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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Dirt Peddler (Dick Hardesty Mystery S.)

The Dirt Peddler - Dorien Grey Another strong entry in this mystery series set in LA sometimes in the late 80's early 90's. The plot is fast pace and tight. Show don't tell is well used here. The relationship between Dick and Jonathan is interesting not a page filler and makes a strong plot B tied to plot A. There's even a twist and a few red herrings.Hardesty gets an despicable client who being blackmailed but ends up dead (along with an acquaintance of Hardesty) shortly after firing the private detective. This author of tell all scandal books disguised as fiction has a lot of enemies and blackmail was the least of his problems.