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75 in ’13: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

For the twenty-sixth book of the challenge, I read <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16349.Hercule_Poirot_s_Christmas&#8221; target=”new”>Hercule Poirot’s Christmas</a>, by Agatha Christie. What happens when a dysfunctional family gets together at the house of their elderly, invalided, gleefully abusive patriarch for the holidays? It’s not … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: Naked In Death

For the fifteenth book in the challenge, I read Naked In Death by J.D. Robb (or Nora Roberts, if you prefer), book one of the In Death series. Straight up, I gave it three stars out of five. I’m having … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: The Sittaford Mystery

For the eleventh book in the challenge, I read The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie. This book has neither of her two most famous detectives, but instead relies on another young woman to try her amateur hand at detecting. Emily … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes

For the fourth book of the challenge, I read Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes, by Maurice Leblanc. This is listed as the second book in the series. Lupin’s opponent may sound familiar; this is because, after Leblanc used Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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52 in 1 Bonus Books: Heat Wave

For the third bonus book, I read Heat Wave by Richard Castle. Potato-chip book! This one is longer than the Derek Storm novels, being all of two hundred pages. I’m not sure what there is to say about this book. … Continue reading

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52 in 1 Bonus Book: Invisible

The first bonus book I read was Invisible, the first book in the Ivy Malone Mysteries, by Lorena McCourtney. I’m going to say it straight out; I didn’t like the book. Pros: The protagonist was fine, and I enjoyed seeing … Continue reading

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52 in 1: A Murder Is Announced

For week 51, I read A Murder Is Announced, by Agatha Christie. This is another of Christie’s classic mysteries that turns into a not-so-classic mystery somewhere in the middle-ish bit, while you’re trying to figure out why people are still … Continue reading

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