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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Meet Phryne Fisher, our lady sleuth, as she sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920′s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Starring Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt. Read More »

Best of 2013: Non-Fiction

Book of Ages The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

The critics agree that these titles are the Best Non-fiction Books of 2013 1.   Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore 2.   Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 3.   Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward 4.   Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 5.  Five Days at ... Read More »

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd This sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies ... Read More »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan From the author of Loving Frank “Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet ... Read More »

Empty mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

I admit that I like my non-fiction to “read like fiction”.   I want a story that captures my imagination with facts and fascinating characters.    I want to learn something big about the subject……. and I want it to be entertaining. That is a tall order, I know.  Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.  is all that and more. What ... Read More »

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Mrs. Poe

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen A writer and his demons. A woman and her desires. A wife and her revenge . . . 1845: New York City is a sprawling warren of gaslit streets and crowded avenues, bustling with new immigrants and old money, optimism and opportunity, poverty and crime. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is all the rage ; the ... Read More »

Peggy’s Picks

Cockroahes by Jo Nesbo

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From the Recommended Reading Shelf

Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Sōderberg Breaking her personal code to date a charming patient, Sophie Brinkmann discovers that he is the head of a powerful international crime organization warring against a ruthless German syndicate. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter ... Read More »

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is  strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, ... Read More »