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1) Tribal Ways - Alex Archer 4 stars

Next in the line of the "Rogue Angel" series, has a looming tribal war, a Navajo skinwalker, and corruption within the ranks of the law. Annja Creed and her sword are caught in the middle of all of these scenarios. The skinwalker is creating havoc at archaelogical digs throughout the southwest killing those who would learn about the past. It is also supporting the tribal uprising against the white government which is being led by those who should be supporting the government, its own law enforcement. This was actually one of the most interesting of this series to date. However, the books are a bit violent with a generally high body count so be aware of that issue.

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From Cradle to Grave by Patricia MacDonald

Morgan and Claire have been friends since childhood. Claire is suffering from severe postpartum depression. After her baby's christening she is arrested for killing the baby and her husband. The evidence against her is damning, but in her heart, Morgan knows that Claire must be innocent. Morgan launches her own investigation to unravel this dark mystery because Claire doesn't remember what happened.



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No Second Chance by Harlan Coben.

I just finished this book last night. It is NOT part of Coben's well-liked Myron Bolitar series, but a stand-alone novel. It held my interest to some extent, but I have liked his Bolitar books better. I just never really cared about the main character of this novel, Dr. Marc Seidman. His wife has been killed and his 6-month old daughter has vanished. He was shot by an unseen assailant. The plot follows Seidman's focus on finding his daughter and understanding the events surrounding her disappearance. Some of the secondary characters are much more interesting.

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A Superior Death by Nevada Barr - second in the Anna Pigeon series. This one is set in Isle Royale National Park (in Lake Superior), where Anna, a park ranger, has been reassigned. When divers find a fresh body in a sunken ship, Anna must 'break the Great Lake's grip on its icy secrets.'

I liked this book, as I did the first in the series - Track of the Cat. Nevada Barr herself is an interesting person and has created a protagonist who is just as interesting.

Barr's one non-fiction book, Seeking Enlightenment - Hat by Hat, is also worth reading.


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Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery by Kate Carlisle

The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn’t be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration.

With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safekeeping.

Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to the humorless—but attractive—British security officer who finds her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice…

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Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks

Last book in the Love at Stake Series emoticon Can't wait for the next book to come out next month!!

Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.

Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except . . .

Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .

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2/18/11 9:17 A

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I just LOVE that series, my DS will PU that book for me today at the library, they just sent me a notice that it was in.

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Just read "Ghost in Trouble", the newest Carolyn Hart mystery featuring Bailey Ruth, a heavenly emissary. Again Bailey Ruth is sent back to her former Oklahoma hometown. This is definitely a cozy, fast read.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

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2/16/11 12:38 P

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I just finished "A Timely Death" by Janet Neel (1997). I came across this when I was browsing the shelves at the library. This is a lovely well-written series featuring English civil servant, Francesca Wilson and a detective, John MacLeish. One of the nicest parts of these books is that they each stand on their own. Even if you have not read prior books or in my case, not read any for years, the books are excellent mysteries. She has not written any in the series for about 10 years, but they are good reads.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

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2/15/11 10:05 P

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I recently read "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow and would recomend it although it's not a mystery. Professor Randy Pausch was asked to deliver a lecture on what mattered to him the most, he was facing terminal cancer. Rather than dwell on his impending death, Pausch focused instead on life. In this upbeat memoir brimming with courage and humor. Pausch challenges readers not only to achieve their dreams but also to enable the dreams of others, while having fun along the way.



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Tomi-I read that book a couple of months ago & agree! I actually would read some & put it down, then read another book, then read so more of A Killer Plot & so forth, it took me about month to actually finish it!

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A Killer Plot.
The first of the Books by the Bay series
A group of aspiring writers get together to critique each other's work. A murder occurs. In good cozy fashion, the amateur sleuths work to solve the crime.

