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A Front Page Affair
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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New York City, 1915 The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan's mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability "Kitty" Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she's stuck writing about fashion and society gossip over on the Ladies' Pageuntil a man is murdered at a high society picnic on her beat. Determined to prove her worth as a journalist, Kitty finds herself plunged into the midst of a wartime conspiracy that threatens to derail the United States' attempt to remain neutraland to disrupt the privileged life she has always known. Radha Vatsal's A Front Page Affair is the first book in highly anticipated series featuring rising journalism star Kitty Weeks.
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An enjoyable historical (WWI era) mystery starring an aspiring female reporter and surprisingly, no romance.

Found this on an MMD list a couple weeks ago (“20 historical mysteries featuring feisty female protagonists” http://bit.ly/2MqFC9E). I‘m looking forward to reading more of the books she mentioned.

+1 for #ScaryScavengerHunt: Where a character dies ✔️

+2 for a mystery

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon

Crazeedi Thanks for the link! Some interesting books listed there too! 1mo
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kspenmoll
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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#porchlife #vacation #checkin #bfcr2

Met my walking goal!!! 6 miles
Also my reading goal of 2 books.

Linsy Congrats! That‘s a pretty pic 💕 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
staci.reads Lovely porch! 😍 4mo
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Jerdencon
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After a day walking all over Manhattan (7.2 miles!) and even celebrated Lunar New Year in Chinatown for a little while, my feet are up and I'm catching up on this so far so good mystery that takes place in the same places I was walking today only 100 years earlier!

lahousewyfe Loved this book! 9mo
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Jerdencon
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Reading this historical mystery while my son was at book club at the library today. #raisingreadera

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Shibbyfruitfly
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Ran some errands and watched a lot of tv today. Now I‘m curled up in my reading corner and about to start a new book.

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Pamwurtzler
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I liked this one - it‘s set in NYC at the beginning of World War I, with the young girl newspaper reporter being in the right place at the right time. It was a fun read. #13inThree

Samplergal Yay! I‘ve not read this. So many books...now if I‘d only get off litsy! 1y
Pamwurtzler @Samplergal Same here!😀 1y
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Pamwurtzler
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Just getting started on #13inThree as it starts to thunderstorm here. So far I‘m liking this.

TheBookKeepers Thunderstorms rolling in here too! Happy reading! 1y
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Mindyrecycles
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My #bookclub read this for March. It's an engaging historical mystery and an interesting look at New York pre-WWI. #newyork #aprella

Cinfhen I think @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks might like this book 2y
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Susanita
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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This fills the bill for #cozymystery for #Booked2018 and I really enjoyed it. Play on words in the title, “amateur” investigator, and minimal violence on the page. It‘s also well researched in terms of the #fashion in clothes and home furnishings, the political atmosphere, and popular songs and books of the time. I‘m definitely adding the next book in the series to my #TBR list. #readingresolutuons

Cinfhen Yay!!! So glad you found a new series to enjoy! Congrats on another prompt completed💜 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! 😘📚😎👏🏻🎉 2y
Pamwurtzler Oh good I gave that on my kindle but haven‘t read it yet. Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
kspenmoll Sounds like a good read😀 2y
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batsy
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Thank you for hosting #letsgetcozy and for these lovely gifts, @cobwebmoth! I've been wanting to read these for so long, it's like you read my mind. I was *just* thinking about these gorgeous bookmarks by @BookBabe and of ordering them to my sister's US address and then asking her to forward them, and ta-da! One falls into my lap 😘 Love the socks, cup sleeve and notebook! I had to include the cute owl wrapper in the pic 🤗Thank you so much! ❤️

