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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

La danseuse de Mao (French Edition)

La Danseuse De Mao (French Edition) - Qiu Xiaolong, Fanchita Gonzalez Batlle The weakest of all Inspector Chen books so far. This is the newest one. Centered around Mao and the huge shadow the old president still cast upon China, Chen is given a sensitive case to find out what the grand daughter of an ex-mistress of Mao might have on the dead president. The plot is thin, the resolution is revealed in a hurry and comes from left field. We learn nothing new about the Inspector, his crew Yu, Yu's wife and Yu's father are only ghosts characters in this tale of madness and shadows. Disappointing.