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Sharon L. Dean grew up in Massachusetts where she was immersed in the literature of New England. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of New Hampshire, a state she lived and taught in before moving to Oregon. Although she has given up writing scholarly books that require footnotes, she incorporates much of her academic research as background in her mysteries. She is the author of three Susan Warner mysteries and of a literary novel titled Leaving Freedom. Her new series features librarian and reluctant sleuth Deborah Strong. In The Barn, Deborah solves a thirty-year-old cold case. The Wicked Bible brings Deborah to a college campus and a search for who stole a Bible and a letter from the library’s archives. The t
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The Wicked Bible

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The Barn

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Tour de Trace

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Cemetery Wine

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Leaving Freedom

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How does an author keep us reading a thriller when we know the protagonist will survive? Ask S. Lee Manning whose latest Kolya Petrov thriller does just that. Through the whole of the novel, he’s in a cat and mouse game with Lisette, a woman who has ...more
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This is the second Jeff Taylor novel I’ve read and I love the character. He’s a former investigator now about to develop his softer side by becoming a doctor. He does tend to fall in love rather quickly, but I can see why women are attracted to him. ...more
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Wolf Bog never bogs down despite Leslie Wheeler’s careful description of the bog that is the scene of a murder. I grew up in Massachusetts and never knew there were bogs in the western part of the state. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting Wheeler creat
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I didn’t care that the murderer in Old Detectives Home was impossible to discover. The trip to the solution was a romp with famous sleuths, famous authors, and other characters who weren’t always famous to me. I loved that the dead man was Ed Wilson,
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Kathy Reichs’ forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan focuses on bones; BJ Magnani’s pathologist Lily Robinson focuses on poisons. Where “Bones” investigates, Lily both investigates and delivers the poisons that cause untimely deaths. A Message in ...more
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I picked up Secrets and Shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day not only to honor my Irish heritage, but also to read another Jordan Mayfair novel. Like Treachery in Tuscany, it has everything I like in a mystery––great characters, plenty of plot twists, and ...more
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I’m an East Coaster and even though I knew the music of the sixties and seventies, I’d never heard of Laurel Canyon until I moved West and saw a play based on it. Death of a Guitarist gave me what feels like an insider’s view of the darker side of th ...more
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