Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stephanie Plum, in hot pursuit of a giraffe in New Jersey?

If you want to listen to a thoroughly entertaining audio book, it’s hard to beat the combination of a Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum tale read by Lorelei King. Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson TAKEDOWN TWENTY. By Janet Evanovich. Read by … Continue reading

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A mothers’ pilgrimage

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. I’ve long found the years during and after World War I particularly interesting. That’s been especially true for books set in England, where World War I profoundly … Continue reading

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A history all Americans should read

Paul O’Connor has used the wintry weather as a good time to catch up on a book he missed when it was first published, to considerable acclaim. He’s so impressed he wants to spread the word. Reviewed by Paul T. … Continue reading

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And who do you think you are?

Some books are so good that, having read them in print, I can’t wait to hear the story all over again in an audio version, with professionally rendered accents and inflections. Fannie Flagg’s latest novel is that kind of book. … Continue reading

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Inspector Rutledge in the misty fens

Even though I’ve followed Charles Todd from the time “his” first Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery appeared in 1996, I find it hard to believe that this latest is the 16th in that series. The mother-son team that writes under the … Continue reading

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A Lynley mystery – in Italy

Fans of Elizabeth George’s Lynley novels will differ, as they have since George killed off Lynley’s wife, about this latest book. It’s quite long, and it takes Lynley and his partner, Barbara Havers, into their first case outside England. The … Continue reading

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