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Hour of the Cat by Peter Quinn

It gave me a Q author for my alphabet reading challenge and looked like something I might enjoy.

Published: 2005

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 400 pages

Setting: 1936-1939, New York City and Berlin

Summary: Short version: The rise of the Nazis alongside a hard-boiled detective story Continue reading


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Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

This is our book club choice for August.

Published: 2014

Genre: hard-boiled detective/mystery

Length: 436 pages

Setting: a big city (it felt like California, but I’m not sure it was explicitly stated), 1987

Summary: Short version: Ex-detective has to find the mass murder before he kills again Continue reading

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Ghosts, Bigfoot, and Free Lunches by Dan Stout

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer. I’m also trying something new. One of the blogs I follow started a seven word summary of the books she’s reading. I thought it might be fun to add

Published: August, 2016 in Crime & Mystery Short Stories

Genre: paranormal crime short story

Length: 4 pages

Setting: an apartment room, present day

Summary: In seven words or less: The goldfish did it. Honest.

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