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Mysterious Galaxy

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Van Shaw was raised to steal by criminals like his grandfather Dono, and taught to kill by Uncle Sam. Now, he is out of the Rangers, and a friend of his grandfather’s wants him to find his niece Luce, Van’s old girlfriend, who wasn’t quite, who was running with a high-rent crowd. What Van finds is pretty grisly in Hard Cold Winter by Glen Erik Hamilton.

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by Marilyn Meredith


This is a true thriller—a real nail biter.
Sandy Tremont seems to have the perfect life: a beautiful home in a remote setting, a husband with an affinity for the outdoors who truly loves her, and a teen daughter. Maybe that relationship isn’t as good as it could be, but we all know how teenagers are.

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by Theodore Feit


This series is one of three that J.A. Jance writes and it is interesting to see how Ali Reynolds has evolved as a character along the way, from TV anchor, sheriff’s deputy and a questionable marriage to the newlywed wife of B. Simpson, and who gets deeply involved in contemporary situations. In this latest novel, two subjects, if not three, arise: polygamous cults, elderly persons being taken advantage of and perhaps, the mistreatment of women. How’s that for a mouthful?

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by Cynthia Chow
& Tammy Kaehler



As the newest member of the Sandham Swift Racing Team, Kate Reilly has much to prove driving their Corvette on the American Le Mans Grand Turing Race series. Unfortunately, a “racing incident” that takes out her car, as well as one of NASCAR favorite drivers, Miles Hanson, puts her in the target site of rabid racing fans, a hateful popular blogger, and the sports media where women drivers are already considered tokens of interest and novelties. While Kate is more than capable of steering her corvette at 170 mph on the race track, off the track she has more difficulty navigating through her new relationship with the VP of ALMS marketing and as a representative of all female drivers to the media.

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by Marilyn Meredith



I am a big fan of Naomi Hirahara’s writing for many reasons. She is able to bring to life a wonderful unassuming hero in Mas Arai. Reading her books immerses the reader in the richness of a bit of Japanese culture. She always brings to life a setting that is probably new to most—in Strawberry Yellow, Watsonville, California, and the strawberry industry.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


The Road to Cardinal Valley is Earlene Fowler’s follow-up to The Saddlemaker’s Wife, a departure from the Benni Harper mysteries named after quilt-block patterns (Mariner’s Compass, State Fair, etc.). Instead of trying to solve a murder, this book has secrets to reveal: Why would a mother abandon her children? Why would she never return?

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


In Justin Cronin’s 2010 chiller The Passage, a vampiregeddon swept across North America, infecting millions and killing more. A group of young people, raised in a land where only the dead survive, traveled the continent, looking for safety. A child without a family could become the answer to this bloodsucking plague.

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by Marilyn Meredith &
Lorie Lewis Ham



We are so excited this week to have a review of Spencer Quinn’s (aka Peter Abrahams) latest Chet the Dog book, A Fistful of Collars, an interview with Spencer, and some great opportunities for you the reader. First off, a portion of all sales of this book using the link below to Mysterious Galaxy will go to SNAP, San Diego’s Spay and Neuter Action Project. Secondly, there are instructions after this post on how you can win a copy of the book, & lastly Spencer is doing a book event at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on September 17 at 7 p.m. together with SNAP–more details below. If you can’t attend the event, you can use the purchase link to even get a signed copy of the book!

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