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Murder in the Marais

Cara Black starts off her series with lead character Aimee Leduc in the book Murder in the Marais. What starts out as a simple and overpaid job of hunting down a encripted website, ends up becoming a case of murder. Aimee finds the body and sets in motion an investigation that goes all the way […]

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82nd Academy Awards® to Feature 10 Best Picture Nominees

It looks like there will be more Best Picture nominees come Oscar time. That will change all the Oscar contests! See the Press Release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences below. ————————————————————————— 82nd Academy Awards® to Feature 10 Best Picture Nominees Beverly Hills, CA (June 24, 2009) — The 82nd Academy Awards, […]

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A chance encounter with a book by Charles Lamb, leads to a inquiring letter written to an author, who just happens to be looking for her next project, and her curiosity leads her to the island of Guernsey in the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows have […]

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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

When the dead body of a stranger lies in the garden of an disheveled ancient family home, what’s an eleven year old girl with a passion for chemistry (and a unnatural knowledge of poisons) supposed to do? Solve the mystery of course. Welcome to Flavia’s world. Flavia de Luce is 11 going on 40. She’s […]

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Perfect Poison

The Arcane Society continues in Amanda Quick’s The Perfect Poison. Quick (who is Jayne Ann Krentz) has written her sixth book in the series – the third historical one. And much to this reader’s joy – she keeps the excitement in the series. (Can I tell you how many times books within a long series, […]

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