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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! = 178/65
Doorstops = 32/10
Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die = 13/5
Shortcuts = 127/50
Reality Check =10/5

† Dagger Award Nominees
In A Land Far Far Away
ϟ Got Connections
50 member states signed the first United Nations charter on June 26th, 1945
☯Caldecott Award Winning Book Challenge


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Double Dog Dare =72/ 60
Shelving Unit (Sai King Recommends) = 24/20

✔️January You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Moon Called 6 Jan
✔️January You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ The Patience of the Spider 13 Jan
✔️January/February Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ The Widow 5 Jan
✔️February You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl 4 Feb
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg February You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Fool 19 Feb - King Lear
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✔️A Single Shard 18 Feb
✔️A Slice of Murder 19 Feb
✔️Garrett 20 Feb
✔️The Axe Factor 21 Feb
✔️When a Scot Ties the Knot 21 Feb
✔️Blood Bound 22 Feb
✔️Cat Under Fire 23 Feb
✔️Wallbanger 23 Feb
✔️March You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ The Lost Girls 24 Mar
✔️March You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 26 Mar
✔️March/April Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ The Wonder 20 Mar  photo shamrock2_zpstemqbkmt.jpg
✔️April You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Treasure Island 21 Apr
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg April You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Jack Reacher, Persuader 12 Apr
April You'll Love This One! Toppler -
✔️The Ex
✔️The Kryptonite Kid 23 Apr
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg May You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Slade House 15 May
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg May You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Under the Dome 25 May
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg May/June Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ The Nix 15 Sep
June You'll Love This One! CLUE! Toppler ~
✔️A Thousand Years of Good Prayers 3 Jun
✔️The Devil's Bones 3 Jun
✔️No Cats Allowed 4 Jun
✔️He Done Her Wrong 4 Jun
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✔️St. Peter's Fair 6 Jun
✔️Make Me 7 Jun
✔️The Edge of Justice 7 Jun
✔️Neuromancer 8 Jun
✔️Nemesis 9 Jun
✔️The Thin Woman 9 Jun
✔️The Dame 10 Jun
✔️June You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ The Night Sister 19 Jun
✔️June You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Apple Tree Yard 26 Jun
✔️July You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Skellig 22 Jul
✔️July You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Travels With My Aunt 29 Jul
✔️July/August Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ The Fireman 17 Jul
✔️August You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Natchez Burning 4 Aug
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg August You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ American Gods 15 Aug  photo lightningBolt_zpsfso9oulx.jpg
August You'll Love This One! Toppler ~
✔️How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage? 19 Aug
✔️My Man Jeeves 19 Aug
✔️September You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ The Paris Wife 3 Sep
✔️September You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Bloody Jack 4 Sep
September/October Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ Wilde Lake
✔️October You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ The Vagrant 30 Oct
✔️October You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ The God of Small Things 7 Oct
October You'll Love This One! Toppler ~
✔️The Tin Roof Blowdown 7 Oct
✔️Artifacts 9 Oct
✔️The Dante Club 10 Oct
✔️Red Harvest 8 Oct
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg Under Jolly Roger 11 Oct  photo jollyRoger_zpselpav2qd.jpg
✔️The Great Gatsby 13 Oct
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg I, Robot] 10 Oct
✔️The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax 13 Oct
✔️The Crack in the Lens 8 Oct
✔️The Thief 12 Oct
✔️One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 10 Oct
✔️Interpreter of Maladies 11 Oct
✔️Wicked Gentlemen 9 Oct
✔️Uglies 14 Oct
 photo FrogPointer_zpskp09irur.jpg A Night in the Lonesome October 12 Oct
✔️The Broken Teaglass 8 Oct
✔️The Late Show 9 Oct
✔️November You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Vampires in the Lemon Grove 28 Nov
✔️November You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ †Clubbed to Death 14 Nov
✔️November/December Sai King Recommends Group Read ~ The Prophet 16 Dec  photo cardinal_zpstxfi2ouy.jpg
✔️December You'll Love This One! Group Read ~ Hogfather 31 Dec
✔️December You'll Love This One! Group Challenge ~ Take the Monkey and Run 17 Dec
December You'll Love This One! Toppler ~ Read for a Challenge
✔️†The Long Drop 10 Dec
✔️Twilight Is Not Good for Maidens 9 Dec

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments
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Caldecott Award Winning Books
And the Award Goes To = 79/50

World Tour = 54/35
In A Land Far Far Away 2017
2018 In A Land Far Far Away

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In A Land Far Far Away 2018
Place Settings

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I'd Like to Buy a Vowel
Buy a Vowel Characters

