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Lisa's War

Matas, Carol
Lisa is a Jewish girl who lives in Denmark during World War II and the German invasion. She joins her brother in the Danish resistance.

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5/2010

Hardball

Matthews, Christopher
Subtitle: How politics is placed told by one who knows the game. A fascinating insider's look at political maneuvering up to 1988, but mostly in the 60s through the 80s. One anecdote I had just read in an Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, here was presented a lot of background information. Great stuff!

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6/2011

Two Friends

Maupassant, Guy de
Two French fishermen friends are shot by Prussians when they won't reveal the password to cross the French lines. Oh, Spoiler Alert!

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5/2010

Chat

Mayor, Archer
Joe Gunther investigates the appearance of two dead guys, and his mother and brother's car accident.

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12/2009

A Boy At War

Mazer, Harry
A very good story of a boy who experiences the Pearl Harbor attack.

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11/2002

Doll

McBain, Ed
87th precinct investigates the murder of a model.

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9/2000

Driving Lessons

McBain, Ed
Short book about a student driver, her instructor, and the lady they hit.

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7/2001

Fat Ollie's Book

McBain, Ed
Fat Ollie of the 88th taps the regulars of the 87th to find the killer of a politician AND who stole the only manuscript of Fat Ollie's book. Very enjoyable!

QUOTE:

"Yes, but I have to watch my weight," Patricia said. "Oh, me, too," Ollie agreed. "I try not to have more than five meals a day. The Rule of Five. Otherwise it can get out of hand." --pg. 108

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6/2003

Mary, Mary

McBain, Ed
Matthew Hope defends a woman who everbody saw burying one of the victims in her garden!

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10/2000

Mischief

McBain, Ed
The Deaf Man starts a riot at a rap concert in the park to cover a crime, meanwhile someone is knocking off graffeti "artists".

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9/2000

Money, Money Money

McBain, Ed
Fat Ollie saves Carella's life twice. Pretty good. Still like the second time I read it!

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6/2004

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11/2007

Nocturne

McBain, Ed
87th precinct investigates the murder of an old lady and her cat, who used to be a famous concert pianist. The old lady, that is.

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9/2000

Romance

McBain, Ed
The 87th precinct investigates the attempted murder of an actress who is in a play about the murder of an actress in a play...

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9/2000

The Big Bad City

McBain, Ed
87th Precinct series. Who would want to murder a nun?

QUOTE:

And the other nun says, "It must be the cobblestones."

BONUS QUOTE:

"He sometimes watched old ladies plodding heavily across city streets where buses threatened, and knew for certain that inside those shrunken bodies were the shining faces of fourteen-year-olds."

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7/1999

The Frumious Bandersnatch

McBain, Ed
A budding pop star is kidnapped.

Smoking Quote:

"She doesnt know I still smoke," he explained, letting out a self-satisfied poisonous cloud. "Her brother had his larynx removed last month, she thinks everybody in the worlds gonna get throat cancer now. Ive been smoking since I was sixteen, I dont even cough."

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12/2005

The Last Best Hope

McBain, Ed
Matthew Hope finds a missing husband who's trying to steal Socrates hemlock bottle.

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12/1999

Transgressions

McBain, Ed, editor
Ten novellas by authors such as Westlake, McCrumb, King, Block, John Farris, and others.

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5/2005

Catacombs

McCaffrey, Anne
Second (and probably last) volume of the space cats series, which apparently relates to the cats in "The Tower And The Hive" series.

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7/2017

Catalyst

McCaffrey, Anne
Co-authored by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. This book is about cats in space. It is OK, funny at times, perhaps even "slyly" funny. I will read the next book. But after that, I am not making any promises.

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7/2017

In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies

McCall Smith, Alexander
Another in the series of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories, the second one I've read now. A very nice story, with interesting insights into life in Botswana.

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4/2016
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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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