A DANGEROUS MAN

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A DANGEROUS MAN



A Dangerous Man is the next novel in the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel series. Robert Crais has, once again, scored!

Joe Pike, while visiting the local bank, witnesses a kidnapping. Isabel Roland, the bank teller who was the hoped for victim of the kidnapping, is saved. The two want-to-be kidnappers arrested.

But after that, nothing seems to go as planned.

The kidnappers are suddenly murdered.

Isabel disappears.

It suddenly is unclear if Isabel is as innocent as she claimed.

Joe calls Elvis to assist in the investigation.

A quick and enjoyable read!



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A Justified Murder: A Medlar Mystery

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A Justified Murder: A Medlar Mystery

Jude Deveraux



Jude Deveraux is a renowned romance writer who has dipped her toe into cozy murder mysteries for an encore book.

The super-sleuths are reluctantly at it again. Sara Medlar, (a retired romance fiction writer), Kate (Sara’s niece – a young up-and-coming realtor) and Jackson Wyatt (a classic carpenter – Sara’s long-term house guest) all live in Sara’s old remodeled mansion.

Murder has once again invaded the small town of Lachlan. This time, a long-ago friend of Sara’s is accused. Or it good be Jake’s childhood chum. OR it might me Kate’s boss.

In this new cozy murder mystery, a recluse (Janet Benson) becomes the center of the controversy. Janet was known by everyone in town, but then again, it seems no one actually knew her?

Another enjoyable cozy murder mystery!



Written for THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS.

THE PERFECT MASHED POTATO

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THE PERFECT MASHED POTATO



Are your mashed potatoes in perfect shape?

  • Do you prefer smooth-n-creamy?
  • Soft-n-buttery?
  • Fluffy, but with a few lumps, to make them look homemade?

I am a steak and potato man?

Of course there is nothing wrong with turkey and potatoes or chicken and potatoes or roast beef and potatoes.

I guess you probably notice a pattern?

So I thought I would give a 101 Tutorial on the Perfect Mashed Potato.

  1. I always use MILK instead of the suggested water.
  2. A spoonful of sour cream assists in a creamier texture. (Besides, sour cream can help almost every food … It’s like bacon.)
  3. I always a sift more of the dried potato mix as I blend-in.
  4. A few very small shakes from my favorite garlic seasoning will add a little flavor as well.

You may ask, “Why is this gourmet mash potato enthusiast not using real potatoes? … I fix mashed potatoes for one and instant is quicker and easier.



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THERE’S A BOY IN THE GIRL’S BATHROOM

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THERE’S A BOY IN THE GIRL’S BATHROOM



This has got to be my very favorite book of all time for a read-aloud book for upper-elementary and middle school students.

I have just completed the book- possibly for the 54th plus time. I read it this time for part of an author study needed to one of my writing classes.

If you have never read it, you should! Even if you happen to be a very old middle school student.

I am quite sure it was not a New York Times Best Seller but it did win 20 other Best Book Awards/ Master Book Awards.



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JUMPING IN THE DEEP

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JUMPING IN THE DEEP



Having been in retirement for almost a year and a half, I am once again daring to delve into the deep.

I am going to reinstitute  sending out prompts to my former writing communities. (You guys have been missed more than you would ever think!) 

Beginning on Sunday, you will be able to get the posts to DAILY ADDICTIONS.

If you enjoy a daily writing treat, sign up on this blog- DAILY ADDICTIONS. (If you would like to play the DAILY-DOUBLE, FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGES is also available.)

I am also beginning the FLASH FICTION FOR THE PRACTICAL PRACTITIONER again. You should be getting your “Welcome Back’ post today, and a new weekly writing prompt on Wednesday.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS and FLASH FICTION FOR THE PRACTICAL PRACTITIONER.

THE A LIST

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THE A LIST

J.A. JANCE



Dr. Edward Gilchrist, a fertility doctor serving a life sentence with no parole for the murder of his wife, once again enters the life of Ali Reynolds.

Now that he has come to accepting his life sentence, he has enlisted the help of his mother to right the wrongs done to him- actually, his mother volunteered!

If you liked the previous Ali Reynolds stories, you will love this one!



Written for THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS.

 

THE SENTENCE IS DEATH

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THE SENTENCE IS DEATH

ANTHONY HOROWITZ



A very enjoyable read.

Once you get started, you won’t want to put it down.

Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne, and his sidekick (Anthony) are called upon to investigate the death of the extremely successful divorce attorney, Richard Bryce.

Mr. Bryce was found bludgeoned to death- the murder weapon, a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000.

Bryce had once said that every time he closed a case he created a new enemy, so there were many suspects from which Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne could choose.

There were three clues to assist in the investigation, although all three might be red herrings:

  • Mr. Bryce was murdered with a bottle of wine, but Mr. Bryce did not drink.
  • There were a series of numerals painted on the wall I the room where Mr. Bryce was murdered.
  • “You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late . . . ” were the last recorded words on a phone call received apparently just before Mr. Bryce was murdered.

I don’t think I have read any other Anthony Horowitz’s books, but now I plan to do so!



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