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Hello, MostlyFiction.com readers!

27 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.

Next week, from October 3-5th is the first annual ONLINE BOOK FAIR to celebrate the love of reading. Click on the banner to go to the website where it is all happening and where you can participate in hourly book giveaways, a chance to win $50 gift card for Barnes & Noble, author interviews, blogs and publisher exhibits of upcoming fall titles. It's a celebration and connection of the online book community with something for everyone.

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Book review of DREAM BOOGIEDREAM BOOGIE
by Peter Guralnick
Reviewed by Hagen Baye

Sam Cooke was shot dead in a Los Angeles motel, in 1964, at the age of thirty-three. Guralnick writes the definitive biography on this immensely talented soul singer.

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Book review of Golden CountryGOLDEN COUNTRY
by Jennifer Gilmore
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

A gentle loving satire of Jewish immigrant experience, which traces three generations of overlapping families who settled in Brooklyn.

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Book review of AMERICA'S REPORT CARDAMERICA'S REPORT CARD
by John McNally
Reviewed by Tony Ross

Set in the summer before the 2004 presidential election, the story follows two separate protagonists, 23-year-old Charlie Wolf in Iowa City and 17-year old Jainey O'Sullivan in Chicago. Bizarre and colorful.

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Book review of DEAD HOURTHE DEAD HOUR
by Denise Mina
Reviewed by Poornima Apte

Paddy Meehan, graveyard shift reporter for the Scottish Daily News, has a problem; she's committed one of the most serious violations in journalism -- and now it involves murder. Extremely well delivered multilayered suspense novel.

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Book review of THE MEMORY OF RUNNINGTHE MEMORY OF RUNNING
by Ron McLarty
Reviewed by Pat Neuman

Smithy, a most beguiling anti-hero, is a 279-pound, hard-drinking, chain-smoking, 43-year-old misfit who sets out cross country on a bicycle after his parents sudden death.

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Book review of LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUND
by Carolyn Parkhurst
Reviewed by Guy Savage

An inventive novel that follows its contestants (chosen for the secrets that they don't want to reveal) thorugh a reality-TV show.

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Book review of  KUSHIEL'S SCIONKUSHIEL'S SCION
by Jacqueline Carey
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

First novel in a new trilogy which will chronicle the life of de la Courcel, the foster son of Phèdre nó Delaunay, the Comtesse de Montreve, peer of Terre d'Ange, and her consort, the Cassiline.

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Book review of RAINBOW'S ENDRAINBOW'S END
by Vernor Vinge
Reviewed by Ann Wilkes

Set in San Diego, California around 2025, Robert Gu is rehabiliated from Alzheimer's, and though he missed the techno revolution around him due to the disease, is suddenly immersed in it. He's also become a pawn in a dark international conspiracy.

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Book review of A GARDEN OF VIPERSA GARDEN OF VIPERS
by Jack Kerley
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

Alabama detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus are hunting the psychopath who tortured and murdered a young radio reporter named Taneesha Franklin. Hard-boiled and wisecracking narration.

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Book review of KILLER INSTINCTKILLER INSTINCT
by Joseph Finder
Reviewed by Debbie Lee Wesselmann

A fast-paced, character-driven thriller, about a young sales manager who discovers the power of "networking" as probably no other white collar worker has.

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Book review of THE EMPEEROR'S CHILDRENTHE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN
by Claire Messud
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

Marina Thwaite and her friends are "thirty-something," rootless and generally uncommitted; out of college ten years they have just floated through life. The book begins in pre 9/11 and ends post 9/11.

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Book review of TOTAL CHAOSTOTAL CHAOS
by Jean-Claude Izzo
Reviewed by Tony Ross

An unflinching portrait of France's southern port, dressed up in the trappings of a crime story. First in trilogy.

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Book reviewof CHOURMOCHOURMO
by Jean-Claude Izzo
Reviewed by Tony Ross

2nd in trilogy, picking up about a year after the events in TOTAL CHAOS.

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Book review of CELLOPHANECELLOPHANE
by Marie Arana
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

Don Victor Sobrevilla Paniagua is an engineer and a dreamer who ferries his wife and children into the Peruvian jungle to build a paper mill.

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Book review of HAVANA REDHAVANA RED
by Leonardo Padura
Reviewed by Jana L. Perskie

A police procedural set in present day Cuba by an author who still lives there.

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Book review of THE BOOK OF RALPHTHE BOOK OF RALPH
by John McNally
Reviewed by Tony Ross

An anthology of related stories about one character which share a tone that mixes humor, pathos, and keen observation that form a very compelling coming of age story.

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Book review of THIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFETHIS BOOK WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE
by A.M. Homes
Reviewed by Guy Savage

Middle-aged wealthy day trader Richard Novak attempts to navigate through a catastrophic mid-life crisis after a trip to the emergency room and sinkhole appears at his home.

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Book review of LUDMILA'S BROKEN ENGLISHLUDMILA'S BROKEN ENGLISH
by DBC Pierre
Reviewed by Guy Savage

An absurd, bizarre and ultimately touching novel that depicts a chaotic world rife with constantly present terrorism and out-of-control globalism.

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Book review of DRIVEDRIVE
by James Sallis
Reviewed by Mary Whipple

A minimalist noir novel about a damaged man who works as a stunt man by day and getaway car driver at night.

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Book review of 13 STEPS DOWN13 STEPS DOWN
by Ruth Rendell
Reviewed by Guy Savage

A psychological crime novel that explores the mind of Mix Cellini, a severly disturbed young man, as he pursues his obsession for infamous serial killer Reggie Christie.

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Book review of MARKED MANMARKED MAN
by William Lashner
Reviewed by Chuck Barksdale

"Ethically Adventurous" Philadephia attorney Victor Carl meets a woman in the bar and wakes up with a tattoo on his chest with the words "Chantal Adair."

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Book review of CARTE BLANCHECARTE BLANCHE
by Carlo Lucarelli
Reviewed by Tony Ross

First in a trilogy set in the waning days of Fascist Italy, starring Commisario De Luca.

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Book review of HIT PARADEHIT PARADE
by Lawrence Block
Reviewed by Hagen Baye

John "The Hit Man" Keller latest set of assignments. Another great read from the masterful Block.

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Book review of AT RISKAT RISK
by Stella Rimington
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky

A good spy novel novel written by the former Director General of Britain's M15. Smooth and fast-paced, with fascinating details.

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Book review of HITLER'S PEACEHITLER'S PEACE
by Philip Kerr
Reviewed by Tony Ross

In 1943, the outcome of WWII in the European theater was more or less a foregone conclusion. Kerr's potboiler is about the behind the scenes negotiations.

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Book review of  QUANTICOQUANTICO
by Greg Bear
Reviewed by Ann Wilkes

A near future thriller in which terrorism has reshaped the world and no one plays by the rules.

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Judi Clark
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