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Whew…this is more like it!

[Aug 11] I don’t want it to end…now where is that fat CathErine-the-Great biography…
FRASER: ?/Biographer, ANTONIA

That’s all folks!


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Not a thriller in the contemporary sense, but I enjoyed it very much.

[when I started this, I thot it was NOT framed in that Russian-theme],

so if you substitute the latest world threats …geez, maybe not much has changed.

Jul 31 – that’s all folks!

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[Also purchased sans book jacket – this is USA publisher 201x]

The 2014, US version was a bit weird for a Canuck, with British slang interspersed with ‘American English’ [theRe is no bl**dy such thing!]

She got most of Jason-the-Canadian right, but he was ED: un-intentionally only a two-dimensional-character [perhaps d/t/her own modesty], and, Ms. Haynes, there was one bit of slang about the hockey room fight that was backwards, @ least in Ontario!

Still, the author’s credits are impressive, and i WOULD read more!

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Devil’s Beat


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[My version not exactly as shown]

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I got suckered into these by their seemingly historical/cultural back covers.


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DARK CROSSINGS  –eeks – had at MINIMUM A Harlequin LOGO ” the very end;
thought could be like Beverly Lewis

  2. FARTHING WILL DO -I was not familiar with life on the Channel Islands during WWII [Lillian Harry#1]
  4. KEEP SMILING THOUGH – [Lillian Harry#2]
  5. SECRET LIFE of JOSEPHINE -[Erickson]  ok, this one ‘got’ me TOO! Gorgeous cover In my favourite colour…but i didn’t read closely, enough: WHAT-THE-H-is ‘Historical ENTERTAINMENT’, SVP? 17-07-31 [Box17-05]
    I WOULD  read her MANY prior NON-FICTION i.e., HISTORY, however.
  6. WHAT WE FIND…[Carr] what is ‘women’s fiction’, SVP?


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For some reason, both The Odessa File and the Cobra were 0n-&-off again readings.


  • ODESSA FILE, The *****
    I sure i’ve read this before (© 1972), started it, lost my place, but i enjoyed it so much I just went back to the beginning!

Bot for a buck w/ broken spine i made worse; hope to fix as last…

  • COBRA,The – On first reading the back-cover, I dismissed this book about cocaine (and worse, Crack) b/c, as a former nurse, I maintain that:
    the ‘War on Drugs’ will never be won b/c, @ the USER-level,
    this is a MEDICAL (addiction) problem, NOT a criminal one.
    Spend the bl**dy $$$ on re-hab clinics!

    But i was enjoying The Odessa File so much that I picked it up anyway.
    I found myself on pp 114 on February 26th, and, as above, went back to-the-beginning and quickly caught up.
    This is NOT a regular ‘war-on-drugs’ book: it assails the SOURCE in a very bold manner.  If the U.S./Euro  gov’ts actually had the guts the try this, it just might work!

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