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The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen: Thriller Review & Giveaway

Bestsellers
The Alphabet House

When I read Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes, Book #1 in his Department Q series, I quickly realized why he is an international bestselling and award-winning author – and I was hooked. Although I guess it’s predictable that Scandinavian thriller authors all get compared to Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen has his own unique […]

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The Magician’s Daughter by Judith Janeway: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
The Magician's Daughter

I knew The Magician’s Daughter by Judith Janeway was a mystery novel when I chose it, but the title kept making me think of a fantasy novel so I kept expecting paranormal creatures to suddenly appear. Of course I had the flu at the time. A kind of flu-induced delirium could explain my persistently weird […]

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Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King: Book Review & Multi-Book Giveaway

Crime Story
Dreaming Spies

I am a long-time fan of bestselling author Laurie R. King and have read every novel she’s written. When I learn she has a new novel of any kind coming out, I get really excited. Her fun historical Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, however, is quite special for a number of reasons. I jumped […]

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Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
Unbecoming

As often is the case, the book cover for Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm drew me in. How could I resist that mysterious face? Who was this person and why the dots? I thought the publisher’s brief description of the concept sounded really interesting, and that was that for me. Unbecoming is a suspense novel that […]

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The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Jaguar's Children

John Vaillant is a bestselling and award-winning non-fiction author who I’m pleased to say has finally turned his sights toward fiction. His interests include stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world, and that is definitely part of the story he brings us in The Jaguar’s Children. The subtitles for his non-fiction […]

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When by Victoria Laurie: What If You Knew When Everyone Would Die?

Children
When

I hadn’t read a YA novel in a while when I saw When by bestselling author Victoria Laurie, so I chose it much more blindly than I normally choose a novel. I naively thought it might be a fun departure from the dark novels I’d been reading last Fall. Well the joke was on me […]

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