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Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill
A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen
The Cathedral of Fear by Irene Adler
Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel
A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Giant Days, Volume 7 by John Allison The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford
Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle
My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando
Noragami Volume 05 by Adachitoka
Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant
Sovereign by April Daniels
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring by Enigma Alberti
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen
This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
Title Wave by Lorna Barrett
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
When the Silliest Cat Was Small by Gilles Bachelet
Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson

Miscellaneous
Children's fantasy that isn't British
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March 2018 Summary
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 02) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 09) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 16) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 23) It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 30)

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Mapping Labyrinth (1986)
The Monster in the middle

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


Murder Most Frothy: 04/18/18

Murder Most Frothy

Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle is the fourth book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. It's also a chance of location and the first big test of the set up and character dynamics.

Clare Cosi, her former mother in law, and her daughter are guests at the home of a restauranteur. Clare is working part time as his barista during her stay while David gets his exclusive new restaurant opened in the Hamptons. Now apparently getting anything bought or sold or opened or changed in that exclusive bit of Long Island takes a miracle or a blood sacrifice. Somehow, though, David has pulled it off.

On the night of his big party, though, the host is absent from his own party — suffering from a migraine. There's a commotion and another guest (one who looks just like David) ends up dead. Claire believes the shooter came in off the water and left the same way.

The mystery here is one that isn't dependent on Soho's history or on Claire's extensive knowledge of coffee. It's a chance for her to take what she's learned and apply it to a completely new situation. That means more red herrings and derring-do. It makes for a fun read.

Book five is Decaffeinated Corpse, which I just finished reading.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 15:01:57

herding cats

That does sound like a fun read. I like the title, too :)



Comment #2: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:55:00

Pussreboots

It is a fun series. These ones though there is an arc plot can be read out of order as the author is good at filling in missing details.