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Up In Honey's Room

Leonard, Elmore
Marshal Carl Webster is looking for couple of escaped German POWs in Detroit. Several interesting quotes regarding Honey taking off her underwear could be listed, but I refrain.

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6/2008

A Plague Of Secrets

Lescroart, John
San Francisco criminal defense attorney Dismas Hardy solves the mystery of who killed the marijuana dealer his client is accused of murdering. Somewhat confusing, I had to look back in the story several times to refresh my memory of who is who, and who did what.

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12/2009

Betrayal

Lescroart, John
Iraq war vet comes home to find his war-buddy hooked up with his ex-girlfriend. Pretty darn good. Dismas finally shows up on in Chapter 30 to save the day.

Quote:

...the woman who possessed ..."the Unknown Thing"--an attractive force so powerful that it altered the orbit of every man it encountered. -- (pg. 342) Attributed to T. Jefferson Parker.

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12/2009

The First Law

Lescroart, John
Glitsky is working payroll, Dismas is suing a Patrol Special holder, Wade Panos, for thirty million. Wade takes exception to this.

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12/2009

The Hunt Club

Lescroart, John
Wyatt Hunt investigates the murder of a judge and his girlfriend, and the disappearance of Wyatt's new woman friend.

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12/2009

The Motive

Lescroart, John
A double-murder arson in the San Francisco "Painted Ladies" leads to uncomfortable inquiries by Cuneo about Glitsky and Hardy.

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1/2010

The Oath

Lescroart, John
The head of an HMO gets injured in a hit-and-run, then dies in the ICU of his own hospital. Then it is discovered that he was murdered in the ICU! Then his whole family is killed that night! Yikes!

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I mean, face it, if your expenses are greater than your income, you're poor, right? No matter what you make. (pg. 115)

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You suppose time goes by, but you're not part of time anymore. And then one day something you eat has flavor again, or maybe the sun feels good on your back. Something. You start again (pg. 279) Dismas Hardy on recovering from the death of his infant son.

Words I Had To Look Up:

opprobrium (pg. 358) -- Public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong.

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12/2009

The Second Chair

Lescroart, John
Hardy helps Amy Wu when she defends a teen accused of shooting his girlfriend and drama teacher. Boy, they sure drink a lot in these books!

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1/2010

The Vig

Lescroart, John
A friend of Hardy has disappeared, leaving a bloody trail, and a dead woman is left behind. Hardy and Abe end up in Mexico chasing down the killer. Hardy sleeps with Fran for the first time, while he and Jane make the final break in their ex-marriage. Abe is still married to Flo.

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1/2010

Treasure Hunt

Lescroart, John
Micky is talked into helping the beautiful Alicia, and in turns talks Wyatt Hunt into helping her too, when she is eventually accused of murdering her boss, who is a big-deal social services charity honcho. No Dismas Hardy in this one.

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He always kept a sleeping bag in his used Camaro's trunk anyway (pg. 1) If you drove, it's used, I think.

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There is no work, if done in the proper spirit, to which honor cannot accrue (pg. 63)

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9/2010

Ella Enchanted

Levine, Gail Carson
She was given the "gift" of obediance by a fairy when she was born and it causes no end of trouble. Turns into a Cinderella story near the end. Very enjoyable story.

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11/2000

Fairest

Levine, Gail Carson
Kind of a Snow White story, set in the Ella Enchanted world. Aza accompanies a duchess to see the king married, ends up in a mirror, but escapes and marries a prince. Hope I didn't spoil it for ya! Since the kingdom is a singing kingdom, there are lots of song lyrics.

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1/2007

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Levine, Kristin
Small-town Southern boy makes friends (eventually) with a new girl in town, a "negra", in 1917. The "n-word" is used a number of times, and I'm not talking about "negra", and it seemed out of place in a middle school level story, but it's essential to getting a feeling of the time and place. I really liked the story, and even wept a bit near the end.

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11/2014

Quote:

"You know, Dit," he said in a quiet voice, "when my wife died, I was real angry. Angry at the ol' doctor who wouldn't come because I didn't have no money. Angry at God for taking her away."
Jim paused to make sure I was listening.

"But after a while I thought of something worse than losing my wife."
"What?" I asked.
"If I'd never met her at all." -- Pg. 252

Last battle

Lewis, C. S.
End of Narnia. Or is it?

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11/2005

Prince Caspian

Lewis, C. S.
Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund are called back to Narnia to help the boy prince Caspian.

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11/2005

The horse and his boy

Lewis, C. S.
A horse, and a boy, travel to Narnia. Very good, of course, have read this at least 3 times.

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10/2005

The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Lewis, C. S.
Read this for the first time when I was an intern at the Christ Lutheran School library. Wonderful, of course.

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10/2005

The magician's nephew

Lewis, C. S.
Polly and Digory go to Narnia.

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11/2005

The silver chair

Lewis, C. S.
Eustace and Jill go to Narnia to rescue Prince Rilian.

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11/2005

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Lewis, C. S.
All the kids plus Eustace sail to the end of the world. Read again.

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11/2005
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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- George] [Gerber- Gores] [Gores- Granger] [Granger- Greenberg] [Greenfield- Grimes] [Grimes- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Hallinan] [Hallinan- Hautman] [Hautman- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heller] [Heller- Herrera] [Herriot- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hillerman] [Hillerman- Hobbs] [Hochschild- Hudgens] [Hudson- Jacobs] [James- Jones] [Jones- Kaminsky] [Kaminsky- Key] [Khoury- King-Smith] [Kingsbury- Konrath] [Konrath- Lampman] [Landry- Lawrence] [Lawrence- 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- Oates] [Oliver- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Pearson] [Pearson- Peters] [Petry- Porter] [Portis- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Ringo] [Ringo- Roosevelt] [Rose- Russell] [Russell- Sagan] [Salzman- Scattergood] [Schatzing- Scott] [Scott- Sepetys] [Seranella- Shusterman] [Shute- Smith] [Smith- Spinelli] [Spinelli- Steinberg] [Steinhauer- Stross] [Stross- Swee] [Sweeney- Thompson] [Thorp- Turtledove] [Turtledove- Van Draanen] [Van Draanen- Waldman] [Walker- Werlin] [West- Westlake] [Westlake- Winchester] [Winchester- Wouk] [Wrede- Zusak] 

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