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Home Alone =6/30
Anatomy of a Murder, Traver, Robert 22 Aug
Twenty Blue Devils27 Sep
Sex Tips For Girls: Lust, Love, and Romance from the Lives of Single Women 2 Sep
Nemesis 9 Jun
The Glass Key 26 May
Night Passage, Parker, Robert B.
Cryptonomicon, Stephenson, Neal
Up in Honey's Room, Leonard, Elmore
The Strangler Vine, Carter, M.J.
A Trick I Learned from Dead Men, Aldridge, Kitty
Mystery Walk, McCammon, Robert
The Case of the Missing Servant, Hall, Tarquin
Catmagic, Strieber, Whitley
The Long Fall, Mosley, Walter
The Book of Shadows, Reese, James
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, Waller, Robert James
Stormy Weather, Hiaasen, Carl
The Shakespeare Secret, Carrell, Jennifer Lee
ϟ Anna and the King of Siam, Landon, Margaret
Careless in Red, George, Elizabeth
The Enchantress Of Florence, Rushdie, Salman
Die for You, Unger, Lisa
House of Leaves, Danielewski, Mark Z.
The Zebra-Striped Hearse, Macdonald, Ross

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 26 Mar
The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse 17 Apr
Wintertide (The Riyria Revelations, #5) 24 Apr
Finding Nouf (Nayir Sharqi & Katya Hijazi #1) Ferraris, Zoë 31 Aug
A Darker Shade of Magic 7 May
Grave Secrets Temperance Brennan 1 Jan
The Diviners5 Jun
Tropic of Fear Terpening, Ron 20 Apr
Brush With Death
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers 3 Jun
Six of Crows 23 Jun
The Black Dove 7 Jul
Secondhand Souls 25 Jul
Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead(Rai Rahotep, #1) Drake, Nick 16 May
Lair of Dreams 10 Nov
The Singapore School of Villainy 23 Dec
Reflecting the Sky (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith, #7) Rozan, S.J.
Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2) King, Stephen
John Crow's Devil James, Marlon
The Piano Teacher Jelinek, Elfriede
The Luminaries Catton, Eleanor
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Ford, Jamie
A Wee Murder in My Shop 25 Oct

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Crazy Challenge Cereal

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Jeff VanderMeer Southern Reach
Annihilation 29 Aug

Karin Slaughter Here's the order in which they should be read:
Set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia, (in the fictional Grant County) the narrative takes place from the perspective of three main characters: Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and part-time coroner; her ex-husband to whom she is remarried, Jeffrey Tolliver, who is chief of police; and his subordinate, detective Lena Adams, Slaughter's most controversial character.
Blindsighted 1 Aug
A Faint Cold Fear
Beyond Reach

The Will Trent series takes place in Atlanta and features GBI special agent Will Trent, his partner Faith Mitchell, and Angie Polaski. These two books can be read (in order) concurrently with the above, but read them before you read the third batch.
Triptych 20 Jul
Fractured 30 Aug
Georgia Series (merging of two sets of characters)

C.J. Sansom Matthew Shardlake is a lawyer-detective in the court of Henry VIII.
Dissolution 8 Aug
Dark Fire 13 Sep

Rai Rahotep,, Nick Drake
Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead 16 May
Egypt: the Book of Chaos

Julia Spencer-Fleming The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries
In the Bleak Midwinter 29 Mar

Aaron Elkins Gideon Oliver The Skeleton Detective
Switcheroo #17 26 Sep
✔Twenty Blue Devils (Gideon Oliver, #9) 27 Sep

Andrea Camilleri (Salvú Montalbano
The Smell of the Night 29 Mar

Gyles Brandreth Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance: 19 Jan

Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress
Reckoning 27 Nov

Libba Bray The Diviners
The Diviners, #4)

Leonardo Padura
Havana Blue 28 Dec
Havana Gold

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments ONE IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER

39 steps and three others = THE FOUR ADVENTURES OF RICHARD HAMNAY

3 Guy Gavriel Kay The Fionavar Tapestry series

3 David Liss Historical-mystery novels set in London in the 1700s. The story is told in the form of a first-person memoir penned by the elderly Benjamin Weaver (born Lienzo), London-born son of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish parents. After a successful career in bare-knuckle boxing, Weaver has found a new calling as a 'thief-taker'—roughly equivalent to a modern private investigator.

3 Graeme Kent Kella and Conchita Mysteries series Ben Kella, a sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, with an independent and rebellious young American nun, Sister Conchita.

3 Paul Doherty Egyptian Mysteries

3 Claudia Bishop The Casebook of Dr. McKenzie Austin McKenzie, a veterinarian, and his wife Madeline, in Trumansburg in upstate New York

3 G.M. Malliet Detective Chief Inspector Arthur St. Just of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Sergeant Fear, in England

4 Mitch Mitchell Mystery, James Lear

4 Elmore Leonard Raylan Givens, a federal marshal in Florida and later Kentucky.

3 Catherynne M. Valente Fairyland

6 Christopher Brookmyre Jack Parlabane

6 Josephine Tey Inspector Alan Grant series

6 Larry Correia Monster Hunter International

6 Emily Kimelman The Sydney Rye series of mysteries features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue.

7 Mo Hayder Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is with the Major Crime Investigation Unit in Bristol (UK).

7 Tom HoltJ. W. Wells & Co.

8 Charlaine Harris Aurora Teagarden series

8 Sergei Lukyanenko Watch series Walking the streets of Moscow, indistinguishable from the rest of its population, are the Others. Possessors of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world existing in parallel to our own, each Other owes allegiance either to the Dark or the Light.

