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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

The Kalahari Typing School For Men

McCall Smith, Alexander
I think that I am starting to get into this series, now that I've read maybe three!

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2/2019

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

McCall Smith, Alexander
A lady in Botswana start a detective agency to help people with their problems. Very nice.

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5/2004
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[Abadzis - Alcott] [Alexander - Andreae] [Angelou - 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] [Chabon - Clancy] [Clancy - Coakley] [Coben - Cohen] [Cole - Collins] [Collins - Connelly] [Connelly - Constantine] [Constantine - Cornwell] [Cornwell - Crais] [Crais - Crombie] [Cronley - Cussler] [Cussler - Dashner] [Dashner - DiCamillo] [Dick - Doohan] [Dorsey - Drake] [Draper - Elkins] [Elkins - Ephron] [Eszterhas - Fairstein] [Fairstein - Ferris] [Ferris - Flanagan] [Flanagan - Flynn] [Foer - Fowler] [Fox - Francis] [Francis - Francis] [Francis - Funke] [Funke - Gardner] [Garrigue - Gladwell] [Goffard - Grady] [Grafton - Grant] [Grant - Greenleaf] [Greenwald - Grisham] [Grisham - Haddix] [Haddix - Hall] [Hall - Harris] [Harris - Heinlein] [Heinlein - Heinlein] [Heley - Henry] [Henry - Hess] [Hess - Hiaasen] [Hiaasen - Hilton] [Hirsch - Holmes] [Holt - Hughes] [Hulme - Jemisin] [Jenkins - Kabak] [Kadohata - Kaminsky] [Kandel - Kienzle] [Kienzle - Kingsolver] [Kinney - Korman] [Kostyal - Lange] [Lansing - Lawson] [Leckie - Leonard] [Leonard - Lewis] [Lewis - Low] [Lowry - Lynch] [Lynch - Malzberg] [Mankell - Martin] [Martini - Matthews] [Maupassant - McCall Smith] [McCammon - McCullers] [McCullers - Meluch] [Meyer - Moody] [Moody - Morressy] [Morris - Nance] [Nance - Niven] [Niven - O'Brian] [O'Brian - O'Conner] [O'Connor - Paretsky] [Paretsky - Parker] [Parker - Parker] [Parker - Paterson] [Paterson - Paulsen] [Paulsen - Pelletier] [Pennac - Philbrick] [Pickard - Poyer] [Poyer - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pratchett] [Pratchett - Pronzini] [Pronzini - Raskin] [Rawlings - Reynolds] [Reynolds - Robinson] [Robinson - Rostkowski] [Rowling - Russo] [Russo - Scalzi] [Scalzi - Schmidt] [Schmitz - Scottoline] [Scottoline - Shaffer] [Shames - Shute] [Sijie - Smith] [Smith - Spiegelman] [Spinelli - Steel] [Steinbeck - Stowell] [Stracher - Strunk] [Sturgeon - Taylor] [Taylord - Turner] [Turner - Vachss] [Valente - Vanderpool] [Varley - Watkins] [Watson - Westerman] [Westlake - Westlake] [Westlake - Wodehouse] [Wodehouse - Yep] [Yep - Zusak] 

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