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Dog On It
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

Dog On It

DOG ON IT Please don’t wait for the dog days of summer to read Spencer Quinn’s Dog On It. Based on our present pandemic restrictions,

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Bradstreet Gate
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Bradstreet Gate

BRADSTREET GATE An unsettling novel with an unsettled ending, Bradstreet Gate opens on the tenth anniversary of a murder committed on the Harvard campus.  Robin

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Current

THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens

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Mystery
Sunny Solomon

House. Tree. Person.

HOUSE. TREE. PERSON. When one is recovering from surgery having books around the scatter is a terrific way to while away the hours between meds.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Girl Before

The Girl Before The first mystery to be solved: who is JP Delaney?  Before writing any book review, I generally check online to see what

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Mystery
Neal Ferguson

Maisie Dobbs – No. Three and Four

These are installments three and four in Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs detective series. The Great War continues to cast cool and disconcerting shadows onto survivors’ lives

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Ghost Boat

Tahoe Ghost Boat: An Owen McKenna Mystery Driving down Spooner Summit on my way to South Lake Tahoe from Reno, I had no trouble staying

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Benjamin Black + BBC

This one makes me so happy: Irish writer Benjamin Black’s Quirke novels (A Death in Summer) will be coming soon to your local tv or whatever

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Man in Uniform

The back cover describes Kate Taylor’s A Man in Uniform as a “book deeply engaging for readers of mysteries as well as upmarket historical fiction.”

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Defending Jacob

Last evening I was talking with two poet friends about the term ‘niche writer.’ We agreed that formula prose is a lesser sort of creation,

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Toulouse 4 Death

It should be easy to return a twice-stolen masterpiece – stolen once from a Jewish family by the Nazis and a second time from the

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Father’s Day Picks

Recommending a book for dad is much easier than a title for mom, at least that was my experience when I pounded the brick and

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