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Gingermint2000

Gingermint2000

Joined March 2017

Mysteries, mysteries, mysteries
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Silenced in Sequins by Debra Sennefelder
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Quantum: A Thriller by Patricia Cornwell
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Midnight in the Graveyard by Elizabeth Massie, Kealan Patrick Burke, Thomas F Monteleone
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Emily Hartford comes home to her Dad and while she is there he has a heart attack and dies. She is left with his house and his business of medical examiner and coroner for the county. She has to debate with staying and taking over these jobs or going back to the Chicago and finishing her surgical residency or a college position. While she is thinking about her future there is a victim found and the local Sheriff wants Emily to help him.

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Amy is a librarian in Taylorsford, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her best friend and co worker Sunny is running for Mayor but a skeleton has been found on her Grandparents farm which use to be a commune back in the ‘60‘s. They ask Amy to contact members from the past. Amy is sucked into a murder.
Since years ago I use to work at a Blue Ridge Library too these books bring back pleasant memories. This one is my favorite of the series.

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A Place Called Fear | Keith Houghton
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Maggie Novak Is enjoying New Years' Eve when she receives a phone call from a co-workers wife asking about her husband. Where has he disappeared to? A murder happens and Maggie has to solve it. It is unlike other murders because this involves a co-worker. This makes her questioning her colleagues and what their role in the murder.
I really enjoy this series. Descriptions make me feel like I am there at the locations.

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Gemma has a power job so she is away from the family most of the day. Her daughter Rosie is spoiled and requires lots of attention. The neighbor Mira is bored and has nothing else in her life but to watch the neighbors. The characters demand and require lots more love then they are getting.
It was good but I wanted to scream at the adult characters.

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The Dead Girls Club | Damien Walters
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Heather Cole receives a half of a heart necklace, Her friend Becca had the other half but she died years ago. Who has sent this necklace to her? Heather thinks it is one of the other two girls from the Dead Girls Club, a club that read books about killers. She gets paranoid and thinks someone is after her.
This book is a psychological thriller. Well worth a read.

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Hearthstone Cottage | Frazer Lee
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After graduation Mike and his girlfriend and their friends Alex and Kay go to the Scottish Highlands to take a break. When they almost get to the cottage they hit a deer with their vehicle. They are shaken up but get to the cottage and find Alex's sister Meggie staying as well. Mike keeps getting wild vibes. He starts hearing and seeing things but no-one else encounters these things.
A good old ghost story. I really enjoyed it.

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This is a short story of Lacy Shaw the librarian in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Paris Montgomery is hired to teach a computer class for senior citizens. The two people meet and romance is in the air. Paris is concerned about giving Lacy the love she needs. He feels broken due to his past.
You can read the whole story in one sitting. A good little love story.

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religious group is meeting at a Manor House for a convention. Revered Celia Gordon is poisoned by peanuts being in her dessert. Which person in the group killed the unpopular Revered?
This is the third in the series with Monica Noble. I had not read the other two but had no problem. A good mystery to read fast

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Beating About the Bush | M. C. Beaton
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This is another delightful book with Agatha Raisin. She is hired by a company to investigate but from the start they try to make her look foolish. When the secretary Mrs. Dinwiddy is found dead they try to blame it on a donkey but Agatha knows it is murder instead. Her and her assistant Toni try to solve the case but from opposition from the company and the police.

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More Than Just Mum | Rebecca Smith
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This is a cute story of the life of a Mum and the challenges she meets each day with her family. Even though our family loves us they tend to run us through the wringers. Hannah Thompson has a teaching job that she doesn't enjoy. She starts to look for other jobs that could pay more since her oldest son is heading to university next year.
A comedy of how life really is instead of sugar coating it.

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This book includes strange stories through the Midwest and West Virginia. Some of the strange stories include the Mothman, the Beast of Bray Road, and a runestone. Others that I had not heard of were about a turtle, aliens that had pancakes, spaceships. and other stories. Each subject was well covered with the history and people in the area and their views too. This will be especially interesting if you are from this area or know the area.

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Jade Allen is a friend to a homeless guy that lives out in the woods. She finds him dead and reports the murder and her mother DCI Sophie Allen is shocked because she didn't know her daughter even knew the guy. They try to figure out why a homeless guy would be killed because he did not own anything of value. He had once been a senior member of a commune, was this why he was killed?
This mystery series is very written.

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Leah loses her parents in a car wreck. Her father had always wanted to move to Scotland and her mother loved Christmas. Leah sees an auction for a Christmas Tree Farm in Scotland and buys it. She knows nothing about trees but she moves there to start her new business. She comes into contact with the pumpkin farmer neighbor Noel first off. When he rescues her from a crying episode in her car he thinks she will go running back to London.

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The Confession Club | Elizabeth Berg
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This is the third book in the Mason Series. I absolutely love these books. They are so heartwarming, feel good books. There is a group of women that meet to eat and tell a secret that no-one knows about. They let two new members into the club Maddy and Iris. Maddy has just came back from New York and wants to escape to the slow moving life of the small town. Iris meets a homeless guy John and they become friends.

