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Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

Wishlist Wednesday #7: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I recently finished The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and was thrilled to learn that it was the start of a series featuring an intelligent young woman named Mary Russell who stumbles into becoming Sherlock Holmes’s apprentice. It’s one of…

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Book Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Book Review: Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

Title: Industrial Magic Author: Kelley Armstrong Series: Women of the Otherworld, Book 4 Publisher: Spectra Books Paperback: 528 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Paige Winterbourne, a headstrong young woman haunted by a dark legacy, is now put to the ultimate test as she fights to save innocents from the most insidious evil of all… In the aftermath of her mother’s murder, Paige broke with the elite, ultraconservative American Coven of Witches. Now her goal is to start a new…

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Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Maniscalco Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 1 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Hardcover: 326 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice…

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Book Review: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Book Review: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Title: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Author: Stephen King Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 495 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as…

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Book Review: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Book Review: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Title: Real Murders Author: Charlaine Harris Series: Aurora Teagarden, Book 1 Publisher: Berkeley Paperback: 290 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Lawrenceton, Georgia, may be a growing suburb of Atlanta, but it’s still a small town at heart. Librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden grew up there and knows more than enough about her fellow townsfolk, including which ones share her interest in the darker side of human nature. With those fellow crime buffs, Roe belongs to a club…

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Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Woman Who Died A Lot Author: Jasper Fforde Series: Thursday Next, Book 7 Publisher: Viking Hardcover: 366 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday’s children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday’s career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been;…

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Book Review: The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Book Review: The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Title: The Dark Unwinding Author: Sharon Cameron Series: The Dark Unwinding, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 318 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village…

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Book Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Book Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Title: Grave Sight Author: Charlaine Harris Series: Harper Connelly, Book 1 Publisher: Berkeley Paperback: 293 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living – but she’s used to most people…

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Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Book Review: “When Did you See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket

Title: “When Did You See Her Last?” Author: Lemony Snicket Series: All The Wrong Questions, Book 2 Publisher: Little Brown Hardcover: 279 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) I should have asked the question “How could someone who was missing be in two places at once?” Instead, I asked the wrong question — four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the second. In the fading town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea, young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to…

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Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Publisher: Signet Paperback: 160 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville families home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of…

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