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"If this follows through, I will be the happiest of bunnies, because it is very good. And more importantly, obviously coming from a place of an awful lot of experience." Sep 07, 2014 07:33AM

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Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer
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Full of plot holes, rewards dangerous misogyny and general assholery, characters smile with their eyebrows. I'd give this one a miss, if I were you. Go and read a good Christie.

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I got this on Netgalley and promptly went out and bought the first two. Because I am ridiculous and apparently really easily marketable to. Anyway, I liked them a lot. The reviews for them are here and here. Since you are, I think, best off reading a...more
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
" Firstly let me say that I am a big fan of previous books by the talented Val McDermid. Sadly, I did not love this book quite as much as some of her others. Don't get me wrong, the book itself is written extremely well but I just couldn't get parti... " Read more of this review »
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The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.

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This is peace and contentment. It's new.

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