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The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud’s latest book is a thrilling fantasy set in England in which ghosts roam the nights. Only the very young can see, hear, or otherwise sense spirits. As children near puberty, abilities to see or hear spirits surface, and they are … Continue reading

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park is a really sweet love story. Eleanor, new to school, and a bit of a misfit has trouble finding friends. Park, who is trying to keep his head down, begrudgingly offers Eleanor a seat on the school … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon

Take Me Out to the Yakyu is a favorite title in our family. My daughters love getting a glimpse of life in Japan. This story offers side by side comparisons between America and Japan of a familiar and fun topic: … Continue reading

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Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance by Dean Wareham

Frontman for bands Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham chronicles his life before, during and after the breakup of both of his bands, as well as his first marriage. Black Postcards is written simply, honestly, and Wareham is up front … Continue reading

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The Breaker by Minette Walters

Brutally raped and murdered, Kate Sumner’s body washes ashore on a remote bank in Southern England. Elsewhere, her 3-year-old daughter is found abandoned.  The police are left to figure out why Kate was murdered but Hannah, a witness to the … Continue reading

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The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

  Second in the Department Q series, The Absent One takes a darker turn The Keeper of Lost Causes. After solving a high-profile cold case, Carl, who is just back from a holiday, has a mounting pile of cases. As … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The first in a series by Danish author Adler-Olsen, the The Keeper of Lost Causes introduces us to Detective Carl Mørck, assigned to head up a newly created Department Q.  Carl is back at work, recovering from a gunshot wound … Continue reading

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Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

The mystery begins when we follow Thai police officer Sonchai Jitpleecheep as he and his partner tail an American marine. After losing their quarry, Sonchai and Pichai catch up with the marine, just in time to find him dead, in … Continue reading

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Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs

Flash and Bones is number 14 in the Temperance Brennan mysteries, and every bit as fun to read as the first. I especially liked that some timeline was given in this story between the end of the last book (Spider … Continue reading

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The Yard by Alex Grecian

Set in 1889 London, The Yard focuses on policemen working the murder squad in Scotland Yard.  The atmosphere in London is tense; it is just after the spectacular and complete failure of Scotland Yard to capture Jack the Ripper.  Our … Continue reading

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