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House of Ghosts

2.93  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
House of Ghosts is a gripping mystery that takes readers through some of the most shrouded history of the twentieth century. In August 1944, Allied forces launched a top-secret aerial assault on the I. G. Farben oil and rubber plant, the flight plan taking bombers directly over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp five miles away. Considering the known threat to the J ...more
Paperback, 313 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Rio Norte Press
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Phoebe Kate Foster
Aug 05, 2009 Phoebe Kate Foster rated it really liked it
When was the last time you read a piece of fiction with a truly original and unusual plot?

We've got vampires everywhere, whodunits where we all know from page 1 who did it (and we couldn't care less), international espionage, ghost stories, political thrillers and apocalyptic gloom-and-doom tales. To tell you the truth, the New York Times best-seller list contains no surprises and no new names -- and probably nothing I really want to read unless it shows up in my local library or in a used book
Jul 15, 2010 DROPPING OUT rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I came by this book in an strange manner - an ad on Facebook, of all places. The premise interested me because I had a friend (who died in 2005)who was a bombardier during World War II, and he told me of his frustration at not being able to bomb Auschwitz, which was only a short distance away from his primary targets. He said to me that he was forbidden even to suggest it. One wonders why ... or perhaps not.

Unreadable. The o
Wendy Hines
Joe Henderson hasn't had such a good time of it lately. Due to a bullet to the knee, the Detective has had to retire earlier than he anticipated. His wife left him, and now spends his days with his booze and nicotine. When the house across the street one afternoon is surrounded by police, Joe gets off his butt, using his golf club as a cane, and ambles across the street. The man who lived there for forty years was no friend of his or the neighborhood, so its no loss to Joe that the man is dead. ...more
Julie Failla Earhart
In House of Ghosts author Lawrence Kaplan introduces a new detective series. Ex-cop Joe Henderson is still suffers excruciating pain after a bullet shattered his leg in the line of duty. Like all police officers who fire their gun, Joe is forced to visit a psychiatrist in order to collect his disability. With his career in tatters, Joe turns to drink and pain pills, forcing his wife to leave him.

On an August day in 2000, Joe’s neighbor across the street, Preston Swedge, is found dead. Joe gets n
Louise Silk
Apr 26, 2010 Louise Silk rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible- boring. I was excited to read this book to find out more about what was going on in the US during WWII but this couldn't keep my attention
Nov 30, 2015 Nancy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A slow-moving mystery that jumps around in time quite a bit.
Sep 15, 2015 Holly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, abandoned
Unreadably incoherent.
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Lawrence Kaplan is a 1979 graduate of New York University School of Dentistry, runs a dental practice in New Jersey, and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and menagerie. House of Ghosts is his first novel.
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