8 Marianne Macdonald Dido Hoare, London antiques bookstore owner and amateur investigator.

8 Thomas Perry Jane Whitefield, a Native American (Seneca) guide who helps people disappear, based in Deganawida, New York.

12 Terri Reid Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery

16 P.G. Wodehouse young British dilettante Bertram "Bertie" Wooster, and his wry valet Jeeves, who is often the cause of his salvation from increasingly entangled social situations.

23 John Dickson Carr Dr. Gideon Fell series

25 Peter Tremayne Sister Fidelma is not simply a religieuse, a former member of the community of St Brigid of Kildare. She is also a qualified dalaigh, or advocate of the ancient law courts of Ireland.

26 H.R.F. Keating Inspector Ghote is a detective with the Bombay Police Department.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments TELL ME MORE

2/3 Ed O'Connor Underwood And Dexter
Acid Lullaby

Michael Koryta Lincoln Perry
Sorrow's Anthem #2
The Silent Hour

Karin Slaughter Here's the order in which they should be read:
Grant County
Kisscut #2
A Faint Cold Fear
Beyond Reach
Georgia Series (merging of two sets of characters)

C.J. Sansom Matthew Shardlake is a lawyer-detective in the court of Henry VIII.

Fran Stewart Scotshop Mystery
A Wee Dose of Death 9 Jan
A Wee Homicide in the Hotel

Nick Drake Rai Rahotep
Tutankhamun #2
Egypt: the Book of Chaos

Julia Spencer-Fleming The Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries
A Fountain Filled with Blood #2
Out of the Deep I Cry
To Darkness and to Death
All Mortal Flesh
I Shall Not Want
One Was a Soldier
Through the Evil Days
Hid from Our Eyes

Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress
Halfway to the Grave
Happily Never After
One Foot in the Grave
At Grave's End
Devil to Pay
Destined for an Early Grave
One For the Money
Magic Graves
This Side of the Grave
One Grave at a Time
Home for the Holidays
Up from the Grave

Leonardo Padura Mario Conde
Havana Gold #2

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Naomi Novik Temeraire
His Majesty's Dragon

Robert Skinner Wesley Farrell,
Pale Shadow: A Wesley Farrell Novel
The Righteous Cut: A Wesley Farrell Novel

Heron Carvic Miss Seeton
Miss Seeton Draws The Line #2
Witch Miss Seeton
Miss Seeton Sings
Odds On Miss Seeton

17/18 Michael Bond Pamplemousse Mystery)
Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission #2
Monsieur Pamplemousse on the Spot

3/4 Ian Sansom Mobile Library Mystery

Harry Dolan David Loogan
Very Bad Men
The Last Dead Girl

Patrick Ness Chaos Walking
Monsters of Men

9/10 Lorna Barrett Booktown Mystery

Joseph Caldwell Pig Trilogy
The Pig Comes to Dinner
The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven

Richard Kadrey Sandman Slim
Devil Said Bang
Kill City Blues
The Getaway God
Killing Pretty

18/24 Stuart M. Kaminsky Toby Peters
The Howard Hughes Affair

21/24 Richard Stark (Westlake) Parker

17/20 Ellis Peters Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series
St. Peter's Fair

42/47 Rex Stout Nero Wolfe

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments NEVERENDING STORY!

29/33 F. Paul Wilson Repairman Jack and Adversary Cycle The Secret History of the World.
The titles with asterisks are short stories out of 1 of these 2 books: *The Barrens & Others and **Aftershock & Others
The Past:
•"Demonsong" (free download)
•"Aryans and Absinthe" *
•JACK: Secret Histories
•JACK: Secret Circles
•JACK: Secret Vengeance
Year Zero Minus Three:
•"The Barrens" *
•"A Day in the Life" *
•"The Long Way Home"*
Year Zero Minus Two:
•"Interlude at Duane's"**
Year Zero Minus One:
•The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus & Oddity Emporium
Year Zero:

17/18 Jeaniene Frost Night Huntress
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE (Book 1: Night Huntress Series)
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE (Book 2: Night Huntress Series)
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (eBook novella*)
AT GRAVE’S END (Book 3: Night Huntress Series)
DEVIL TO PAY (eBook novella*)
DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE (Book 4: Night Huntress Series)
MAGIC GRAVES (eBook anthology featuring a Cat and Bones story*)
FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON (Night Huntress World novel)
ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS Night Huntress World novel)
THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (contains a long Cat and Bones novella, “Home for the Holidays”)
ONCE BURNED (Book 1: Night Prince Series)
TWICE TEMPTED (Book 2: Night Prince Series)
UP FROM THE GRAVE (Book 7: Night Huntress Series)
BOUND BY FLAMES (Book 3: Night Prince Series)

Expanse series James S.A. Corey

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series Stephen R. Donaldson

Tales of the Otori (Janice) Lian Hearn
Grass for His Pillow

Wilt Tom Sharpe

Aztec series tells the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Gary Jennings

