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Reviews:
Archibald's Swiss Cheese Mountain by Sylvia Lieberman
Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman
The Blunder by Joe Kilgore
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
Eat, Drink and Be Married by Eve Makis
Forty Days by Jill Smolinski
Four Seasons in Five Senses by David Mas Masumoto
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Hello Piglet! by Muff Singer
Idaho Snapshots by Rick Just
Inside Story by Albert E. Cowdrey
Just Visiting by Nancy Sparling
King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
King of the World by David Remnick
The Last Plague by Glen E. Page
Lifeguard by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
Marvin K. Mooney Will Please Go! by Dr. Seuss
The Mental Environment by Bob Gebelein
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
Nine Whispered Opinions Regarding the Alaskan Secession by George Guthridge
Peachblossom by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
Picnic at Pentecost by Rand B. Lee
Ookpik by Bruce Hiscock
Quondam by Jayel Gibson
Run! Run! by John Aikin
Salad for Two by Robert Reed
Search Continues for Eldery Man by Laura Kasischke
Shed That Guilt! Double Your Productivity by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn
Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore
The Twenty Dollar Bill by Elmore Hammes
The Uncertainty Principle by Lynda Curnyn

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Inside Story

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionInside Story: 09/30/08

With the October / November issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction, I begin my second year of being a subscriber. It's been a fun year of reading and I'm looking forward to what the remainder of 2008 and then 2009 will have in store!

The issue starts off with "Inside Story" by Albert E. Cowdrey. It's a missing persons case set in post-Katrina New Orleans. The only clues that Detective Inspector Alphonse Fournet has to go on is the report of an extra FEMA trailer showing up and victims sometimes returning miles from where they disappeared with their clothing put on inside out and their ability to speak temporarily impaired (they speak backwards). Can Fournet solve the mystery without becoming a victim himself?

The clues in the mystery were a nice blend of two previous things I've read an enjoyed, "Number 13" by M. R. James (the extra room) and The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen (the backwards clothes).

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