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Delia Stanley, Book Reviewer

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Fire and Vengeance

by Delia Stanley

In Robert McCaw’s winding thriller, a conflicted cop wrangles a conspiracy and a family emergency. When a volcanic vent explodes under an elementary school, it leaves ten children dead. There is evidence that people knew about the... Read More

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She Lies Close

by Delia Stanley

In Sharon Doering’s thriller "She Lies Close", a neurotic mother experiences increasing paranoia and psychosis related to the kidnapping of a young girl. Grace is capable but exhausted on the heels of her difficult divorce from her... Read More

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Saving Tuna Street

by Delia Stanley

Nancy Nau Sullivan’s "Saving Tuna Street" is a small-town mystery whose spunky heroine wants to preserve her beloved neighborhood. Blanche doesn’t just live in Santa Maria: she’s part of the island, like its mangrove trees and wild... Read More

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Dead Air

by Delia Stanley

In Michael Bradley’s captivating thriller "Dead Air", a radio DJ’s spotty past catches up to her in cruel and violent ways. Kaitlyn thought her life was on track. She has a successful career and a loving fiancé, though she keeps her... Read More

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Naked Truth

by Delia Stanley

The Naked Truth retells American women’s history in a sensitive, intimate way. Carrie Hayes’s charming historical novel "Naked Truth" dramatizes the lives of two American suffragettes, Tennessee Claflin and Victoria Woodhull, as they... Read More

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Optics

by Delia Stanley

"Optics" is a charming novel about the challenges and possibilities of women’s middle years. In Gail Reitenbach’s warm and funny novel "Optics", a close-knit group of middle-aged gal pals navigate ageism and turn setbacks into... Read More

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Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery

by Delia Stanley

In Rosalie Knecht’s Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery, a former CIA agent balances her work duties with romance in her new role as a private investigator. Vera hoped for a more normal life after being abandoned by the CIA, but when she loses... Read More

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Earth's Emergence

by Delia Stanley

The science fiction novel Earth’s Emergence finds hope for humanity in the ethical use of science and technology. In Matthew J. Baldwin’s science fiction drama Earth’s Emergence, an alien reincarnates as a boy genius whose... Read More

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