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Eleven Karens

Lefcourt, Peter
A writer tells about eleven women named Karen from his life. Rather sexy, fun, poignant.

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4/2003

The Deal

Lefcourt, Peter
A movie gets made about Disraeli, eventually.

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4/2003

Tales From Earthsea

LeGuin, Ursula
Five more stories from the world of "A Wizard Of Earthsea". Very nice.

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1/2002

Getbacks of Mother Superior

Lehman, Dennis
A conman in prison runs a scam. Very funny!! I am reading this again. Written by a guy who was/is in prison.

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10/1998

The Franklin Affair

Lehrer, Jim
My mother recommended this author. I was not TOO excited by this novel, but I am inspired to read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, so I guess that is a worthy accomplishment for Mr. Lehrer.

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4/2009

Be Cool

Leonard, Elmore
Chile Palmer gets involved in the record business.

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...Edie peeling off the robe as she went into the bathroom and stepped out of her panties, the widow in her bereavement forgetting to shut the door. (page 73-74)

BONUS QUOTE:

Chili said, "What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?" And Elaine said, "Bogart in the The Maltese Falcon . That's the best line in the picture. Everything else is expository." (page 129)

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12/2000

Djibouti

Leonard, Elmore
Takes place mostly in Africa, mostly Djibouti, a place with which I was not familiar. The story moved along pretty slowly, I thought, but the ending is, well, an ending. Chapter five, paragraph, three, I think, it says "Yahama". Did no one notice, or no one cared, or the author did it on purpose?

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11/2018

Pagan Babies

Leonard, Elmore
Faux priest returns from Africa to run a scam to get funds. Very unpleasant descriptions of violence in Africa.

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7/2001

Riding The Rap

Leonard, Elmore
More sordid going-ons in Florida.

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7/1998

Road Dogs

Leonard, Elmore
Foley meets Cundo in prison, ends up in Venice (California) where Dawn is plotting to get Cundo's money.

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7/2009

Tishomingo Blues

Leonard, Elmore
High diver Dennis goes to Mississippi and meets Civil War reenactors, drug dealers, a Young Dog named Robert Taylor, and cute A lil' ol' hooker named Traci.

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9/2002

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.

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...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
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- 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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