Monthly Archives: August 2015

A delicious tale

Crime fiction, the lovely French countryside, a sense of history AND lavish meals – there’s a lot to like in the Bruno books, and Bob Moyer relishes the opportunity to review another book in the series. THE CHILDREN RETURN. By … Continue reading

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Extraordinary courage

Paul O’Connor has been reading and thinking about spies this summer, and he’s developed high standards. Reviewed by Paul T. O’Connor AVENUE OF SPIES: 
A TRUE STORY OF TERROR, ESPIONAGE, AND ONE AMERICAN FAMILY’S HEROIC RESISTANCE IN NAZI-OCCUPIED PARIS. By … Continue reading

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X is for ….

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson X. By Sue Grafton. Read by Judy Kaye. Random House Audio. 11 CDS, 13 ½ hours. $45. Also available in print from Putnam. So much for speculation about what Sue Grafton would make “X” stand … Continue reading

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Mystery and history

Reviewed by Linda C. Brinson TAIL GATE. By Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown. Bantam. 307 pages. $26. Mystery fans probably already know whether they like Rita Mae Brown’s Mrs. Murphy series. The books, set in a small town … Continue reading

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A spy tale, stranger than fiction

Reviewed by Paul T. O’Connor THE BILLION DOLLAR SPY: A TRUE STORY OF COLD WAR ESPIONAGE AND BETRAYAL. By David E. Hoffman. Penguin Random House Audio. Read by Dan Woren. 11 hours and 54 minutes. $20. Also in hardcover from … Continue reading

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