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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062377180
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Published: Harper - December 9th, 2014

I love reading Sherlock Holmes spinoffs, and Horowitz is one of the best out there.  This mystery, set just after the "death" of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, features a pair of detectives with a definite Holmes-Watson dynamic.  Each suspects that Moriarty may have survived the encounter with Holmes and may still be wreaking havoc in London.  Full of red herrings & ground-shifting plot twists, this book will make you want to start rereading as soon as you finish it!


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062224767
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 5th, 2015

Wow, I loved this book! A powerful yet conflicted heroine, living in a world reminiscent of an 18th century Versailles threatened by a forest out of Grimm's darkest fairy tales.... I loved Cruel Beauty but I loved this one even more.  High-stakes action, romance, darkness & redemption... this book is can't-put-it-down fantastic!


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ISBN: 9780312622954
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 20th, 2015

Masterman's Rage Against the Dying was a powerful first foray into the mystery & suspense genre.  Fear the Darkness is even moreso.  People you think you know & love are not who you think they are at all! Brigid is @ her most vulnerable in a deadly cat & mouse game between two women.  Is it her niece, Gemma Kate or her BFF Mallory who are trying to bring her life to an end? Dear Reader -- this Reviewer will not tell!  Work your way through to a satisfying ending.


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ISBN: 9780345544018
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Published: Bantam - September 23rd, 2014

Hands down, this title is Kathy Reich's most psychologically chilling book to date.  Murders of children (in this story, girls ages 12 & up) are always troubling but in this case, the methods used & the killer is especially terrifying.  Tempe Brennan is being taunted with these murders which have movd from Canada to the USA.  Not only that, but after a nearly 30 year absence, the killer is back.  Follow Tempe, Ryan (sexy, but troubled Canadian cop) & Skinny (obese, slovenly, but smart detective) as they work against time to a resolution of the murders.


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ISBN: 9780804140416
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 21st, 2014

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan.  If you're old enough to remember the Life cereal commercials with Mikey "who'll eat any thing" you'll appreciate Jim's homage to food & eating.  WARNING!! Do not eat & drink while reading this book, you'll either choke to death or spew liquid from your nose & mouth - it's funny!  Because Jim is a successful stand up comedian, he travels extensively & eats the same way.  Descriptors are hilarious, as are imagined interactions between the "eatie" (Jim's term - he's not a foodie!) & whoever he's talking with.  Some might consider the humor low brow, but then they're probably snobby & don't find much humor in anything. - Kathy


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ISBN: 9780345543851
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 30th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780544348257
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - May 5th, 2015

By Molly B. Burnham, Trevor Spencer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062278104
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 24th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780399173257
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Published: Philomel Books - March 24th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781423185192
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Published: Disney Press - September 2nd, 2014

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ISBN: 9780545621250
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 29th, 2014