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Shadow Play
Shadow Play by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Mystery/Suspense)
This is #20 in the Bill Slider mystery series. Another great outing for the Shepherd's Bush detectives when a murdered man's body is discovered in a car repair shop in a seedy part of town with nothing on the immaculately dressed body to identify him. Fingerprints turn up nothing and no acquaintances or relative come forward (at first) so it is a challenge to find out where and why he was killed. The case intertwines with shady real estate dealings by several prominent citizens and blackmail that isn't quite blackmail. It is always a pleasure to read these stories with a team of detectives who are all likable, have mostly happy lives outside of work, and get along so well together. Puns and twisted metaphors from the Chief Superintendent, who always supports his team, add to the sprinklings of humor throughout. -- Added by ElizabethR on 01/19/2018

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Origin
Origin by Dan Brown (Mystery/Suspense)
If you read and liked Dan Brown's other novels featuring Robert Langdon, you can't help but like this one. The plot barrels forward at breakneck speed and takes us into the colliding worlds of art, religion and science. As usual, Brown creates characters we love, and those we love to hate. -- Added by lucky_us@frontier.com on 01/18/2018

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This novel is set in Spain and introduces the reader to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. A highly intelligent futurist has invited a select group to hear his latest and most earth=shattering prediction in a unique presentation which, as it turns out, the entire world can see and hear on line. Without giving it all away, suffice it to say that Langdon is once again pulled into a mystery which only he can solve. -- lucky_us@frontier.com on 01/18/2018  
The Library at the Edge of the World
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy (Other Fiction)
Hanna returns to Ireland a scorned woman. As a librarian on Ireland's West Coast, she protects herself by being standoffish. But with the threatened closure of her library, she finds herself leading the charge to save her library and bring her community together. I enjoyed the characters within the book especially Fury and his dog, the Divil. It was a great light read. -- Added by nturner86 on 01/18/2018

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This Treacherous Journey
This Treacherous Journey by Misty M. Beller (Historical Fiction)
I can't contain my excitement! I loved this book SO MUCH!!! (I mean, come on, who doesn't love a Mountain Man for a hero?!?!) But it was so much more than that! The story was so full of adventure and perils and tenderness that it had my heart racing in a different direction every other page! I was so engrossed in the story and the characters' lives and THE SETTING! The descriptions were so vivid, I felt I was the one traveling through the seemingly unending snowy mountains and valleys! This author did such an AMAZING job at making everything flow perfectly in this story and, meanwhile, kept me engrossed and entertained the whole time! I'm so, so SO EXCITED and can't WAIT for book two to come out!! I'll be eagerly awaiting it! (And, in the meantime, I need to get my hands on some more books by Misty M. Beller and get reading!) Talented author and INCREDIBLE book! Recommended to EVERYONE! Go and get yourself a copy!! -- Added by Elly on 01/18/2018

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Village of Secrets
Village of Secrets by Caroline Moorehead (History/Biography)
Riveting and sometimes harrowing account of resistance to the holocaust in France. -- Added by g_w_phillips on 01/18/2018

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Artemis
Artemis by Andy Weir (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
Excellent Sci-Fi suspense with a female lead (rare!). From the author of The Martian. -- Added by CALDTINS on 01/18/2018

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The Patience Stone
The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi (Other Fiction)
The Patience Stone tells a story that is both horrifying and hopeful. It is a very fast and easy read. It gives insight into a culture that is very alien (and yet similar in some unmistakable ways) to ours. -- Added by across17 on 01/18/2018

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Storm Warning
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park (Other Fiction)
Book # 9 of "The 39 Clues" series Description from Amazon: The shadow of a man in black has followed fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, on their worldwide search for 39 Clues that lead to a great power. Amy and Dan know the man in black has tried to kill them. They know he's a Madrigal, the most secretive and terrifying group hunting for the Clues. Amy and Dan have run hard and fast, but they can't escape the man following them. And now, in the wake of a terrible tragedy, he's ready to step out of the darkness for their final confrontation. -- Added by luis.gonzalez on 01/18/2018

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The Children Return
The Children Return by Martin Walker (Mystery/Suspense)
The Children Return is one of a series featuring Bruno, the chief of police in St. Denis, a village in the Dordohne region of France. He's a former army officer and small-town policeman, and a local boy who had been missing has been found, and needs to come home. The second plot line involves an older Israeli woman who would like to give St. Denis a gift, a thank you for the shelter it offered to her and her brother during World War Two. How these plots intersect leads to a fascinating, thrilling page-turner, as Bruno and a colleague work to shelter another "child," and prevent a tragedy. I would recommend it-- and I'm certainly going to try to read more of Bruno's cases. -- Added by EmilyS on 01/18/2018

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A Casualty of War
A Casualty of War by Charles Todd (Mystery/Suspense)
This is the ninth book of the Bess Crawford mystery series, and I have read them all. They are written by a mother and son team, but the writing is so perfectly done that it is seamless. Bess Crawford is a nurse, serving in the British Army during the First World War. Each novel finds Bess caring for patients in dangerous circumstances and going over and above duty to see that they get the care they need. Her dedication leads her into danger, and there is always a mystery. I could not put this one down! -- Added by Sanibel on 01/18/2018

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