Category Archives: Book Review

Review of “Cleaning the Gold” by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child

These two wildly popular authors of crime thrillers decided to see what happened if two of their main characters met and interacted. Jack Reacher and Will Trent both are working undercover in the same place: the United States Bullion Depository … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Book Review of “The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague” by Julia Finley Mosca

This true story is nothing short of amazing. Throughout her life, Raye, born January 21, 1935, was told that as both an African-American and a female, her dream of being an engineer was unrealistic. But Raye, a gifted mathematician, was … Continue reading

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Review of “The Word is Murder: An Novel” by Anthony Horowitz

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. In this self-referential novel, the author plays himself: that is, the real author is a character in the book. Moreover, he shamelessly refers to a number of his previous actual successful publications. … Continue reading

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Review of “Victim 2117” by Jussi Adler-Olsen

This eighth installment of the adventures of Department Q, the cold case division in Copenhagen’s police homicide department, focuses on the background of Assad, one of three assistants of Carl Mørck, who is the head (in name, at least) of … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read” by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Mary Walker was born a slave in 1848 in Alabama. As the author explains in a note at the end of the book, very little is known about Mary’s life from the time she became free at age fifteen following … Continue reading

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