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Ruthiella
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No. 11 in the series-only eight more books to go and I will have completed it. This one was particularly good. I know many readers become invested in the relationship between Ramses and Nefret, but for me, more touching was the development of Amelia‘s relationship with her son. WWI has started and the Emersons are involved, naturally. My only complaint is that evil Percy does not suffer enough. I‘d have liked to see him in prison. #serieslove24

merelybookish Nice to hear the series is worth continuing on with. I read first one for #cloakanddaggerchristmas and enjoyed it! 1w
Ruthiella @merelybookish It‘s a fun series and like many, it gets better as is progresses. 😃 1w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
Blueberry Ooh, I've never seen that cover! ❤️ 1w
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BarbaraJean
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This was funny, clever, and full of Lord Peter‘s “piffle”—this time put to useful purpose as he goes undercover at an ad agency to investigate a suspicious death. I loved the spot-on caricatures of office personalities, as well as Lord Peter‘s various small “tells”! The mystery was also satisfying—other than one trope at the end that I hate. (Another belated review for a December read!) #CloakandDaggerChristmas - classic mystery #SeriesLove2023

Ruthiella Awesome 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄I‘ve read this before but honestly, other than the ad job, remember nothing about the plot. 6mo
willaful One of my favorites. 6mo
batsy I enjoyed this a lot, too. 6mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 6mo
BarbaraJean @Ruthiella I find that to be the case for me with so many murder mysteries! I guess that adds to the re-read value when I can‘t remember who the murderer was😏 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Christmas Guest | Peter Swanson
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My library hold just came in 😆. This will be perfect for a cozy festive read.. from the English country house, village pub to Christmas meals, it‘s a great holiday read, with a murder (or more) thrown in! It‘s a quick, engrossing and fun read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ruthiella I‘m hanging on to this for next year. Hoping to do #CloakandDaggerChristmas again! 6mo
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kwmg40
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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A few more #wintergames wrap-ups. #snowangels

For the #CloakandDaggerChristmas challenge, I completed 7 prompts, though 2 of them were finished a few days after the Dec. 25 deadline. Thanks to @Ruthiella for hosting!

Thanks to @DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES for the extended #rushathon readathon. I managed to read 76 books during the 4 months.

kwmg40 #BookSpinBingo was fun as usual, though I didn't finish either my #BookSpin or #DoubleSpin book. But I did get a bingo! @TheAromaofBooks

I loved doing the #CandylandReadathon and got 3 badges in addition to a couple of bingos! Thank you @Catsandbooks for hosting!
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!! 6mo
Ruthiella Great work! 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄 6mo
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DieAReader Fantastic! 6mo
Andrew65 This is brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🎊🎉🥳 6mo
Catsandbooks Awesome job! 👏🏼❄️🍭🎉❤️ Thanks for participating! 6mo
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rubyslippersreads
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My #firstlast #lastfirst books for 2023. The tagged book was also one of my #CloakAndDaggerChristmas picks.

Ruthiella Excellent work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 6mo
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kspenmoll
An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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#CloakandDaggerChristmas

I am an avid mystery reader so it is no surprise that I fulfilled 6/8 prompts. 7 & 8 I did not get to.
Thanks @Ruthiella - This was such a fun challenge!

tpixie Great job! 6mo
Ruthiella Well done! 🎅🏻🔪💀🎄 6mo
LeahBergen Nicely done! 6mo
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bthegood
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I read 4/8 for #CloakandDaggerChristmas - enjoyed trying this out this year - now that it's on my radar I will definitely try again. Added some good reads to my TBR - Thanks for hosting @Ruthiella -

#WinterGames #GangstaWrappers

Make a great day everyone 🥳

Ruthiella Awesome job! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 6mo
bthegood @Ruthiella thx - it was fun 💀☃️ (edited) 6mo
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Catsandbooks
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Ruthiella Nice work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
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kwmg40
A Small Death in Lisbon | Robert Wilson
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This is a complex and gripping mystery/thriller spanning two timelines that eventually merge. Some parts are quite disturbing and graphic, but I enjoyed learning more about Portugal's history in the second half of the 20th century.

I chose this book for the “wartime mystery“ prompt of #CloakAndDaggerChristmas. @Ruthiella

#wintergames #snowangels #longdarknights @Emilymdxn

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kwmg40
The Maid | Nita Prose
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I enjoyed this cozy mystery featuring Molly the Maid. It was fun and charming with great characters. I liked all the twists and turns, though I have to admit that some of the surprises revealed at the end made the story a bit implausible.

I chose this book for the “published in 2022“ prompt of #CloakAndDaggerChristmas, though I didn't quite finish by Dec. 25.. @Ruthiella

#wintergames #snowangels #brightcolddays @Emilymdxn

Ruthiella Aw, we‘ll let the timing slide! 😉 Nice work! 🎄💀🔪🎅🏻 7mo
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