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From the Grave by David Housewright

From the Grave  is the seventeenth mystery in the detective series featuring Twin Cities detective Mac McKenzie. It all starts when a friend of Mac's goes to a psychic reading and a malevolent ghost shows up and promises the secret... Continue Reading →

The Second Home by Christina Clancy

The Second Home tells the story of three siblings coming together after the death of their parents. There are two sisters, Ann and Poppy, and their adoptive brother Michael, and they have not been together as a family for eighteen... Continue Reading →

Cut to the Bone by Ellison Cooper

Cut to the Bone is the third book in the Sayer Altair series, but the first for me. It begins with a double murder, that of a cop who stumbled on the killer while he laid his first victim out... Continue Reading →

The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe

The Hilarious World of Depression is a memoir of the popular radio and podcast personality John Moe. Moe has suffered from depression since junior high though he did not know that for a long time. The diagnosis itself was liberating... Continue Reading →

The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

The Extraordinaries features Nick Bell, the best fanfic writer about a new cadre of superheroes. These superheroes are not from DC or Marvel universes, they are real. People with extraordinary abilities like Nick's favorite Shadow Star who can control shadows... Continue Reading →

A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

A Bad Day for Sunshine is the first in what I am certain will become a series about Sunshine Vicram, newly-elected sheriff of Del Sol, New Mexico. It's her first day on the job and sure to be a doozy... Continue Reading →

The Address Book by Deirdre Mask

The Address Book explores street addresses and how and where they began and why they matter. But that sounds so dull compared to the fascinating stories that fill this book. Deirdre Mask first discusses why addresses matter. Anyone who has tried... Continue Reading →

Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Hid From Our Eyes is the ninth installment in the Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. This mystery is three-fold. Three separate dead women found on the highway in a fancy dress with no discernible cause of death.... Continue Reading →

The New Husband by D. J. Palmer

The New Husband begins with Nina moving into a new home with her two teen children and her fiance, Simon Finch. She is beginning life anew after her husband disappeared eighteen months earlier. She does not know if he is... Continue Reading →

A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe

A Hundred Suns tells the story of Jessie LeSage, an American from the south whose family history left her scarred. However, now she is an adult and married to one of the Michelins, sure, not with the last name, but... Continue Reading →

The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

The Last Tourist takes us back to Milo Weaver of "The Tourist" for the fourth time. It's a decade later and since the tourism bureau has shut down, Weaver has taken his espionage skills and connections in a completely different... Continue Reading →

A Bond Undone by Jin Yong

A Bond Undone is a picaresque adventure novel featuring two young lovers, Guo Jing and Lotus Huang. They travel around China, learning kung fu from the masters, saving people, getting saved. Lotus ran away from her father who is one of... Continue Reading →

The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner

The Yellow Bird Sings tells the story of a Jewish mother Róźa and her daughter Shira. They survive the Nazi occupation of their city by fleeing to the country and hiding in a barn. Their saviors Henryk and Krystina are... Continue Reading →

Golden In Death by J. D. Robb

Golden In Death is an intriguing mystery. A beloved man who has no obvious enemies is killed by a toxic gas that has been designed for microtargeting, killing the designated victim and dispersing harmlessly. It has been brilliantly executed and... Continue Reading →

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

A Good Neighborhood takes place in a diverse neighborhood, an established neighborhood with a long history. It is named Oak Knoll, a sign that it is proud of its majestic oaks. It is a good neighborhood. It is pressured, though,... Continue Reading →

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