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text 2018-09-20 17:40
Another Audible 3 for 2 Sale
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser,HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. - Ron Chernow,Grover Gardner,Inc. Blackstone Audio
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford - Clint Hill,Lisa McCubbin,George Newbern,Simon & Schuster Audio

What a strangely diverse group of books I have ended up with! But at least I found three titles; sometimes I find nothing in the sale pile. We start with what I know is going to be one of those deep tomes; at 35 hours long how can it be anything but--and it is Chernow so it will be well done. Then an Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot story, which at least I know that even if it is a comparatively light read, it will be a well written and well crafted. And then there is the bit of fluff, which is what I am sure I will get when a retired Secret Service agent and his not quite ghost writer start dishing up on Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Carter.

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text 2018-09-19 21:50
Reading progress update: I've read 138 out of 382 pages.
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

Detective-Inspector Craddocks first impression of Miss Marple:


"Completely ga-ga"


But soon she wins him over with her personality:


"But I expect" - her candid blue eyes swept over the manly proportions and handsome face of Detective-Inspector Craddock with truly feminine Victorian appreciation - "that you will be able to persuade her to tell you all she knows."

Detective-Inspector Craddock blushed and Sir Henry chuckled.


And of course, Miss Marple has a plan of her own to being involved in the murder investigation:


"I gather she is taking up residence in Chipping Cleghorn and coming into Medenham Wells twice a week for her treatments. It seems that Mrs What´shername is the daughter of an old friend of Miss Marple´s. Good sporting instinst, that old bean. Oh, well, I suppose she hasn´t much excitement in her life and sniffing round after possible murderers gives her a kick."


I adore Miss Marple.




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text 2018-09-19 21:13
Reading progress update: I've read 121 out of 382 pages.
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie

"Ye Gods and and little Fishes," said Sir Henry, "can it be? George, it´s my own particular, one and only, four-starred Pussy. The super Pussy of all old Pussies. And she has managed somehow to be at Medenham Wells, instead of peacefully at home in St Mary Mead, just at the right time to be mixed up in a murder. Once more a murder is announced - for the benefit and enjoyment of Miss Marple."

Not long now till Miss Marple makes her first appearence in the story. I cannot wait.



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review 2018-09-19 16:10
Love Is Murder - Sandra Brown

The best way to think of this is a pricy collection of publisher's samples. You know - those things they normally give you for free in hopes you'll buy the actual book?


Some of the stories were surely standalone, but a lot of them weren't. There's a B.A.D. entry, and a Belador entry, for example. And a lot of them weren't my cuppa. A few fell into the category of "what the hell did I just read?". All of them were about the length of the average term paper too, so even if you did enjoy it, it was just long enough to well, make you want to buy the book (which may or may not exist)

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review 2018-09-19 02:50
Color Me, Murder
Color Me Murder - Krista Davis

This is a new series by Krista Davis. It is set in Washington, DC and Florrie is the manager of the bookstore and makes adult coloring books. She is on good terms with the owner of the bookstore and when he asks her to move into his carriage house, she is happy to do so. Then all that could go wrong does go wrong. The nephew of the owner starts causing trouble for everyone and tells Florrie that he will one day be the owner and she will be gone. The owner is not happy with his behavior and tells her so. The next day, Florrie finds his body in the bootleggers hiding place and then begins to hunt for the person who really did this. 


I did enjoy this story and look forward to the next book. It was different from some others and introduces us to many of the things that are part of the DC area, bootleggers hiding places, tunnels for runaway slaves and just trouble that some of the older families have in their lives. 


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