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

Pros: Great suspense and drama Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Craig Foster, a well-liked young teacher, is found dead in his classroom, the victim of a horrific poisoning. He’s found by two young students, Melodie and Rayleen. The

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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: “The Dollmaker,” Amanda Stevens

Pros: Interesting New Orleans milieu Cons: A bit muddled; yet another ‘unusual sexuality = murderous deviant’ equivalency Rating: 1 out of 5 Claire and Dave’s daughter Ruby disappeared seven years ago, never to be seen again. Suddenly Claire catches sight

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Review: “Concealed in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: The usual fun, interesting ride Cons: One seeming intelligence breakdown; not the best of the series Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Concealed in Death, by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), is the latest

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"Thankless in Death", J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Unusual antagonist and lots of Eve curmudgeonliness Cons: The antagonist is also annoying; a few too many unwanted accolades get thrown at Eve’s feet Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Release date: September 17, 2013 Review book courtesy of Penguin

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"Delusion in Death", J.D. Robb

Pros: Trademark snappy dialogue; fascinating mystery; continuing character development Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Eve’s latest case is a terrifying one. A toxic brew of chemicals was released into a bar,

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"Envy," J.R. Ward

Pros: Delicious romantic pairing; tense story; author does a great job of sounding like her characters Cons: Definitely read the series in order; even characters with depth have moments of seeming like raging stereotypes; some of the “voices” of her

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"Deadly Sins," Kylie Brant

Pros: Great mystery and characters, wonderful relationship, fascinating subplots Cons: So many people and names that I got a bit confused! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Special Agent Jaid Marlowe of the FBI

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"Babydoll," a non-review

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   To recap: when I put up a “non-review,” it means I couldn’t finish a book. I’m not going to review it on Epinions or Amazon, and this isn’t going to be a full-on

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"Deadly Dreams," Kylie Brant

Pros: Nice slow buildup of both the murder plot and the romance Cons: Odd sudden appearance of psychic abilities in the series; somewhat predictable bad guy; too many haunted/”damaged” women in this series Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book

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