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The Case of the Fickle Mermaid, P.J.Brackston, Pegasus Crime — Gretel (yes, that Gretel) of Gesternstadt is off on another case. This time she travels far from her home in Bavaria to help Captain Tobias Ziegler of the “cruise ship” Arabella and solve the mystery of his missing sailors.
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So Close to Home, Michael J Tougias & Alison O’Leary, Pegasus Books–Early 1942 was a terrible time for shipping off the Eastern Seaboard Read more »
Angels Burning, Tawni O’Dell, Gallery Books — Police Chief Dove Carnahan watches over her hometown of Buchanan, PA with a benevolent eye Read more »
Unbecoming , Rebecca Scherm, Penguin Books — To her boss and fellow workers she’s Julie from California. Just another American girl, living quietly in France without a visa, staying under the radar in the Parisian workshop where she repairs and restores antiques Read more »
The Master of the Prado, Javier Sierra, Atria Books — Madrid in 1990 is an exciting place for journalism student Javier Sierra Read more »
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee, Agnés Martin-Lugand, Weinstein Books 2016 Translation — The French novel, “Happy People Read and Drink Coffee,” by Agnés Martin-Lugand, chronicles Diane’s life-journey from extreme suffering after her husband Colin and daughter Clara were killed when a truck crashed into their car, to survival Read more »
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, Sarah Vowell, Riverhead Books–
Lafayette is an icon to Americans thanks to his unselfish and total commitment to the cause of independence Read more »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny, Justin Hill, Weinstein Books — The Green Destiny. Sword of legend and fable. Ownership of the exquisite blade confers mastery over the martial world — but at a price Read more »
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, Jackie Copleton, Penguin Books — Amaterasu Takahashi and her husband left Japan for America after World War II, seeking a form of self-imposed exile from their native Nagasaki Read more »
Death of an Alchemist, Mary Lawrence, Kensington Books – Bianca Goddard, daughter of an alchemist, puts her talents to good use producing medicines and remedies for the sick and hurt of London Read more »