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This book totally surprised me; I opened it expecting it to be a historical mystery, but it took a wild turn into the paranormal. I enjoyed the setting, and the characters, but wasn't really "in" for this walk on the wild side.

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I think I decided to explore this series because it is a departure from the classic detective novels I usually gravitate towards. I bought an omnibus edition of the first four books, so I decided to let the character develop and see if I bond with hi ...more
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Coroner's Pidgin by Margery Allingham
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Albert Campion is one of my favorite fictional characters and this is one book in the series that I missed in my initial binge of Allingham's classic detective series.

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Mr. & Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel
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Juliet McDaniel has produced a frothy, laugh out loud, delightful summer read. I was initially drawn to this title because of its Palm Springs connection (I live there) and there was enough local content and satirical humor about the resort lifestyle ...more
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I enjoy academically oriented mysteries so I thought I'd give the Gideon Oliver books a whirl. I purchased an omnibus edition with four early novels so I am starting the series with Book 1---not sure whether I'll return to read any of the others.

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The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
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Laurie King is a gifted writer who clearly knows how to craft a story. And this is quite a tale ! But, it just isn't what I signed on to read.

I am a fan of her series and enjoyed reading her inspired novels about Sherlock Holmes and his younger, intr
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Charlie Lovett has crafted a very complex literary adventure that is both challenging and compelling.
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