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The Dark Wives

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Written with her customary finesse, this is an author that always proves impeccable. With this, a typically densely-plotted, engrossing mystery, and #11 in the Vera series, we are back with all our favorite characters, and a new one to size up, at the same time. As DI Vera Stanhope…

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Medicine Wheel for the Planet

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« An ambitious, earnest, heart-felt treatise on the much-needed ecological redemption of our planet - not based on a restorative tunnel-visioned scientific dogma which is destined to fail (as it has been, repeatedly), but integrating a newly-integrated indigenous perspective in which we, the Humans, (caretakers of old), live out our…

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Death at the Sign of the Rook

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« Peppered with the author's signature dry (and often laugh-out-loud) humour, this is PI Jackson Brodie, former cop and always wise guy, at his most unflappable. Hired to track a stolen painting, lifted from a country estate by a mysterious woman who just may have many more crimes up her…

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There was an old woman

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβž• For this reader, in a word, love, pure and simple, for this book of essays that tackles all the prickly, suffocating, isolating hard-edges that come with growing old, as a female, - unnoticed and unwelcome in a global culture that prizes patriarchy and youth. An aging experience that no…

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Knife River

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« An unrelenting read that works its way deep inside your head, leaving thoughts and impressions that have lingered with this reader, beyond the page. Knife River, a small town in NY, based in a valley between two forests, is the setting for this atmospheric tale of sisters tormented by…

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