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The Bad Seed – William March

The Bad Seed – William March

William March’s The Bad Seed is the perfect twisty thriller to curl up with this fall. It chronicles the story of Christine Penmark as she slowly realizes that her seemingly sweet little girl, Rhoda, is hiding very sinister and disturbing behavior. I loved this book much more than I expected to. It works perfectly in the time period it is set in. Christine is really trying to be the perfect 1950s housewife and Rhoda seems to channel the innocence and…

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The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax!

The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax!

Mrs. Pollifax is a lovable grandmother type who just happens to be a secret CIA operative!  Just as she is settling in for tea, she receives an urgent call from Mr. Carstairs, an agent at the CIA, asking her to leave immediately for Istanbul to help rescue a secret agent.  Amid concerns that she will miss next week’s Art Association tea, she agrees to help the CIA since she longs to be useful and loves the exhilaration of the dangerous…

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New Year’s Eve Murder

New Year’s Eve Murder

Lucy Stone is a part-time newspaper reporter in Tinker’s Cove, Maine and can’t resist investing a good crime/mystery, even when one of the victims is her daughter.  While in New York with her daughter, Elizabeth, after winning an all-expenses-paid mother-daughter makeover from Jolie magazine, the magazine’s fashion editor suddenly falls ill and dies and Elizabeth appears to have the same symptoms and is rushed to the hospital.  Lucy begins investigating at the magazine and finds a tense, bickering staff who…

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Chief Inspector Gamache is on another case!

Chief Inspector Gamache is on another case!

I picked up this Louise Penny audiobook when browsing the shelves and was not aware of the treat that was awaiting me!  The Brutal Telling is #5 in the series of 12+ Inspector Gamache novels and begins with the respected pub owner in Three Pines paying a visit to a hermit friend in the woods, only to discover the hermit’s body in the pub the next morning.  Inspector Gamache’s investigation finds that the body has been moved to the pub…

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Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows is the first book in a duology by Leigh Bardugo that is set in the same fictional world as her Grisha series.  It’s a story full of plots not unlike those in Tamora Pierce’s Trickster series and an introduction to Kerch’s underbelly that reminded me of Pierce’s Bekah Cooper series. Six young people of varying shady backgrounds come together to pull off an unthinkable heist for a huge sum of money. With each of their talents together, they just might…

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“The widow”

“The widow”

Jean Taylor’s husband has just died and she isn’t the grief stricken widow that people assume she is.  She has been hiding secrets about her husband for years and she must now decide who she is and what she wants to reveal.  The audio book of “The widow” is narrated by several people playing the roles of the characters in the novel.  It’s a potentially interesting story, but the novel goes back and forth in time so you need to…

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