Very disappointed. Things about main character Olivia's relationship with her parents are brought up repeatedly to explain her personality but are left unresolved. The ending has so many strings to tie up that I had difficulty figuring out who worked with who to do what to whom. The author made main characters likeable, but I hate when a plot point tends to be more annoying than engaging. I'm all for dogs in books. But please keep realistic what the dog is capable of doing. Olivia has a dog that is given almost human abilities to respond to conversation. Not commands, conversation. And most distracting was the dog being allowed into any and all businesses including public hearings, the diner and the kitchen of the upscale restaurant Olivia owns. And the author even acknowledges this is a problem when near the end the diner owner tells other patrons that he's a service dog, which he is not.

Our August book selection was Carbs & Cadavers by JB Stanley. Then, as Jennifer Stanley, she started the Hope Street Church series which has such similar characters both could be interchangable were it not for the setting. Now this series, written as Ellery Adams, also has a similar core group of characters. I'm sure this is an indictment of the publishing industry's strange sales tactics more than it is a fault of the author. I'll give her one thing, she is prolific.

A lot of words to say I can't recommend this book.

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2/13/11 11:56 P

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BABETTE110, I'm just getting ready to start Promise Me, a Myron Boliter book. I like him, too. I'm going for jury duty tomorrow & he's going with me.

Since I haven't been able to walk much, I've done a lot of reading..

Just finished Damage by John Lescroat. Ro Curtlee, son of wealthy newspaper owners, has spent 10 years in prison for the rape & murder of one of hi parents' many housekeepers from South America. Now he's been released for a retrial. Within 24 hours, a fire destroys the home of the star witness against him, with her abused body inside. Then another fire destroys the home of another participant in the case, with another body inside. How can the police stop the violence and get Ro back behind bars?

Also just read The Reversal by Michael Connelly. After 24 years in prison for the abduction and murder of a 12 year old girl, Jason Jessup is granted a re-trial based on mishandling by the original prosecutors. The Prosecutor chooses a popular defense attorney to be special prosecutor for the new trial. With some of the original witnesses dead or missing, can they win with the new trial?

Actually, I would recommend both books.

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2/13/11 9:54 A

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I'm reading the Daniel Silva books with Gabriel Allan. He is an Israeli assassin with a conscience. His mission is to keep the Jewish people safe from Palestinian terrorist. The books are based in Europe and the Middle East. Lots of history. Fast paced, with a romantic interested. I would highly recommend it.

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The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks

This is the 8th Love at Stake book.

Olivia's packing list:

1. Sunscreen
2. Bathing suit
3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?

Robby's packing list:

1. Synthetic blood
2. More synthetic blood
3. Jogging clothes
(even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .

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2/11/11 4:45 P

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I like the Myron Bolitar books so far - I have read three. He is an interesting person and you get to know him better as the books progress.

I just finished Touchstone by Laurie King. I have read all of her books and this one was not as enjoyable a read as many of her others. I liked the characters and the setting, but some aspects of the plot seemed labored (not an intentional pun). The ending seemed rushed, with too explaining why things turned out as they did.

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Finished Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel by Harlan Coben. He wrote this in 1995 for Dell Books, then it was published in hardback in 2006. Christian is the main character, who is negotiating his first contract. Myron Bolitar is his agent. It was suspenseful to the very end, with many twists. A great surprise ending. I hope to read more in this series. Only drawback, is how he deals with violence. Since this was the second of his books, I thought some characters have similar traits. I give it 5 stars.
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2/7/11 10:25 P

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I started reading this book by David Grann on the Sony e-reader I got and it was just the first story. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes-It's about a researcher into Conan Doyle that they think made his suicide like murder. Then Trial by Fire about a father of 3 daughters that was executed for arson in their deaths. It was proved scientifically it couldn't have been arson but the authorities didn't pay attention.



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PIANO*LADY, it is an excellent book. I'm re-reading it because the pastor asked me to start working with a young woman who sorts dabble in witchcraft. Just a refresher course in the outside proof available.

