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Lions, Tigers and Murder!

Next Kill-This mystery is somewhat predictable, but fun. The behind the scenes look at zoo operation is interesting. The story relates the dedication of zoo staff, and the amount of work involved. All in all, it’s a fun read.

Melusine, City of Magic

Melusine is the first entry in Sarah Monette's inventive, and unique series about Felix, a powerful but tortured magician, and Mildmay, a cat burglar and assassin.

Hamlet in America

My neighborhood book club just read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. It's a retelling of Hamlet, set in America, and the hero, Edgar, is a mute teenager, whose family raises and trains a unique breed of dog. Edgar's father dies, and then Edgar is visited by his ghost who reveals that Edgar's uncle murdered him.

The Overlook by Michael Connelly

The OverlookIn The Overlook, Harry Bosch investigates the death of a doctor killed on the Mulholland Drive overlook.

Taboo breaking author passes away

As I was driving in, NPR announced that E. Lynn Harris, prominent African American author, had passed away. He was known for his ground breaking novels depicting black gay men, and he'll be missed by many. You may want to read his memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted.

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Just Too Good to Be True Just As I Am

Sweetness and Poison

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie sweetness at the bottom of the piehas won the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, and it is a delicious read. Flavia de Luce, a brilliant eleven year old, lives in a faded mansion belonged to her declining aristocratic family.

Finger Lickin' Good!

Just finished Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. I love this series, not so much for the mystery, as for the hilarious characters and the mishaps that befall, Stephanie Plum, an inept but spunky bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ.

Inkheart

Saw Inkheart last night and really enjoyed it. It's based on a children's book by Cornelia Funke and tells the story of a "silvertongue" who brings books to life when he reads out loud. This means unicorns, flying monkeys, and other fictional creations come into our world. Unfortunately, this means the villians come too, and this leads to all kinds of complications.

Fame Whether You Want It or Not

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

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