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Across the Continent by The Lincoln Highway by Effie Price Gladding
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc
Baby Driver: A Story About Myself by Jan Kerouac
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Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris
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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff
Far from Fair by Elana K. Arnold
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught
The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen
The Isle by Jordana Frankel Jem and The Holograms 1 by Kelly Thompson
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
No Ghouls Allowed by Victoria Laurie
Painting with a Lens by Rod Deutschmann and Robin Deutschmann
Photography of Natural Things by Freeman Patterson
Splat and the Cool School Trip by Rob Scotton
Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White
Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley
Umbrella by Taro Yashima The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
The Ward by Jordana Frankel
The Woman-Haters by Joseph C. Lincoln

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My life as a teenage book addict, or, Sarah becomes a reader
Playing Pokémon Go as a parent
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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



The Missing Ink: 07/20/16

The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson

The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson is the first of the Tattoo Shop mystery series. I think it's been on my wishlist since 2011. It was recommended to me by a post on Dollycas's Thoughts a blog I used to follow. Thanks to my library now offering access to a wide range of ebooks through two different services, I was finally able to dive in.

Brett Kavanaugh is a classically trained artist with a specialty in Impressionism. She's turned her talents to being a tattoo artist and she runs her own parlor. She's dragged into a murder investigation when a client goes missing.

Of course she's tied to a high powered family one with influence in Vegas. Kavanaugh's knowledge of tattoos and tattoo artists in the area and her ties to the LVPD makes it impossible for her to leave things alone.

In terms of location or main character it's not my typical cozy. Las Vegas just isn't on my radar. Gambling isn't my thing. And although I'm a librarian, I don't sport any tattoos. Nonetheless the book was fun enough to warrant checking out the second book in the series. There are four books total so changes are very good that I'll read it to completion.

Four stars

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