Category Archives: adult

The Temptation of Forgiveness – Donna Leon

Commissario Guido Brunetti is sympathetic when his wife’s friend comes to him. She is afraid that her son is using drugs, needs someone to listen to her fears, and hopes that someone can help. Unfortunately, Brunetti must tell her that … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Pawn – Steve Berry

This story starts 18 years ago, when Cotton Malone was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, in Mayport Florida, a lawyer. Predictably, it starts with Cotton in deep trouble and predictably he is bailed out … Continue reading

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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage – Brian Castner

The indigenous people in the upper middle basin know it as Deh Cho. Those of the lower interior bush, the Nagwichoonjik, the Inut at the river’s end, the Kuukpak. All are a variation of Big River. It is the second … Continue reading

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The Eight Mountains – Paolo Cognetti

Pietro’s father loves the mountains as an escape from Milan. So one summer the family rents a little house in the village of Grana in the Dolomites. There his father would go into the mountains like a man on a … Continue reading

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A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

It was lovely to be back in Edinburgh among the folk of Scotland Street, and to catch up on what has been happening. Let’s see . . . Pat is tempted to get involved with Bruce again, Matthew and Elspeth … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Crossing – Rachel Rhys

The government assisted-passage scheme designed to meet the needs of Australians for domestic help seemed heaven sent to Lily, an excellent way to leave her past behind. And Lily wasn’t the only one trying to escape the past. Her shipboard … Continue reading

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The Firemaker – Peter May

Dr. Margaret Campbell is a total disaster. Sleep deprived after a long flight to Beijing, totally unaware of local customs and courtesy, the welcome banquet did not go well. And things went downhill from there. Margaret, a forensic pathologist, has … Continue reading

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