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review: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

What I Saw and How I Lied Judy Blundell Scholastic/YA, Mystery, Historical Release Date: January 1, 2010 When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young […]

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review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Crown Release Date: June 5, 2012 Marriage can be a real killer.  On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on […]

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review: Dragonwell Dead (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs

After being a bit disappointed with Childs’ Cackleberry Club series, I decided to return to Theodosia Browning’s Indigo Blue tea shop through Dragonwell Dead. Through some twist of fate, Theodosia always finds herself in the middle of a mystery.  As a matter of fact, it is a wonder that she has any friends left, as […]

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review: The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

The Peculiars Maureen Doyle McQuerry Amulet Books/YA fiction, historical Release Date: May 1, 2012 This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance. On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree […]

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review: Cooking the Books by Bonnie Cahill

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery Bonnie S. Cahill Abingdon Press/mystery, Christian fiction, suspense Release Date: April 2, 2012 After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also “inherits” a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old […]

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