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Showing entries tagged: 'Mystery'


Tippecanoe reads some very fine fiction! Check them out today.

By Jacki P on May 22, 2014 10:22 AM

    Death Trade by Jack Higgins is another great spy story with Sean Dillon and the "Prime Minister's private army" trying to save an Iranian scientist and his family from death. That is what will happen to him if he runs to the West with his breakthrough secrets about nuclear weapons.   Silver Star by Jeannette Walls When their artistic mother leaves to find herself, Bean and Liz are…

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The Martian and Shovel Ready

By Jacki P on May 19, 2014 12:36 PM

        After a dust storm causes his team to evacuate Mars, astronaut Mark Watney must learn to survive the red planet’s inhumane terrain. The Martian, a debut novel by Andy Weir, is a great read for fans of hard SF, as Watney is able to stay alive only by attacking problem after problem with scientific precision and ingenuity.   ​ Spademan is a garbageman – his own term for…

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Fate. It seems so concrete; so dense, so immovable. Finite.

By jacki_1 on Mar 28, 2014 11:42 AM

Frank Chambers, the scuzzy main character in James M. Cain's noir masterpiece The Postman Always Rings Twice, is not a nice guy. He will not come to a happy end. Nor will his adulteress in crime, Cora. These folks are dour, desperate and defeated. They plot. They murder. They rot from inside out, like a tapeworm slowly sucking the humanity from their life-blood. The Postman Always…

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It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell

By jacki_1 on Feb 3, 2014 12:32 PM

Before there was Lisbeth Salander, there was Kathy Mallory, NYC's scariest detective. In It Happens in the Dark by Carol O Connell, the eleventh Mallory Mystery, Mallory, whose deductive and manipulative abilities more than make up for her lack of people skills, takes on the case of a playwright murdered during the opening of his new Broadway play. Mallory sees through the histrionics and obfuscations…

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S by Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams

By tim on Jan 26, 2014 2:45 PM

S. by Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams isn't your typical fiction book. No, what's packed between those two covers (and on the cover itself) is an experience, a mystery that overflows from the pages of the book, spilling forth in the form of inserted post cards, letters, even maps scrawled on napkins. The book itself is styled as a copy of 'Ship of Theseus'…

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