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Desperation in Death, J. D. Robb 23 July 2024

2022 romance/SF/mystery; 55th novel of J. D. Robb's In Death series (SF police procedurals). Two girls escape from a "school" for sex slaves…

McCone and Friends, Marcia Muller 22 July 2024

Short mystery stories from 2000, in Muller's series about Sharon McCone, private investigator in San Francisco.

The Weekly Challenge 278: Reverse the Sort in Strings of Words 21 July 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved decoding a string format and partially sorting characters. (Note that this ends today.)

The Twisted Ones, T Kingfisher 20 July 2024

2019 fantasy/horror. Melissa, or Mouse, goes to rural North Carolina to clear out her dead grandmother's house. But it turns out that she had secrets, and some of them outlived her…

Shadow Magic, Patricia C. Wrede 19 July 2024

1982 fantasy. Kidnapped from the family stronghold, Alethia is going to be instrumental in saving the world.

Plan For the Worst, Jodi Taylor 18 July 2024

2020 science fiction, eleventh in the Chronicles of St Mary's series (time travel). A jump to see the Princes in the Tower changes everything…

A Curious Beginning, Deanna Raybourn 17 July 2024

2015 historical thriller, first in a series. Veronica is a foundling, now in 1887 left alone in the world by the death of her "aunt". But soon her house is ransacked and a benefactor is murdered…

Off the Rails, Christopher Fowler 16 July 2024

2010 police procedural mystery/horror, eighth in the Bryant and May series. The murderer-for-hire Mr Fox has escaped from custody and vanished from his previous life. But when a woman is killed by being pushed down the staircase at King's Cross, is this more of his work?

The Serpent Sea, Martha Wells 15 July 2024

2012 fantasy, second of its series. Moon and his adoptive court have returned to their old home, but there's a problem…

The Weekly Challenge 277: A Strong Count 14 July 2024

I’ve been doing the Weekly Challenges. The latest involved word hunting and integer combinations. (Note that this ends today.)

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