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review 2017-04-21 16:40
mysterious mystery
Duplicity - Pete Brassett

The fourth book by Brassett to feature detectives Munro and West, and just as good if not better than the previous ones.
Set in Scotland, the strong brogue of DI Munro contrasts well with the sassy southern attitude of DS West. Battling the rambunctious locals and their insatiable appetite for cholestrol laden fare, the two detectives must suss out the identity of a murderer, and find out the motive - whether a crime of passion, a business deal gone wrong, or perhaps both.
Try this book out, and find a whole new series to absorb oneself in

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review 2017-04-21 16:31
great follow up to the first book in this crime series
The Vixen's Scream - John Dean

A solid traditional British murder mystery with a contemporary edge by veteran author John Dean. The books is strong on the police work, which is closely observed, and the plot has quite a few twists and turns that will keep you guessing the identity of the killer.
Set in the Northern Pennines, this is a charming, atmospheric title that will appeal to a wide range of readers.

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text 2017-04-04 09:16
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Serafina and the Black Cloak - Robert Beatty

Ok, this book, Serafina and the Black Cloak, has been on my TBR list for a while now.

I have a niece and nephew who love to read so I tend to read a lot middle grade and YA books to see what they are interested in or maybe to help them find something new. And now that I belong to the local YMCA which has a before and after school program as well as a preschool, I seem to run into their Scholastic book fairs. I find it very difficult to not buy something. How can I resist? A good book and helping a school type program....And I am finding that there are many really good middle grade and YA Authors who I definitely enjoy reading.

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review 2016-11-14 00:00
Prime Suspects: A Clone Detective Mystery
Prime Suspects: A Clone Detective Mystery - Jim Bernheimer Good sci-fi/cop story, using a new clone as the way to tell the reader about the world.

Daniel 42 is a clone of an ex hot shot cop, along with a whole bunch of other Daniel clones working on the police force.
He's been activated for one reason and has to overcome the original Daniels dislike of clones which is also now part of his mindset.

This reads like a mixture of [b:Morgue Drawer Four|12332266|Morgue Drawer Four (Morgue Drawer, #1)|Jutta Profijt|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1347318323s/12332266.jpg|17311296] and [b:Tek War|3549157|Tek War|William Shatner|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1394117957s/3549157.jpg|586319].
It takes a while to remember all the different clones that are introduced (they all have their own personality, but they're named after the original and have a number added), but overall it's a good read.
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text 2016-09-30 15:05
Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 204 pages.
The Mystery of the Skeleton Key (The Detective Club) - Bernard Capes,Hugh Lamb,G.K. Chesterton

no actual key featured in the story yet, but other than that, this has everything in it you could want from an early 20th century British Mystery (one has to wonder how a key would work as a clue, in a story where the murder has occurred on a secret trail through the woods...). the cover art for this edition is actually from a Collins "Detective Club" reprinting in 1929, at which point they also changed the title from The Skeleton Key to The Mystery Of The Skeleton Key--so that, y'know, the growing army of Mystery fans from that era would know it was a, y'know, Mystery (extra helpful since it turns out the author was mainly putting out Horror). also turns out this was the first detective novel published by Collins, which is kind of cool. as for the sleuth, the enigmatic Baron Le Sage, the theory is that he would have appeared in another novel--being a rather interesting fellow--if the author had survived to write one.

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