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I used to like all those "great" writings but I just can't deal with them any more. Even liked gothic and some horror and various other things. But, am not comfortable with them any more and just need calm fun stuff. Some on edges things but not really heavy. Now on TV I do like NCIS, CSI, Bones, The Closer, etc., but I can see the characters and the story, etc., and it's different than just reading.

I just can't deal with stuff by Stephen King, Dean Koontz and those. No Friday the 13th, etc.

Am reading another of my little detective stories but can't reach it from where I'm sitting right now -- so will let you know the name later.

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2/7/11 10:14 A

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Echo, I've read all O'Neill's "Exile" mysteries, and I've liked them all. I wish there were some more.

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I've finished two of my little mysteries -- Exile Trust by Vincent H. O'Neil and Boca Moon by Frank foster both good detective stories.

Was trying to listen to The Quest by Wilbur Smith but just can't get in to it - just not my cup of tea -- one of those that the "nice" lady at the library added to my pile that she said she'd read and it was good and I should read it. Didn't dare put it back, she was watching. Now it's going back next week. Will try something else in a few days when things quiet down.

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2/6/11 10:26 P

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Sandy, I thought The Case for Christ was an excellent book!

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I just finished the third Sheriff Bo Tully mystery, "The Double-Jack Murders." The first 50 pages or so were kind of disappointing; nothing was really happening, and the characters seemed like overdone caricatures of what made them such fun in the first two books. I almost closed the book to take it back to the library. But I'm glad I went on, because the rest of the book got back on track, and I wound up enjoying it a lot. This one is about Bo (with his usual sidekicks: Pap and Dave) trying to hunt down the solution to an 85-year-old disappearance of two miners, while an escaped (and crazed) convict is hunting down Bo.

When I went to the library this afternoon, I was hoping to pick up the fourth book in the series, which I'd seen on the "new books" shelves last week, but alas someone got to it ahead of me. Now I'll have to wait. Darn.

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Not a mystery, or maybe it is. I'm re-reading The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. An investigative journalist with a legal background, who also happen to be an atheist, sets out to prove that there is really no credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth is really the son of God as claimed in the New Testament. He cross-examines experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their fields. He is seekng answers to questions such as How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence exist for Jesus outside of the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? I find it very interesting to follow in his footsteps & share in his interviews.

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The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave.

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What do you get when you take 3 best friends, one a widow, one that cannot decide whether or not to divorce her cheating husband & one that's husband is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's?? You get the Cackleberry Club. Just finished reading Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs, her 3rd book inthis series.

It sounds like a place where I would love to be, new menu items everyday, the Book Nook, The Knitting Nest & different afternoon teas that I would love to try!

It's the week before Halloween & murder, mayhem & mysteries are starting. Who is starting the mayhem? Who is the murderer? You will just have to read it to find out. I LOVE this series & give this book a 5 out of 5! But if you have not read any of this series I would recommend you start with the 1st one to get to know everyone...Eggs In Purgatory.

Now I am reading The Blight Way by Patrick McManus & Phoebe you were right, I do love this book. Different from what I usually read but so far I am loving it & have recommended it to 2 other people.

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Well - I finished Turbulent Sea by Christine Feehan -- it was sort of disappointing - not that good of a plot and way too much sex - oh well - can't win'em all.

Am just starting The Quest by Wilbur Smith. It has 19 discs - going to take a few days.

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Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1) by Rachel Caine

Claire is a 16-year-old math whiz whose parents decided she should spend two years at a small local college instead of taking her scholarships to an Ivy League school. How were they to know that Morganville, Texas, is a town controlled by vampires and that the leader of the popular girls, Monica, will soon be out to get Claire? Cynthia Holloway makes very real the vengeful dynamics of Monica and her "girls" as they hunt and torment Claire. She shows Claire's vulnerability and demonstrates the comfort Claire finds in making new friends, who eventually help save her life. As Claire s confidence builds, Holloway gives focus to her growing resolve and strength.