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Ghoster | Jason Arnopp
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Kate quits her job and moves to a new city to be with her boyfriend Scott. When she gets to the apartment all of the furniture is gone and she doesn't hear anything from Scott.

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The Body on the Beach | Anna Johannsen
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Inspector Lena Lorenzen is ask if she will go back to the island she grew up on and solve a murder. She is assigned Detective Sergeant Johann Grasmann from another town, she questions if they will be able to work well together but very soon she finds out he is a great worker. The victim was over a children's home. They question the staff and community members.
I found this to be interesting and look forward to more from the author.

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Buried in the Stacks | Allison Brook
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Carrie is a librarian with something different. She has a ghost librarian, Evelyn, that talks to her in the library. When Dorothy, Evelyn's niece, is murdered Carrie feels obligated to help find the murderer. There are several people in the community that aren't model citizens and may have had something against Dorothy since she was not liked.
This was a good cozy read.

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What Happened That Night | DeAnna Cameron

his is a young adult book however be very careful not to let anyone under the age of 14 read this book. The descriptions are very detailed and though the subject matter is real it is disturbing as well. The main character Clara has had a crush on the boy next door Griffin.
I think this information should be given out to the public so people can be aware of it but this book could give nightmares to a younger child.

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This is the story of Fox Hollow Farm where Herb Baumeister would pick up guys in gay bars and take them home and and then kill them. Once he killed them he buried them on the farm or burned their bodies. With all of the killings that have taken place at the location it is no wonder that it is haunted. I had seen several tv shows about the farm but didn't have a lot of history. This book helped fill in the gaps.

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Ice Cold Heart | P. J. Tracy
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I cannot express how much I love this series. The characters are so colorful and work so good together. There is action through out the book, you are never bored. The only problem is I read them too fast.
In this one Roadrunner might have found a girlfriend!!! There are hackers going into a currency and stealing money. There is a crazy artist with weird views on women. And a new female character to be friends with the Monkeewrench Crew.

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The Missing Ones | Edwin Hill
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This is the second in a series but this book will stand alone. It was so action packed and I didn't get bored at all and I could not wait to get to the end to see what happened.
On a small island in Maine nothing usually happens but all at once Rory, the only policeman on the island, is kept busy.
I am going to go back and read the first book and cannot wait for book three.

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The Dark Side: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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The main character Zoe had a younger sister die when she was a child. And I know that would affect a person but not to the level where her personality went to. Young mother's make mistakes and sometimes have weird ideas but that does not mean they are out to harm their children. Only the last move would be considered harm on purpose. Just because you are young and make mistakes does not mean you have munchausen syndrome by proxy.

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Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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You can't go wrong with these books, always enjoyable.

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A Murder on Jane Street | Cathy Cash Spellman
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The elderly woman next door is murdered. Fitz Donovan an excop wants to solve the case. He brings his family into the case with him. They find out with help from friends that the neighbor was an important person in the fight againt the Nazis. Other secrets are revealed.
I really enjoyed this book and hope she makes this as a series with the family solving cases.

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Tom is a farmer in Australia. He doesn't necessarily have good luck with women. He isn't very confident in himself and maybe the women sense this about him. He does have a lot of love to give.
The story started out slow but once Hannah came into the picture it picked up for me.

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Stella inherits money from her parents and decides to buy an old house a few hours outside of London. Her boyfriend Jack lives with her but he complains about the small town and the remodeling of the home. One night a woman shows up and asks for help. Stella comes from a family that helped others and she wants to help the woman. Jack sees the woman as a threat.
Suspenseful and a few twists you are not expecting to happen.

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If you are a fan of Stranger Things like I am you need to get this book. This is my fix until the next episodes come out in July. While I was reading it was like I was watching an episode. I hope this is just the first of many of these books.
Hopper is telling Eleven about his past when he was a detective in New York City. He knows the subject matter is too advanced for Eleven but she is no normal girl.

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Alice has questions about her past. Her past was not what she thought. I loved this book, there was so many twists and turns.

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Mimi's Dad lives in the Cotswolds in a small village called Goosebrook. When Mimi finds out her boyfriend has been cheating with her roommate she quits her job and goes to stay with her Dad and his partner. She meets lots of people in the village but Cal and his wife are instantly best friends.
I love this book and did not want it to end. I encourage everyone that likes uplifting books to read this one, it will make you smile.

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This is the first book in the series. Sukey Reynolds is a great character that you can relate to. She is a civilian Scene of Crime Officer that takes photographs of crime scenes. It was a mystery novel that kept me guessing who could be the murderer. There is several peopled killed. I am looking forward to reading more in this

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Waisted: A Novel | Randy Susan Meyers
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Daphne and Alice had families that made snide remarks about their weight. Both women were successful in their careers but their weight kept them from being confident in their own bodies They both go to a place like Biggest Loser but much more cruel. With five other women they are facing hell on earth. If you have ever dieted you will find this book entertaining. Loved it!

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A Perfect Cornish Summer | Phillipa Ashley
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Sam is head of a summer festival The main attraction of the festival bails. Chloe hires Sam's old boyfriend to fill in for the main billing. Gabe wants to start a new relationship with Sam. Then there is Chloe who is estranged from her daughter and grand daughter. Everyone will have a tense time trying to bring peace into their lives.
Phillipa Ashley brings her characters to live and we are at the window looking in.

