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steven-belanger's picture
Sep.22.2012
Photo: Book cover, from its Goodreads page.   The new book in the Jesse Stone series, Fool Me Twice, is a good, quick read, as I read it in just a few hours.  Having said that, I can't say much more positive about it, since the plot is a rehash of Parker's Looking for Rachel Wallace (...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.16.2011
When I was a teenager I was a voracious reader of all things Stephen King, Peter Straub--and Mickey Spillane.  Donald Hamilton, too, but the Matt Helm series wasn't as much of a (questionable) influence upon me as the Mike Hammer series. Spillane was the best-selling author of anything English...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jun.15.2010
My husband and I recently journeyed back to a small farming community in northeast Nebraska (pop 380) to attend my class reunion.  Boone County is one of the loveliest spots in our nation.  Its pastoral scenes include rolling hills, in the summer covered with young plants of corn waving in a...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Jun.02.2010
Nancy Drew was my first detective.  In third grade, I began to read the series and I was hooked.  Here was a young woman--someone who looked like me (sort of!), who combined thought and action and could save herself and everyone else, as needed.  She had a boyfriend, and girl friends, and a car. ...
carol-shenold's picture
Jun.02.2010
How do you pick a favorite detective? There are way too many. It's like picking a mystery genre, I like them all for different reasons. Just like I'm fond of various types of fruit. I can't pick just one. Oranges are juicy and smell like summer while bananas are comforting and apples bring images...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jun.02.2010
I love the long story--the pot boiler, the epic historical romance mystery thriller detective saga that takes place over three generations.  I like the continuation of characters I've met and loved and hated.  The Harry Potter series  was wonderful because the author didn't stop for a very long...
stacy-juba's picture
May.13.2010
Twenty-five years ago, I was an introverted young girl approaching sixth grade. Suddenly, girls started “going out” with boys, bullies grew bigger, and gym class got rougher. Even though I had dedicated teachers and good friends, school often felt uncomfortable to me. One particularly bad day,...
barbara-audet's picture
Apr.14.2010
She drove a blue roadster. Solved serious mysteries. Had two best-forever friends. A charming boyfriend. Never seemed to have a major worry. And I wanted to be just like her. Nancy Drew, girl detective. Looking back at childhood, it is not just one book then for me, but a series of books, ...
terry-spear's picture
Apr.29.2009
Deidre's Secret by Terry Lee Wilde  Teenager Deidre Roux has premonitions of danger and is haunted by nightmares that she won't help someone in time and that they will die and it will all be her fault. Deidre also struggles to keep her abilities a secret from everyone and that is hard to do when...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jul.18.2008
I haven’t gotten my stimulus check yet. I don’t know why. Well, maybe the fact I forgot to include my deposit slip with my tax return. You have to understand, I was swearing under my breath when I was doing taxes this year because I had to pay. Forty-five dollars, but I had to pay! Anyway, when I...