Mystery

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The Lord Peter Wimsey Series

On my desert island I will of course have many books from many genres. There is one detective series I simply must have and that is the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers. Lord Peter is, hands down, one of my favorite fictional characters ever and one whom his author took through a remark ...

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East of Peculiar

East Of Peculiar is a likable book. I enjoyed it whenever I picked it up to read it, but I was able to lay it down easily and never had that go-away-I'm-reading!! spell that comes with the best books. Hannah Garvey is sick and tired of her fast-track corporate job, so one day she ...

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Stealing Time

Stealing Time is definitely not a romance novel, although the main character, April Woo, has a very interesting entanglement going on with her former partner, Mike Sanchez. This book is a compelling and gritty police procedural. If you like that type of book, and can handle some violence and a good ...

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Drag Strip

Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series should enjoy the second in Nancy Bartholomew's mystery series about Sierra Lavotini. Instead of a smart-mouth bounty hunter, Sierra Lavotini is a smart-mouth and boobacious stripper with a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sinc ...

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One for the Money

Call it women's intuition, call it fate, call it I get a discount at my bookstore, but I had a feeling I would like the Stephanie Plum mysteries by Janet Evanovich. To begin with, the heroine is frazzled, frizzy-haired and frustrated with her current lot in life. Familiar territory, I thought, plung ...

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High Five

Janet Evanovich's books about Stephanie Plum just keep getting better and better. High Five was so funny that I had to stop reading several times and hold my ribs. When the book begins, Stephanie Plum has several irons in the fire. Business is pretty slow, so she takes her fe ...