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Review: “Don’t Lose Her,” Jonathon King

Pros: Decent characters, plenty of tension Cons: Odd way of unfurling a mystery Rating: 3 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher via NetGalley. Expected publication date: June 2, 2015   In Jonathon King’s Don’t Lose Her (The

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Review: “Witches with the Enemy,” Barb Hendee

Pros: Fantastic mystery, politics, murder, mayhem, crazy people, and red herrings Cons: Sometimes characters are a little slow on the uptake Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher via NetGalley. Expected publication date: May 5, 2015

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Review: “Obsession in Death,” J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Pros: Fascinating obsession; tightrope-walking for Eve; great characters Cons: Eve is the central target again Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book provided by Penguin Group Expected release date: February 10, 2015.   Twenty years; forty books. That’s where J.D.

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Review: “The Killer Wore Leather,” Laura Antoniou

Pros: So much better than the last mystery I read that tackled a sex-related subculture Cons: Too many characters to keep track of. Rating: 4.5 out of 5   First, per FCC guidelines I should note that this book was

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Review: “In the Woods,” Merry Jones

Pros: Good mystery Cons: Tonal confusion Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher Severn House via NetGalley. Expected publication early 2015   Harper Jennings and her husband, Hank, are having a camping vacation out in the

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Review: “The Hangman,” Louise Penny

Pros: Simple mystery Cons: Not much tension Rating: 4 out of 5   One of the difficulties of getting a book from the library or getting an e-book copy is that I don’t necessarily know as much about a book

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Non-Review: “A Death in Eden,” Paul J. Heald

NOTE: Review book provided by author   I do a “non-review” when I couldn’t finish a book. I won’t review it on Amazon or GoodReads, but I don’t mind telling you here why I chose not to finish. If there’s

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Review: “Spectrum,” Alan Jacobson

Pros: Nice mystery with good twists, turns, and tensions Cons: Really confusing PoV; jumps around a lot in time Rating: 3 out of 5 Review e-book provided by Open Road Integrated Media Expected release date: October 7, 2014   Description

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Review: “Brimstone,” Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Pros: Engrossing read with plenty of tense scenes Cons: Some flat, stereotyped suspects Rating: 3.5 out of 5 A most unusual murder has occurred: a man appears to have been burned from the inside out. A print of a cloven

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Review: “Festive in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: Plenty of nice twists & turns; fun character stuff built around Christmas Cons: Not as much tension as I’d like Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book provided by Penguin Group Expected release date: September 9, 2014.   Festive

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