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2.5 stars Maybe it's the nostalgia. I've found that I can reread Nancy Drew as an adult and still enjoy them, but I can't find the same appeal in the Hardy Boys stories. I can see why kids would like it, but I'm obviously not the right audience. To i ...more
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The Fallen Sparrow by Dorothy B. Hughes
The Fallen Sparrow
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Murder mystery plot at the start morphs into cat-and-mouse game over a "MacGuffin."
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Agent 6 (Leo Demidov, #3)
by Tom Rob Smith
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I liked this one least of the series, the story lost steam in the second half. I was also disappointed about (view spoiler)
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The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
The Winter Ghosts
by Kate Mosse
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Haunting atmosphere; beautifully written.
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Mary Stewart
“If anyone was to perform the classic folly of taking a midnight stroll among the murderous gentlemen with whom the hotel was probably packed, it was not going to be me.”
Mary Stewart, Wildfire at Midnight

Cornell Woolrich
“It's hard to say goodbye for good at any time or any place. It's harder still to say it through a meshed wire. It crisscrossed his face into little diagonals, gave me only little broken-up molecules of it at a time. It stenciled a cold, rigid frame around every kiss.”
Cornell Woolrich, The Black Angel

Josephine Tey
“She put her cup down and sighed again with pleasure. "I can't think how the Nonconformists have failed to discover coffee."

"Discover it?"

"Yes. As a snare. It does far more for one than drink. And yet no one preaches about it, or signs pledges about it. Five mouthfuls and the world looks rosy.”
Josephine Tey, Brat Farrar
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Dorothy L. Sayers
“I s'pose you couldn't get 'em to bring it in 'Death by the Visitation of God,' could you, Biggs?'' suggested Lord Peter. ''Sort of judgment for wantin' to marry into our family, what?”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Clouds of Witness

Pamela Branch
“She looked resentfully at Mr. Cann. It would, she was sure, have been difficult enough to persuade him, in spite of his protestations, to leave the house alive. Dead, he was going to be far more trouble.”
Pamela Branch, The Wooden Overcoat

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