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The Judge's House | Georges Simenon
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Maigret had been sent in disgrace from Paris to a backwater fishing community for an unexplained infraction (published in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France, perhaps this was Simenon's way of avoiding Wehrmacht entanglements for his hero and himself?)
Maigret's boredom is alleviated by a tipoff from the local busybody about a corpse she's seen through her neighbour's back window. It's not just the fish that stinks in this excellent mystery!

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EadieB
Gone: Jack Caffery | Mo Hayder
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Mo Hayder takes you to the edge! Stolen car with 11 year-old in the backseat. Is it a carjacking or a kidnapping? Jack Cafferty and Flea Marley race to put the pieces together. Chilling and captivating. Fast-paced plot. Fascinating characters. Shocking ending. 5th book in series. Can‘t wait to read next one. Recommended.

#Gone #MoHayder

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CoffeeNBooks
The Brass Verdict | Michael Connelly
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#LilithJuly I just finished reading this, and I really enjoyed this sequel to The Lincoln Lawyer. Mickey Haller is thrown back into being a full-time #Criminal defense attorney when he's assigned to take over the practice of a lawyer who died. One of his cases is the high-profile case of a Hollywood big-wig.
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

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Susanita
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Although this is part of the Fin McLeod series, he's not really the main character. Instead it's an old man who doesn't recognize his own daughter but can vividly remember many of the details of his rather crappy childhood: clandestine adventures that often led to disaster, a nasty headmaster, a harrowing #voyage to the lower Hebrides...

Luckily, our voyage there was more tranquil, albeit a little gloomy. #letstraveljuly

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writerlibrarian
Mercy | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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The slow pace of the plot bugged me. A lot. Carl is not a likeable characters. Few characters are in this thriller. I kept on reading, a reader I trust wrote a good review, so I persisted. I am glad I did. At around 2/3 the plot picked up, the action got into high gear. The writer does thriller really well, mystery, not so well. #summerreading #readinginFrenchJuly

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AndreaLove
NYPD Red | James Patterson
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3rd book of the day!!

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Leftcoastzen
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It still happens! I found these oldies at a thrift store today.1940s paperbacks ,one Bantam ,one Pocket Book and two Dells. The inset upper left are the backs of the Dells,they are called mapbacks for obvious reasons.Happy, Happy, Joy,Joy!

Freespirit ❤️❤️❤️ 5h
cathipink What great finds!! 5h
Leftcoastzen @cathipink Thx! It‘s the simple things sometimes.😃 2h
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JazzFeathers
Gli arancini di Montalbano | Andrea Camilleri
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R.I.P. Andrea Camilleri
😢

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Andrew65
August Heat | Andrea Camilleri
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Totally devastated! 😢 Love the Montalbano books, and only one left to read. 🙈 A wonderful author, if you have not read the Montalbano books I thoroughly recommend it.

RIP Andrea. And thanks 💔
May have to restart the series from the beginning in tribute.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48681253

JazzFeathers Such a sad news. He had been in the Hobbit al for the past months after a stroke. And he was 93. But l still felt sad when l learned it this morning. 7h
Crazeedi Oh no, so sad. I have these books on my list to start reading, I've heard good things, actually started listening to one, and thought no I need to read, the listening was too confusing to me. (edited) 7h
CarolynM That's so sad, but he had a good innings. I didn't realize he was in his 90's. I'll miss looking out for the new Montalbano book. 3h
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BarkingMadRun
In the Woods | Tana French
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Started this on the plane, short ride so I didn‘t get far

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