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Mystery

When the Stars Go Dark
Crime
Ann Ronald

When the Stars Go Dark

When The Stars Go Dark: superb writing with fascinating characters is enough to make a reluctant reader recommend this novel. As a matter of personal

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The Word is Murder
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Word is Murder

The Word is Murder – the author as a character? Horowitz muses about murder mystery writing and more. When it comes to writing murder mysteries,

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Bound for Gold
Books on books
Ann Ronald

Bound for Gold

Bound for Gold, William Martin’s sixth Peter Fallon novel. This one is a West Coast page-turner as tasty as it is mysterious, both in the

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Yellow Bird
History
Ann Ronald

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird, Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country – is freelance journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch’s deep dive into Native American

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The Last Passenger
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Last Passenger

The Last Passenger, another story of Charles Finch’s favorite upper-class detective, Charles Lenox, detecting crimes in a dark and shady Victorian England. The Last Passenger

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The Last House on The Street
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Last House on The Street

Diane Chamberlain’s latest mystery, The Last House on The Street, is a provocative title for a provocative mystery that takes forty-five years to solve. The

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The Quartet Murders
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Quartet Murders

The Quartet Murders — J. R. Ellis has composed a murder mystery second only to Schubert’s second movement in his Quartet in D Minor. Can

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the widows of Malabar Hill
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill, a new mystery series set in early twentieth-century India. Once again, I’ve discovered a new mystery series that has absolutely

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Where Light Comes and Goes
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Where Light Comes and Goes

Where Light Comes and Goes. Medicine and more with Dr. Abby Wilmore, this time at Yosemite National Park. When I reviewed the first book in

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Numbered Account
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Numbered Account

Numbered Account – Reich bifurcates his novel between the intricacies of Swiss banking and one fast-paced thriller. Christopher Reich has written what I would call

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Tahoe Jade
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Jade

Tahoe Jade, an Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller is back. A summer read with ties to Lincoln, Stanford, and yes, Lake Tahoe. Finally, it’s here! Summer

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The President is Missing
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The President is Missing

The President is Missing – A rip-roaring thriller for readers of every political persuasion. Co-authors Bill Clinton and James Patterson must have had marvelous fun crafting

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The Missing American
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

The Missing American

Missing American, African mystery untangled by Ghanian private detective Emma Djan If I were to summarize The Missing American in a single couplet, I would

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The Magpie Murders
British Authors
Ann Ronald

Magpie Murders

MAGPIE MURDERS The Magpie Murders is Deliciously British! Anthony Horowitz’s mystery is set in a circumscribed Somerset village populated by a quarrelsome set of eccentric

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Beautiful Bad
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Beautiful Bad

BEAUTIFUL BAD Beautiful Bad, the oxymoronic title of Annie Ward’s savagely violent novel, sums up the action precisely. Beautiful people doing bad things, beautiful prose

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