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April 14 2014

reviewed by Sam N. [9/10]

The government has created a test to locate the "kill gene" lurking within some humans. Anyone who tests positive for this gene, call homicidal tendency syndrome (HTS) can kiss a normal life goodbye. When Davy Hamilton was tested, she never dreamed she would be positive. Suddenly, all of her friends and her boyfriend have abandoned her, afraid she'll snap at any moment and hurt them. Davy's admission to Julliard is revoked and given to a more "qualified" candidate. As if all of that isn't enough, Davy has been uninvited from attending her private school and sent to the c...
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March 31 2014
Honestly Dearest, You're Dead

reviewed by Donna G. [7/10]

Dek Elstrom is a down on his luck PI living in Riverton, Illinois. One day he receives a phone from an attorney saying that his client, Louise Thomas, died and named Dek as her executor. Louise Thomas? Dek had never heard of her. Dek learned that he would earn seven hundred dollars for his efforts. Since Dek needed the money he agreed to settle the estate. The lawyer promises that it won't take long because Louise didn't have much. When Dek visits her home close to Ramble, Michigan he finds that the h...
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March 31 2014
Chasing Darkness

reviewed by Charlotte K. [9/10]

It's fire season in L.A., and the authorities are going door-to-door to ensure homeowners have evacuated the area. But at one home they discover an apparent suicide. The victim is holding a scrapbook of photos of murdered women that only the killer could have had access to, however, P.I. Elvis Cole had definitively proved this man innocent of the crimes at a trial several years earlier. And the murders continued. It was fascinating as the police walked Cole (and the reader) through the process to learn the evidence clearly implicated the suicide victim as the killer, yet Cole had absolute evidence to the contrary. So who's right? Now Cole, and his partner Joe Pike, have been shut-out of any f...
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Bethany Branch Books Talk
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Friday, April 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - Noon

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1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
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2400 S. 56th St.

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"Water Like a Stone" by Deborah Crombie

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Friday, April 25, 2014
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Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.

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Monday, April 28 2014
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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