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Fforde, Jasper - LOST IN A GOOD BOOK

Lost in a Good Book – Ex

Fforde, Jasper – 2nd in Series

Definitely a Top Ten of 2003.…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 15, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gardner, Lisa - THE SURVIVORS CLUB

THE SURVIVORS CLUB – VG

Gardner, Lisa – 5th book, Stand Alone

The rapist of 3 women, who are the Survivors Club, has been killed, and his assassin blown up. So why is…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 14, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hamilton, Denise - THE JASMINE TRADE

The Jasmine Trade – G+

Hamilton, Denise – 1st of Series…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 13, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harris, Charlaine - CLUB DEAD

Club Dead – VG

Harris, Charlaine –3rd in Series

Charlaine seems to be picking up for…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 12, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harris, Lee - MURDER IN HELL’S KITCHEN

MURDER IN HELL’S KITCHEN – VG

Harris, Lee – 1st of Series

When investigating a murder which took place in a NY apartment building four years ago, Det. Jane Bauer finds…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 11, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Harvey, John - LAST RITES

Last Rites – G+

Harvey, John – 10th in series

John writes and excellent series of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 10, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lehane, Dennis - SHUTTER ISLAND

Shutter Island – VG

Lehane, Dennis – Standalone…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 9, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mathes, Charles - THE GIRL WITH THE PHONY NAME

The Girl with the Phony Name – G

Mathes, Charles – 1st book

This story of a young…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 8, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ormondroyd, Edward - DAVID AND THE PHOENIX

david and the phoenix – VG

Ormondroyd, Edward – YA – Standalone…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 7, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rankin, Ian - THE FALLS

THE FALLS – VG

Rankin, Ian – 12th in series

The disappearance of a female student, the discovery of a small wooden coffin, and an Internet role-playing game lead Rebus…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 6, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Seranella, Barbara - UNFINISHED BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – VG

Seranella, Barbara – 4th in series

One of Munch Mancini’s customers is murdered, another raped and tortured and Munch is being threatened. This is a wonderful series, with excellent…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 5, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Shames, Laurence - SCAVENGER REEF

Scavenger Reef – G+

Shames, Laurence – 4th book

A painter dies, his paintings…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 4, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thornton, Betsy - HIGH LONESOME ROAD

High Lonesome Road – G

Thornton, Betsy – 2nd of series

This was the first book of…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 3, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Mini-Reviews - May 2003

Alexander, Bruce - Death of a Colonial - G+

Colonial returns to claim inheritance. Sense of history and character



Brown, Dan - Deception Point - VG

Non-stop ride, Presidential election and NASA discovery…



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Added by LJ Roberts on May 2, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Todd, Charles – A FEARSOME DOUBT

A FEARSOME DOUBT – VG

Todd, Charles – 6th of Series

Rutledge investigates the murders…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 2, 2003 at 10:30am — No Comments

Winslow, Don - ISLE OF JOY

Winslow, Don - ISLE OF JOY – VG

Originally published as “A Winter Spy” by McDonald Lloyd, the basic plot is thinly based on the affair between John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. But there’s so much more to the book than that. Winslow’s writing is wonderful and his depiction of New York in…

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Added by LJ Roberts on May 1, 2003 at 10:00am — No Comments

EBMRG - 1 April 2003 Meeting Recap

The East Bay Mystery Readers' Group -

1 April 2003 Meeting Recap

WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE (Det. Fiction) - Reed Farrel Coleman - Good

"Moe, an ex-cop forced to retire because of a knee injury, is to find the son of another cop, a young man who left a party one night and hasn't been seen since. So many people have been searching for Patrick Mahoney in the 20 years since his disappearance that Moe doesn't…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 29, 2003 at 1:30am — No Comments

Bowen, Rhys – Evan Only Knows

Bowen, Rhys – Evan Only Knows – G+

Less light than some of the previous offerings in the series. Evan investigates a man who served time for killing his father and is now accused of rape and murder. It also touches on the impact on the community of Mad Cow disease. This is a very enjoyable…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 19, 2003 at 5:30am — No Comments

Brown, Dan – The Da Vinci Code

Brown, Dan – The Da Vinci Code – VG+

I loved it! Any book which captures me on page 1 at 4 p.m. and doesn’t let me go until the last word at 11 p.m. on the same day works for me. It was a fun, intriguing ride.

Added by LJ Roberts on April 18, 2003 at 5:30am — No Comments

Corley, Elizabeth – Fatal Legacy

Corley, Elizabeth – Fatal Legacy – Okay

A wealthy businessman dies and leaves his estate to his nephew and wife. I would like to have seen more character development. There was only one character for whom there was a real backstory given. I shan’t give it away, but the ending was one I…

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Added by LJ Roberts on April 17, 2003 at 5:30am — No Comments

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