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The Times How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords by Tim Moorey
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I wanted to include a book about cryptic crosswords in the the Bump Memorial Library. A friend, at one point, recommended a novel — THE GIRL IN CRIMSON ROSE — but it wasn't very good and didn't give the reader any sense of how cryptic crosswords work ...more
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Moving Target by J.A. Jance
Moving Target (Ali Reynolds, #9)
by J.A. Jance (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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We read a lot of Jance's mysteries years ago. When the Joanna Brady got to the point of "too cozy" — Jance was spending so much time keeping us up-to-date with Brady's friends and loved ones that she was forgetting that someone was supposed to be sol ...more
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Karaoke Rap by Laurence Gough
Karaoke Rap
by Laurence Gough
read in July, 2016
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"hard boiled" - Elmore Leonard in a Vancouver setting.

Outrageously bad (and stupid) bad guys (and gals).

A kidnapping gone badly awry. The kidnappers are out of control and haven't done their due diligence (the rich guy isn't as rich as his press rel
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Rebus by Ian Rankin
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I read all three of the novels in this omnibus volume aloud to Maggee years ago. I recently re-read her BLACK & BLUE (library copy) and decided that I wanted to include some early Rebus titles in the BML collection. This volume will stand as a Ma ...more
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Sleep While I Sing by L.R. Wright
Sleep While I Sing
by L.R. Wright
read in July, 2016
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I read this book aloud to Maggee years ago — preGoodreads — and recently got hold of it again through and inter-library loan to see if it stood the test of time well enough to include as a marker book for the series. (This is actually the second in t ...more
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Blood Sympathy by Reginald Hill
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The first book in the Joe Sixsmith series by Reginald Hill. I am pretty sure I read the whole (lamentably short) series aloud to Maggee years ago. I re-read this one again to assess it's viability as a candidate for inclusion in the BML. It passed mu ...more
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Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
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Patriots Act by Bill Katovsky
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A collection of oral history accounts of people who have taken risks and resisted government and social sanctions to carry out (or to refuse to carry out) actions that were counter to their moral or ethical code. Many of the stories could have used ...more
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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees
by Barbara Kingsolver
read in July, 2016
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The date finished here is the date a hard cover copy of the book was added to the Bump Memorial Library. I first read this book aloud to Maggee in a soft cover edition that I bought at Bolen Books in Victoria. (I picked it up because I was drawn to t ...more
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Ruling Passion by Reginald Hill
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From Yorkshire to the sleepy village of Thornton Lacey is only a morning's drive, but for Detective Sergeant Peter Pascoe, the distance will close off part of his life forever.

Motoring down for a reunion with old friends, he
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