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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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Letters from Iceland by W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice
Miss Bianca in the Orient by Margery Sharp
N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
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N is for NooseN is for Noose: 12/14/07

When the Nattie Challenge blog announced the "Baby Steps Challenge" of reading three books by the end of the year, I felt ready to tackle a few more of the alphabet series. I'm reading M, N and O for this challenge.

The unfinished business left by Detective Tom Newquist's untimely death brings Kinsey Millhone out to Nota Lake on a case that will put her life in jeopardy. Kinsey takes on the case of a widow who is convinced her husband died under mysterious circumstances and that the entire town is covering up for the murderer. What Mrs. Newquist and Kinsey don't realize is that the murderer is closer than either would dare suspect but any observant reader will probably realize fairly early on.

I enjoyed N is for Noose, not for the mystery which was one of the most obvious plots I've read in a while, but for the descriptions of Nota Lake County. Anyone who has vacationed along the 395 by Mono Lake or down closer to Mammoth will recognize the areas described as Nota Lake.

Unfortunately by the final third of N is for Noose the scenic descriptions weren't enough to keep me all that interested. The plot was railroaded to such an extent that I knew within pages what had to come to next all the way to the end.

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