TrishB Lovely 💓 2y
CouronneDhiver Great gifts! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Very nice! 💖The two books look good! 2y
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drokka I'd never heard of the Gilded Grave one, looks good. The other one I've always thought to be of interest too. 2y
batsy @drokka I'm pretty sure I added it to the TBR after seeing it on Goodreads 😄 Looking forward to both books! 2y
cobwebmoth I'm so glad you like what I chose! 2y
batsy @cobwebmoth I love them! Thank you ☺️ 2y
Centique Those books look excellent! 2y
mabell I love the coffee sleeve! 2y
batsy @mabell It's really cute :) 2y
BookBabe Yay! What an awesome bunch of gifts! 😍 By the way, I do ship internationally, through PayPal. Email me about what you want and where you are, and I'll get you a shipping quote. ❤️Bookworm1959@icloud.com 2y
Mimi28 Awesome presents! 😊😊 2y
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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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🔔📚🔔 I love this series! Kitty Weeks is an awesome character. While the 1st in the series (this book) is a bit lighter on the mystery part it's worth getting to know Kitty + it's a rare book in that women aren't the murder victims! $1.99 ebook!

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thelizflynn
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This was a cute, fast read. I don't know if this is considered a cozy mystery, but it's a very stress-free read!

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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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??? I love this mystery series! Set in early 1900s NY Capability "Kitty" Weeks wants to be a newspaper reporter but the whole being a woman is kind of a problem. But she's determined af & ends up at an event where there is a murder and she can't leave it alone needing to solve it. (Great if you want a historical mystery that isn't violence against women). #recommendsday even though it isn't Wednesday

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thelizflynn
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This cover is pretty silly, but it's cute and entertaining so far.

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johnnie_cakes
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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Pardon my language, but fuck this book. 12 pages from the end the villain declares one of the characters is a "faggot" and committed suicide out of fear of being outed. No. Just no. It was bullshit that added nothing to the story and ruined the book for me. I'm tired of straight authors using gay suicide as a convenient plot point.

britt_brooke 😣😣😣 3y
LeahBergen 😠 3y
LauraBrook God, that's horrible and disgusting. 😡 3y
johnnie_cakes @LauraBrook I'm so angry. Not only for the shitty representation, but also because I feel duped by the author. 3y
LauraBrook @johnnie_cakes I'd be angry too, and I'm angry for you that you read this crap. All that time on the book, hopefully not much 💰spent, and for this? Bullshit! This kind of crap in books makes me incandescent with rage. (edited) 3y
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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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It's raining books! At least for one winner 📚📚 sign up for my mystery newsletter Unusual Suspects and you could win 10 books! http://bookriot.com/?p=120439

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Nafiza
Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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This is very readable but I don't quite know what to think of it yet. Hmmmm.

WOCreads That's a cool cover tho!😍 3y
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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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Entertaining historical fic great for anyone who shies away from mystery bc they don't know where to start or want to avoid violence against women. Set in NY during WWI Capability "Kitty" Weeks is a women's fashion reporter trying to solve a murder that occurred at an event she attended. While she's more than capable (heh) she's living in a time where women aren't even allowed to vote. (Bit of info dumping w/ historical info but still good.)

Zelma Thanks for the rec! I tend to dislike thrillers and mysteries in general due to graphic violence. I can deal with a little or if it's imperative to a character's development, but overall it's not my thing. 3y
Matilda @Zelma this should be a good fit :) 3y
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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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Then: 👆🏽

Now: we can't have a woman president she'll get her period and nuke another country!

Owlizabeth 🙄🙄🙄 3y
Martyn_J_Pass (Sigh) 3y
Megabooks 🙄😡 3y
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Matilda
A Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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Can't decide so I'll let you guys pick my next read please :)

LauraBeth Pick All The Missing Girls so I can read your review 😀 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I've been eyeing "All the Missing Girls." 3y
Matilda Sold! Thank you ladies @Donna_sBookMinute @LauraBeth 3y
Corbo I DNF'd all the missing girls :( 3y
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Twocougs
Front Page Affair | Radha Vatsal
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Book mail from Late Night Library😀

Suzze And a blurb from my friend, Rhys! 3y
readinginthedark Late Night Library? 3y
Twocougs @readinginthedark it's a nonprofit out of Portland that focuses on authors of color and women. They have a book club where they send you a book a month ($10 total). I've received some amazing novels from them. Latenightlibrary.org 3y
readinginthedark @Twocougs Awesome, thanks! 3y
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