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NETGEAR Wireless Router - N600 Dual Band Gigabit (WNDR3700)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy., September 11, 2014
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Easy to set up plus good coverage area.


Braun 3Series 380S-4 Wet & Dry Shaver
Braun 3Series 380S-4 Wet & Dry Shaver
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5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like?, September 11, 2014
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This replaced a Panasonic which, after needing a replacement head, suddenly developed poorer shaves and the need for daily recharging. The Braun is great. Shaves super close and is much quieter than my previous two shavers. Cleans easily. And shaves quickly as well. What's not to like?


Murder in the Dark (Book 1 Off the Beaten Path Mystery Series)
Murder in the Dark (Book 1 Off the Beaten Path Mystery Series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Christie "in the Dark", August 8, 2014
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The spirit of Agatha Christie lives -- in this cozy mystery by Steve Demaree. Take one part "Ten Little Indians" and mix in a game of "Clue," and develop in the complete darkness on the outskirts of Lexington, Kentucky and you have a very tasty result. Strangers are invited to a free weekend in an out-of-the-way manor that quickly results in guests locked in their guest house, power going out and total darkness enveloping and guests going missing -- or dead. It's more than a "whodunnit" but also a "who's dead" and "who's missing." The frequent mentions of Lexington-area stores and restaurants help add local flavor to the atmosphere. All-in-all, a very tasty dish.


The Death Market
The Death Market
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Insure' a Good Read, August 4, 2014
This review is from: The Death Market (Kindle Edition)
Kudos to Brett Baker for a mystery with the most unusual plot I've read in quite some time. The plot is so good I can forgive my feeling that some of the characters were not as well-drawn as I would have liked. To me,the supporting characters -- Johnny Mathis and Jennifer in particular -- seemed more "real" (and more interesting) than the protagonist. (I'd love to see both of them in a future Baker mystery.) But the plot -- that is first-rate and very hard to put down. It required a very complex yet believable climax and resolution. And Baker delivered.


Mr. Mercedes: A Novel
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend Mr. Mercedes, July 14, 2014
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Some readers complain that King's books are too long, too complex or, sometimes, too slick. I recommend Mr. Mercedes. While it is a slick job of writing (with a few forgivable plot holes) it is a non-stop thrill ride. It's good versus evil again as King pits a retired police detective against a mad man he was not able to uncover while on active duty. As if the villain's previous deeds (running a Mercedes into a line of people crowded together for job interviews) weren't bad enough, he makes it known that a greater evil is yet to come. Again, King is portraying a duel between good and evil and the outcome is very much in doubt. Great literature? Maybe not. But a great grabber of a read!


Cocaine Blues: Phryne Fisher #1 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)
Cocaine Blues: Phryne Fisher #1 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Falling for Phyrne, July 14, 2014
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hile this is the first book in the Phyrne Fisher series, Ms Fisher was no stranger to me. I first encountered her on an Australian television series offered on DVD by Acorn. She is a captivating heroine and I was thrilled to read this book which launched Phryne's career in uncovering skullduggery in the 1920's. Of course I intend to read the rest of this series. It is a fun way to live a different environment in a different era with characters who are fantastic companions. (How could you not love a woman named "Phryne.")


Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel
Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a Long Way from Norway, June 22, 2014
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Harry Hole has not yet back in complete good graces with his Oslo police bosses so when the need comes to send someone who can be spared to go to Thailand, Harry gets the assignment. The problem -- a Norwegian diplomat is found dead in a bordello. Naturally, there's more to the plot than a simple emotional affair that turned deadly and Harry finds himself in the middle of political as well as murderous intrigue. Another complex puzzle for the enigmatic Oslo detective to unravel. Nesbo adds Thai humidity to the air much as he added Norwegian cold to the first novel in the Harry Hole series. A recommended read.


Deadly Arrangements (Book Two in the Cozy Flower Shop Mystery Series) (The Flower Shop Mystery Series 2)
Deadly Arrangements (Book Two in the Cozy Flower Shop Mystery Series) (The Flower Shop Mystery Series 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crime Blooms Again in Utah, May 31, 2014
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Utah's favorite flower shop operator and unintentional sleuth is back in action in Annie Adams' second novel in the flower shop series. The plot is more complex this time, with the potential discovery of a believed-to-be extinct False Island Booby bird. (Yes, that's its name -- I'm not making this up.) A lecture in the Wildwood Conservatory leads to the discovery of a dead body, the disappearance of a suspect, the possibility of water pollution while our heroine Qunicy tries to keep a new romance developing while attending to Flower Shop trauma involving orders from her most demanding client and her desire to outdo herself in arranging flowers for the wedding of her assistant.Some of Quincy's adventures in the wild seem a stretch on the reader's believability, but hang in there because all is resolved by the end, while leaving one large stone unturned, perhaps setting the scene for s third entry in this series. All-in-all, a fun read with characters you are happy to meet again.


Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club)
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Up with these women is exhausting, but fun!, May 21, 2014
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Is Patterson great literature? I don't know and I don't care. Very often he produces an exciting, fast-readable story that works. This is his latest example of that. To be honest, his Women's Murder Club series is my favorite Patterson collection of good versus evil. And Lindsey Boxer and friends have their hands full looking for a killer hell-bent on eliminating both Cindy and Boxer. Of course, other sub-plots develop that threaten all our favorite heroines. Patterson and co-author Paetro keep the plots boiling up to the final bullet is fired. This is the kind of book you read to relax and then find yourself exhausted when the book has ended.


Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel
Killer: An Alex Delaware Novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Baby, baby, who's got the baby?, May 13, 2014
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I always have mixed emotions reading Jonathan Kellerman. While I like getting reacquainted with Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis, and the plot was intriguing with lots of red herrings but the final resolution left me feeling that the ending came out of left field. What begins as a custody battle quickly becomes a search for a killer and a missing infant through contacts with lawyers, court security personnel and rock musician/bar owners.. It's a long, involved search. And a title of "Who's the Daddy" would have fit the plot better.


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