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Blood on the Water by Anne Perry
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
" For the very fact that I could predict the ending one-third of the way through, I completely agree, Anne. "
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The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley
The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse (Flavia de Luce, #6.5)
by Alan Bradley (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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First Sentence: I was peering through the microscope at the tooth of an adder I had captured behind the coach house that very morning after church, when there came a light knock at the laboratory door.

It’s not every day Flavia is summoned to her fath
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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First Sentence: When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.

It is the fifth wedding anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne. When Nick goes down to breakfast, he finds Amy is missing and the back door open. Did she run away? Was she taken? Or did N
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Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart by Christopher Fowler
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First Sentence: From Raymond Land to All Staff: So, it’s a new beginning for us.

The Peculiar Crimes Unit is now under the jurisdiction of the City of London and, as usual, their new top boss would like to see an end to the group. However, two crimes
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Ruth's First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths
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First Sentence: “The Spirits are strong in this one,” says the man in the white robe and gumboots.

For a woman who didn’t do Christmas, forensic anthropologist Ruth Galloway is challenged by making her 1-year-old daughter’s first Christmas special. No
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The Moonlit Door by Deryn Lake
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First Sentence: It was an ancient and attractive custom, one enjoyed by music-lovers and the stout-hearted but detested by those who were trying to get ‘a decentngith’s kip’, as Jack Boggis, the local misery, put it.

Reverend Nick Lawrence has organiz
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Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson
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First Sentence; First Story: It’s hard to argue with an old Indian or his tricks.

How nice to have collection of Johnson’s annual Christmas stories, all in one place. Plus, there is the added gift of a new story, and a wonderful, personal introduction
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Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn
Silent Night (Lady Julia, #5.5)
by Deanna Raybourn (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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First Sentence: I tore open the letter and scanned it quickly before brandishing it at my husband.

Lady Julia and her husband, Brisbane, hoped for a quiet Christmas. However, spending the holidays at her father’s estate with her eccentric family, a m
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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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