Unwind the Conspiracy in All the Devils Are Here

Unwind the Conspiracy in All the Devils Are Here

I had a hard time choosing which book to do a teaser from this week, but I have settled on All the Devils Are Here, the latest read in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series. If you were afraid after the last book (A Better Man) that we had heard the last of Jean-Guy Beauvoir, you can put your fears to rest. Jean-Guy is in France, and Armand Gamache and his wife are there with them, to visit their son and welcome the arrival of Jean-Guy's and Annie's first child. ...
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New releases - He Never Forgot, and more!

New releases – He Never Forgot, and more!

The day has come! If you just finished reading She Told a Lie and are looking for the next Zachary Goldman Mystery, He Never Forgot is now available. While He Never Forgot is book #9 in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Others of you are long-time fans of Zachary Goldman and are eager to find out what will happen next. ...
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Educate Yourself and Help Others with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Educate Yourself and Help Others with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an encyclopedic book about various magical creatures in J.K. Rowling's magical world. This is not the screenplay/movie. It begins with some playful forwards/introductions, and then proceeds into the encyclopedia of magical beasts (and where to find them.) Fans will recognize not only the popular mythical creatures like dragons, fairies, and phoenixes, but also some of J.K. Rowling's creations like nifflers and bowtruckles. ...
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She Told A Lie and Other Freebies

She Told A Lie and Other Freebies

We are through with Christmas and New Year's, and today happens to be my wedding anniversary. Seems like an appropriate day to give away more books! My most recent release, She Told A Lie, book #8 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series, is on the top of the pile ...
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A Cold Case in The Night Fire

A Cold Case in The Night Fire

I have previously posted about the first two books in the Renee Ballard series by Michael Connelly (The Late Show and Dark Sacred Night). So, it should come as no surprise that I picked up the third when I saw it was available. ...
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Start the New Year with a new series!

Start the New Year with a new series!

A lot of years, my New Year's blog has been a focus on self-improvement or goals. Not this year. After 2020, people are ready for a new beginning. They are ready to leave the stresses of this crazy year behind and start something new. And while you may still be on lockdown, what could be more important than a mental vacation? ...
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Auntie Clem’s Bakery 10-12

Auntie Clem’s Bakery 10-12

Erin Price is a baker, not a sleuth. It's really not her fault that mysteries keep landing in her lap while she's trying to run Auntie Clem's Bakery and make a living from baking gluten-free and specialty goods ...
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Read about life as a child soldier in A Long Way Gone

Read about life as a child soldier in A Long Way Gone

I have recently finished reading A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah. It is a sad reality that around the world children are recruited to fight in wars or serve the soldiers who are fighting. Children as young as nine may be trained to kill. ...
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Skunk Man Swamp

Skunk Man Swamp

With the Magical Spring Games approaching, Damon hires Reg to help him to track down a missing contestant deep in the Everglades. If Reg thought this was going to be a walk in the (national) park, she’s got another thing coming ...
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A sack of books for Christmas!

A sack of books for Christmas!

Looking for some more holiday-themed books to read over your Christmas break? Take a look at these! ...
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Recipes from Auntie Clem's Bakery

Recipes from Auntie Clem’s Bakery

You’ve begged for recipes from Auntie Clem’s Bakery, so I have finally pulled together a handful of my basic recipes for you ...
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Rick Riordan has Another Hit with Magnus Chase

Rick Riordan has Another Hit with Magnus Chase

I have just started Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 the Sword of Summer. I am a little behind in getting in on the Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan, seeing as there are already three books out in the series. But this is the first time it has shown up on my suggested reading list. ...
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She Told a Lie and More New Releases

She Told a Lie and More New Releases

It is time for a round-up of new releases! Today, She Told a Lie, book #8 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries series is out. I have hunted around for some other great releases for you as well ...
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Virgil Flowers is back in Bloody Genius

Virgil Flowers is back in Bloody Genius

Today I am reading Bloody Genius by John Sandford, twelfth book in the Virgil Flowers series. Flowers is being brought in on a case involving the murder of a university professor. A good solid police procedural with lots of avenues of investigation to follow. I am about 3/4 of the way through, and they appear to be closing in on the killer, but I'm still not sure whether they have the right guy and that we've gotten to the bottom of the motive ...
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What's Coming Next?

What’s Coming Next?

I have a little break here between various releases and promotions, before having to come up with a really awesome Christmas post, and thought I would just give a few details on what is coming down the pipe from P.D. Workman. ...
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Follow the Twists in Eight Perfect Murders

Follow the Twists in Eight Perfect Murders

Today I started on Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson. This is a different kind of murder mystery. You may see some of the twists and turns coming. But there are a lot of them (so far). Keep your mind open and pay attention, because the clues are there. Don't believe everything you read! ...
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Pain, Medical Kidnap Files #5 and Other Freebies

Pain, Medical Kidnap Files #5 and Other Freebies

Ready for another freebie roundup? This weekend only, you can get Pain, book #5 of the Medical Kidnap files for free at ebook retailers. When your child is in pain, everything else takes a backseat. Fae Glover has put everything else on hold while she tries to help her daughter to get a diagnosis and effective treatment. Unfortunately, DFS has other ideas and in short order has apprehended Hannah. And they have no intention of ever giving her back ...
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Cormoran Strikes Back in The Silkworm

Cormoran Strikes Back in The Silkworm

This week I am into Robert Galbraith's The Silkworm, second book in the Cormoran Strike series. (Yes, that Robert Galbraith, one of the pen names of J.K. Rowling.) Private Investigator Cormoran Strike is looking for a missing writer, who was trying to get his tell-all book published. Lots of people are not happy to be included in the book, so you can bet there will be a lot of suspects in his disappearance and (spoiler) death. Sorry, I haven't gotten to that part yet, the Amazon blurb gives it away. ...
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Thanks for Books and Readers

Thanks for Books and Readers

I probably don't have to tell you it's American Thanksgiving! There have been lots of #givethanks posts on my Facebook timeline this week, and I have been buoyed up by everyone's words of thanks. During challenging times, it is easy to get swamped by negative feelings and influences, and counting your blessings can provide a much-needed boost. Even hearing about others' blessings seems to be helping me ...
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Stay up tonight and read The Late Show

Stay up tonight and read The Late Show

I am reading The Late Show by Michael Connelly, the second book in the Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch series. I have actually read book number two, Dark Sacred Night before this. It is a good series. I think that the main character, Renée Ballard is a little more non-conforming in this book than she is in book 2. She breaks quite a few police procedure rules, in fact. If that's the kind of thing that drives you crazy as a reader, you might want to give this one a pass! ...
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He Never Forgot

He Never Forgot

(Book #9) When Ben Burton hired Zachary Goldman to help him to find the house he lived in before he was adopted, Zachary had no idea it would turn into a murder case. But as Ben’s fragmented memories start to fall into place, Zachary is driven to right past wrongs and bring the perpetrator to justice. But Ben is not the only one who remembers what happened.
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She Wore Mourning

She Wore Mourning

Private Investigator Zachary Goldman’s life isn’t all roses, but he tries to put his own shattered life behind him to investigate the death of five-year-old Declan Bond.

Declan’s death has been ruled an accident, but his grandmother thinks there is more to it. But as Zachary digs into the circumstances surrounding Declan’s death, he finds that all is not as it seems, and somebody doesn’t want him to find the truth.


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