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Category Archive for 'Mystery and Crime'

Last year I shared a fun kids’ series here on the blog – The Buddy Files.   Buddy’s adventures continue in the Case of the School Ghost by Doris Hillestad Butler.  Buddy is an exceptional golden retriever with the sort of skills that make him surprisingly adept at solving mysteries.  It helps of course that he [...]

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Tacoma Public Library is fortunate to have a very deep fiction collection.  Within the large basement at the Main location, closed off to patrons, the library has space to house many wonderful authors of yesteryear.  They aren’t read as often as they were in their heyday, and many are beginning to look a bit long in the tooth as [...]

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School is out and many of you might be wondering what to do with some of your free time on vacation or breaks from school.  Summer offers up a chance to commit to some reading you might normally not consider.  It is a wonderful time to take on a special reading project.  Some people turn [...]

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Overbite

In this follow up to last years Insatiable, Meg Cabot picks up right where she left off.  Meena Harper is working for the Vatican’s secret military branch known as the Palatine and still living with her older brother, Jonathan, who really wants to work there as well.  And with his new vampire killing invention, the [...]

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Now You See Her

I recently read Joy Fielding’s, Now You See Her, and was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t read a lot of fiction.  I assume most things I pick up won’t engage me or will have unappealing characters, so I save myself the trouble and usually stick with nonfiction.  But something in a review I read resonated with [...]

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