Mystery

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Mandarin Plaid

Lydia Chin thought her latest case was going to be fairly simple. All fashion designer Genna Jing asked her to do was drop off the ransom so she could retrieve her stolen designs in time for her upcoming showing. At least it looked very simple. But the drop goes terribly awry, shots are fired, and L ...

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Hot Six

It must be hell to be Janet Evanovich - writing the funniest books to ever hit the shelves of a bookstore and having to outdo yourself (and succeeding) each time. Not to mention the millions of fans waiting for each book, snapping it off the shelves and immediately demanding the next one. Well, ...

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Code of Vengeance

Everyone loved Boston's favorite politician, Philip Stewart. Everyone, that is except the person who murdered him. When the councillor is found shot to death in his home, shock waves ripple through Boston. The police are stumped. There are no witnesses, no clues and no one can think of any reaso ...

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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 ...

C
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 ...

C+
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 ...