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Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. Jack investigates the serial killing of a number of schoolgirls. Also, his friend's wife is shot to death. And, he keeps getting mysterious phone calls saying "You're dead". Oh, and he looks into professional football game cheating. Moves right along, but I lost track of who various characters were at points.

There are 124 chapters in 385 pages. Works for my short attention span!

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7/2012

Private Games

Patterson, James
With Mark Sullivan. A topical thriller about a psycho eking his, as it turns out, revenge on the London Olympic Games. I figured out the bad guy before the big reveal, much to my surprise. I also figured out that Patterson wrote the Alex Cross series that I read so many years ago it is not even in this list!

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8/2012

The 6th Target

Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. A shooting on a ferry and kidnapping of little girls gives the Women's Murder Club something to do.

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12/2011

The 8th Confession

Patterson, James
With Maxine Paetro. A schoolbus/meth lab blows up, several well-to-do folks die for no discernible reason, and a homeless man is shot to death, THEN beat severely.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Foreign Cinema's marquis (pg. 35) -- I think it should be either "marquee" or "marquise".
antivenin antivenom (pg. 247) -- Text says first spelling is preferred, wikipedia says the second spelling is preferred in English.

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pink lace demibra...flimsy fabric of her panties (pg. 189)-- OK, pink bra, but what color are her panties? More information needed. Dropping a brand name is always good. Product placement! Which author writes the sex scenes, I wonder?

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1/2012

The Big Bad Wolf

Patterson, James
New FBI agent Alex Cross is involved in a search for a violent Russian Mafia guy.

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2/2005

East

Pattou, Edith
Rather long (400 pages) charming fairy tale about a girl name Rose leave her family to stay with a polar bear. Sort of a Beauty And The Beast sort of story. Nicely done, but would have appreciated a map. Plus, maybe it's just me, but STOP putting the glossary at the back of fiction book unless you've a table contents to remind us it is there!!!

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10/2007

Caught By The Sea

Paulsen, Gary
A small book recounting the author's adventures in his first boat. Very good, and very funny the first time he sets sail.

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12/2002

Clabbered Dirt, Sweet Grass

Paulsen, Gary
Four seasons of vintage farm life in a "lyrical" style. Reminded me rather of a Lake Wobegon tale, without the humor.

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5/2011

Guts

Paulsen, Gary
By page six I was hooked. Fascinating stories of the events in the author's life that he used for background in Hatchet and the Brian books.

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9/2015

Lawn Boy

Paulsen, Gary
A twelve-year-old boy get an old riding lawn mower from his grandmother and embarks on a financial odyssey. Hysterically funny!

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2/2008

Lawn Boy Returns

Paulsen, Gary
Very short, not quite as fascinating as the first book. Did I say short?

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11/2010

Mr. Tucket

Paulsen, Gary
Teen boy on the Oregon Trail is kidnapped by Indians.

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8/1998

Mudshark

Paulsen, Gary
The Mudshark is the coolest guy on campus, and hangs out in the library answering people's questions and solving problems, like figuring out where Willamena left her brain. And where all the erasers disappeared to.

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She was brilliant and joyous and she believed--probably correctly--that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any parallel univese now or ever to be known. (pg. 18)

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12/2009

Notes From The Dog

Paulsen, Gary
Bald woman moves in next door to a reticent teen, gets him gardening and socializing, and even taking her place in a breast cancer triathlon when she is too sick to participate. And we can see where that is going, can't we? Weeps at the end. Good story!

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5/2011

Road Trip

Paulsen, Gary
Ben's dad wakes him up early for a surprise drive to rescue an Australian Sheepdog. They have some adventures along the way. Very enjoyable read.

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11/2013

Some Birds Don't Fly

Paulsen, Gary
Humerous tales about the author's experiences as a missle technician in the Sixties. Paulsen's first book. for the third time!

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8/2001

The Island

Paulsen, Gary
A boy moves to a country town and finds an island. Very zen.

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11/2000

The Quilt

Paulsen, Gary
During WWII a boy goes to stay with his grandmother in Minnesota. A wonderful little book.

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3/2008

The Rifle

Paulsen, Gary
History of a rifle, from Revolutionary times to the present. A detailed recounting of its building (very interesting). I got the impression the author doesn't care for NRA rhetoric.

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12/2012

The Scheronoff Discoveries

Paulsen, Gary
A short but charming story of the narrator and his friend, science-whiz Harold, and their romantic, economic, and social escapades.

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3/2008
20 books displayed
[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] [Lampman- Lawrence] [Lawrence- Leonard] [Leonard- Lewis] [Lewis- Lovelace] [Low- Lynch] [Lynch- Maguire] [Malzberg- Martin] [Martini- Matthews] [Maupassant- McCall Smith] [McCammon- McCullers] [McCullers- Meluch] [Meyer- Moody] [Moody- Mortimer] [Mortimer- Napoli] [Neville- Norton] [Norton- O'Brian] [O'Brian- O'Nan] [O'Nan- Paretsky] [Paretsky- Parker] [Parker- Parker] [Parker- Patterson] [Patterson- Paulsen] [Peacock- Perkins] [Perry- Pohl] [Pohl- Poyer] [Poyer- Pratchett] [Pratchett- Prineas] [Pronzini- Pullman] [Pullman- Reeve] [Reeve- Richter] [Riggs- Robinson] [Rodman- Rucka] [Rucka- Sachar] [Sachar- Scalzi] [Scalzi- Scott] [Scott- Sebold] [Sedgwick- Shriver] [Shulman- Sloan] [Smith- Sparks] [Specht- Stasheff] [Stead- Stockett] [Stowell- Strout] [Strunk- Taylor] [Taylord- Turner] [Turtledove- Valente] [Van Allsburg- Varley] [Varley- Watson] [Watts- Westlake] [Westlake- Wiles] [Wiles- Wood] [Woodring- Zahn] [Zahn- Zusak] 

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