January 2004 Blog Posts (7)

EBMRG - 6 January 2004 Meeting Recap

The East Bay Mystery Readers' Group -

6 January Meeting Recap

BLUE MOON (Amateur Sleuth) - Peter Duchin and John Morgan Wilson - OKAY
The universal assessment was that the writing left a lot to be desired and most of us found the constant name dropping became annoying. Jacky found it to be one of the most amateurish…
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Added by LJ Roberts on January 30, 2004 at 1:30am — No Comments

Albom, Mitch - THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN (non-mystery) – Good+

Mitch Albom – 8th book



Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 6, 2004 at 11:00am — No Comments

Anderson, James - THE AFFAIR OF THE 39 CUFFLINKS

THE AFFAIR OF THE 39 CUFFLINKS – VG

James Anderson – 3rd in series



Alderley, the 17th-century country house of the Earl of Burford, provides the setting for Anderson's

third 1930s madcap mystery (after The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 5, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bruen, Ken - LONDON BOULEVARD

LONDON BOULEVARD – VG

Ken Bruen – Standalone



When Mitchell is released after spending 3 years in prison for a crime he doesn’t remember committing. Picked up by his

friend Billy Norton, he’s offered work by Billy with loan shark Tommy

Logan.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 4, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gabaldon, Diana - LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER

LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER – Good+

Diana Gabaldon - Standalone



Major Lord John Grey accidentally comes to suspect that his cousin’s fiancée is infected with the pox. As he searches for a discreet way to confirm his…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 3, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

McKean, James - QUATTROCENTO

QUATTROCENTO (non-mystery) – Good+

James McKean – 1st book



Matt O’Brien, assistant curator and art restorer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has always been passionate about the Italian Renaissance. When he discovers a long-neglected portrait of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 2, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

O'Connell, Carol - DEAD FAMOUS

DEAD FAMOUS – Good+

Carol O’Connell – 7th Mallory



This story involves a seemingly unstoppable serial killer; a beautiful hunchback with tragedy in her past; a radio shock-jock who helps the killer find his victims; an extremely mean house cat; a gloomy…

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Added by LJ Roberts on January 1, 2004 at 6:30am — No Comments

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