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Murder Boogies with Elvis
Murder Boogies with Elvis by Anne George (Mystery/Suspense)
This is the 8th and last in a series about two 60-something sisters in Birmingham, AL. The author died not long after this book was published. The series is very amusing and full of Southern-ims. In this episode, the older sister, Mary Alice is getting ready to marry her 4th husband. When she, her fiance (a sheriff), several of his family members and the younger sister, Patricia Anne (a retired schoolteacher) and her husband are attending a variety show at an old, landmark theater, a singer/dancer in an Elvis-impersonation revue dies. Naturally the sisters get involved in solving what happened. Lots of family backstory and silliness, but an enjoyable quick read. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/29/2015

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One Shot
One Shot by Lee Child (Mystery/Suspense)
Lee Child delivers, as always, a thrilling escapade starring Jack Reacher in the 9th book in his series. An apparent sniper kills five people leaving work in a central Indiana city. (No, it's NOT Indianapolis! It's never named.) Within a few hours, evidence piles up and an arrest is made, and what the police think is an air-tight case has been developed. But the accused man swears they have the wrong party, and says "Get Jack Reacher for me." The story is full of twists and turns and many exciting moments. This was the Lee Child book made into a movie by Tom Cruise. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/25/2015

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Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt by John D. MacDonald (Mystery/Suspense)
A good, old-fashioned detective thriller. Written in 1968, this book features Travis McGee, retired cop & detective who solves problems for people. His base of operations is his boat, the Busted Flush, moored in Florida. This story finds McGee investigating the death of a long-time friend, and helping out the man's family. Revenge is sweet, when visited on the appropriate people! A fun, fast read. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/16/2015

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The 13th Juror
The 13th Juror by John Lescroart (Mystery/Suspense)
A very interesting, complicated legal thriller. Jennifer Witt's husband and young son are shot, and Jennifer swears she was not at home and did not do it. Yet as evidence piles up against her, she refuses to allow her lawyers to introduce the evidence that she was a battered wife for fear it gives her a motive for the crime. As time runs out, Dismas Hardy, her #2 lawyer (the lead character in the series) can only try to unearth means, motive & opportunity for someone else to have committed the crime. A very long read, but well-written. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/13/2015

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Four to Score
Four to Score by Janet Evanovich (Mystery/Suspense)
Fourth in the series that now goes to 21. This episode has our heroine Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ, going after a waitress who has skipped bail. There's another bounty hunter after Stephanie's fee, a transvestite musician, and of course her on-again, off-again boyfriend, cop Joe Morelli. Murder and mayhem ensue (LOTS of mayhem!) and lots of New Jersey and mob-style humor. Light and entertaining, if you don't take it too seriously. -- Added by ElizabethR on 03/03/2015

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The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Mystery/Suspense)
A beautiful model falls to her death from the balcony of her exclusive apartment in London--is it suicide, or is it murder? Afghan war veteran Cormoran Strike is hired by her half-brother to find out. This is an elaborately plotted, superbly well-written book. We come to care about the main characters we meet along the way. There are some great surprises too, but all the details mesh together in the end. I would like to read the next in the series, and hope it is as interesting as this one! J.K. Rowling deserves as many accolades for this series as she earned for Harry Potter. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/28/2015

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The Burning Room
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly (Mystery/Suspense)
#19 in Connelly's series set in present-day L.A. featuring Detective Harry Bosch. As his career winds down, Bosch is working cold cases with a new partner. A mariachi musician who was shot and paralyzed ten years before has just died, and the bullet which caused his death can now be removed to reveal the weapon which fired it. Bosch and his partner, rookie detective Lucia Soto, are off and running to track down the shooter. Another even earlier case comes into play in this complex plot. Superbly written as always with a few twists to surprise the reader. It will be hard to wait another year or two to find out where Connelly takes his long-suffering detective next. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/20/2015

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The Kill Artist
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva (Mystery/Suspense)
This is the first in Silva's series starring Gabriel Allon, a former spy and assassin for the Israeli intelligence organization. He is lured back from his current occupation restoring priceless classic paintings by his former boss to find and eliminate a dangerous Palestinian terrorist. A lot of recent Middle Eastern history is explained as background for the characters. This episode is very suspenseful and part of the mystery is who the "bad guy's" target is! Very well-written. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/14/2015

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Thankless in Death
Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb (Mystery/Suspense)
#37 in JD Robb's "In Death" series. This mystery takes place in New York City, Thanksgiving week, 2060. A truly obnoxious young man takes out his resentment on the world by killing his parents and discovers he enjoys the thrill of the kill. Lt. Eve Dallas and her team of detectives and electronics experts have their hands full trying to find and stop the spree before they all miss their Thanksgiving dinners. Another fun romp through the future with Dallas, Roarke, Peabody and friends. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/07/2015

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Fisherman's Bend
Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw (Mystery/Suspense)
This mystery was set in a small fishing town in Maine. A former Miami homicide detective has moved to a small town to change her lifestyle and get away from the stress of big-city crime. In this book, 2nd in a series, Jane Bunker's job as an insurance investigator and sheriff's deputy gets her involved in a possible murder. Interesting characters & setting, but the writing leaves a little to be desired--not enough actual dialog from the characters when needed. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/04/2015

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The Prime Minister's Secret Agent
The Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal (Mystery/Suspense)
This book is the 4th in the series by MacNeal about Maggie Hope, an American transplanted to England who works to help the British against the Nazis in World War II. This episode is set in late 1941, when tensions between the U.S. and Japan are reaching the breaking point. Maggie is training military recruits at a training camp on the coast of Northern Scotland while she recovers physically and mentally from her narrow escape from Germany in the previous book in this series. She is burnt out and depressed, but begins to get back to her old self as she investigates the mysterious illness and deaths of several ballerinas in Glasgow, one of them a close friend from London (who luckily survives). There is a wealth of historical detail in this book (and the whole series) about spies, the war, and politics. Most of the historical figures in the book were real people and most events are portrayed as they actually occurred. Another exciting read! Looking forward to the next one, due out this coming fall, which takes Maggie back to the U.S. for her next assignment. -- Added by ElizabethR on 02/01/2015

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