Richard Hannay, an ordinary fellow caught up in extraordinary events in England and Scotland John Buchan

Nikki Heat Richard Castle
Heat Wave

Diane Fallon Beverly Connor
One Grave Too Many

Aristotle Detective Margaret Doody
Aristotle Detective

Roderick Alleyn from the 1930s to the 1970s. Ngaio Marsh
A Man Lay Dead

Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan
The Chinese Parrot

1/3 D.H. Dublin Crime Scene Unit
Freezer Burn: A C.S.U. Investigation

2/3 Joseph A. West a.k.a. Ralph Compton Buck Fletcher
Showdown at Two-Bit Creek

2/3 Frederick Lee Brooke Annie Ogden Mystery

2/3 Bryce Courtenay The Potato Factory .

2/3 Jaye Wells Prospero's War

2/3 Joe Abercrombie The First Law

3/5 Meg Gardiner Evan Delaney

2/3 Ray Bradbury Crumley Mysteries

3/3 The Dewey Decimal System, Nathan Larson

3/4 Philip K. Dick and K.W. Jeter Blade Runner

3/4 Ray Bradbury Green Town

3/6 J. Sydney Jones Karl Werthen (Viennese) Mystery
Requiem in Vienna (Karl Werthen

4/4 Zack Walker, Linwood Barclay
Bad Move

4/5 Clea Simon Pru Marlowe Pet Noir

4/5 John Dunning Cliff Janeway,

4/5 Don Sebastian Vampire Chronicles, Les Daniels

4/7 Kevin Hearne The Iron Druid Chronicles

4/6 Dennis Lehane Kenzie & Gennaro

4/5 Beverly Connor Lindsay Chamberlain

5/5 Christian Jacq Ramsès

5/6 Miranda James Cat in the Stacks series

5/6 Ben Aaronovitch Peter Grant

6/7 Deborah Adams Jesus Creek Mystery

6/9 Charles Finch Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But he can't pass up a good mystery, and this amateur sleuth is often called on to leave his comforts behind in the pursuit of clues. Follow him into the public houses, Mayfair mansions and servants’ quarters of Victorian London, into the intrigues of Parliament and secrets of Oxford. This historical mystery series (set in the 1860s), with its keen eye for period detail and razor-sharp plotting, offers readers an unparalleled brand of charm, sophistication and suspense. (Cherie)(2015)

7/8 Caroline Roe Chronicles Of Isaac Of Girona series Adventures of the Bishop Of Girona's Jewish physician, a 14th-century doctor with important patients and a nose for wrong-doing.

8/9 Chris Grabenstein, John Ceepak Mystery
Mad Mouse

8/10 Jefferson Bass Body Farm series with Dr. Bill Brockton, a forensic anthropologist in Tennessee
The Devil's Bones

8/11 Jo Nesbø Harry Hole is a classic loose cannon in the Oslo (Norway) police force, with few close friends and some unorthodox methods. (with Dominique and Jannene)

9/10 Jonathan Maberry Joe Ledger

9/12 Louise Penny Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets--and facing a few of his own ghosts.

9/10 Harlan Coben Myron Bolitar is a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent.

9/11 Lyn Hamilton Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery a peripatetic antique dealer who travels the world.

10 Ed Gorman Sam McCain series

11/13 Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse

11/14 Dorothy Gilman Mrs. Pollifax

12/13 Julie Garwood Buchanan-Renard

12/13 Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins mysteries start in post-World War II Los Angeles and quickly progress to modern times.

12/13 John Connolly Former New York City policeman Charlie "Bird" Parker is a private investigator whose cases increasingly take on shades of the supernatural.

12/23 Martha Grimes Initially a Scotland Yard chief inspector, later a superintendent, Richard Jury is invariably assisted in his cases by Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles, and his hypochondriacal but dependable sergeant, Alfred Wiggins. In addition there is a recurring ensemble of background characters. (Personally I think it should be called the Melrose Plant series. He seems to do all of the work.)

13/16 Sarah Graves The Home Repair is Homicide mysteries feature Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, a home repair expert in Eastport, Maine.

14/15 J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood,)

16/17 Jim Butcher The Dresden Files, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I.

16/21 John D. MacDonald Travis McGee, an adventurer, philosopher, and “salvage consultant” who does unofficial favors for friends, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

18/19 Michael Connelly Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, a Los Angeles Police Department detective who retired and became a private investigator, before returning to LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit, and later the Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) Homicide Special Unit.

18/18 Retrieval Artist, Kristine Kathryn Rusch

18/19 Sax Rohmer Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, ... one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present ... Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man.

19/22 Nancy Atherton Aunt Dimity is a romantic ghost in England involved in romantic mysteries.

22/24 Jonathan Gash The adventures of Lovejoy, a British antiques dealer based in East Anglia whose scruples are not always the highest. He does however have a reputation in the antiques trade as a "divvie", meaning one with an almost supernatural talent for recognizing exceptional items as well as for distinguishing fakes or forgeries from genuine antiques.

25/28 M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin is a frustrated, yet endearing, PR agent who retires from London to Carsley village. Police, even her friend Bill Wong, see more bumbling luck than skill.

