Daily Archives: September 16, 2012

Dodger – Terry Pratchett

Dodger is interrupted from his work in the sewers of Victorian London when he hears the screams of a lady being beaten.  Rescuing the lady, who has escaped from a horrible marriage to a German prince, is the first of … Continue reading

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Monstrous Beauty – Elizabeth Fama

In 1872, budding naturalist Ezra Doyle follows stories of sea demons to the fishing town of Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Ezra comes face to face with Syrenka, a mermaid who has lived for over 1000 years.  Over time, they fall in love, … Continue reading

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Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco – Robert Graysmith

A firebug some called the Lightkeeper was plaguing San Francisco.  He always struck when the Lightkeeper’s Wind was blowing away from the camps of ex-convicts on Telegraph Hill.  In the course of eighteen months he would burn San Francisco to … Continue reading

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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

This is the 9th novel in the Isabel Dalhousie series.  As with most series, it helps to read them in order, but can be read randomly.  The books are classified as mysteries.  They are really books of philosophy with a … Continue reading

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