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Lethal White (Cormoran Strike 04) by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym) J.K. Rowling

Product info: “I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.” When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a … 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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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Product info (from Goodreads): Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are … Continue reading

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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Product info (from Goodreads): A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution — set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic … Continue reading

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Movie review: Queen (2014) by Vikas Bahl

I found out about that one while perusing Tasha/Heidenkind’s excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books – thank you my dear for mentioning it! Product info: A young New Delhi woman called Rani (‘Queen’ in English) comes from a very … Continue reading

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Movie review: Magellan (2017) directed by Rob York

Product info: After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson (Brandon Ray Olive) is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources. My impressions: … Continue reading

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Movie review: Interstellar (2014) directed by Christopher Nolan

Product info (from Wikipedia): Sometime in the 21st century, a series of crop blights on Earth threatens humanity’s survival. Joseph Cooper (Mathew McConaughey), a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law, son Tom (Casey Affleck), and daughter … Continue reading

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After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain by Morgan Llywelyn

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses, and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos. After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned—left to … Continue reading

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