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Then Again - Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton reads her own book, but doesn't speak or write in sentences. Much of the material is taken from her late mother's journals, but this gets mixed in with her thoughts and reflections. In a word the book is random.

The Cuckoos of Batch Magna - Peter Maughan

Meet Sir Humphrey and the endearing folk of Batch Magna. The delightful prose is ineffable. The story carries you gently with the flow of the river, describing the lovely riverside community and the charming characters the author developed. The droll humor combined with the stunning descriptions, will entertain you. Here are three I adored: the green woodpecker laughed again, something made a small splash and the sound of birdsong. Not to miss: her considerable bosom lifted in outrage.
If you only read one book in 2015 with a character named Phineas, it must be this one.
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THE GREATEST short STORY [ies] [I've] EVER TOLD - Jay Squires

Jay pulls you into each story and you won't leave until you finish, crying for more.

Death of a Liar - M.C. Beaton
  Beaton's plot is better in this book than it has been for a while. The plot wanders but twists too. The joy in the story in probably the visit with the regular characters.

 

the bitter and the sweet of twitter and the tweet - Jay Squires

If you want to increase your twitter followers and engage people, read Jay's book. Tell him Una sent you.

the bitter and the sweet of twitter and the tweet - Jay Squires

If you want to increase your twitter followers and engage people, read Jay's book. Tell him Una sent you.

Death of a Liar - M.C. Beaton
  Beaton's plot is better in this book than it has been for a while. The plot wanders but twists too. The joy in the story in probably the visit with the regular characters.

 

How to Survive the Loss of a Love - Melba Colgrove, Harold H. Bloomfield

Years back, a friend gave me her copy of this book. For years, I gave copies to friends. I reread this book, forgetting that grieving is a process that varies from person to person and topic to topic. It is simple and I highly recommend reading it. If they let me write a chapter, I would say you can eat Dove bars or spaghetti for breakfast if you need to. And, remember to drink water.

The Doorbell Rang - Rex Stout, Stuart M. Kaminsky

Lovely.

SPOILER ALERT!
On the Line - S.J. Rozan

** spoiler alert ** Extremely vulgar and disappointing. Repetitive dialogue, excessive violence and the absence of the key character, Lydia, take this from a series to something like a comic book. I was a Rozan fan before I read this book.

Killer Heat - Linda Fairstein

Nice writing about a miserable part of society. I was half way through before I recognized the book as one I read. The teaching is not woven into the story line and becomes oppressive.

The Man Who Understood Cats: A Caleb & Thinnes Mystery - Michael Allen Dymmoch

An interesting plot that struggled through the first few chapters. Clever ideas hidden are nearly lost.

Brownies and Broomsticks - Bailey Cates

The best part of this book was the parallel structure hidden in the plot. The repetition took away from the book. It was about relationships more than a murder mystery.

Death of a Liar - M.C. Beaton

Beaton's plot is better in this book than it has been for a while. The plot wanders but twists too. The joy in the story in probably the visit with the regular characters.

Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came - M.C. Beaton

James has left Agatha to join the monastery. Agatha is pining for the new neighbor next door. How many owners has she fallen in love with from the same house?

The difference in the usual formula is that there are two murders with parallel issues and Mrs. Biloxby has a chance to get into the fray.

Ghost Hero - S.J. Rozan

Rozan is capable of a better plot. In this book it's hard to tell what is being investigated.