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cant_i'm_booked
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James Cain‘s stories are always fun to read - mini book-bound film noirs, usually about a man who knows better, but falls anyway for that sexy married woman with murderous intentions. It hardly ever turns out well for the man. “Mildred Pierce” had to be my favorite though - more novella than short story, it veered in a different direction than most of Cain‘s plots. About to watch the 1945 film version next, starring a mesmerizing Joan Crawford.

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vivastory
Dead Calm | Charles Williams
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My selection for #weirdwords is binnacle. This was one of numerous nautical terms that popped up in Williams' hardboiled tale that takes place entirely on the ocean. I love a good ocean tale, & don't mind nautical terminology, as it is part of the worldbuilding. Or shipbuilding. Despite the excellent claustrophobic tale, Navy veteran Williams did seem to deploy the terms to distracting excess.
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CBee Not sure I could do a claustrophobic tale - it‘s a phobia of mine 😳 5h
vivastory @CBee It's funny you mention phobias...there is a very unique take on acrophobia in this novel, this is something that I have to a certain degree but the way it is portrayed in the novel really threw me for a loop. Also a wee bit claustrophobic. I had a CT scan a couple yrs ago & the tech was like, “Are you claustrophobic?“ & I said, “I don't think so?!“ 😬 (edited) 2h
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Susanita
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Holy guacamole! This book is so good! It‘s violent AF but the writing is exquisite. Sometimes I‘d have to pause and just stare into space after reading a particularly well crafted sentence. And I finished it in the same month for #authoramonth !

Meanwhile, I‘m hanging out nursing a cup of coffee in the A/C while I wait for the gates to open at the ballpark, and I have this “could only happen in Washington” chat with my sister.

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Kshakal
Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

1. Yes… I made my goal 100 books and I also make other bookish goals, like attend bookish events and utilize my local library more, that sort of thing
2. I make a tbr list every month… sometime I stick to it, sometimes I don‘t!
3. It gives me a place to escape to

@KateReadsYA @Pageturner1 @Mommamanzi

Eggs I like your ‘other bookish goals‘ 👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks for playing! 7h
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Its_Amanda_Plz
The Lies You Wrote | Brianna Labuskes
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A solid mystery that keeps you intrigued until the end. I took a chance since it was on Audible Plus and worth the listen.

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BookmarkTavern
Murder Most Actual | Alexis Hall
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Stressful day at work, so I made brownies! #AudioBaking

Ruthiella Looks delicious! 😋 1d
AnnCrystal 🤩😋👍💝. 1d
Hooked_on_books Smart idea! 22h
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 11h
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Jeanelle
Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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It has been so long since I‘ve read a murder mystery, and oh have I missed them. There is nothing like trying to solve a crime along side the main character. This series has pulled me completely under, and I cannot wait to read book three.

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candc320
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This was a great addition to this series! DC Morgan is once again solving a murder mystery in her small Welsh town, but this time it involves a reality tv show filming there. I loved this element and trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened and what secrets the contestants were trying to hide. Will definitely continue with the series! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BookBr
Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Changing up my current reads in the hopes of getting over this lil slump — a cozy mystery is almost always a good bet! 🤞🏻

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Roary47
Elephants Can Remember | Agatha Christie
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4✨ Another Poirot book that is really fun to read. We have a question posed to Ms. Oliver on an event was there is a double murder/suicide. Did the husband kill the wife and then commit suicide, the other way around, or did they both commit suicide at the same time. Certainly someone will remember something so they can crack the mystery. The story flows well, and I was finally able to solve one! I enjoy Poirot as a master of deduction always.

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