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Frances McNamara

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Frances McNamara grew up in Boston, where her father served as Police Commissioner for ten years. She has degrees from Mount Holyoke and Simmons Colleges, and formerly worked as a librarian at the University of Chicago. When not working or writing she can be found sailing on the Charles River in Boston or beaching on Cape Cod.

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Death at the Fair

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Death at Hull House

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Death at Pullman

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Death at the Paris Exposition

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Death at Chinatown

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Death at Woods Hole

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Death on the Homefront

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In Defense of My Property

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Last Seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor
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Steven Saylor's Gordianus the Finder books are high among my favorites. I actually own copies of all of them but I reread sometimes and this one is especially good, so I bought the ebook to reread it when travelling. I love the way real historical ha ...more
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Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King
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I love the Mary Russell books for the voice of the character, and the time period of the stories. In this one, Mary meets the real American couple, Gerald Murphys, who hosted Fitzgerald, Hemingway and others at the Riviera mansion. My books are getti ...more
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The Lanny Budd Novels by Upton Sinclair
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I'm working on a book set in 1918 so I wanted to read someone who was around at that time. I have read The Jungle and Boston by Upton Sinclair. The style is can be a bit heavy and Boston is way too long, yet fascinating since it's about the Sacco Van ...more
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
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I've read the Hunger Games and I especially enjoy the first person voice. I really like the way those books were translated to screen providing scenes you can't do in first person. This book is a prequel, and it is helpful to see how the villain of H ...more
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
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I've read the Hunger Games and I especially enjoy the first person voice. I really like the way those books were translated to screen providing scenes you can't do in first person. This book is a prequel, and it is helpful to see how the villain of H ...more
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The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves
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I've read all of this series and watched all the shows. Ann Cleeves came to New England Crime Bake and I also saw her at Malice Domestic. This is a fun one because we meet some of Vera's relatives on her father's side. And she finds a baby. I enjoy t ...more
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Still Life by Val McDermid
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I read series out of order, so I've read some but not all of this series. I especially enjoyed learning about the residue of pain left from the conflicts in the Balkans. I like Karen, a middle aged experienced detective and the sidekicks are good too ...more
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Promises to the Dead by D.M. Pirrone
Promises to the Dead
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In book 3 of the Hanley & Rivka Mysteries, Rivka and Hanley are forbidden to see each other. It's 1872 Chicago and an Irish cop and a devout Jewish woman are not supposed to socialize. But there are darker events going on as an ex-slave from New Orle ...more
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