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Nalbuque
Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Seventies political fiction down in Mexico, based on a real horror story that was widespread in South America at the time. I listened to this one in one weekend, it was engaging and felt so real. Having notes from the author at the end was such a treat, bc the whole book was rly well researched, and I appreciated more details on the real world events!

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Minervasbutler
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Second in his Bernie Gunther series of hardboiled crime set in Nazi Germany. A good read overall, though the plot was a bit silly and there were a couple of needless sex scenes thrown in for no real reason.

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vlwelser
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So creepy. She was such a good writer. But her characters make my skin crawl a bit.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

#BookSpin done! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6d
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AmyG
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My hold cam in. Starting my Patricia Highsmith #AuthorAMonth today.
@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I hope you like it! I hear it‘s creepy… 1w
AmyG @Soubhiville Creepy sounds great. How was your vacation? 1w
Soubhiville @AmyG it‘s been wonderful! The Smokey Mountains in the springtime are especially beautiful! And my very best friends are here. I‘m actually at the airport now, headed home. 1w
AmyG So hppy you enjoyed yourself. Safe travels home! 1w
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Melismatic
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New kitty alert! 😻💖 We‘re deciding to call her “Greycie”.

I really enjoyed this book. It was arguably a little too lengthy/meandery for the storyline but that only heightened the tension for me. #AuthorAMonth

Suet624 💕💕💕 1w
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 1w
AmyG She is beautiful ❤️ 1w
Soubhiville Aw baby! 1w
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squirrelbrain
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First book of holiday finished! This is definitely more of a psychological thriller than a murder mystery, as the characters‘ slowly start to melt down. They were all very unlikeable, but that‘s what makes the book so good; that you still want to read about horrid people.

I had hoped to use this for #pop22 as well as #authoramonth but, as I suspected, only the very first part is on a train so back to the drawing board for that!

#aam

Liatrek This is one of my fav Hitchcock movies. I really need to read the book. 1w
RaeLovesToRead I love this book 😊 I reckon you could probably get away with it for the #pop22 prompt. The key scene in the book is set on a train! 1w
squirrelbrain Maybe I may just do that @RaeLovesToRead - feels a bit like cheating though! 🤣 1w
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Megabooks I wasn‘t a fan. I ended up bailing, but I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 1w
BarbaraBB Sounds very good. So does your camping trip! 1w
LeahBergen I must get to this one soon. 👍 1w
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JenlovesJT47
Top of the Heap | Erle Stanley Gardner
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This is my first Erle Stanley Gardner book and I quite enjoyed it. I love these Hard Case Crime books and am trying to read as many as I can in order. They‘re fun, fast reads that keep your attention and as always, I love the noirish vibe. 4⭐️

#HardCaseCrime
#Noir
#ErleStanleyGardner
#Mystery

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rwmg
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A baby is smothered with a cuddly toy. How does it fit in with the deaths of children and adolescents in Amaia's allegedly closed cases? And Amaia is convinced her mother is still alive despite everybody else believing she was washed away in the river during the storm. 👎

rwmg Just as twisty as the previous two installments. The trilogy told an excellent story though the narration of each event/scene was so gripping as to make me forget sometimes what had happened earlier. However, it was marred in places by mistranslations and, especially in the third part, typos so more proofreading was definitely necessary. 2w
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rabbitprincess
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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DNF for slow pace and racist language.

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nitalibrarian
Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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This morning I put up a new book display at my library. It features books with Liar in the title.

ShyBookOwl I love this Gailey book! 2w
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