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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 01) by James S.A. Corey

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Product info (from Goodreads): It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by … Continue reading

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Spies of the Balkans (Nigth Soldiers 11) by Alan Furst

Product info (from Goodreads): Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece–the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama … Continue reading

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

Product info (from Goodreads): Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. There have been other books on Dr Morell’s cocktail of treatments for Hitler and Goering’s reliance on drugs, but Ohler’s book is … Continue reading

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The Warded Man (Demon Cycle 01) by Peter V. Brett

Product info (from Goodreads): As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that … Continue reading

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An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter 06) by Chris Carter

Product info  (from Goodreads): A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, … Continue reading

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The Ambassador by Graham McNeill

Product info (from Goodreads): Grizzled ex-general Kaspar von Velten finds himself unprepared for his duties as the new ambassador to the court of Tsarina. Not ready for the power struggles and politics, Kaspar is soon using his battlefield experience to … Continue reading

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Product info (from Goodreads): Flights is a series of imaginative and mesmerising meditations on travel in all its forms, not only the philosophy and meaning of travel, but also fascinating anecdotes that take us out of ourselves, and back to … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe 05) by Raymond Chandler

Product info:  (from Goodreads): Chandler’s 5th novel has Philip Marlowe going to Hollywood as he explores the underworld of glitter capital, trying to find a sweet young thing’s missing brother. A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair … Continue reading

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Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he’s trapped in, a new career – part spy, part people-smuggler – begins. Following multiple … Continue reading

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