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When Elves Attack (Serge Storms Series #14)  

 

 

 

 

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This small holiday package, the 14th Serge Storms thriller (after Electric Barracuda), packs a satisfyingly large punch of classic Dorsey craziness. At Thanksgiving, civic-minded serial killer Serge executes an unpatriotic thief the time-honored Florida way, in the explosion caused by deep-frying a frozen turkey. In December, Serge decides he’s “taking Christmas large.” He and his stoned crony, Coleman, rent a suburban house, serve up a gingerbread house-turned-bong, and haunt the local mall dressed as elves to protect the public from seasonal felons and mean mall cops. Along the way they re-encounter familiar characters, including the G-Unit, a quartet of elderly spitfires on the lam from their retirement home. The snarky humor is a nice change from the usual Christmas-season sweetness, and Serge’s paradoxical personality is at its most charming, whether he’s reprimanding a teenage girl for smoking just before torturing her boyfriend with a specially rigged set of Christmas lights or reveling in his first taste of snow. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber. (Oct.)

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Pineapple Grenade (Serge Storms Series #15)  

 

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Serge Storms (When Elves Attack, 2011, etc.) bumps it up a notch, joining a CIA operation so covert even the agency doesn't know about it. Convinced that he may be wasting his considerable talent for mayhem by confining himself to killing bad guys one at a time, Serge decides to go global. A day after their flight from Tampa somehow never gets off the ground, he and perma-buzzed pal Coleman drive to Miami and check into the Royal Poinciana, whose crumbling aqua trim appeals to Serge's sense of nostalgia. He gets himself a quick gig exporting cheap souvenirs to third-world countries. But he has his eyes on a bigger prize. He and Coleman visit the consulate of Costa Gorda and offer to spy on—well, whoever needs spying on. Security kicks them to the curb, convincing Serge that they've been hired. After a hasty visit to Mahoney, who's retired from an FBI career dedicated mainly to stalking Serge, the newly minted secret agents set off on a surveillance tour of pretty much anyone involved in the upcoming Meeting of the Americas Conference. (Serge does take time out to dispatch several carjackers in bizarre and painful ways, since someone has to keep the predators in check.) It isn't long before he attracts the attention of Lugar and Oxnart, rival CIA field supervisors, each of whom suspects that Serge is the other's secret weapon. Don't they realize that Serge belongs to no man, having dedicated himself wholly to Truth, Justice and Florida Trivia? Dorsey's 15th pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community.

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Edison, I will add this to the list, in time for the horror season. 
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..recommended -  Encounter at North Road House  on the Barnes&Noble NOOKbook

 

A masked, invicible psychopath Jason-type enters a house looking for another life to take, but the house is empty and haunted by vicious ghosts.  The doors of the haunted house then lock shut.  Instantly, a war breaks out between the haunted elements of the house and the masked psychopath.


 

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For the first time in a long time, B&N's marketing worked. Saw on Facebook they had

Doctor Sleep  

on sale and got it for a good price. Not quite as much on sale anymore, but still a worthy read. Bit of a return to form after several King books that just didn't hold my interest or interest me at all.

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The Efficiency Expert (Dodo Press)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of free epub editions of this out there.  An oldy for sure.  But short and worth the time if you like thrwoback fiction.  No one writes this kind of stuff any longer.

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I tried dorsey once. A bit too morbid and drastic for me. But, if he twangs your buds, then go for it!
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I MAYBE A LITTLE CRAZY BUT IT SEEMS LIKE MOST OF THE BOOKS THAT ARE BEING READ ARE THILLERS AND MISTERYS!!! I AM RADING THE LATEST FREE BOOK I GOT THE LIFE OF A MIDWIFE
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Mysteries and thrillers is a popular category. Not everyone is interested in the same categories. No need to shout, though; we hear you just fine. All capital letters is hard on the eyes and interpreted as shouting. With your interest in free books you may want to look at this thread: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Book-Discussion/Free-NOOKbook-summary-thread-please-no-O...
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As for me haven't been doing that much reading lately. Found that I hardly read any more as well.  Have to say do have times like this and others don't. Guess it depends on the book itself as well.

 

Chasing Chaos:  My Decade in and out of Humanitarian Aid, Jessica Alexander

 

Warsaw 1944:  Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw Uprising, Alexandra Richie

 

The Men Who United The States:  America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible (Signed Edition) and Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories, Simon Winchester

 

The Girls of Atomic City:  The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, Denise Kieran

 

Toms River:  A Story of Science and Salvation, Dan Fagin

 

Country Girl:  A Memoir, Edna O’Brien

 

Juliette Gordon Low:  The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, Stacy A. Cordory

 

A Midwife’s Tale:  The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

 

Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.

 

Nothing Daunted:  The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, Dorothy Wickenden

 

The author of this book is the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff.

 

A Woman in the Polar Night, Christiane Ritter and Introduction by Lawrence Millman

 

This memoir was written and published original in German.  Still is a bestseller and even after Ms Ritter’s death in 2000 at the age of 103.

 

Women Doctors in War (Williams-Ford Texas A & M University Military History Series), Judith Bellafaire and Mercedes Herrea Graf

 

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate), Amy Thomas

 

Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman, Alice Steinbach

 

Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

 

Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.

 

To the End of the Land:  A Novel, David Grossman


Have tried to read this before, but with no luck.  Hopefully, this time with more luck.

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Servants:  A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times, Lucy Lethbridge

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The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Can’t believe it took me this long to read it and especially with the movie version of it.

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My Age of Anxiety:  Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace, Scott Stossel

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The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

Can’t believe it took me this long to read it and especially with the movie version of it.


I finally got around to reading this one as well and just recently finished it. I have not seen the movie yet. 

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All Joy and No Fun:  The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior

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A Blind Goddess  

 

From Publishers Weekly

 

Starred Review. Pervasive racism in the U.S. Army during WWII frames Benn's excellent eighth Billy Boyle whodunit (after 2012's Death's Door). In March 1944, Billy receives an appeal from an old estranged friend, Sgt. Eugene Tree Jackson. A member of Tree's colored battalion has been arrested for the murder of Thomas Eastman, an English policeman, who was found with his head bashed in on his father's grave in the village of Chilton Foliat. Tree is positive that the accused was mistakenly arrested. Boyle wants to help, but he's pulled away into another homicide investigation west of London in which MI5 has an interest. The intelligence service's role may be related to the fact that the victim's landlords were two Germans who fled their native country because they opposed the Nazis. The superior plot and thoughtful presentation of institutional racism directed against American soldiers about to risk their lives for their country make this one of Benn's best. (Sept.)
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The Fiery Cross (Outlander Series #5)
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Crashed (Junior Bender Series #1)  

 

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INTRODUCING JUNIOR BENDER, THE FAVORITE BURGLAR-TURNED-
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OF HOLLYWOOD CROOKS

 
Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. Since he first started breaking into houses when he was fourteen years old, he’s never once been caught. But now, after twenty-two years of an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey’s porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging. The star Trey has lined up to do all that’s unwholesome on camera is Thistle Downing, America’s beloved child star, who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Her starring role will be the scandalous fall-from-grace gossip of rubber-neckers across the country. No wonder Trey needs help keeping the production on track.
 
Junior knows what that he should do—get Thistle out and find her help—but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of LA’s scariest mob boss. With the help of his precocious twelve-year-old daughter, Rina, and his criminal sidekick, Louie the Lost (an ex-getaway driver), Junior has to figure out a miracle solution.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Philomena:  The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away, Martin Sixsmith and Forward by Dame Judi Dench

 

Now a major picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

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Dark Invasion:  1915 Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, Howard Blum

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