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G1157 E-Reading Book Review of Real Murder by Lauren Carr

Name of Book: Real Murder

Author: Lauren Carr


Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Part of a Series: Lovers in Crime

Type of book: Crime, West Virginia, small towns, second marriages, pets, families, cooking, secrets, getting along, mysteries

Year it was published: 2014


When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. “She’s senile,” Cameron is warned. “It’s not a real murder.”
Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady’s “girl” was a call girl, who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.

Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is looking for answers to the murder of a childhood friend, a sheriff deputy whose cruiser is found at the bottom of a lake. The deputy had disappeared almost twenty years ago while privately investig…

G306. Dinosaurs without bones; dinosaur lives revealed by their trace fossils

Title of the book: Dinosaurs without bones; dinosaurs lives revealed by their trace fossils

Author: Anthony J Martin

Publisher: Pegasus books

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-1-60598-499-5


What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to learn about their sex lives, raising of young, social lives, combat, and who ate who? What would it take for us to know how fast dinosaurs moved, whether they lived underground, climbed trees, or went for a swim?

Welcome to the world of ichnology, the study of traces and trace fossils—such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and other vestiges of behavior—and how through these remarkable clues, we can explore and intuit the rich and complicated lives of dinosaurs. With a unique, detective-lik…

GG44.The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Title of the book: The last outlaws; the lives and legends of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Author: Thom Hatch

Publisher: New American Library

Publishing Date: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-451-23919-8


The Old West was coming to an end.Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid—as leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of the 1890s, the two friends, along with a revolving cast who made up their band of thieves, eluded local law enforcement and bounty hunters, all while stealing from the rich bankers and eastern railroad corporations who exploited western land. The close calls were many, but Butch and Sundance always managed to escape to rob again another day—that is, until they rode headlong into the 20th century.

Fenced-in range, telephone lines, electric lights, and new crime-fighting techniques were…

G1145 E-Reading Book Review of Dead on Ice By Lauren Carr

Name of Book: Dead on Ice

Author: Lauren Carr


Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Part of a Series: Love in Crime Series

Type of book: mystery, suspense, murder, dating, family, pets, moving forward, West Virginia, prosecutor, playing by the rules

Year it was published: 2012


Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates.

Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin’s basement. It doesn’t take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star’s roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her h…

Coming Attractions for September 2019

I can hardly believe it that September is here. Fun fact. Eighty years have passed since WWII has begun on September 1st, 1939 in Europe, with Germany's forcible annexation of Poland. I also have a number of WWII literature to review, two for Fresh fiction and one for my blog. For those wondering, I will post links to my Fresh Fiction Reviews in December, which will total about 20+ reviews. So this month, a lot of interesting literary travels around the world; namely to South Africa through Bianca Marais's IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH, then to South America, Argentina in THE THIRD DAUGHTER and even a possible travel to Iceland through A FIST OR A HEART, yes another read for Fresh Fiction. Without further ado, here are some of my reads and possible reviews...

Book Spotlights/Reviews:

Dead on Ice by Lauren Carr ( September 16th, 2019)

Real Murder by Lauren Carr (September 30th, 2019)

Possible Reviews:

Alice and Gerald; a Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell

The Devil's Wind…

September 2019

A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
The third daughter- TALIA CARNER
SR: September 12th, 2019
FR: September 19th, 2019
The square- In-hun Choi
SR: September 16th, 2019
FR: September 20th, 2019
A fist or a heart- Kristin EIRIKSDOTTIR
SR: September 19th, 2019
FR: September 23rd, 2019
Blood- Maggie Gee
SR: September 23rd, 2019
I spy- Claire Kendal
SR: September 20th, 2019
FR: September 27th, 2019
If you want to make God laugh- Bianca Marais
SR: September 3rd, 2019
FR: September 12th, 2019
The fragility of bodies- Sergio OLGUIN
SR: September 29th, 2019
The peacock summer- Hannah RICHELL
SR: August 23rd, 2019
FR: September 3rd, 2019

Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
No past tense; love and survival in the shadow of the holocaust- D.Z. Stone
SR: August 20th, 2019
FR: September 2nd, 2019
Dinosaurs Without Bones; Dinosaur lives revealed by their trace fossils-Anthony J. Martin
SR: September 2nd, 2019
FR: September 11th, 20…