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Saints of the Shadow Bible (I can never get enough of Rankin's Rebus)
Generous Death (my first read of Nancy Pickard)
The Child Garden
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Folly by Laurie R. King
by Laurie R. King (Goodreads Author)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva
The Unlikely Spy
by Daniel Silva
read in March, 2010
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I was disappointed in this book because it got such good reviews when it came out and because I enjoyed the other two Silva books a lot. However, I thought this one had a plot that was just a bit too convoluted and contrived. I expect that in espiona ...more
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The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson
The True Deceiver
by Tove Jansson
read in February, 2010
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If this book wasn't due back to the library the day I finished it, I might have read it again. It is an unusual story, one that raises lots of questions about relationships, social conventions and self-deception. Although the book is not long, it is ...more
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Gallows View by Peter Robinson
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It took me a while to engage with this book - the characters are not easy to know and I was not sure if I liked them. But Robinson is developing them for more books, so he takes his time introducing them. At the core, the story is about the tragedies ...more
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A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
A Carrion Death (Detective Kubu, #1)
by Michael Stanley (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2010
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This was a good find - a complicated mystery set in Botswana. I liked the characters and the African setting. There is a feeling of the tradition, the exploitation and the modernization of the lands. The relationship between Kubu and his superior is ...more
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