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Book Review: Recovery Man (Retrieval Artist #6) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Recovery Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Roc

Summary:   On Jupiter’s moon Callisto, a mysterious Recovery Man kidnaps Rhonda Shindo after he terrorizes and then abandons her brilliant thirteen-year-old daughter, Talia. While authorities on Callisto search for Rhonda, her employers at the Aleyd Corporation try to gain custody of Talia. Somehow, Callisto authorities...

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Book Review: To the Lake by Yana Vagner

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To the Lake by Yana Vagner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Skyscraper Publications

Summary:   When a virulent flu epidemic sweeps through Moscow killing hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, Anya and her husband Sergey decide to flee to a lake in the far north of Russia where they hope to sit out the epidemic. But as the wave of infection expands from the capital, they encounter obstacles,...

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Book Review: Ladle to the Grave (Soup Lover's Mystery #4) by Connie Archer

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Ladle to the Grave by Connie Archer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: Berkley

Summary:  By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont’s most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success—she’s too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones… 

It’s almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to...

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Book Review: Still Life by Louise Penny (Inspector Armand Gamache #1)

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Still Life by Louise Penny
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Minotaur Books

Summary:   Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic...

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Book Review: A Roux of Revenge (Soup Lover's Mystery #3) by Connie Archer

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A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Penguin Random House/Berkley Prime Crime

Summary:   Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful Soup Shop. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival… and murder.
 
Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October,...

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