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The kite rider

McCaughrean, Geraldine
A boy in China in the time of Kubla Khan finds a skill in flying on kites.

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6/2004

Bimbos & Zombies

McCrumb, Sharyn
Contains the stories "Bimbos Of The Death Sun" and "Zombies Of The Gene Pool", two very good stories involving Fandom and murder. The quote below, from "Zombies", reminds of when I had the flu last week...

QUOTE:

..."Are you all right?" An instant later they could see he wasn't. The smell of vomit and voided bowels reached them them and made them draw back, even before Marion saw the stiffening form of the room's occupant, sprawled across the sill of the bathroom.

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9/2000

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

McCrumb, Sharyn
24 or so examples of her short stories. Some suspense stories some not. Most are pretty good.

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9/2000

If Ever I Return Pretty Peggy-O

McCrumb, Sharyn
A folksinger moves to Hamelin in Appalacia and someone is out to get her, with spooky Vietnam War implications.

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9/2000

If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him

McCrumb, Sharyn
Elizabeth MacPherson helps solve the murders of two husbands who died over 100 years apart.

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9/2000

MacPherson's Lament

McCrumb, Sharyn
Elizabeth's and Bill's parents are divorcing, plus Bill is in big trouble in the second case of his law career.

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9/2000

Missing Susan

McCrumb, Sharyn
Elizabeth MacPherson goes on a "Mystery" tour in the south of England. Really good story with many interesting tidbits of information and humerous incidents. Several characters are from the San Diego area, and one is from La Mesa!

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9/2000

Saint Dale

McCrumb, Sharyn
Not a mystery, a bus tour by people who revered Dale Earnhart to various NASCAR race tracks. More car racing info. than I really wanted to know!! TITLE should be changed to "St. Dale", I did a boo-boo.

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7/2005

She Walks These Hills

McCrumb, Sharyn
Mystery story set in Appalachia. Very good story. Kept reading sections to wife. Old man escapes from prison, Hometown folks on the lookout for him.

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8/2000

The Ballad Of Frankie Silver

McCrumb, Sharyn
A fabulous story intwining a true story from the 1800s and a contemporary story involving Sheriff Spencer Arrowood.

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10/2000

The Ballad Of Tom Dooley

McCrumb, Sharyn
Interesting novelization base on the author's research. I've read several of these "Ballad" novels, and have enjoyed them.

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12/2018

The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

McCrumb, Sharyn
Murder at the Underhill farm in Appalacia leaves two teen survivors of the family.

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9/2000

The PMS Outlaws

McCrumb, Sharyn
Eleizabeth MacPherson is in the looney bin, A. P. Powell gets a strange phone call from a law-school chum who is on the lam.

QUOTE:

Geoffrey Chandler, a mainstay of his local community theatre, was often thought to be quoting Noel Coward even when he wasn't. It was an effect into which he put considerable effort. --pg. 121

BONUS QUOTE:

..."Tonya Harding got a raw deal. On behalf of the planet, I'm begging her pardon."... --page 186

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8/2003

The Rosewood Casket

McCrumb, Sharyn
A dying old man's wish is for his sons to build his casket. Very sad, I cried at the end.

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11/2000

The Songcatcher

McCrumb, Sharyn
A song travels through a family, pass down through the generations. Very good, of course.

QUOTE:

She had been his Sunday school teacher years ago, with a sternness that gave renewed meaning to the term Christian soldiers. --pg. 293

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12/2003

The Windsor Know

McCrumb, Sharyn
Elizabeth Macpherson tries to get married while solving murders and disappearances.

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10/2000

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

McCullers, Carson
A group of people in a Southern town. Deaf-mute guy, teen girl, cafe owner, the black doctor and his daughter, and others. Nicely written.

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10/2014

The Member Of The Wedding

McCullers, Carson
This book was hard to read. That is, it went very slowly, and I found myself re-reading portions I had glazed over. Being a little paperback did not help! Some of it was a bit disturbing, too. I'm glad I read it. Maybe I'll watch the movie sometime. And I wonder how Frankie turned out in the end.

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11/2013

The Wright Brothers

McCullough, David
Interesting story of the Wright family, and especially the two famous brothers. Lots of pictures.

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10/2016

Cauldron

McDevitt, Jack
Hutch travels to nearly the center of the galaxy to find out where those darn Omegas are coming from, and why.

Words I Had To Look Up:

superluminals (pg. 373) -- FTL spaceships.

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10/2009
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- Cline] [Coakley- Cohen] [Cohen- 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- Fox] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Francis] [Francis- Funke] [Funke- Garrigue] [Gash- Goffard] [Going- Grafton] [Grafton- Grant] [Grant- Greenwald] [Greer- Grisham] [Grisham- Haddix] [Haddix- Hall] [Hall- Harris] [Harrison- Heinlein] [Heinlein- Heley] [Heley- Henry] [Henry- Hess] [Hess- Hiaasen] [Hiaasen- Hirsch] [Hitchcock- Holt] [Holt- Hulme] [Hunter- Jenkins] [Jennings- Kadohata] [Kaminsky- Kandel] [Karr- Kienzle] [Kienzle- Kinney] [Kirby- Kostyal] [Kowal- Larson] [Larson- Leckie] [Leckie- 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- O'Rourke] [Oates- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Peacock] [Pears- Perry] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Pronzini] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Riggs] [Ringo- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Scottoline] [Sebold- Shields] [Shriver- Sloan] [Sloan- Soto] [Soto- Stark] [Stark- Stephenson] [Stern- Stroud] [Stroud- Tappy] [Tappyly- Townsend] [Tracy- Updale] [Urban- Vance] [Vance- Walter] [Wambaugh- Westerman] [Westerman- Westlake] [Westlake- Wodehouse] [Wodehouse- Yelchin] [Yep- Zusak] 

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