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Holy Water

by John Michael Senger

It takes nothing short of a miracle to make a urology conference sound inviting and to make the French Quarter in New Orleans appear hopelessly unattractive. But Robert Schwab, physician and first-time novelist, accomplishes both feats... Read More

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Soldiers for Sale

by John Michael Senger

It may still be largely true that Canada is so very near at hand yet so very far away in our understanding. But in Soldiers for Sale, Jean-Pierre Wilhelmy opens a wide window on an historically and culturally significant episode in... Read More

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The World in a Skillet

by John Michael Senger

Put aside any preconceived notions of a cuisine revolving around fried chicken, grits, and Coca-Cola. And just forget about Paula Dean. In The World in a Skillet, Angela and Paul Knipple, food writers from Memphis, Tennessee, have laid... Read More

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The Marsh

by John Michael Senger

The Marsh: A Folly Beach Mystery opens with a whisper and continues in muted tones for nearly three hundred pages. Author Bill Noel has written a pleasant murder mystery, if there is such a thing, and a placid guide to life on Folly... Read More

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The Improbably Advocate

by John Michael Senger

A young woman is quickly and dispassionately killed with a single blow. Thus begins The Improbable Advocate, an Australian courtroom thriller by retired Sydney barrister, magistrate, and coroner A. T. Cullen. Cullen tells the tensely... Read More

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The Vig

by John Michael Senger

The cover of John M. Nuckel’s "The Vig" is a montage of blurred images—a nice setup for a story that moves along in a gray, hazy world devoid of clearly heroic characters. Frank McGinley, who passes for the hero in this mystery, is a... Read More

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A Coach's Life

by John Michael Senger

Woody Hayes flashed across the sports pages and is gone, in disgrace. Joe Paterno is exiting college football under a cloud. Lester Hipple, an extraordinarily successful high school coach in a small rural Iowa town died in 1999, yet he... Read More

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