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Written in Bone
Written in Bone by Sally M. Walker (2000s)
A non-fiction collection of stories about findings at the History Fort James and Jamestown Settlement. Each offers an interesting look into the science that often takes a backseat in most news reports. -- Added by crazycat66@gmail.com on 02/13/2014

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Passion and Poison
Passion and Poison by Janice M. Del Negro (1910s)
A collection of original short stories based on folktales. The author creates strong female characters who face the supernatural with courage. -- Added by crazycat66@gmail.com on 01/27/2014

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The Circus Fire
The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan (1940s)
This is a non-fiction book dealing with a historical event. O'Nan takes a step-by-step timeline approach to recounting the disastrous circus fire that claimed 167 lives and changed laws across the country. O'Nan uses affidavits, court transcripts, news articles, and first person testimony to sort through the confusion of accusations and rumor that still surround the story to this day. Of particular interest is his research presenting current theories as to the identity of the most famous victim, Little Miss 1565. -- Added by crazycat66@gmail.com on 01/27/2014

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Cocaine Blues
Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (1920s)
Greenwood creates a charming character in Phryne Fisher and her adventures are fun to read even if the mystery isn't too taxing in this first volume. One interesting aspect of Phryne's character is she is neither a razor-sharp intellect (aka Maise Dobbs), nor is she a female would-be detective who stumbles into solutions(aka Agatha Raisin). She is an intelligent, courageous, and unflappable independent woman who takes nothing for granted. While it is true Phryne is part of the dilettante silver spoon detective set (like Lord Peter Whimsy)you get the feeling that the inevitable market crash is not going to find Phryne with her knickers down. -- Added by crazycat66@gmail.com on 01/13/2014

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