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Hello, MostlyFiction.com readers!

26 new reviews were recently posted to MostlyFiction.com. Click on the book cover to read the review; click on reviewer's name to learn more about the reviewer.

Lots of good summer reads in this list -- we've reviewed some of the buzz books that "everyone" is reading, as well as many of our favorite sleuth series and finally, for those who like to catch up on the more literary books, we've reviewed some of these too.

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THE HISTORIAN
by Elizabeth Kostova
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

Historical thriller about Dracula and his homeland.

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A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND
by Mitch Cullin
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

Sherlock Holmes as an old man in Sussex.

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THE TRAVELER
by John Twelve Hawks
Reviewed by Carisa Richner

A mix of conspiracy theory, sci-fi, quantum theory makes this a good summer thriller.. .

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DEARLY DEVOTED DEXTER
by Jeff Lindsay
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

Second in a series about this most unnusual hero. Also read Eleanor's review of DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER.

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DEATH OF A NATIONALIST

LAW OF RETURN

THE WATCHER IN THE PINE
by Rebecca Pawel
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

A new historical whodunnit that features Carlos Tejada Alonso y Léon - Lieutenant in the Guardia, post Spanish Civil War. Read reviews of the three books published so far.

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THE DRAGON SCROLL
by I. J. Parker
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

With her third mystery, I. J. Parker continues her series featuring Akitada Sugawara, a twenty-five-year-old member of the nobility whose family is no longer influential in the emperor's court in 11th century Japan.

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RAIN STORM
by Barry Eisler
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

John Rain is a Japanese-American deadly killer for hire, whose specialty is to make his hits look "natural." The perfect "spy" novel.

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KILLER SWELL
by Jeff Shelby
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

First in a new series about a San Diego Surfer Dude turned P.I, who ends up investigating the murder of his high school girlfriend.

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CAPE PERDIDO
by Marcia Muller
Reviewed by Chuck Barksdale

Standalone mystery set in Northern California Soledad County, centered on a fight for water rights.

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SUDDEN DEATH
by David Rosenfelt
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

Wisecracking Paterson, New Jersey defense attorney, Andy Carpenter, takes on a high profile case involving a star running back for teh new York Giants.

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THE FORGOTTEN MAN
by Robert Crais
Reviewed by Hagen Baye

The tenth outing with Elvis Cole, Los Angeles P.I. This time Elvis investigates the murder of a man who claims to have been his father -- a man who even his mother may not have known his identity.

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CLOSE CASE
by Alafair Burke
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

Samantha Kincaid, District Attorney for Multnomah County in Portland Oregon, is handed two politically sensitive cases in this gritty and complicated police procedural.

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4TH OF JULY
by James Patterson
Reviewed by Sebastian Fernandez

The fourth book in Patterson's Women's Murder Club series. This time Lindsay Boxer is the target of a police brutalality suit.

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TRACE
by Patricia Cornwell
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

The indomitable medical examiner Kay Scarpetta returns to her office in Richmond, Virginia five years after being fired to consult on the death of a young girl.

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TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
by Jane Green
Reviewed by Olivia Boler

In bestselling British novelist Green's sixth novel, a less-than-perfect London marriage disintegrates stateside.

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THE HOT KID
by Elmore Leonard
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

Set in 1930's Oklahoma against a backdrop of moonshine, speakeasies, mine strikes, oil wildcatters, gangsters, gun molls, prostitutes and plenty of bank robberies.

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THE OPTIMISTS
by Andrew Miller
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

A powerful study of emotional trauma, about a forty-year-old London photographer who witnesses a massacre in central Africa.

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ACTS OF FAITH
by Philip Caputo
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

Set in Sudan and neighboring Kenya, Philip Caputo details the extraordinary efforts of non-government organizations (NGOs) from around the world to bring aid into "no-go" zones, those zones declared so dangerous that the UN will not enter.

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NATIVES AND EXOTICS
by Jane Alison
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

Generations of an Australian family are linked across time and space by their relationships to a changing world and a common search for a true home in a novel that explores the consequences of so-called "progress."

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ARC OF JUSTICE
by Kevin Boyle
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

Jana claims this to be the best true crime book ever. Boyle tells about Detroit's most civil rights episodes, which happened back in September 1925 when some black people took up arms to defend their home from a white mob.

If you want more Vampire fiction after reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, try these:

Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

Lost Souls by Poppy Brite(reviewed by Jana L. Perskie)

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Happy SUMMER reading!

Judi Clark
MostlyFiction.com

 

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