with it.

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5/2001

The Chamber

Grisham, John
Grandson shows up to defend his Klan killer grandfather.

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12/2000

The Confession

Grisham, John
A Lutheran minister has to deal with the confession of murderer who wants to stop the execution of a innocent man. Read it straight through.

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9/2011

The Partner

Grisham, John
A dead guy (lawyer) steals 90 mil and people are torqued!

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5/2000

The Rainmaker

Grisham, John
Law student Rudy Baylor helps some senior citizens and discovers an enormous insurance company fraud.

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5/2000

The Rooster Bar

Grisham, John
I read this in two sittings, no problem. Nothing new, just a nicely written lawyer (well, maybe not so much lawyer...) story. Very enjoyable, and I had fun looking up places in Senegal, too.

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3/2018

The Runaway Jury

Grisham, John
Juror Nicholas Easter seems to be manipulating the jury in a landmark cigarette company trial.

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5/2000

The Street Lawyer

Grisham, John
Lawyer Michael Block finds out about the homeless. Very good story

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5/2000

The Testament

Grisham, John
A zillionaire dies, having written a will designed to burn his rotten heirs. Spiritually uplifting.

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9/2000

Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer

Grisham, John
Teen Theo's parents are lawyers and his goal is to be a lawyer, too. Or a judge. A rather serious young man, still he gets along well with his peers. I feel a sequel, as nothing is resolved in this episode.

Quote:

Humorous Quote #1:
"Can you cough again for us, Teddy?" his mother asked. (pg. 93)

Humorous Quote #2:
"I'd rather not go to jail," Theo said. (pg. 185)
"I really don't want to go to jail," Theo said. (pg. 186)

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10/2010

Theodore Boone: The Abuduction

Grisham, John
Theo's friend April is missing, and it looks like an escaped relative of hers has kidnapped her. Oh, look, I misspelled the title!

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6/2012

Marley & me

Grogan, John
Life with the Worlds Worst Dog. A very excellent story, weeps at the end.

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8/2006

Teaching Hope

Gruwell, Erin
Stories from the Freedom Writer teachers, about their experiences in teaching. Some really poignant stories. I kind of weeped up at the story of Pablo and Frankie (#147).

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4/2011

The Million Dollar Putt

Gutman, Dan
Ed, a blind teen, takes up golf. Pretty good story.

Quote:

I sure wouldn't want to have asthma. I think I would worry all the time about when my next attack would come. At least blindness is something you can count on every day.

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6/2008

Among The Barons

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Luke has to go stay with Lee's parents.

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12/2004
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[Abadzis- Alcott] [Alcott- Anderson] [Andreae- Atkinson] [Atkinson- Balliett] [Balliett- Barnard] [Barnard- Barr] [Barr- Barrows] [Barry- Bear] [Bear- Beaton] [Beaton- Beattie, editor] [Beck- Black] [Black- Block] [Block- Bosch] [Bosch- Brillant] [Brin- Bryson] [Bryson- Bujold] [Bujold- Card] [Card- Card] [Card- Chabon] [Chainani- Clancy] [Clancy- Coben] [Coben- Colfer] [Colfer- Collins] [Collins- Connelly] [Connelly- Cook] [Cook- Cornwell] [Cornwell- Creech] [Creech- Crusie] [Crusie- Cussler] [Cussler- Davies] [Davis- Dilloway] [Dilloway- Dorsey] [Dowd- Dunning] [DuPrau- Elkins] [Ellms- Evanovich] [Evanovich- Fairstein] [Fairstein- Finnin] [Fisher Smith- Fleischman] [Fleischman- Foster] [Foster- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Freedman] [Freedman- Gaiman] [Gaiman- Geist] [George- Gonzalez] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenbaum] [Greenberg- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hale] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herman] [Herrera- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Highsmith] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hobbs- Howe] [Hudgens- Jackson] [Jacobs- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Kerasote] [Key- King-Smith] [King-Smith- Konigsburg] [Konrath- Lahiri] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lott] [Louv- Lutz] [Lutz- Maguire] [Maguire- Martin] [Martin- Massey] [Matas- McCall Smith] [McCall Smith- McCrumb] [McCrumb- Meluch] [Meluch- Monninger] [Montgomery- Morris] [Morrison- Nance] [Napoli- Niven] [Northcutt- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Connor] [O'Dell- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patron] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Paulsen- Penny] [Perez-Reverte- Pinkwater] [Platt- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pullman] [Pullman- Readers Digest] [Readers Digest- Rich] [Richardson- Robinson] [Robinson- Rowling] [Rowling- Ryan] [Rylant- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scieszka] [Scieszka- Scottoline] [Scottoline- Sheinkin] [Shelton- Skloot] [Sleator- Sontag] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Trevino] [Trevor- Urrea] [Ursu- Vande Velde] [Vande Velde- Wambaugh] [Wasdin- Westlake] [Westlake- Weyn] [Whelan- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yolen] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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