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The Secrets We Share

by Aleena Ortiz

In Edwin Hill’s novel "The Secrets We Share", love and deception intertwine through murders connected to one family. As a child, Natalie came across her father’s body in the woods. Now a grown woman, Natalie is a police officer, and... Read More

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Oncoviruses

by Aleena Ortiz

Covering decades’ worth of medical research, "Oncoviruses" is a thorough scientific review. Abubakar Yaro’s "Oncoviruses" is comprehensive in reviewing past medical studies of a subset of cancer-causing viruses. Oncoviruses, Yaro... Read More

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Raise My Ebenezer

by Aleena Ortiz

In the psychological novel "Raise My Ebenezer", a troubled man is spurred to act against the crooked power dynamics in sex, wealth, and politics. In Richard Gerald Shrubb’s psychological novel "Raise My Ebenezer", a man toils for... Read More

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Serendipity and Craic

by Aleena Ortiz

Concerning minor and major historical arcs, the poems collected in "Serendipity and Craic" are variously knowledgeable and humorous. Alan Clegg’s religious poetry collection "Serendipity and Craic" concentrates on historical events,... Read More

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No One Notices the Boys

by Aleena Ortiz

Michelle Birkby’s historical mystery novel "No One Notices the Boys" is riveting as it traces an investigation in Sherlock Holmes’s London. Martha, Sherlock Holmes’s housekeeper, is bedridden in a private women’s hospital ward.... Read More

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Burn Coast

by Aleena Ortiz

Dale Maharidge explores personal strife, land ownership, and American history in his mystery novel "Burn Coast". A writer and reporter from New York owns land on the California coast; his neighbors there are Likowski and Eddie. When... Read More

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Who Killed Jerusalem?

by Aleena Ortiz

In the surrealistic mystery novel "Who Killed Jerusalem?", an investigator seeks out the truth about a man’s death—and about ultimate reality. In George Albert Brown’s philosophical mystery novel "Who Killed Jerusalem?", a modern... Read More

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