Tag: Dusty Books

Dusty Book: Henry’s List of Wrongs

Dusty Book: Henry’s List of Wrongs

In Henry’s List of Wrongs by John Scott Shepherd,  Henry—a ruthless businessman known as “The Assassin”—has let an event from his past dictate his life.  When he discovers this past memory had more to it then he ever knew, he decides (with the help of a psych student who isn’t what she seems) to make amends with […]

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Dusty Book: How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

Dusty Book: How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin

The Blackbird Sisters mysteries are a great example of a series that started out in paperback and then grew into a well-deserved hardcover audience. The series begins with 2002’s How to Murder a Millionaire. Working the connections from her debutante days, Nora Blackbird swings a gig as a society columnist for a Philadelphia newspaper. When […]

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Dusty Book: Dead Clever: A Lily Pascale Mystery

Dusty Book: Dead Clever: A Lily Pascale Mystery

Dead Clever: A Lily Pascale Mystery by Scarlett Thomas Fed up with failed auditions and a cheating boyfriend, Lily returns to Devon where she lands a job as a pop culture instructor at the local university. Her students are distraught over the recent murder of one of their classmates and the handsome colleague who offered […]

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Elementary, Dear Reader!

Elementary, Dear Reader!

Thanks to the popular Sherlock series on Masterpiece, there’s been renewed interest in the Baker Street detective.  Of course,  Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless stories will sell themselves. Here’s what you can recommend to readers wanting even more: The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr When two workers are killed while renovating Queen Victoria’s Royal Palace of Holyrood, […]

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Dusty Book:  The Happy Pigs

Dusty Book: The Happy Pigs

The Happy Pigs by Lucy Harkness is a really, really dark story.  Just so you’re forewarned.  In this grim British novel, a young policewoman defends herself against a would-be rapist, killing him accidentally.  The next day, her new boss fails to show up for his first day of work . . . From the Booklist review: “Written […]

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Dusty Book: Murder 101 by Maggie Barbieri

Dusty Book: Murder 101 by Maggie Barbieri

Murder 101 introduces series sleuth Alison Bargeron. It’s bad enough that the English professor’s car is stolen and she has to make an unweildy commute to the Bronx Catholic College where she teaches. But, when handsome police office Bobby Crawford arrives, its not to tell her that her car’s been found, it’s to inform her that she’s […]

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Dusty Book:  Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks

Dusty Book: Watch By Moonlight by Kate Hawks

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a big romance reader. Sure, I enjoy them when I come across them, but they aren’t the first thing I pick to read, and I tend towards contemporary romance if at all. So if I was weepy over Kate Hawks’ Watch By Moonlight, I think just about anyone […]

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Dusty Book: Frost on My Moustache by Tim Moore

Dusty Book: Frost on My Moustache by Tim Moore

This book deserves a second look right now for three reasons. 1. It is funny, smart and good. 2. Chelsea Handler’s Uganda Be Kidding Me has brought the saucy travelogue back into vogue. 3. Moustaches. Subtitled “The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer,” journalist Moore’s Frost on My Moustache is quick-witted attempt to retrace Lord Dufferin’s […]

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Dusty Book: Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney

Dusty Book: Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney

In Patricia Gaffney’s Mad Dash, photographer Dash Bateman flees her recently emptied nest after a fight with her husband Andrew. Citing yet another unconfirmed physical ailment as to why they can’t keep the dog someone abandoned outside their Washington, D.C. home, Andrew gives Dash the push she needs to pack up puppy and head to […]

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Dusty Book: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Dusty Book: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

If eggnog’s not enough to numb you to your family’s forced togetherness this holiday season, enjoy a shot of schadenfreude courtesy of  Jonathan Franzen’s hefty The Corrections. Denise, Gary and Chip return to their childhood home to give their mother one last “normal” Christmas, in spite of their father’s escalating Parkinson’s disease and the adult siblings’ […]

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