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Kindle April 08, 2019

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Q Is For Quarry: A Kinsey Millhone Novel Kindle Edition
by Sue Grafton (Author)

She was a “Jane Doe,” an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California’s Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff’s Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved…

That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body are nearing the end of their careers in law enforcement—and they want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to help with their legwork and they turn to Kinsey Millhone.

Kinsey is intrigued by the cold case and agrees to take the job. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe’s real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

Kindle March 16, 2019

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Britt Montero Series: Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It’s Murder; Suitable for Framing; Act of Betrayal; and Margin of Error (The Britt Montero Mysteries) Kindle Edition
by Edna Buchanan (Author)

In one volume, the first five novels in the “irresistible series” starring a Miami crime reporter, from an Edgar Award–nominated author (Kirkus Reviews).

Being a crime reporter amid the sun and sin of Miami is a full-time job, one that Cuban-born Britt Montero does better than anyone else. But when you get that close to the criminal underworld, things have a way of sucking you in. In these five novels of suspense, New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Edna Buchanan sets her heroine loose on some of the most highly charged crimes in Miami, and reminds readers that you don’t necessarily have to live to make the front page . . .

Includes: Contents Under Pressure; Miami, It’s Murder; Suitable for Framing; Act of Betrayal; Margin of Error

Kindle March 02, 2019

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X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24) Kindle Edition
by Sue Grafton (Author)
Perhaps Sue Grafton’s darkest and most chilling novel, X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this deadly sociopath. The test is whether private investigator Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him—before she becomes his next victim.
 
 
 
 
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Death Masks (The Dresden Files, Book 5) Kindle Edition
by Jim Butcher (Author)
Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Such as:

• A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards…
• Professional hit men using Harry for target practice…
• The missing Shroud of Turin—and the possible involvement of Chicago’s most feared mob boss…
• A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified…

Not to mention the return of Harry’s ex-girlfriend Susan, who’s still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life. Some days, it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you’re charging.
 
 
 
 
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Legacy of Evil (The Hotel LaBelle Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Sharon Buchbinder (Author)
When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.

Emma’s help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss’s sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.

Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love.
 
 
 
 
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Next Door (A Chloe Fine Psychological Suspense Mystery—Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Blake Pierce (Author)
FBI Evidence Response Team intern Chloe Fine, 27, finds herself forced to confront her own dark past when her troubled twin sister needs her help—and when a body turns up dead in her small, suburban town.

Chloe feels life is finally perfect as she moves back into her home town, and into a new house with her fiancé. Her career with the FBI looks promising, and her wedding is on the horizon.

But, she learns, all is not as it seems in suburbia. Chloe begins to see the underside—the gossip, the secrets, the lies—and she finds herself haunted by her own demons: her mother’s mysterious death when she was 10, and her father’s imprisonment.

And when a fresh body is found, Chloe soon realizes that her past, and this small town, might hold the key to solving both.
 
 
 
 
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The Journals of Bob Drifter Kindle Edition
by M.L.S. Weech (Author)
Bob Drifter is a substitute teacher with a secret. He seems like no more than a polite young man who loves to read and mentor students in his free time. Yet, on the side, Bob takes part in some rather strange extracurricular activities that soon attract the attention of local police. For some reason, people have a way of dying around him.

It’s not his fault. Maybe he just hangs around people who are already dying. Maybe he has bad timing. But Bob knows better. He has a secret mission that must be completed before he ends up in prison or raises the ire of the most frightening individual in the supernatural world. No pressure.

A terrifying new force has set foot into Bob’s life, and a string of ghastly mutilations follows this figure wherever he goes. Now, Bob has to keep his own secrets, protect his students, and fulfill his mentor’s wishes. Welcome to the world of those who watch over the dead.

Kindle February 17, 2019

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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture Kindle Edition
by Joshua Levine (Author)
The epic true story of Dunkirk—now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film’s official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

49 Writer’s Inc. Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block

Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block
By Dawnell Smith (and on behalf of her Block partners: Vered Mares, Teeka Ballas, Kathy McCue)

In the fall of 2015, we walked into the Adults Only sex store on Spenard Road in Anchorage to lay the groundwork for building a community bookstore art space and cafe. The property held not just a storied past, but the stories of people trying to survive and make sense of their lives.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Café has risen up in that space because the community has helped lift it. We all want to make sense of our lives, and books, art, and gathering spaces help us do it.

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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily — in 140 characters or less. And now onto the laughs:

Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love

There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special!

 

 

via 18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love

Book Review: There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams | Alaska Master Gardener Blog

Book Review: There’s a Moose in My Garden by Brenda C. Adams | Alaska Master Gardener Blog

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017


Thanks to everyone who turned out last night to Jonathan White’s Reading & Craft Talk Series event in Anchorage, and to Indigo Tea Lounge for staying open after hours to host this series! Folks, don’t miss Jonathan’s appearances tonight (11/10/17) in Homer, and Saturday the 11th at UAA Campus Bookstore (details below). SOUTHCENTRAL HOMER | Friday, November 10, 2017 at … Read More

Literary Roundup | November 10-23, 2017

Statewide Alaska Reads Program 2017-18

Fairbanks Arts Association (Fairbanks, AK), in partnership with Alaska Center for the Book (Anchorage, AK), have announced that the featured selection for the 2017-2018 statewide Alaska Reads program is Steam Laundry, by Fairbanks poet Nicole Stellon O’Donnell. Alaska Reads is a biennial statewide reading program that features a selected publication by a living Alaskan author. The initiative began in 2015 … Read More

Statewide Alaska Reads Program 2017-18