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    Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

    Rating: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves Genres: Mystery, Scottish An island shrouded in mist and a community with secrets buried in the past . . . When a young archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains, the island settlers are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident in the middle of the night. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. Mima Wilson was a…

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    Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli

    Rating: Deception by Gaslight by Kate Belli Series: A Gilded Gotham Mystery #1 Genres: Mystery Glittering Gilded-Age New York holds its lavish charms--and a litany of deadly sins--as intrepid reporter Genevieve Stewart uncovers a trail of corruption and murder. As a chill sets in on New York City in the winter of 1888, a jewel thief dubbed the "Robin Hood of the Lower East Side" has been stealing from the city's wealthiest and giving to the poor. Genevieve Stewart--a young woman whose family is part of Mrs. Astor's famed 400 but who has forged a life of her own as a reporter--decides to chase the story, but gets more than…

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    REVIEW: A Heritage of Death by Alexa Padgett

    Rating: A Heritage of Death by Alexa Padgett Series: Reverand Cici Gurule Mystery Genres: Mystery An unconventional woman. A brutal murder. To solve the case, one woman will look for help from beyond the grave… Cici Gurule wants to pretend her dream is nothing more than a meaningless nightmare. But the bruised and bloodied woman looked alarmingly like her. When a baby turns up on her porch--a baby who was reported missing days before--evidence points to a connection with the woman in Cici's dream, and she can no longer ignore the nighttime vision. Cici and Detective Sam Chastain struggle to follow the garbled evidence, but the killer scores his victim…

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    REVIEW: The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant #2 by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

    Rating: The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Series: The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant #2 Genres: Mystery From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a humorous, fun standalone mystery, The Librarian's Vampire Assistant, Book 2. (Yep! It's a standalone. The boring title is just to mess with you!) HOW MUCH LONGER CAN HE KEEP HIS SECRET AND HIS FAVORITE HUMAN SAFE? Michael Vanderhorst has always been a lone wolf. Or lone vampire? Whatever. Point is, this ancient gentleman vampire is obsessed. She's quirky, a horrible dresser, and the cutest librarian he's ever seen. The question is, why her? In four hundred years, no one has ever captured his…