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Long Lost by Harlan Coben.
Imagine losing your only child in a car wreck when she was seven years old. Ten years later, your ex-husband is murdered &in addition to hs blood at the scene, a econd blood sample is found. DNA testing shows that it is the blood of a child belonging to you & your ex-husband - no doubts about it. Where do you go from there?

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In the middle of Turbulent Sea by Christine Feehan. The story isn't as good as the other ones I've read, but still good.

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Forbidden Nights with a Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 7) by Kerrelyn Sparks

Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.

As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .

If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?

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Mr Monk On The Road
I can only recommend this book if you were a fan of the TV show and really liked the characters.

Mr Monk drugs his agoraphobic brother to get him in an RV so he can experience a bit of the outside world while in the confines of a home on wheels. Mr Monk's assitant Natalie agrees to go along as driver. Essentially a travelogue of a roadtrip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, the mystery emerges with about 20 pages remaining.

The author wrote the screenplay for several Monk episodes and continues to stay true to the characters. But the last couple of the series, this is the eleventh, have been very light on mystery and more focused on those characters.

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Just finished The Kills by Linda Fairstein. What do a 36 year old rape victim, the abused 10 year old son of the alledged rapist, a murdered 82 year old Harlem woman, and Egypt's King Farouk have in common? I would have said nothing until I read this book. Learned some history, too.

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At the moment am almost finished with Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan. If you like fantasy and adventure this is great. I've gotten hooked on Christine Feehan.

Can't remember if I listed: The Whole Truth by David Baldacci -- Shaw and a reporter - Katie James go after a maniacal nasty creating chaos to start a war so he can get richer. It was really pretty good.

Also finished Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford -lots of characters, family bends and twists. No bad. It's been a long time since I've read her books.

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I've finished Patrick McManus' "Avalanche," and now I'm looking forward to the next in the series. It still bothers me a little that women keep throwing themselves at Sheriff Bo Tully, and it bothers me even more that he expects them to and often encourages them -- but oddly enough, so far (first two books) he hasn't actually bedded any of them, although in one case it wasn't for want of both of them attempting it. (I won't give away what broke up the tryst.) Anyway, despite my uneasiness with this part of the series, I'm enjoying the books and even coming to like Bo a lot myself -- although not the way the women in the books do! And there's even a sweet little "awwwwww" moment at the very end of "Avalanche." And I mean the VERY end ... the last sentence, in fact.

Now I've begun Lindsey Davis' "Nemesis," the latest in her series about Marcus Didius Falco in 1st-century Rome. At the beginning of this one, Falco's disreputable old father has just died, and Falco is faced with sorting out his legacy.

Cheers,
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Shakespeare's Landlord (Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris

Lily Bard, resident of Shakespeare, Arkansas, a woman fiercely protective of her privacy, determined to succeed as a one-woman cleaning agency, and just as fiercely determined to excel in karate. When the unpopular and very nosy owner of the apartment building next door is murdered and the body dumped in the local park, Lily reports the body to the police--anonymously. The local police chief, however, is nobody's fool and quickly discovers Lily's involvement and her own past, which makes her a possible suspect. Given the situation and, since she cleans for many of the other possible suspects, some opportunities, Lily decides that the only way to clear her name is to find the real killer.

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Just wanted to update my review of Body Work by Sara Paretsky. All of te characters & parts of the story are coming together in surprising ways. Still not sure who the murderer is.

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I'm about halfway through "Avalanche," the second Sheriff Bo Tully mystery by Patrick McManus, and so far I'm liking it even better than the first one. In this one, Bo and Pap (his father and previous sheriff, an old goat whom I'd hate in real life but find amusing in these books) are almost killed by an avalanche as they go to investigate the disappearance of one of the owners of a luxury ski lodge. (The series is set in Idaho.) They're now snowed in at the lodge, along with all kinds of interesting characters. I'll report further when I've finished.

Cheers,
Phoebe

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The Jesus Chronicles: Matthew's Story, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Tell No One was in the general fiction section of the library.

It is a fascinating story about Matthew, starting from when was a child. It is fiction, but the story does fit in to the scriptures. I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
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I just finished Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson. It took me awhile to get into it but once I did it held me in its grip.

