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The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

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This is a combination thriller/detective novel that doesn’t quite hit on either count. The title character, a biologist, fits the trendy “unreliable narrator” mold since he is awkward, insecure, and generally clueless about pop culture and personal relationships. He uses his scientific knowledge and computerized data analysis tools to determine

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This book follows U.S. Ambassador William Dodd and his family, especially his daughter Martha, through his term in Berlin during the rise of the Nazis. Dodd was a Midwestern professor of history, unlike the wealthy, flamboyant subordinates in the emb ...more
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I haven't had a lot of luck with Amazon Prime free reads, but this one was an exception. It wasn't so much a mystery as a suspense story, although a dead body is hinted at early on. The format was somewhat original. Every chapter was headed with the ...more
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If you're a fan of history, you'll probably enjoy this account of the first white Americans to cross the Appalachians and form settlements in the Ohio Valley. I'm not such a fan. McCullough writes well, and there were many anecdotes I enjoyed, such a ...more
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This is the best book I've read this year, but then I'm a lawyer who even had a case go to the U.S. Supreme Court. (I won). The tiniest details from big strategy to word-by-word drafting of briefs and petitions are all set forth here. It's fascinatin ...more
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Russell Atkinson I have two books going right now: Defending Jacob (audiobook) by Wm. Landay and The Crossing Places (hard cover) by Elly Griffiths. Both are mysteries and I'm enjoying both, but I never recommend a book until I've finished it.


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Marie Hi Russell, I just Finished 2 good Books:
1. Time will tell > Jeffrey Arher Book 1 of 2,
Book 2 is in the mail to me> The sins of the father.
2. Guilty Wives > James Patterson
What are you reading currently


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