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The Dark Winter by David  Mark
The Dark Winter (Aector McAvoy, #1)
by David Mark (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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First Sentence: The old man looks up, and for a moment it feels as though he is staring through the wrong end of a telescope.

An old man is telling a journalist the story of how he survived the sinking of a trawler thirty years ago. They take a break...more
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Any Other Name by Craig Johnson
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First Sentence: Joseph Conrad said that if you wanted to know the age of the earth, look upon the sea in a storm; if you want to know the age of the Powder River country just be on the wrong side of a coal train.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is about to be a...more
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The Baklava Club by Jason Goodwin
The Baklava Club
by Jason Goodwin (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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First Sentence: The man lives, or the man dies.

A group of young Italians, spending much of their time with Yashim’s friend Ambassador Palewski, are part of the revolutionaries striving for the reform and unification of Italy. At the moment, they are...more
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Fatal Harbor by Brendan DuBois
Fatal Harbor
by Brendan DuBois (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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First Sentence: In my home state of New Hampshire, death certificates are a formal-looking document, with a light watermark in the center outlining the shape of our fair state.

Lewis Cole’s best friend, Police Detective Diane Woods, was on duty at an...more
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Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
Silent Voices (Vera Stanhope, #4)
by Ann Cleeves (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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First Sentence: Vera swam slowly.

It’s not every day a police inspector finds a dead body sharing a sauna with her in a hotel health club, especially when that body is of a murder victim. Vera and her team work to find a killer in a village filled wit...more
"Thank you, LJ. I'm thrilled that I'm going to get to meet him in September. He's going to be at Janet Rudolph's Literary Salon. Those are wonderful as...more "
"The problem, Vicki, is that it's been so long since I've read it, 2010 I think?, it's hard for me to speak to any of the details. Sorry. "
The Vault by Peter Lovesey
" This is the first Peter Diamond mystery I've read but certainly won't be the last. Lovesey's style proves more lighthearted than Peter Robinson but just as compelling. This book has several real puzzles that are satisfactorily resolved with charac... " Read more of this review »
LJ rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Vault by Peter Lovesey
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First Sentence: Some weird objects are handed in at Bath Police Stations.

Bones—contemporary bones, not Roman bones--are discovered in a vault below the house in which Mary Shelly wrote most of her book “Frankenstein.” An American academic and Shelly...more
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“O for a Booke and a shdie nooke, eyther in-a-doore or out;
With the grene leaves whisp'ring overhede, or the Streete cryes all about.

Where I maie Reade all at my ease, both of the Newe and Olde;
For a jollie goode Booke whereon to looke is better to me than Golde.”
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“I cadged a complimentary green matchbook with a gold bird icon from the Bell canning jar. Later we'd use the matches to light our spliffs. My fingertips tapped the stem to the gizmo that dinged a bell. Nobody came out. Wrong signal, so I did two bell rings. No response prompted me to tap out a series of bell rings.”
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“Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.”
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