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Love, Remember Me by Bertrice Small
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I will probably have to remember this. It's soft-core porn mated with the Britannica article about Anne of Cleves. People at the Tudor court have names like "Bliss" and "Blaze" and Lord Varian de Winter. I. Can't. Even.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens
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I was thinking of staging this next year; I saw a reasonably brilliant amateur production of this in Charlotte last month. Even so, some of the fault lines in the script came through. I haven't read the book, so I don't know if Stephens changed anyth ...more
The Russia Hoax by Gregg Jarrett
" Thanks, Ruth! And give my regards to the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and all of the rest of the imaginary gang. "
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Sherlock Holmes and the Vampire Invasion by Suzette Hollingsworth
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Mary Sue run riot.

Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain, and somewhere in Heaven Arthur Conan Doyle probably wishes he was in hell thanks to efforts like Sherlock Holmes and the Vampire Invasion. I confess to reading Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Som
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Sherlock Holmes and the Vampire Invasion by Suzette Hollingsworth
" Believe it or not, I don't like bad books. I read them occasionally because 1) I can forgive the badness because they are nuttily entertaining --- Cli ...more "
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Sherlock Holmes and the Vampire Invasion by Suzette Hollingsworth
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Mary Sue run riot.

Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain, and somewhere in Heaven Arthur Conan Doyle probably wishes he was in hell thanks to efforts like Sherlock Holmes and the Vampire Invasion. I confess to reading Sherlock Holmes pastiches. Som
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The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
" Dave wrote: "I guess asking for civility was futile."
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The Lynching by Laurence Leamer
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Battle for Atlantis by Greg Donegan
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Alrighty, then. I read the entire series (thanks, Kindle Unlimited!) and to be honest, I read it in one day. This is the kind of thing that makes Ripping Yarns look like documentaries. Eric Dane first encounters the Shadow and the Ones Before during ...more
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The World at Night by Alan Furst
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Smart comfort food for those who like spy novels grounded in far more realism than Robert Ludlum, though less than John LeCarre. Each Furst novel looks at a small segment of either the run up to World War II or the conflict itself. The World at Night ...more
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