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If you are looking for a new action packed series then read the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz. I just finished the 5th one and they are so good, so good you don't want them to end.

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Don't Even Breathe | Keith Houghton
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Maggie Novak is a detective in Orlando. She is called out to a murder in the woods that is badly burned. She then finds out the victim is her friend from years ago that she thought had been dead for years. There is so many twists and turns in the novel. I can't wait to read more stories about Maggie Novak.

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This is the story of Isabelle, an art consultant, in New York City. She has three relationships and three daughters from those relationships. Her life has always been surrounded with art which she loves We get to see each relationship and how she comes about to have a child in her world of art.
This book is by Danielle Steel so of course it is interesting. It has shows how women have strength and don't need a man in their world.

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Again we join Anna and Sophie. Sophie is pregnant with her third child. Anna has to overcome her fear of heights so she can travel to New York with Hudson. Anna has three guys to choose from but she only loves one.
These books are like visiting your best friend. They are a breathe of fresh air.

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Dating Cary Grant | Emelle Gamble
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Tracy gets stood up by her husband on her birthday. She is hit by a woman on a bicycle and falls and hits her head. She then decides to take an apartment in New York while her husband is in Connecticut. She wants him to move to New York and he wants her to come back to Connecticut. He has a reality tv show following him because he is a mayor of a small town.

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This is a look into the author Robin Strom's ghost hunting through the years. Most of the investigations are in Delaware or Maryland. My favorite chapter was Matt's House, he did not want help but just gave them the information of what happened in his house.
If you are from Delaware or Maryland you will especially enjoy these hauntings.

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The House on Foster Hill | Jaime Jo Wright
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Due to her husband dying two years ago Kaine decides to start a new life in Wisconsin. In the past Ivy tries to find out the identity of a woman found dead in a tree. The two will have something in common.

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MAKING LEMONADE FIRST PRINTING | Muriel Ellis Pritchett
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I loved this book. Missouri‘s husband has left her for a younger woman. She has to pick herself up.

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Enjoyed this mystery and will read others in the series.

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Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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There are three points of view of a murder of a teacher at the high school. Clare another teacher at the school. DS Kaur that is looking into the case and suspecting a teacher at the school. And the Clare's daughter Georgia that suspects teachers and students.

rretzler I enjoyed this one too. I‘m a big fan of Elly Griffiths 9mo
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Viktor is a psychiatrist in 1935 in the Czech Republic and he is starting a new job at an asylum for six prisoners that are very dangerous to society. He has new methods he wants to use on the prisoners. While he is inside the asylum working there is a dangerous killer of women called Leather Apron on the lose. Lukas is a police officer on the case looking for the killer.
This is a very intriguing novel. I really enjoyed this one!

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Martha Storm is a yes person. If someone needs something she will agree to do it for them. A book is sent to her and it was written by her Grandmother but the date in the book is past when her Grandmother died. Martha's search for the answer about her Grandmother makes Martha do some soul searching and makes her look at her agreeing to everything.
A very interesting book about an older female in a world by herself.

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Izzie's twin sister Anna was getting married in a couple months. And Izzie was also planning a hen party in Florence with her sister. But Anna dies and Izzie is left not knowing how to continue without her sister. Izzie loses her job and is offered a short term job in Florence making sure a wedding is pulled off successful for a celebrity. She meets several of the locals that help her with the wedding at the Villa Limoncello.
Loved this book!

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The author gives us so much information about crystals and how they can improve your life. There is different ways to use crystals on or near your body. We are given body charts where to place the crystals to help with all kind of issues. And there is a listing for using oils for issues too. And what I love is an index in the back of the book to help you out. A wonderful reference book!

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Will Haunt You | Brian Kirk
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Jesse's band gets together for a final play. They haven't been together to play for years. Jesse gets taken to a location where he is kept captive. He read a book that another band member gave him that describes the same type thing that is happening to him. Jesse keeps warning us that it will now happen to us now that we are reading the book.
A bizarre book.

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love these books. It is like coming to see an old friend. Our friend Anna is debating between which guy she enjoys being with the most, Connor or Hudson. And then there is Anna's friend Sophie that is mad at her husband and leaves him to live at Anna's place.
These books are like a good bowl of chocolate.

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Silent Night: A Novel | Danielle Steel
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Emma is a child actor on a series. Her mother Paige is a stage mother and wants Emma to have an Oscar in her future. She really doesn't allow Emma to be a child and Emma has some kind of class constantly. But one day rushing home without their seatbelts on they have a tragic accident. Whitney, Emma's aunt now is her guardian and now takes the role of parent.
This one reminds me of her earlier books.

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Backlash | Lisa Jackson
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A romance taking place on a ranch. Tessa loves Denver but he leaves and stays gone for seven years. When he returns he accuses her of many things. Then further we have Denver's brother Colton who loves Cassie and he accuses her of multiple wrongs too. If you like men to grab the women and kiss them hard you wil like this book.