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Orphan Black, Season One (DVD)

The BBC America series Orphan Black is about…well, it’s difficult to say what it’s about without giving away spoilers. The first episode opens with a young, streetwise grifter named Sarah arriving at a train station, where she witnesses another woman folding her clothes carefully on … Continue reading

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A Spy’s Life by Henry Porter

This is a very well-written thriller!  The action starts when a plane goes down and Robert Harland, the only survivor, hears a cell phone ringing in the East River.  He wades to the sound and finds his old friend from the CIA dead. Harland uses … Continue reading

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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Necromancy student Tara Abernathy has been thrown out of her school–literally–only to be recruited by the stern Ms. Kevarian to work for the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao. Brother Abelard is a naive, chain-smoking priest of Kos, god of the city of Alt Coulumb, who has … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor by Tana French

In a spotless suburban home in Ireland, a man and two children are found dead, and a badly-wounded woman is rushed to the hospital. They are residents of Broken Harbor, a nearly-abandoned new development left in the lurch after the … Continue reading

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Kill the Messenger by Tami Hoag (Audiobook CD)

Tami Hoag’s audiobook Kill the Messenger listens like a Ludlum thriller. Scott Brick, actor and winner of 13 earphone awards, does an excellent job of narrating this novel, bringing to life the seedy streets of downtown Los Angeles where Jace Damon, bike messenger, … Continue reading

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Fer-De-Lance by Rex Stout

Golf clubs, aero planes, and a deadly viper are all ingredients in Rex Stout’s introductory novel about the legendary detective Nero Wolfe. Fer-De-Lance was first published in 1934, and then Stout launched nearly 50 more mystery novels about the famous detective.  The … Continue reading

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Swan Peak by James Lee Burke

Dave, Molly and Clete have gone to Montana for a peaceful summer vacation.  But where they go murder seems to follow and Swan Peak is no exception.  Two college students are brutally murdered close to the ranch where the friends … Continue reading

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The Double by George Pelecanos

In his Spero Lucas Mystery series, Pelecanos features a present day Travis McGee (series by John D. MacDonald). Lucas is a U.S. Marine veteran of the war in Iraq and the Washington D.C. setting is a character in itself. People come to Speros when they want … Continue reading

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S by Jeffrey Abrams

“One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.”  S is the brain child of Lost creator J. J. Abrams and put into form by Doug Dorst. It has mystery, romance, self-discovery, conspiracy, and the idea that nothing/no one is quite … Continue reading

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On Little Wings by Regina Sirois

Jennifer’s life has changed dramatically. With the discovery of an old photograph, Jennifer uncovers an aunt her mother wishes to be forgotten. Against her mother’s wishes, Jennifer ventures from the fields of Nebraska to the ocean of Maine to learn … Continue reading

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