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75 in ’13: Murder on the Orient Express

  For the forty-fifth book in the challenge, I read Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie. What a classic! This book has always gotten more attention than her other books, and for good reason. This isn’t … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: 813 (Arsene Lupin)

  For the thirty-third book, I read 813 (Arsène Lupin #4) by Maurice Leblanc. Once again, the gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin is caught up in yet another mysterious mystery of shadowy affairs! But wasn’t that fellow dead after the affair of … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: Rules of Prey

For the twenty-eighth book in the challenge, I read Rules of Prey by John Sandford, the first book in his Lucas Davenport series. I gave it four out of five stars. Lucas Davenport is a somewhat macho, somewhat eccentric, very … Continue reading

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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: Black Coffee

For the twenty-fifth book in the challenge, I read <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16352.Black_Coffee&#8221; target=”new”>Black Coffee</a> by Agatha Christie. This is one of her Hercule Poirot books, and it actually started as a play. You can tell by the little things, when two … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: The Hollow Needle

For the eighteenth book in the challenge, I read The Hollow Needle (L’aiguille Creuse) by Maurice Leblanc, supposedly the third(ish?) book in the Arsene Lupin series. (But we’ve been over the numbering system before.) I gave this one a solid … Continue reading

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75 in ’13: The Woggle-Bug Book and Poirot and the Regatta Mystery

For the seventeenth book in this challenge, I am counting two short stories as one book. The first is The Woggle-Bug Book by L. Frank Baum as a supplement to his Oz series. This one was bizarre and ridiculous, and … Continue reading

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