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Thanks to Carl Brookins for sharing another review.  How to Survive A Killer SéanceBy Penny WarnerMass Market release in 2011by Obsidian, 290 pages.ISBN:978-0-451-23279-3 Party planner Presley Parker is back. In another delightfully cozy murder mystery, she’s got herself enmeshed with some high-roller, high energy, digital silicon-valley types who are nothing if not focused. The problem …

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Book Review: The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster

The Summer Son Craig Lancaster Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: AmazonEncore (January 25, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1935597248 ISBN-13: 978-1935597247 Craig Lancaster has a knack for exploring relationships on all levels, and The Summer Son does that as well as any book out there. Mitch Quillen has had a rocky relationship with his father that has …

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Book Review: Tomb With a View

Tomb With A ViewBy Casey DanielsISBN: 97804252355152010 mass market releasefrom Berkley Prime Crime Pair one of our less interesting presidents, James A. Garfield, with a cute slender, sexually aware private detective, cum medium, and what do you get? You get this delightful cozy mystery, one of several in Casey Daniel’s series of Pepper Martin adventures. …

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Book Review: Kind of Blue by Miles Corwin

 Thanks to Carl Brookins for sharing another review with us… Kind of Blueby Miles CorwinISBN: 978-1-60809-007-5From Oceanview Publishing323 pages, November, 2010 A few years ago, this author wrote a couple of serious non-fiction books about the Los Angeles Police Department.  He spent a lot of time with cops in that city and wrote books that …

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Book Review: The Cruel Ever After by Ellen Hart

Thank you, Carl, for sharing yet another book review with us….. The Cruel Ever Afterby Ellen HartA Minotar (St. Martin’s Press)2010 release. Hard cover, 320 pgs.ISBN: 9780312624768 This, Hart’s nineteenth Jane Lawless mystery, is probably the darkest and most shocking of the series. The book is full of painful, difficult relationships and actions. The extensive …

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Book Review: Sitting on Cold Porcelain by Rose A. Valenta

As a great fan of humor writing, I was eager to get this book for review. It is a collection of short pieces on politics, family, general absurdities, and some social commentary thrown into the mix. Here is what the promotional blurb has to say about this book: In Sitting on Cold Porcelain, readers will …

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Book Review: Death Pans Out by Ashna Graves

Thanks again to Carl Brookins for sharing  his book reviews. Death Pans Outby Ashna GravesHardcover, 288 pages,from Poisoned Pen Press Reporter Jeneva Leopold, faced with a life-altering decision, takes a leave of absence from her job to recover from surgery.  Breast cancer has claimed part of her body and she wants time to recover in …

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Book Review: Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs

 For a change, I thought I would publish my own review. Not that I don’t appreciate the reviews Carl Brookins shares with us, but I just finished this book and liked it well enough to tell others…. Summer at Willow LakeSusan WiggsContemporary Romancee-Book version – 2010 This is a wonderful story with many layers and …

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