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Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager

Broke, orphaned, recently unemployed, and between apartments. That’s Jules’ life when she answers the ad for an apartment sitter in the exclusive Bartholomew building. It’s the perfect job, she believes, until a fellow sitter goes missing. Jules follows a trail … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 9-11, by Elly Griffiths

And once again, I sped through the rest, so here are the last of my mini-reviews. In general, I have LOVED this series so much!! The Chalk Pit (audio) A homeless woman goes missing, and when the police begin to … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 5-8, by Elly Griffiths

Well, in the beginning of all this, I was planning to not read all these back to back, but yeah that’s not happening. Here are the next few mini-reviews… A Dying Fall (audio) When a former university friend of Ruth’s … Continue reading

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Ruth Galloway mysteries 2-4, by Elly Griffiths

With a dozen books in a series, and my clear desire to read them all back to back, I’ve decided not to give each mini-review it’s own post. I always find it hard to review books that are later in … Continue reading

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The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway, a forensic archeologist, is called in to examine some bones unearthed by the police. Though the bones turn out to be ancient rather than connected to a modern missing-child case, Ruth becomes involved with the recent case when … Continue reading

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Death in Provence, by Serena Kent (audio)

Penelope Kite retires to Provence, where she’s just bought her dream home…only when she arrives, she finds a dead body in her pool, a nosy estate agent, a devilishly handsome politician, and a very unhelpful police force. Because no one … Continue reading

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Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett

Sancia is a thief-by-necessity in a world where class difference is sharply divided. She avoids those who have power, prestige, and wealth, but on a dangerous job which should pay a huge sum of money, she gets tangled up with … Continue reading

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All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

From GoodReads: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad … Continue reading

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A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge

The underground city of Caverna is known for two things: first for the magical delicacies they create (wines that erase specific memories, perfume that convinces you to trust the wearer, etc), and second for their doll-like faces. Babies born in … Continue reading

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Different Class, by Joanne Harris

Roy Straitley has been a St. Oswald’s teacher for over thirty years. He’s not easily ruffled, and he survived the events of the previous year. St. Oswald’s isn’t doing as well after those events, though, and there’s a new crisis … Continue reading

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