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Hard Case Crime Series
The Dead Man's Brother (Hard Case Crime #52), Zelazny
Little Girl Lost (Hard Case Crime #4), Richard Aleas
Songs of Innocence(Hard Case Crime #33), Richard Aleas
Fifty-to-One (Hard Case Crime #50), Charles Ardai
Losers Live Longer, Russell Atwood
Blackmailer (Hard Case Crime #32), George Axelrod
Straight Cut (Hard Case Crime #21), Madison Smartt Bell
Casino Moon (Hard Case Crime #55), Peter Blauner
Shooting Star - Spiderweb (Hard Case Crime #42), Robert Bloch
A Walk Among the Tombstones (Matthew Scudder, #10), Lawrence Block
A Diet of Treacle (Hard Case Crime #39)
Borderline (Hard Case Crime #115), Block
Catch and Release (Hard Case Crime #70)
Getting Off (Hard Case Crime #101) 7 Jun
69 Barrow Street/Strange Embrace (Hard Case Crime #69)
Killing Castro (Hard Case Crime, #51), Lawrence Block
Grifter's Game, Block
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (Hard Case Crime #14),Block
Lucky at Cards (Hard Case Crime #28), Block
Easy Death (Hard Case Crime #117), Daniel Boyd
The Vengeful Virgin (Hard Case Crime #30), Gil Brewer
Bust (Max & Angela, #1) Ken Bruen
Slide (Max & Angela, #2)
The Max (Max & Angela, #3)Bruen
The Cocktail Waitress (Hard Case Crime #109), James M. Cain
Nobody's Angel (Hard Case Crime, #65), Jack Clark
Quarry's Ex (Hard Case Crime, #102)
The First Quarry (Hard Case Crime #48)
Quarry in the Middle (Hard Case Crime, #61)
The Last Quarry (Hard Case Crime #23)
Seduction of the Innocent (Jack & Maggie Starr #3 - Hard Case Crime #110), Max Allan Collins
Quarry's Choice
The Wrong Quarry (Quarry #11 - Hard Case Crime #114)
Two for the Money (Hard Case Crime #5)
Deadly Beloved (Hard Case Crime #38), Max Allan Collins
Honey in his Mouth (Hard Case Crime, #60), Lester Dent
The Last Match (Hard Case Crime #25), David Dodge
Plunder of the Sun (Hard Case Crime #10), David Dodge
The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7),Doyle
Web Of The City, Harlan Ellison
Top of The Heap (Hard Case Crime, #3), A.A. Fair
Baby Moll, John Farris
Money Shot (Hard Case Crime #40), Christa Faust
Choke Hold (Hard Case Crime, #104), Christa Faust
No House Limit (Hard Case Crime #45), Steve Fisher
Brainquake (Hard Case Crime #116), Samuel Fuller
The Wounded and the Slain, David Goodis
Kiss Her Goodbye, Allan Guthrie
Murder is My Business (Hard Case Crime #66), Brett Halliday
The Guns of Heaven (Hard Case Crime #24), Pete Hamill
Night Walker (Hard Case Crime #16), Donald Hamilton
House Dick(Hard Case Crime #54), E. Howard Hunt
Thieves Fall Out, Cameron Kay
Home Is the Sailor (Hard Case Crime #7), Day Keene
False Negative (Hard Case Crime #107), Joseph Koenig
Scratch One (Hard Case Crime MC2), John Lange
Easy Go (Hard Case Crime MC3)
The Venom Business (Hard Case Crime MC5)
Drug of Choice (Hard Case Crime MC6),
Binary (Hard Case Crime MC8)
Odds On: A Novel
Grave Descend(Hard Case Crime #26), John Lange
The Gutter and the Grave (Hard Case Crime #15),McBain
Branded Woman (Hard Case Crime #11), Wade Miller
Passport To Peril (Hard Case Crime #57),Parker
Dutch Uncle (Hard Case Crime #12), Peter Pavia
Fade To Blonde (Hard Case Crime, #2), Max Phillips
The Corpse Wore Pasties (Hard Case Crime, #62), Jonny Porkpie
Say It With Bullets (Hard Case Crime #18), Richard Powell
The Peddler (Hard Case Crime #27), Richard S. Prather
Stop This Man! (Hard Case Crime #58), Peter Rabe
The Murderer Vine (Hard Case Crime #43), Shepard Rifkin
Witness to Myself(Hard Case Crime #19), Seymour Shubin
Blood on the Mink, Robert Silverberg
Dead Street (Hard Case Crime #37), Spillane
The Consummata (Hard Case Crime #103), Spillane
The Confession (Hard Case Crime #6), Domenic Stansberry
Lemons Never Lie Richard Stark 5 Jul
Fake I.D., Jason Starr
Kill Now, Pay Later (Hard Case Crime #35), Robert Terrall
The Secret Lives of Married Women (Hard Case Crime #113), Elissa Wald
Memory (Hard Case Crime, #64),Westlake
Somebody Owes Me Money (Hard Case Crime #44), Westlake
The Cutie (Hard Case Crime #53) Donald E. Westlake 13 Jun
A Touch of Death (Hard Case Crime #17), Charles Williams
The Twenty-Year Death (Hard Case Crime #108), Winter
Malniveau Prison(The Twenty-Year Death Trilogy Book 1), Ariel S. Winter
The Falling Star(The Twenty Year Death trilogy book 2)
Police at the Funeral (The Twenty-Year Death trilogy book 3), Winter
Fright (Hard Case Crime #34), Woolrich
Robbie's Wife (Hard Case Crime #29), Russell Hill

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments And here I am, freaking out because it's July and 2016 is half over. LOL!

