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The Thief of Blackfriars Lane, by Michelle Griep

Normally, I avoid Victoria-era stories set in England. I expect them to be too depressingly Charles Dickens-ish. But this recent title by Michelle Griep caught my eye. Here’s the blurb from Amazon (the image is theirs, too): “Constable Jackson Forge … Continue reading

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Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish, by Bethany Turner

Chef Hadley Beckett’s cooking show is all sweet Southern charm. Chef Max Cavanagh’s show, To the Max, perpetuates his hot-tempered, bad-boy reputation. When they’re the two finalists on a cooking competition show? Hide the knives. Weeks after his end-of-competition meltdown, … Continue reading

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An Accidental Royal Kidnap, by Paul Mathews

Paul Mathews once again presents classic British humor at its goofiest. George, our hapless main character, patiently narrates his first-person, stream-of-consciousness account of a week when absolutely NOTHING would go right. I mean, if a princess shows up in your … Continue reading

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Hazardous Duty, by Christy Barritt

Y’all… I finally found an author who writes in my genre! Well, almost. Christy Barritt’s “Squeaky Clean Mysteries” books are all-out mysteries that are suspenseful and sometimes macabre, while always hilarious. In fact, she’s as goofy as I am, if … Continue reading

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The Year of the Barbarian, by Elizabeth Ann Boyles

This well-researched historical novel totally drew me in. Sumi, a samurai’s daughter in the mid-19th century, respects her culture’s traditional Japanese ways, yet finds them too restrictive. She has dreams beyond needlework and flower arranging–dreams that shock most of her … Continue reading

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Virus Bomb, by D. Greg Scott

  What a wild ride! IT genius Jerry Barkley gets no respect. When he investigates a security leak for a client and gets a whiff of an impending terrorist attack on the US, he tries to warn the authorities. It … Continue reading

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