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Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi
The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and, Emily Jenkins
Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn
Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks by Victoria J. Coe
The Final Kingdom by Michael Northrop
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
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Haunting Jordan by P.J. Alderman
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The Maze in the Mind and the World: Labyrinths in Modern Literature by Donald Gutierrez
Miss Pickerell Harvests the Sea by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time! by Scott McCormick
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #1: Twilight Sparkle by Thomas Zahler
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Noragami: Stray God Volume 4 by Adachitoka
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Ruby Lee and Me by Shannon Hitchcock
Rueful Death by Susan Wittig Albert
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla
Three Years with the Rat by Jay Hosking
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hedrick
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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

Fax Me a Bagel: 02/14/18

Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn

Fax Me a Bagel by Sharon Kahn is the start of Ruby, the Rabbi's Wife series. Although the series is known as "the rabbi's wife" it really should be the rabbi's widow as Ruby's husband is month's dead by the time the book opens.

Ruby is getting back on track with her life after the tragic death of her husband. Her synagog is looking to hire a new rabbi and she's not entire sure why she has to be included.

Then while on a break for a well earned bagel, another customer ends up dead of an obvious poisoning. The question this is who did it and why? More mysteriously, her death seems related to Ruby's husband's hit and run death!

The complexity of the plot is on a par with an average Murder She Wrote. The only big differences are Ruby's religion and her location. That means the book is pretty easy to read, perfect for just before bed reading or maybe reading while on a road trip. It's not, though, as satisfying as some of the modern series I'm following.

Three stars

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