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Slow Horses by Mick Herron

Where do spies who are washed up, get exposed, screw up an operation, or drink too much go?  According to Mick Herron they go to Slough House, an organization in the heart of London that takes in all the broken … Continue reading

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Andrea’s mother Laura is a pillar of the community of Belle Island. As speech therapist she has helped many in the community find their words and be able to communicate fully. Andrea admires her mother and her quiet strength, her … Continue reading

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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

I share my Kindle account with my daughters and sometimes books that I never ordered appear mysteriously on my Kindle.  When Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs made a surprise appearance I was intrigued and as soon as I started it, I … Continue reading

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3 Seconds by Roslund & Hellstrom, translated by Kari Dickson

I have found that understanding how another country perceives crime and justice helps me understand their culture. One of the ways I do that is by reading crime novels set in other countries or cultures. In reading this book about … Continue reading

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The Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry

I love books that are unexpected. Books with strange characters, books that have narrators that are untrustworthy, books that have unexpected plot twists and books that structured differently. The Miernik Dossier has all of these and something more-a careful and … Continue reading

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Tombland by C.J. Sansom

Matthew Shardlake is one of my favorite characters of all time. A hunchback lawyer during the Tudor era of England, Shardlake must overcome his own disability, negotiate some very nasty political traps, elude power hungry sycophants, maintain his integrity and … Continue reading

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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

In 1793, in Stockholm, one early autumn morning, two children find Mickel Cardell, a man of the Watch, in a drunken stupor, and shake him awake.  At first he can’t figure out what they are saying, but slowly their words … Continue reading

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