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Rage Against the Dying: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312622947
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 12th, 2013

Who wouldn't like a 59 year old heroine who lets loose with "Namaste my ass" when her yoga teacher doesn't allow her a drink of water! Brigid Quinn is a retired FBI agent who goes hunting for the killer of her protege slain years earlier.  The author blows to hell all those myths of women of a certain age.  Jast as flames draw us to a burning bldg., the Rte 66 murders seduce into into this face-paced, surrealistic & creepy story. (STRONG LANGUAGE).


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Bitter River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250003492
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 3rd, 2013

This is a love story - actually many love stories are woven throughout this tale, along with madness, violence, murder & peoples' pasts.  Belfa (Bell) Elkins returns to Ackers Gap in West VA from a broken marriage & a high voltage career as an attorney.  She will begin with the case of a 16 year old girl who is murdered & dumped in the Bitter River & ends with answers to other unresolved issues in this small town with the Appalachian Mountains as its back drop.  Reviewed by Kathy 


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Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062049605
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Published: Harper - March 26th, 2013

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Hour of the Rat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616952341
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Published: Soho Crime - June 18th, 2013

Ellie McEnroe is my kind of heroine - snarky, smart, and stubborn! 
(fair warning - if you can't handle swearing - pass on this book). 
Despite the harrowing events and people she encounters, Ellie doggedly
pursues the whereabouts of her army buddy's little brother (did anyone
tell her he's an ecoterroist!).  Along the way (in China) she acquires a
few more injuries, a dog, and the truth.  No time for Ellie (or the
reader) to get bogged down in this taut, twisty story.
-Kathy


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A Quiet Vendetta: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590205082
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 5th, 2012

A Quiet Vendetta by RJ Ellory

He tells them he has kidnapped the governor'sdaughter and before he reveals her location, they must hear his story.  Ernesto Perez has a tale to tell Roy Hartmann & by the time he finishes relating it, 40+ years as a mob assassin is detailed.  His story is brutal & gruesome & effective at pulling the reader in.  When all is revealed, black & white; good and evil--are turned on their heads--nothing and no one are what they seem.

 

 


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Murder in Passy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781569478820
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Published: Soho Crime - March 2011

On occasion I put this book down to expel the anxious breath I had been holding!  Danger follows PI Aimee LeDuc wherever she goes or whatever she gets herself into.  In this, the 11th of the Aimee LeDuc series, Aimee must prove that her flic (policeman) godfather, Morbier, is being scapegoated for the murder of his lover.  At the same time, Aimee is investigating Basque separatist groups.  The flic, the lover and the Basque are intertwined in this mystery.  In her usual cool, sexy, French way, Aimee will save the day.

--Kathy


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Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256509
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2011

Despite his father's death, his mother's drug addiction and failed rehab, living with his Uncle Myron (who he is not crazy about) & being followed by the Bat Lady--- Mickey Bolitar is an even-tempered, whip smart, basket ball playing 15 year old.  If he thinks his life was turned upside down by his dad's death, just experience with him what comes next in this funny, edge of the seat thriller where Mickey & his crew of outcasts (Ema the Goth & Spoon the Geek) outwit the adults & bad guys to save the day.

--Kathy


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By Adam Mansbach (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ricardo Cortes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781617750250
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Published: Akashic Books - June 14th, 2011

--Recommended by Kathy


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Breaking Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312374990
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2011

From gruesome opening to shocking end, the reader is taken on a wild
ride with more twists and turns than an old Starsky and Hutch car
chase!  Someone in Painter Mills, OH is committing hate crimes against
Chief Kate Burkbolder's Amish citizens and she's getting no help  from
them because of their code of silence.  When the deaths of 3 Amish
family members change from accidental to murder, Kate's "hate crimes"
become something far more sinister and personal than she can imagine. 
Castillo's good plotting, pace and strong memorable characters make it
easy to recommend.

--Kathy