The Confession
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Inspector Rutledge hears a man confess to a murder, and then a short time later finds the man dead. Another intriguing mystery in this series set in post WWI England.
Mustard’s Last Stand
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Ed Mustard is on the road with his ex-wives ashes traveling away from a failed attempt at becoming a successful Hollywood screenwriter. Because of the environmentalist actions of his feisty brother Roadkill he finds himself heading back to his hometown of Hancock in North Idaho. This funny first book by a local author will keep you interested and entertained.
Why Did Jesus, Moses, The Buddha, And Mohammed Cross The Road?
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An insightful exploration of how individuals of the Christian faith can both adhere to their core religious foundations while respecting the beliefs of others.
The Twelve Clues Of Christmas
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The sixth book in the royal spyness mystery series set in 1930s England finds Lady Georgiana Rannoch’s latest employment is Christmas house party hostess.. Georgiana enjoys her new job until the first dead body shows up.
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
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A true classic filled with hilarity, warmth, scenes of social injustice, and the ever present hope of good people. This one is on the must-read shelf for a reason!
 Confederacy Of Dunces
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The strange and sordid tales of the slob extraordinaire Ignatius Reilly. He's unbuffered, hyperbolic, and vulgar. He's also one of the most vividly drawn characters you will most likely love to hate.
Sheepfarmer's Daughter
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Fantasy. By starting with a rural main character we are gradually introduced to the wider world as she is. From deeply practical to what would be considered magical.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
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A retired Holmes thought he couldn’t be matched in intellect until he meets one Mary Russell. Her intelligence puts her in Sherlock’s tutelage and in the way of his old enemies.
This Must Be The Place
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Told from multiple perspectives, this delightful novel shows a coming-of-age story, a love story, and a genius - though not exactly in that order. The mystery that slowly unravels through different eyes is well worth curling up in a cozy chair and reading straight through.
Timeless
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Alexia is married to Lord Maccon a werewolf. As a preternatural, a being that nullifies supernatural abilities when touching others, together they have produced a small daughter with untested metanatural powers as well. They find help from allies such as female inventor Madame Lefoux and Biffy a part-time haberdashery owner with hidden depths.
The Flight Of Gemma Hardy
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A young girl at the mercy of unsympathetic relatives after her kindly uncle dies, a bit like a Dickens tale, this novel takes place in Scotland. Remaining strong with dreams of seeing Iceland and discovering her past as well as hoping to attend University in the future takes up her time; while searching for a home near the sea.
The Daughter Of Time
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Extremely well written. Inspector Grant in hospital is given a postcard of a famous man in history who was said to be a murderer. His police experience says no. Fascinating page turner.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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This novel provides an informative and thought-provoking perspective of an individual with dual national identities in the United States in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
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Short essays on life, death and everything in between (including heaven) as written by one of America’s wittiest (and satirical) writers.
The Night Circus
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This is a wonderful magical tale with two main characters Marco and Celia who were raised by magicians to offer resolution of a game showcasing the strength of their magical skills. The arena is Le Cirque des Rives a circus that appears randomly throughout the world and only takes place in the nighttime. The author involves the reader in a sensory description that walks you through the black and white tents experiencing treats and wonderful smells as you travel through the books pages.
Killed at the Whim of a Hat
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The ironically inclined main character is Jimm Juree a former big city crime reporter in Thailand who unexpectedly moves with most of her family down to the southern coast when her mother purchases a remote and rundown resort. There are mysterious skeletons found buried in a Volkswagen van, the murder of a Buddhist monk and things gets funnier and stranger in this complex adventure. The characters in the local community, roaming dogs and people in her family are colorful and unpredictable as well as the introduction per chapter of a quote from George W. Bush to set the mood.
The Kingdom
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This is another fine adventure with the husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo which involves a Texas oil baron who wants them to search for his missing father. To do this they end up traveling through Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India and China. During their search an ancient chest becomes a clue and puts them in the arena of a black market for fossils. There seems to be a mystery inside another historical mystery full of exciting events that become clear over the course of the teams travels.
Miss New India
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The main character in this tale of Modern India is Anjali Bose who lives in a small Northern town called Gauripur with her parents. She has almost exhausted the educational opportunities in the area with one American teacher Peter Champion as her mentor. Now is the time to take a matchmaking picture in order to meet with a prospective marriage partner with her parent’s approval. Or should she travel far away to the south to Bangladore and become a professional in a call center business opportunity? Much about the transition from Old to New India is interesting though not always a positive thing for this bright young woman.
The Time in Between
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The main character Sira has been raised by a single mother while learning the skills of a seamstress in Madrid. The political climate changes moving through the end of the Spanish Civil War into World War II as she falls in love then ends up in Morocco. New friendships and dangers in her life multiply making this an exciting time. Well-heeled espionage becomes a necessary survival skill as challenges complicate her life.
Love in a Nutshell
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Kate Appleton has moved into an old house formerly owned by her parents to open a B & B in Keene’s Harbor, Michigan. To keep up with repairs who invents a job for herself at a local brewery. Strange and dangerous acts of sabotage are happening there and she plans to get to the bottom of this as well as hopefully get her poodle Stella back in her life. This is a fun and romantic book to read including a set of interesting locals in the town to investigate.

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