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments My 2016 list was getting too cluttered.

I have plenty of 2016 goals to keep me busy. Don't need to keep these Challenges extended past what is necessary for I'm putting them off until 2017.

Don't panic, I'm not actually gophering for next year yet! ;0)

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments Phew! :)

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments Almeta wrote: "29/33 F. Paul Wilson Repairman Jack and Adversary Cycle The Secret History of the World.
The titles with asterisks are short stories out of 1 of these 2 books: *The Barrens & Other..."

Is this a recommended reading order? I just finished Cold City which is book one in Repairman Jack: The Early Years. It's a prequel series. I've been trying to decide if I should forego the prequel and jump right in to the main series. A couple of reviews suggested to start with The Tomb.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments I got this order from F. Paul Wilson's Official Website.

Daunting Proposition!☺

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments Almeta wrote: "I got this order from F. Paul Wilson's Official Website.

Daunting Proposition!☺"

Thanks, Almeta. I think I should finish up some of the other series I have on the go before I get carried away with starting this one. It is daunting.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments  photo heartbanner_zpsle2ehi9c.jpg
Bizzaro February Holidays Toppler ideas:

• American Heart Month –. Read a book with vampires, werewolves, or shapeshifters; )
Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs Shapeshifter

• An Affair to Remember Month –This task is worth 20 points (because this is a real take one for the team task) and can only be done by someone who hates romance books. You guessed it - Read a romance book. Queen Meanie thought up this task, not me. When a Scot Ties the Knot

• Great American Pie Month –. The link is to a great article about the meanings of the lyrics.
Pick out a verse and read a book related to your interpretation. Explain the relationship. This task is worth 10 extra points.
Fool, Christopher Moore
Verse 3
Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the Jester sang for the King and Queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
In a voice that came from you and me
Oh, and while the King was looking down
The Jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned
And while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died
We were singin'

• National Children’s Dental Health Month – Read a book recommended for children. 5 extra points if it’s a Newbery Award winner.
A Single Shard

• National Grapefruit Month – I don’t like grapefruit so read a book with a fruit you don’t like on the cover.
The Axe Factor, Colin Cotterill Watermelon

• 9 National Pizza Day – Read a food related book. 5 extra points if you are eating pizza while reading, and tell us what your favorite pizza is. A Slice of Murder

• 21 Love Your Pet Day – You know I have to include this one. Read a book that features your favorite type of pet. Cat Under Fire

22 George Washington's Birthday –Read a book where the person on the cover looks like they’ve had plastic surgery or some other alteration (boob job, botox, lip plumping, liposuction, or some really good airbrushing – some of those men and women on the covers did not come by those bodies naturally!) Tell us what work you think they’ve had done.
Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2) by Sawyer Bennett Garrett must be on steroids to have a body like this and he altered his skin with that tat.

• 29. Polar Bear Day – Read an erotica book, or Read a book with a cover that makes you go "Whaaaat?" and snark it for us for 5 extra points. Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton . “He was wooing me. And I was letting him woo. I wanted the woo. I deserved the woo. I needed the wow that would surely follow the woo, but for now, the woo? It was whoa.”

• 3rd Week International Flirting Week – For five points, who would you like to flirt with? No book needed. Luke Bryan

Flirting with Luke Bryan
15 Sat (9-midnight) A Single Shard 3 hr 20 m
20 Sun (5:30-2:00) Fool 8 hr 40 m
15 Sun (2:00- 12:00) A Slice of Murder 10 hr
10 Mon (6:00-9:30) Garrett 9 hr 11 m
10 Tue (6:00-2:00) The Axe Factor 7 hr 45 m
20 Tue (2:00-12:00) When a Scot Ties the Knot 8 hr 37 m
10 Wed (6:00-4:00) Blood Bound 10 hr 3 m
10 Thur (9:00-12:00 & 2:00-7:30) Cat Under Fire 8 hr 21 m
15 Thur (7:30-12:30 & Fri (6:00-3:00) Wallbanger 13:00 hr

5 days x 12 hrs per = 60 hrs ^75 hrs 17 min

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments 60 hours is more than a regular work week. Yikes.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Janice wrote: "60 hours is more than a regular work week. Yikes."

lol! Toppler marathons are my work!

All but 2 of these are audio, which means I may do other things while listening to a book. I think I can get seven of these in.

