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Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I discussed different book genres/categories. Each day, I gave a few details about the genre/catego...

July 22, 2023

The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts


A  gripping historical novel about two mothers who must make unthinkable choices in the face of the Nazi occupation.

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July 21, 2023

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer ~A Review

by Susan Roberts


Kelly Rimmer’s dramatic new novel follows two female SOE operatives whose lives will be determined by a double agent in their midst.

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July 20, 2023

The Madwomen of Paris by Jennifer Cody Epstein ~ a Review

by Donna Huber


Laure had been a patient of the Hysterical ward at Paris's famous Salpêtrière asylum. Having been cured of her hysteria but making money or family, she stayed on as a ward attendant. One of her main duties is to be a personal assistant to the star of Charcot's Friday lectures. When Josephine is dragged into the asylum fighting like a banshee and covered in blood, something piques Laure's interest.

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July 19, 2023

Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King ~ a Review

by Donna Huber


A body is found under a toppled statue on the Gardener Estate. Presumably, the body was buried there 50 years ago when the statue was erected for Midsummer's Eve and may be connected to a serial killer cold case. Roquel Laing is a San Francisco Police Department investigator who is known for her profiling and behavioral analysis skills. While on modified duty following a knee injury, she is assigned to the Cold Case Unit and begins working with an unofficial group of police detectives trying to solve the "Highwayman" murders. With the discovery of a new body and the prime suspect in the murders dying, Roquel must work quickly to determine if this body is one of his 19 victims.

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July 18, 2023

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ~ a Review

by MK French


Montserrat is a talented but overlooked sound editor left out of the boys’ club in ’90s Mexico City. Her best friend Tristán is a faded soap opera star that she's been in love with since childhood. Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, who says his career was cursed by magic film created by a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock. Urueta wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him finish his film and lift the curse. Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. The two now must figure out the truth of the film and the obscure occultist before it's too late.

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July 17, 2023

Playing It Safe by Ashley Weaver ~ a Review

by Donna Huber


Electra McDonnell has a new assignment from British Intelligence Major Ramsay. Her unique skills are needed in the countryside. Having survived the Blitz in London, time in the country sounds good, but Electra is keener to once again work a case with the major. With this assignment, she's to travel undercover and hopefully, they will uncover a German spy ring.

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July 16, 2023

3 Horror Novels to Read This Month

by MK French


The sun may be shining brightly, but there is darkness within the pages of these books. Whether you are looking for something frightenly good to read during a thunderstorm or only read horror in the brightest of sunny days, be sure to check out these books.

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