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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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review: 13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau

13 Hangmen Art Corriveau Amulet Books/juvenile fiction Release Date: April 1, 2012 “Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to […]

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review: Hit Lit by James W. Hall

Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers James W. Hall Random House/non-fiction Release Date:  April 10, 2012 What do Michael Corleone, Jack Ryan, and Scout Finch have in common? Creative writing professor and thriller writer James W. Hall knows, and now, in this fun, witty, and thought-provoking book, he reveals how […]

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review: Little Did I Know by Mitchell Maxwell

Little Did I Know Mitchell Maxwell Prospecta Press/fiction Release Date: September 27, 2011 Here is the story of an unforgettable summer. Set in Plymouth, MA in the late seventies, Little Did I Know is the tale of a young man with an outsized dream – to refurbish a dilapidated but historic theater and produce a […]

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review: Ghostbusters (graphic novel) by Tristan Jones

Ghostbusters Volume 1 Tristan Jones IDW Publishing/fiction, graphic novel Release Date: March 20, 2012 Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?  Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?  Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost?  If the answer is […]

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