In question is MY ability to multi-task!☻

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments I have limited multitasking abilities when it comes to listening to audiobooks. I'm either driving in my car, or sitting on the couch playing jigsaw puzzles. I've tried cooking and housework, but I get too distracted. Mind you, I rely on the speaker from my iPad so maybe I should invest in some wireless speakers to amp up the volume.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments I am fine listening IF I am actively doing something. I get in trouble when I recline on the sofa and let the narrator "read me to sleep"!

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments April Rainbows Toppler Possibilities

Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2) by Christopher Moore The Kryptonite Kid by Joseph Torchia Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre The Ex by Alafair Burke

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Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments I have The Ex on my Nook. It might be my choice, if my other one does not work out. 300 pages is about my max limit for a 24 hr toppler.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Cherie wrote: "I have The Ex on my Nook. It might be my choice, if my other one does not work out. 300 pages is about my max limit for a 24 hr toppler."

300 is a bit of a stretch.

I have The Ex on CD which states that it is a 7 3/4 hour read. I think I can do Noon to Midnight.

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Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments Hmm that's about 38 pages an hour. I think it depends in the text density if I can read that fast. I might check it out if my other cover fails the test. I have nothing that fits in my yearly challenge, so it doesn't matter what I read.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments CLUE June Toppler Worksheet
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Murder at the President's Door (Eleanor Roosevelt, #20) by William Harrington GunThe Burning (Maeve Kerrigan, #1) by Jane Casey CaandlestickThe Pitcher Shower by Donald Harington CandlestickThe Devil's Bones (Body Farm, #3) by Jefferson Bass CandlestickThe Edge of Justice by Clinton McKinzie RopeThe Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler RopeMonsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission (Monsieur Pamplemousse Mystery, Book 2) by Michael Bond DaggerSink Trap (A Georgiana Neverall Mystery #1) by Christy Evans Lead pipe
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs WrenchQuickstep to Murder (A Ballroom Dance Mystery #1) by Ella Barrick BallroomScratched by J.J. Partridge Billard RoomSummer of the Big Bachi by Naomi HiraharaConservatory The Sea Detective (Cal McGill, Sea Detective, #1) by Mark Douglas-Home StudyNo Cats Allowed (Cat in the Stacks, #7) by Miranda James LibraryHe Done Her Wrong (Toby Peters, #8) by Stuart M. Kaminsky LoungeSt. Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters HallThe Cat Who Said Cheese (Cat Who..., #18) by Lilian Jackson Braun Kitchen
Reunion in Death (In Death, #14) by J.D. Robb Dining RoomHow Can a Brilliant Detective Shine in the Dark? by Linda Bailey Dining RoomThe Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #1) by Dorothy Cannell Dining RoomBaby, Would I Lie? (Sara & Jack, #2) by Donald E. Westlake (Westlake) ScarletNemesis (Harry Hole, #4) by Jo Nesbø ScarletThe Damage Done (Lily Moore Mystery, #1) by Hilary Davidson ScarletThe Play of Death (The Hangman's Daughter, #6) by Oliver Pötzsch ScarletYellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim Mustard
Wax Apple (Mitch Tobin, #3) by Tucker Coeby Tucker Coe a.k.a. Donald E. Westlake MustardBandits by Elmore Leonard GreenGrounded The Adventures of Rapunzel (Tyme #1) by Megan Morrison GreenMake Me (Jack Reacher, #20) by Lee Child PeacockNeuromancer by William Gibson PeacockThe Cutie (Hard Case Crime #53) by Donald E. Westlake (Westlake) Peacock
The Sapphire Sea by John B. Robinson PeacockNative Tongue (Skink, #2) by Carl Hiaasen PlumThe Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray PlumViolet Grenade by Victoria Scott PlumA Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li White

Sat A Thousand Years of Good Prayers
Sat The Devil's Bones
Sun No Cats Allowed
Sun He Done Her Wrong
Mon The Diviners
Tues St. Peter's Fair
Tues/Wed Make Me
Wed The Edge of Justice
Thu Neuromancer
Thu Nemesis
Fri Scratched
Fri/Sat Open for change

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments June 2017 Pearls of Wisdom Challenge worksheet

P - Pearl is the birthstone for June. Read a book with the word "pearl" in the title, or there are pearls on the cover.

Pearl by Tabitha King

E - National Dare Day. I dare you to read a book that is shelved as "experimental".

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente The Bone People by Keri Hulme The Anatomist by Federico Andahazi Body by Harry Crews

A - Global Beatles Day. The Beatles founded the record label, Apple Records. Read a book with the word "apple" in the title, or there are one or more apples on the cover.

Wax Apple (Mitch Tobin, #3) by Tucker Coe by Tucker Coe a.k.a. Donald E. Westlake Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

R - Rose is the flower for June. Read a book with the word "rose" in the title, or where one or more roses are on the cover.

In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault

L - June is LGBT Month. Read a book that has an LGBT character in it.

Savage Season (Hap and Leonard, #1) by Joe R. Lansdale

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Overflow for Yearbook for 2018
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2018 Yearbook

2017 was so last year!

