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The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

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The Murder of Mary Russell is the latest volume in Laurie R. King's long-running series featuring an older Sherlock Holmes and his young wife Mary Russell. This entry in the series focuses on Mrs. Hudson, Holmes' housekeeper, and tells the story of her childhood as a thief and con artist in Victorian London, and of her first meeting with Holmes. I will not give away what the title means.

The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry

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Cotton Malone, a former navy man and U.S. Justice Department agent, now a rare book dealer, searches for clues to the disappearance of his father in a submarine disaster off the coast of Antarctica, and finds evidence of a lost civilization, possibly thousands of years old.

Some Luck

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The first of a trilogy, this Jane Smiley novel covers the life of an Iowa farm family from 1920-1953.

Raiders of the Nile by Steven Saylor

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Raiders of the Nile is the second in Steven Saylor's new series featuring his ancient Roman detective, Gordianus the Finder, as a young man. After journeying to see the Seven Wonders of the World in the previous volume, Gordianus has settled in Alexandria. But when his slave and lover, Bethesda, is kidnapped, Gordianus faces many adventures as he tries to rescue her. He encounters a gang of bandits, gets falsely accused of murder, and learns of a plot to steal the sarcophagus of...

Delicious! A Novel

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Memoirist and food journalist, Ruth Reichl's first contemporary novel takes us into the world of a long-standing food magazine. The former Gourmet editor knows this setting and its inhabitants well. The heroine, Billie Breslin, has left college and moved from California to New York City to work for Delicious! an iconic culinary magazine as the editor's assistant. With her impeccable palate and interest in writing, this is the perfect job for her.

Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon

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In this second book in Donna Leon's mystery series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice police, Brunetti investigates the murder of an American soldier in Venice. At first it seems that the man was the victim of a robbery, but Brunetti uncovers a conspiracy involving the dumping of toxic waste. It seems the Italian government, the American military, and the Mafia are all involved, and Brunetti risks offending the rich and powerful as he works to solve the murder.

Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli

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Daughter of Venice is a novel about Donata, a young woman from a noble family in 16th century Venice, who has to enter a convent because her father cannot afford a dowry for her. She doesn't want to spend her life in a convent, so she dresses up as a boy and explores Venice, eventually falling in love with a Jewish man, who doesn't know who she really is. Will she tell him her secret? And will they be allowed to be together?

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