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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
4.08
did not like it
**spoiler alert** ALONG CAME A SPIDER (Police Procedural/US/Cont) – Poor
Patterson, James – 1st in series
Warner Books, 1992- Paperback
The daughter of a
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Nov 2005
Aug 25, 2007
 
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
4.42
liked it
First Sentence: The pirate's head had disappeared.

In this 7th book to the Outlander series, Jamie, Claire and Ian are leaving the Ridge headed for Sco
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Oct 2009
Jan 08, 2010
 
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1)
3.88
did not like it
THE SPELLMAN FILES (Private Investigator, Izzy Spellman, San Francisco, Cont) – Poor
Lutz, Lisa – 1st book
Simon and Schuster, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN
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May 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
A Great Reckoning (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #12)
4.47
it was amazing
First Sentence: Armand Gamache sat in the little room and closed the dossier with care, squeezing it shut, trapping the words inside.

No longer the hea
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Aug 2016
Aug 30, 2016
 
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)
4.18
it was amazing
First Sentence: In the earth nineteenth century, the Catholic Church realized it had a problem.

The cloistered monks of Quebec’s self-contained Saint-G
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Aug 2012
Sep 09, 2012
 
The Various Haunts of Men (Simon Serrailler, #1)
3.81
did not like it
THE VARIOUS HAUNTS OF MEN (Pol. Proc-DS Freya Graffam-England-Cont) – NR
Hill, Susan – 1st in series
Chatto & Windus, 2004, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 185
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Aug 2008
Sep 03, 2008
 
The Ghost Writer
3.38
did not like it
THE GHOST WRITER (Psy. Horror-Gerard Freeman-Aust/England-Cont) - NR
Harwood, John – 1st book
Harcourt, 2004, US Hardcover – ISBN: 0151010749

First Sente
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Jan 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
4.06
it was amazing
First Sentence: As Clara Morrow approached, she wondered if he’d repeat the same small gesture he’d done every morning.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
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Aug 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
The Eight
3.92
it was amazing
The Eight - Ex
Kathleen Neville

The Montglane Service, an ornate, jeweled chess set given to Charlemagne by the Moors, is said to hold a code which when
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Dec 1988
Dec 19, 2007
 
The King of Lies
3.85
did not like it
KING OF LIES (Suspense-Jackson Workman Pickens-North Carolina-Cont) –NR
Hart, John – 1st book
Thomas Dunne Books, 2006, US Hardcover – ISBN: 031234161X
F
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May 2007
Aug 10, 2007
 
The Waters of Eternal Youth (Commissario Brunetti, #25)
4.06
really liked it
First Sentence: He had always hated formal dinners, and he hated being at this one.

When is a case, not a case? When it is a favour for the friend of y
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Jan 2016
Mar 03, 2016
 
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #9)
4.41
it was amazing
First Sentence: Pandora was still pretty.

A suspected suicide is found at the base of the Champlain Bridge. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is still dea
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Aug 2013
Sep 06, 2013
 
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
4.42
it was amazing
Breath of Snow and Ashes - Ex
Gabaldon, Diana - 6th in series
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion ha
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Sep 2005
Oct 18, 2007
 
Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire, #7)
4.29
it was amazing
First Sentence: “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to talk with your mouth full?”

What started as a routine hand-off of prisoners quickly became any
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May 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
4.14
really liked it
THE COLD DISH (Police Proc-Wyoming-Cont) – VG
Johnson, Craig – 1st in series
Viking, 2005 – Hardcover
Sheriff Walt Longmire is in charge of a small, but
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Feb 2005
Sep 03, 2007
 
Blood Harvest
3.94
it was amazing
First Sentence: “She’s been watching us for a while now.”

Reverend Harry Laycock has come to his new parish which includes Heptoncough in the Yorkshir
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May 2010
May 12, 2010
 
The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)
3.86
liked it
First Sentence: They wait for the tide and set out at first light.

Archaeologist Ruth Galloway is a single, overweight woman who lives with her two cat
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Dec 2009
Jan 04, 2010
 
The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1)
4.08
really liked it
First Sentence: The boy couldn’t see in the dark, but he didn’t need to.

LAPD detective Hieronymous (aka Harry) Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. Calle
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Feb 2010
Oct 02, 2008
 
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
4.23
it was amazing
First Sentence: “All of them? Even the children?” The fireplace sputtered and cackled and swallowed his gas. “Slaughtered?”

As the seasons are changing
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Sep 2009
Oct 18, 2009
 
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, #14)
4.02
did not like it
FEARLESS FOURTEEN (Ama. Sleuth/Humor-Stephanie Plum-New Jersey, Cont) – Poor
Evanovich, Janet – 14th in series
St. Martin’s Press, 2008, US Hardcover –
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Jul 2008
Aug 05, 2008
 
Smaller and Smaller Circles
3.97
it was amazing
First Sentence: Some days I just can’t seem to focus.

The body of a young boy is found in Payatas, a massive dump where people, especially young boys,
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Aug 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1)
3.91
it was amazing
STILL LIFE (Police Proced-Canada-Cont) – Ex
Penny, Louise – 1st book
Headline, 2005- Hardcover
*** Death brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his of
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Oct 2006
Aug 14, 2007
 
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
THE WINTER SEA (Dual-period novel/Romance-Carrie McClelland-Scotland-Cont/1708) - Ex
Kearsley, Susanna – Standalone
Allison & Busby, Ltd., 2008, U
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Jul 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
Outlander - Ex
Gabaldon, Diana - 1st in series
While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time
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Feb 1998
Oct 18, 2007
 
The Crossing (Harry Bosch, #20; Mickey Haller, #7; Harry Bosch Universe, #25)
4.21
liked it
First Sentence: Ellis and Long were four car lengths behind the motorcycle on Ventura Boulevard

Currently on unpaid suspension, Harry Bosch has little
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Feb 2016
Mar 03, 2016
 
A Fountain Filled With Blood (Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne, #2)
3.96
did not like it
Two gay men are brutally attacked in Spencer-Fleming's second Reverend Clare Fergusson mystery. Clare, a former army helicopter pilot, now a priest at ...more
Jun 2003
Sep 10, 2007
 
Faceless Killers (Kurt Wallander, #1)
3.78
liked it
FACELESS KILLERS (Swedish Police Procedural)- G+
Henning Mankell – 1st in series
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. English Translation, 2003 – Trade Paperback
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Jun 2004
Sep 05, 2007
 
Deception Point
3.66
really liked it
DECEPTION POINT – VG
Brown, Dan – 2nd book, Stand Alone

Struggling to rebound from a series of embarrassing blunders that have jeopardized its politica
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May 2003
Sep 10, 2007
 
Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2)
4.23
really liked it
DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY (Police Procedural-Wyoming-Cont) – VG
Johnson, Craig, 2nd of series
Viking, 2006-Hardcover
Sheriff Walter Longmire receives a call
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May 2006
Aug 14, 2007
 
The Chalk Circle Man (Commissaire Adamsberg, #1)
3.66
really liked it
First Sentence: Mathilde took out her diary and wrote: “The man sitting next to me has got one hell of a nerve.”

Someone is drawing chalk circles on th
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Sep 2009
Oct 18, 2009
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