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Book Review: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Book Review: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Title: The Clocks Author: Agatha Christie Series: Hercule Poirot, Book 34 Publisher: Berkley Paperback: 257 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sheila Webb expected to find a respectable blind lady waiting for her at 19 Wilbraham Crescent—not the body of a middle-aged man sprawled across the living room floor. But when old Miss Pebmarsh denies sending for her in the first place, or of owning all the clocks that surround the body, it’s clear that they are going to need a very…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Publisher: Atria Books Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned…

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Book Review: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Book Review: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Title: Backfield Boys – A Football Mystery in Black and White Author: John Feinstein Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sportswriting powerhouse John Feinstein’s young adult novel Backfield Boys follows best friends and football stars Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson, a perfect, though unconventional, pair: Jason, the Jewish kid, is lightning fast and a natural wide-receiver, while African-American Tom has an amazing arm and a quarterback’s feel for the game. After summer football camp at an elite…

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Book Review: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Book Review: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

Title: Baby Doll Author: Hollie Overton Publisher: Redhook Hardcover: 281 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked. This is what happens next… …to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter…and to her captor. *I received a free copy of…

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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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