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Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments I always have fun looking at your categories and trying to figure them out.

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Janice (jamasc) | 51503 comments I like "2017 was so last year". Hehehe!

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Grocery Wars worksheet: Bread/Butter

India Historical Fiction

The God of Small Things Hoop12hrs
The Last Kashmiri Rose MEL10hrs

Not Marked as Historical Fiction
5 to 1
The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing
The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken
The Perfect Murder
Under the Eye of Kali
The Cosmic Clues
Q & A (Slumdog Millionaire)
Six Suspects

1800's Pioneer Days North America
The Crack in the Lens, Steve Hockensmith MCLS10hrs
The High Rocks, Loren D. Estleman MEL218
Rogue's Gold (American West) MEL177
Death on the Mississippi (Mark Twain ) MEL290
Murder at Manassas (American Civil War) MEL305
Faded Coat of Blue (American Civil War) PLY338
Sisters of Cain (American Civil War) PLY368
Seneca Falls Inheritance (Women's Rights Convention of 1848) PLY259

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Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments I added the 2nd India book to my TBR.
I'm not looking at your 1800s books.

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Cherie wrote: "I added the 2nd India book to my TBR.
I'm not looking at your 1800s books.


I read a LOT of "first in a series" and never move on from there. Often, once is enough.☻

Holmes On the Range Mystery Series by Steve Hockensmith is pretty entertaining though.

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Cherie (crobins0) | 20686 comments I know, it is almost impossible to avoid the series. I have a huge list of 1sts. I am looking forward to the 1st Steve Hockensmith one. I added it because of you. ; )

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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10491 comments Superhero Toppler October Worksheet
Just Us League
175 pages
approximately seven 12 hour days = 84 hours

Wolverine - Read a book in the historical fiction genre
Sat 6 hrs The God of Small Things
or The Last Kashmiri Rose MEL9
or The Rat Catchers' Olympics PLY278

Storm - Read a book where a natural disaster is central
Sat 3 hrs The Tin Roof Blowdown
- Louisianna
Mon 5 hrs Artifacts - Florida
or Tornado Weather not nasty enough!
or Stormy Weather MEL14

Cyclops - MC requires glasses or is blind
Sun 7 hrs The Broken Teaglass
- Massachusetts
or Death Trance 298
Rogue - Read a romance Zack MCLS9
Beast - Read a fairytale retold Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel MEL179

Professor Xavier - MC is a teacher or professor
Tues 3 hrs The Dante Club

or A Single Man Hoop5
or Miss Pym Disposes Own200

Magneto - Read a book with an anti-hero
Mon 4 hrs Wicked Gentlemen

Justice League
Superman - Read a classic
Sat 3 hrs Red Harvest

Wonder Woman - a female MC who can kick butt
Wed 7 Hrs Under the Jolly Roger:
Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber
or Gilded Needles Own342
Batman - book with a very wealthy MC
Fri 6 Hrs The Great Gatsby

or The Swimming-Pool Library 336
Aquaman - Book cover has water on it Fevre Dream 334
Flash - book that is >175 pages, but <250 pages
News of the World MEL209
or Golden: A Retelling of RapunzelMEL179
or The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax PLY7
or The Maracot Deep MEL200
Green Lantern - Book cover has a ring or other piece of jewelry on it
The Thief PLY7

Cyborg - Read a book with a cyborg, robot, or artificial intelligence
Tues 4 hrs I, Robot]

or Demon Seed

Captain America - Book is set in the United States
Iron Man - MC is a scientist or science professor or is an inventor
Thur 6 Hrs A Night in the Lonesome October

or The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea PLY215
Hawkeye - Read a book with the word arrow in the title or an arrow on the cover or where a character uses a bow and arrow The Black Arrow Hoop8 or Arrows MEL6

✔Black Widow - Read a book with espionage
Fri 3 Hrs The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax
Thor - Read a book with an alien Hunter's Run Ply320
or Firefly Ply384
or Liquid Sky - not available

Hulk - Read a book in the science-fiction genre
Sat 12 Uglies
or The Maracot Deep MEL200
or The Vagrant MEL400
or Doomsday Book MEL26
too long
Antman - Read a book with an animal MC or from an animal’s perspective
A Tail of Two Murders

Captain Boomerang - Read a book with a thief or where something is stolen
Sun 5 hrs The Crack in the Lens - Texas
Thur 7 Hrs The Thief

Deadshot - MC carries or uses a gun
Mon 5 hrs The Late Show
- California
or Mississippi Blood MCLS28
Enchantress - Read a book with an archaeologist or where someone finds an artifact

Harley Quinn - Story involves a mental institution / insane asylum / hospital for the mentally ill
Tues 5 hrs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
or Four and Twenty Blackbirds 285
or Shutter Island MCLS10
Kantana - a book set in Japan or with a Japanese MC or author
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Killer Croc - Read a book that takes place on or under the water
The Maracot Deep MEL200 or Fevre Dream 334 or Dead Calm 188

El Diablo - Book cover has fire on it.
Wed 3 Hrs Interpreter of Maladies

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