Monthly Archives: September 2015

“Blue Monday” by Nicci French – Book Review

As a long-time fan of Nicci French novels I was delighted when my ‘in-person’ bookclub, Whodunit, selected “Blue Monday” as our group read for the month of September. The first novel to feature Frieda Klein, a solitary, sometimes stern, unmarried, … Continue reading

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“Twillyweed” by Mary Anne Kelly – Book Review

Don’t you just love it when you have things in common with the protagonist of the book you are reading?  Such was the case when I was reading “Twillyweed“. The Twillyweed of the title is a large, imposing house on … Continue reading

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Book or eReader… my preferences

Although I have literally thousands of hardcover books at home (books do furnish a room – the quote is correct) – I MUCH prefer reading on my Kindle Paperwhite. My reasons are thus: 1.  I can read outdoors and in … Continue reading

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“A line of blood” by Ben McPherson

One of the reasons we read fiction is to reaffirm universal truths.  Truths such as how we don’t miss something or someone until they are gone.  How only the people who we love the most can hurt us the most.  … Continue reading

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“Coercion” by Tim Tigner – Book Review

This aptly titled spy thriller is about power and control.  Those who have it,  those who want it, and finally… those who will do ANYTHING to get it.  The ‘anything’ in this case is coercion in it’s true and most … Continue reading

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“She’s not there” by P.J. Parrish

“She’s not there” begins in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Amelia Tobias has regained consciousness after being in a traffic accident.  Her memory is sketchy at best, but her feisty spirit remains intact.  It seems she is a wealthy … Continue reading

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“Hanover House” by Brenda Novak – Book Review

When she was just a teenager, Evelyn Talbot was tortured and left for dead by her then boyfriend, Jasper Moore. He also murdered three of her friends.   Now Evelyn is a psychiatrist who specializes in studying the psyche of serial … Continue reading

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“The house on Seventh Street” by Karen Vorbeck Williams

“The house on Seventh Street“, Karen Vorbeck Williams’ second novel, is set in the town of her birth, Grand Junction, Colorado. The story, part old-fashioned mystery, part women’s fiction, is that of a sixty-one year old woman who returns to … Continue reading

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