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The Ivy Tree
by Mary Stewart
William Morrow 1961

This is a classic that will still be in print 100 years from now. I've read it several times, and also t
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Mar 13, 2009
The Yellow Gold of Tiryns
This is a real gem of a book and not to be missed by those who love the vintage romantic suspense of the mid-20th century. Prim Greek scholar Englishw ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 28, 2009
Dead Girl Walking (Dead Girl, #1)
I got a copy of this at the library last week. I know Linda and have read several of her terrific YA books, always right up-to-the-minute with the tee ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
The Cliffs of Night
by Beatrice Brandon (Robert W. Krepps)
Doubleday 1974 hardback
also available in paperback

I've read this book a dozen times, at least
Mar 15, 1975
Mar 10, 2009
by Jacqueline LaTourrette
Delacorte Press 1975

This book also appears as a Dell paperback under the title POMPEII SPLENDOR.

This is a h
Mar 03, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
I'm a sucker for books about the Northwest, as in northwestern Canada in the fur-trapping days. This one was originally a serial in an adventure pulp ...more
May 06, 2009
May 05, 2009
High Hostage
by Anne Worboys

From the 1970s Ace paperback edition:

"After the horrible accidental death of her husband, Alix Johnston is in urgent need
Jun 16, 2002
Mar 06, 2009
Sultan of the Sulu Sea
This is one of the Wallace Boys books by Duncan Watt, who grew up in British Africa and now resides in Singapore. This excellent boys adventure series ...more
Jan 11, 2001
Mar 25, 2009
A Gift from Brittany: A Memoir of Love and Loss in the French Countryside
I really enjoyed this book about the remote French countryside in Brittany. In 1960 a young Midge leaves home and family in Chicago to go to Paris to ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard, #1)
Wow! This is the first of several Lily Bard mysteries, and they have been very popular for going on ten years now. No wonder. Lily is a tough violence ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
Vanishing Act (Jane Whitefield, #1)
WHOA!! This is the first Jane Whitefield novel, and I sure can't wait to read the others by this award winning author. Jane is a young Native-American ...more
Mar 16, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Pirates of Shan
One of the best books in the Rick Brant series from the mid-20th century. In this one Rick and his pal Scotty head out to the Sulu Sea area south of t ...more
Jun 16, 1958
Mar 28, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
This is a very good book, well-written and easy to read. Despite an awful lot of teen obsession with romantic notions, it moves along at a brisk pace. ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
The Thirteenth Tale
Another five-star thriller, this is a contemporary literary mystery, very much in the gothic groove, with spine-tingling echoes of 'Rebecca' and 'Turn ...more
Oct 15, 2007
Feb 27, 2009
Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford, #14)
Doc Ford is a retired CIA agent leading a 'secret' life on the west coast of Florida as a marine biologist. But his expertise as an agent is still in ...more
Dec 21, 2007
Feb 23, 2009
Let There Be Suspects (Ministry Is Murder Mystery, #2)
I read this last Christmas. It's the second book in the Ministry is Murder three-book (so far) series about the wife of a minister in a small Ohio tow ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Mar 21, 2009
Preaching to the Corpse (Advice Column Mystery, #2)
This is a very good read, a nice cozy Christmas mystery featuring a lady psychologist who is pretty much screwed up herself after a bad divorce. She w ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Mar 18, 2009
The Lion of Delos
by Anne Worboys
Delacorte Press 1974

This book's locale is the Greek Island of Mykonos and its neighboring island, the sacred archeolog
Apr 20, 2004
Feb 23, 2009
The Wine of Angels (Merrily Watkins, #1)
Terrific book! I loved Merrily, her daughter, and all the other characters. I read this a couple years ago but have not read any of the others in the ...more
Nov 15, 2006
Feb 27, 2009
A Cold Day in Paradise (Alex McKnight, #1)
This is the first book in the Alex McKnight series, an Edgar Award winner. Easily my favorite series, Alex is an ex-Detroit cop now living in Michigan ...more
Jan 20, 2003
Feb 23, 2009
Dead Silence (Doc Ford, #16)
This is the new Doc Ford, coming out in March. I can't wait to read it! Doc Ford is one of two series for which I drop EVERYTHING to read the new book ...more
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Feb 23, 2009
Treasure of the Tiger
This is another Wallace Boys book (check out ) that takes place in the Southeast Asia area. The boys are again sailing with thei ...more
Jan 10, 2002
Mar 25, 2009
My Brother Michael
I had to read this yet again, probably for the 20th time, because it takes place in Greece and I've been reading other Greek suspensers lately. I read ...more
Apr 12, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
Winter of the Wolf Moon (Alex McKnight, #2)
This is the second Alex McKnight book. Can it really be better than the first one? You betcha! In fact, they are going to make a movie about it. It's ...more
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Feb 23, 2009
This Rough Magic
One of the best 'vintage romantic suspense' novels ever written, and the one all others are compared to. This is the granddaddy of them all, and I'll ...more
Apr 18, 2000
Feb 27, 2009
Blood is the Sky (Alex McKnight, #5)
This is another Alex McKnight mystery and I think it's the best one of them all. The brother of Alex's Ojibwa Indian friend Vinnie goes missing after ...more
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Feb 23, 2009
Dead To Me (Simon Canderous, #1)
Finally, a comedic paranormal adventure with a male lead. I'm looking forward to reading this one, and it's #2 Deader Still.
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Mar 16, 2009
What's Good For Gara
Currently reading. Very funny combo of Hollywood gossip and British Country House mystery cozy. Laugh -out-loud funny. Loving it!
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Apr 18, 2014
The Snow Dogs of Lost Lake (Foxglove Corners #6)
This is a very special book from a series of cozy mysteries about Detroit area school teacher Jennet Greenway.
Jan 20, 2010
Jul 28, 2011
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
This was highly recommended by a couple of my vampire friends; they claim the entire series is terrific. Heavy on action, attitude, and erotica.
Jul 28, 2010
May 05, 2009
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