It was a story about a killer who once his victim is dead tattoos them with a 3-digit number. And, he appears to be obsessed with one particular woman who becomes the final victim. And, the book ended in a cliffhanger so obviously (I think and hope) there will be a sequel.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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1/28/11 5:52 P

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Just finished Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier, the 17th book in her Lucy Stone series.

Most of her books are alike but I enjoy them & I love the characters! Some new people move into Tinker' Cove, Maine & the trouble starts. All sorts of suspects & I would of never guessed who did it. If you like this type of book or read thi series I would recommend it, 4 out of 5 stars

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I'm currently reading two books - one mystery & one non mystery.

The mystery is Body Work by Sara Paretsky. Lots of suspects but no one jumps out at you. Lots of questions for V.I. Warshawski, but she's not getting far with getting answers to any of them. Seems like everyone's covering up something. I'm on pge 138 still not sure how I feel about the book.

The non-fiction is L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman? by Bent Corydon & L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. (as Ronald DeWolf). I do interfaith evangelism, so this type of reading is pretty much required for me. Besides, I find different religions - mainstream or not - interesting to learn about.

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not a mystery, but okay:

"Black Southerners, 1619-1869" by john b. boles.--This is a 200 page rather intricate (occasionally repetitive) book on the situation of Africans and their descendants in the slaveholding south. very interesting read and I learned how complex the slavery situation really was. it was more than a bunch of big plantations (very few of those actually, though they had the largest % of slaves compared to all the other small ones), and there were quite a few free blacks in the southern cities, which I never thought was possible before. The book gives great information on how slaves were dependent on the system to survive in some ways, but the whites were certainly enslaved to that system too, per se. very interesting, not sympathetic, but blunt and factual. I liked it, and learned a lot about the slaveholding south before (and a little after) the civil war.

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1/28/11 1:08 A

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"Royal Blood" by Rhys Bowen -- This is the fourth book in the series featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fourth in line to the British throne. These books, set in the Depression before the start of World War II, are light and fun-filled. In this book Georgiana is representing the royal family at a royal wedding set in Transylvania.

This is light reading; a cozy mystery.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." The Way of Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

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I'm reading "Tales of a Ratt" by Bobby Blotzer. It's an autobiography by the drummer of the 80s heavy metal band, Ratt, and it's very poignant for me because I dated their rhythm guitarist for several months back in the early 90s, and he passed away in 2003. The quality of the book is terrible--this guy doesn't write that well and the two guys who ghost wrote for him SUCK! I don't recommend it unless you were a fan of the band--if you were, then it's worthwhile because the stories are interesting and he gives a lot of details about money...

I know that's weird, but what I mean is, he tells a story about getting drunk with Jon Bon Jovi one night and he got up the courage to ask him how much he cleared off the Slippery When Wet tour (huge album, in case you're not a rock fan) and he said, "About 18." And the author was drunk, so he says, "$1800?! That's it? For a multi-platinum record?!" And of course he realizes the next day when he's sober again that he meant $18 MILLION dollars. For one tour, one record. Things like that are cool, because you never really get EXACT numbers when you see rich rock stars.

Anyway, I would give it 2/5 stars if you're not a fan of the band, 3/5 if you are.

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Secret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 6) by Kerrelyn Sparks

I have been into vampire books lately. They are really fun reads!

This series follows a group of good vampires, they all drink synthetic blood from bottles, and shape shifters. Each book is about a different person within this group. The nice thing is that your not reading about the same person each time but all the characters overlap. If you are into fun paranormal romances this series is a definite must read!!

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No,whatever you are reading. I am sure not everyone only reads mysteries. I usually only read them but about every couple of weeks I need something different so any type of book/magazine can be used!

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I'm not reading any mysteries right now... odd for me, but happened that way. Is this just for mysteries?

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Please when you post what you are reading, add a mini-review of that book & whether or not you would recommend it to our members. Thank You!!!!

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