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text 2018-04-05 00:40
Reading progress update: I've read 157 out of 319 pages.
The Tournament - Matthew Reilly

this book was lent to me by a good friend, who reads many things I recommend to him or just give him when I'm done--and long ago, I'm the one who turned him on to Matthew Reilly, via Temple, which we both loved. all this means is that I read this without even caring what the plot is, and it turns out that it's a Murder Mystery. this, when I thought I was taking a one-book break from Crime & Mystery picks. perfectly fine, and I'm really enjoying this, but it means I will not read a Crime & Mystery book after the Gil North book, coming up next. anyway, just my little system getting thrown for a loop, and me adjusting.

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text 2018-04-04 14:54
Reading progress update: I've read 96 out of 319 pages.
The Tournament - Matthew Reilly

ah, and here we have our first murder at the All High Sultan's Invitational Chess Championship of 1546, right in a beautiful courtyard of Topkapi Palace. well, body found in a shallow pool, there...who knows where he was actually slain. the deceased was a fairly lofty, famous personage, though not, of course, Michelangelo, or the annoying young child who would grow up to be Ivan the Terrible. and Princess Elizabeth--one day to be Queen--is fine. but I suspect she's going to be mixed up in what follows.

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text 2018-04-04 03:18
Reading progress update: I've read 28 out of 319 pages.
The Tournament - Matthew Reilly

1546: Ascham takes Princess Elizabeth along, as part of a Royally-approved entourage invited to Istanbul to watch a chess tournament. according to the back-cover, it's all going to go Pete Tong when they get there.

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text 2018-04-04 00:15
Reading progress update: I've read 2 out of 319 pages.
The Tournament - Matthew Reilly

books that have anything to do with chess will normally be avoided by me...but this is Matthew Reilly, so, here we go!

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review 2018-02-21 03:41
ESCAPE CLAWS
Escape Claws - Linda Reilly

Linda Reilly is one of my very favorite authors. And her newest book, the first installment of her Cat Lady Mysteries, ESCAPE CLAWS, was one of my most anticipated books of 2017. On. My. Goodness. It completely lived up to my expectations! Purrfection! ESCAPE CLAWS opens with an introduction to the Cast of Feline Characters. With a dozen cats in the story, this list is a wonderful and welcomed addition to the book. And Kudos to author Reilly for managing to give each cat its own distinct personality. From page one, I knew this was a tale I wanted to read. Not just the mystery, but the story of protagonist, Lara Caphart, coming back to her hometown of Whisker Jog (love it) to help her Aunt Fran not only with her eleven cats, but with herself. With bad knees, Fran Clarkson is moving slow, and not able to do as much for herself and her kitty kids. There is tension at the very beginning when Lara doesn’t get greeted very fondly by her aunt. However, both characters grow immensely from the first page to the last, and I can’t wait to see them grow even more throughout the series. The murder mystery in ESCAPE CLAWS is expertly handled by the author. Ms. Reilly truly knows how to keep her readers on their paws. From the discovery of the body, to the surprising reveal, I didn’t come close to guessing the killer. There is also a second mystery mixed into the story. Between the two of them, I was so entranced, reading for a couple of hours turned into “I’m not getting out of this chair until I’m finished”. Starting a new series is both thrilling and exciting. You go into it with high hopes. Well, worry not with the Cat Lady Mysteries. Once you start reading ESCAPE CLAWS, you’ll know you’ve found a series you’ll want to follow for many years to come!

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