Lucia and Mapp, Two Stories: "Lucia and the Eighth Commandment" and "Humble Soup" by Tom Holt

Lucia and Mapp, Two Stories collects two new Lucia and Mapp adventures by Tom Holt; “Lucia and the Eighth Commandment” and “Humble Soup”. “Lucia and the Eighth Commandment”: Peacetime it may be, but not in England’s quaint town of Tilling, whose residents can count on the ongoing and quite entertaining battle for social ascendancy between…

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Let These Bones Live Again by David Carlson

Let These Bones Live Again (190 pages) by David Carlson is a mystery / thriller, and the third book in the Christopher Worthy / Father Fortis Mystery Series. Allyson Worthy and her renowned detective father, Christopher Worthy, investigate the apparent suicides of two wealthy Americans in Venice. Meanwhile, Father Nicholas Fortis looks into the recent theft…

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Where Privacy Dies by Priscilla Paton

Where Privacy Dies (252 pages), is the first book in a cozy mystery series by Priscilla Paton. When the photo of a little girl is found on an executive’s corpse, Detective Erik Jansson and his new partner, Detective Deb Metzger, delve into a world of lying informants and deadly secrets in order to uncover the…

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Criminal Misdeeds (A Carrie Shatner Mystery) by Randee Green

Criminal Misdeeds is the first book in a mystery series by Randee Green. When Detective Carrie Shatner finds a dead body after her family’s get-together, it’s up to her to prove that none of her criminally inclined relatives are the killer. As far back as the Shatners can be traced, they have been breaking the law…

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The Songs We Hide by Connie Hampton Conally

The Songs We Hide (356 pages), is a work of historical fiction by Connie Hampton Connally. In communist Hungary, a peasant loses his land, a young mother loses her baby’s father, and both are scared into silence—until music brings them together to face the agonizing tests ahead. “This is a haunting, character-driven novel with a simple…

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Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen

Muir Woods Or Bust (216 pages) is a work of literary fiction and social satire by Ian Woollen. In a near future plagued by global weather weirding, a psychologist is forced by a manic actor to travel from Bloomington, Indiana, to California for the sake of an audition. Muir Woods or Bust won a bronze…

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The Sinking of the Angie Piper by Chris Riley

The Sinking of the Angie Piper (240 pages), is Chris Riley’s debut novel. The audiobook was produced by Blackstone Audio. A commercial fisherman learns about compassion and courage from his slow-witted best friend as the two men fight for their lives during a major storm at sea. 5 Stars: “Gripping! I read that this is Riley’s…

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Thursday, 1:17 pm

Thursday, 1:17 p.m. (208 pages) is Michael Landweber’s second work of fiction. After the death of his mother, seventeen-year-old Duck finds that he is the only moving being in a world where all other life forms appear to be in suspended animation, raindrops hang in the air, and only manually operated machines can function. Landweber’s…

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Dash in the Blue Pacific by Cole Alpaugh

A guy from Vermont crashes in a tropical paradise ruled by angry gods. It’s a long way home. Dash in the Blue Pacific (256 pages) is Cole Alpaugh’s fourth novel. A lone survivor of a plane crash in the South Pacific is held captive by a tribe of shabby natives. As he heals, Dash learns…

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The Devil Takes Half by Leta Serafim

The Devil Takes Half (256 pages), is the first book in the Greek Islands Mystery series, by new author Leta Serafim. A police officer with domestic problems and no experience with homicide sets out to find the killer of a beautiful archeologist. (Starred Review–Featured as a Best Summer Debut) “Serafim’s dense prose is perfect for…

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