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Another Brother by Matthew Cordell
Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson
Desert Gold by Zane Grey
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton
Heartless by Gail Carriger
In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
Know the Parts of a Book by Janet Piehl
Lily Renee, Escape Artist by Trina Robbins
The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
Mr. Puzzle Super Collection! by Chris Eliopoulos
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman
The New Ghostbusters Volume 1 by Erik Burnham
No Ordinary Owl by Lauraine Snelling and Kathleen Damp Wright
Peek-a-Boo Monsters by Charles Reasoner
The Pirate's Eye by Guy Bass
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Rin Tin Tin's Rinty by Julie Campbell
Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman
The Shadow King by Jo Marchant
Tankborn by Karen Sandler
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! by Mo Willems
Unraveling Freedom by Ann Bausum
The Very Big Carrot by Satoe Tone
Watch Me Throw the Ball by Mo Willems

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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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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8




Comments for Desert Gold

Desert Gold: 11/14/13

cover artDesert Gold by Zane Grey was his twelfth book and the first one I've attempted to read. I tried it on audio, and that might have been part of the problem, but not the entirety.

The book opens with a man coming across an old prospector. Together they piece together a tale reminiscent of the second half of Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Except that the woman in question is tied up in the political unrest in Mexico.

And that's where the problems started. Here's a story of the Mexican revolution. There's danger and intrigue. Except there's also racism and sexism. The Mexicans, except for the noble woman who needs rescuing, are always greasers.

The woman transcends hers curse of being a greaser by her frail beauty. She is something to be fought over because she is an exotic beauty.

I lasted maybe half an hour into this audio book.

One star

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