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The Feathers by Cynthia Lott
The Feathers
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The Dark Winter by David  Mark
The Dark Winter (Aector McAvoy, #1)
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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.

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The Baklava Club by Jason Goodwin
The Baklava Club
by Jason Goodwin (Goodreads Author)
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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)
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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)
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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
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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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“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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