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Lieberman's Thief

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Lieberman must catch a burgler to catch a wife murderer. Pretty good.

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4/2003

Murder On The Trans-Siberian Express

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Inspector Rostnikov takes a trip on the railroad, Karpov visit a skinhead bar.

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1/2002

Not Quite Kosher

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Chicago policeman Abe Lieberman eventually catches up with an unfortunate thief, deals with a bar-mitzvah.

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3/2003

Retribution

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Lew Fonesca agrees to find the sister of a mentally-impaired neighbor. And Adele has run off, possibly with all the unpublished manuscripts of a famous reclusive author she met. Plus, people are getting killed. It's all rather depressing... I've decided that Kaminsky's books are peopled by charactors who have had some tragedy in their life, and are often searching for some kind of redemption.

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8/2007

The Big Silence

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Abe Lieberman threatened by Kim, also there is a little matter of a kidnapped teen boy who is the son of a Mafia snitch.

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4/2003

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6/2005

The Dog Who Bit A Policeman

Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov trys to stop the Russian Mafias from killing each off while fellow officer Sasha investigates a dog fighting ring.

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1/1999

Not A Girl Detective

Kandel, Susan
Biographer Cece Caruso investigates a murder in the Nancy Drew fan community. Lots of trivia.

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11/2009

Skullduggery

Karr, Kathleen
Matthew's family dies in a cholera plague in 1839 New York. Living on the streets, he manages to get a job assisting Dr. Cornwall, a phrenologist. Dr. ABC wants a strong helper. Matthew soon finds out why. Great story

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11/2012

The Bad Detective

Keating, H.R.F.
Detective Sargeant Jack Stallworthy wants to give his precious wife Lily the island paradise she craves, but things keep getting in the way. 279 p.

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9/2001

The Clue In The Diary

Keene, Carolyn
Nancy Drew helps out an inventor who has been swindled of his patents. How come Nancy needs the diary translated when she has been speaking to the person who wrote it? Read this entirely on the potty at work!

Quote:

"Three strong, capable girls like ourselves shouldn't need any help" -- pg. 159 Famous last words, Nancy!

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5/2010

"Hell, I Was There!"

Keith, Elmer
Autobiography of a cowboy and big game hunter. Interesting, but too much detail unless you REALLY like hunting and guns.

QUOTE:

"One more honk out of that horn and I'll kill the both of you, take it or leave it."

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10/1999

Black Heat

Kelley, Norman
Nina Halligan is a former prosecuter, now a P.I., and a black woman, who has magic x-ray/infrared/telescopic sunglasses. An interesting switch from the mostly "white" stories I usually read. Lots of ethnic awareness, but only average story. I think the magic glasses was a jarring note. 304 p.

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9/2001

Bad Manners

Kellog, Marne Davis
Trashy rich people in Wyoming get investigated by Lilly Bennet. Lilly gets her Marshal badge in this, the first book of the series.

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11/2000

Birthday Party

Kellog, Marne Davis
Lilly Bennet wants to know who killed the old cowboy star at a charity dinner, goes to Las Vegas, meets Wayne Newton. Book was kinda stupid, Wayne was good.

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11/2001

Nothing But Gossip

Kellog, Marne Davis
Lilly Bennet doesn't let murder, shootings and bodies being exhumed interfere with her wedding.

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11/2000

Tramp

Kellog, Marne Davis
Lilly Bennet, Marshal and solver-of-crimes in Wyoming, seems overly concerned with her makeup.

QUOTE:

It was then that I realized Shelly didn't shave under her arms. I almost screamed and fell out of my chair.

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11/2000

The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate

Kelly, Jacqueline
Almost-twelve-years-old Calpurnia learns about the natural sciences under the tutelage of her grandfather in 1899 rural Texas.

Words I Had To Look Up:

curvetting (pg. 160) -- A light leap by a horse.
nonpareil (pg. 294) -- A tiny colored-sugar pellet used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candy, etc.

Quote:

He winked at me, and I tried to wink back, but I could only do it with both eyes at once, which made me look stupid. Another important skill I needed to work on. -- pg. 174

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6/2010

Lilac Girls

Kelly, Martha Hall
I'm still not sure what the title means. I wasn't captivated by the book, but I did find myself looking up a lot of things on the 'net.

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12/2017

Pigeon English

Kelman, Stephen
Harrison is an emigrant teen from Ghana who investigates the murder of a boy in the neighborhood. I didn't care for the story. The British lower-class slang was grating on my ears. And the ending was a bummer. Read the Advance Reading Copy.

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2/2011

Merle's Door

Kerasote, Ted
The life of a dog named Merle. Very excellent, and very weepy at the end.

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8/2012
20 books displayed
[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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