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Smoke and Mirrors, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

In this second book of the Magic Men** series, two children are found dead in the snow, a line of candy leading to them as if in parody of Hansel and Gretel. Fairy tales play a major thematic part of … Continue reading

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The Zig Zag Girl, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

From GoodReads: Brighton, 1950. When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick, the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend … Continue reading

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A Witch in Time, by Constance Sayers

Helen is miserable post-divorce, and her first blind date doesn’t go well. In fact, it goes so poorly that she ends up meeting a man who claims to have known her for over 100 years and four lifetimes of heartache. … Continue reading

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The Searcher, by Tana French (audio)

After his divorce and retirement from the police force, Cal buys up a dilapidated property in rural Ireland and dedicates himself to a quiet, peaceful life. But life in a small town is never the ideal people make it out … Continue reading

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Forest of Souls, by Lori Lee

From Goodreads: Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, … Continue reading

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Tell Me Lies, by JP Pomare (audio)

This book had it all: an evil villain that was immediately obvious from the very beginning (so obviously it felt like a trick); a narrator who couldn’t spot “obvious” if it bit her nose off and who of course gets … Continue reading

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Nothing to Lose, by Alex Flinn

Michael ran away a year ago and has been working with a traveling carnival ever since. Now he’s back in his home town, hoping no one recognizes him. Unfortunately, his mother is on trial for killing her abusive husband, Michael’s … Continue reading

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Strange Planet, by Nathan Pyle

I think most people will recognize the cover art of this book – if not the specific picture, then the style of it. Strange Planet (the comic) has been around quite some time, though I’m not sure of specifics. All … Continue reading

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White Sand Volume 3, by Brandon Sanderson and Rik Hoskin

My thoughts on this third volume of White Sand remain very similar to previous volumes: 1 – I’m not a fan of the artwork in these graphic novels. This illustrator was different in this volume, but kept with the same … Continue reading

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The Art of Theft, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

An old friend of Mrs. Watson is in town, and she desperately needs Sherlock Holmes’ – aka Charlotte Holmes’ – help. I listened to this book while a bunch of chaos was happening at my house. While it was really … Continue reading

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