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The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics by Stephen Coss

I love history when original documents are used to tell the story, letting us see what people were thinking, saying and letting us see how those thoughts played out in their actions. In The Fever of 1721, Coss does just … Continue reading

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The William Marshall Series by Elizabeth Chadwick

William Marshall is known historically as England’s greatest knight. A skillful swordsman and warrior who was able to elicit unwavering loyalty from the men who followed him, Marshall was an acknowledged leader of his time. He also became a skillful … Continue reading

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The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Joanna Langley returns from London to her family home in the countryside to arrange for her father’s funeral.¬† Estranged for many years, Joanna realizes there is much about her father that she does not know. Among his effects she comes … Continue reading

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The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

I loved Steig Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series with Lisbeth Salander as the incredibly broken but strong and smart heroine. When the dust finally settled after Larsson’s sudden death and a new writer was chosen to continue the … Continue reading

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Talking to the Dead and Love Story with Murders by Harry Bingham

I have found a new series that really intrigues me! It features a female detective, DC Fiona Griffiths, who is quirky, smart, likes to think out-of-the-box, but is socially inept and often skirts the rules. Additionally, her adoptive father is … Continue reading

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The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or, On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King

Fan fiction seems to be a trend lately. It fills the gap between the release of a new book in a series by providing the back story behind some reference to a historical event¬† referenced in the novel, completes the … Continue reading

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A Conversation About Violence Against Women in Fiction

I have numerous books in my queue waiting to be blogged. One is The Current by Tim Johnson. It is a story of two college aged women who are pulled from an icy river on the outskirts of a small … Continue reading

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