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The Twelve Clues of Christmas (A Royal Spyness Mystery) by Rhys Bowen
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (A Royal Spyness Mystery)

Armchair Adventure Guy, January 1, 2013

Rhys Bowen's The Twelve Clues of Christmas has a plucky, likable heroine plus a great atmospheric snowy village as a setting. What more could you ask from a cozy? This Royal Spyness series is even better than her Evan Evans series and that's saying something.
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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art

Armchair Adventure Guy, August 4, 2012

What a kick! This book has lots of interesting art history jam packed into its outrageous plot that hinges on a what if scenario involving Van Gogh's death (was it murder?). There is a slew of laugh-out-loud moments involving the randy artists who populate this novel. I found myself rereading particular passages and marveling at Christopher Moore's erudition AND sense of humor. This one's a winner. I didn't want it to end so I doled out so many pages a day. You won't find a more entertaining read this year.
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We Others: New and Selected Stories by Steven Millhauser
We Others: New and Selected Stories

Armchair Adventure Guy, January 1, 2012

For years now, I've been intrigued and delighted by Steven Millhauser and his latest short story collection, "We Others: New and Selected Stories", is one of his best. It's a "greatest hits" collection, if you will, since it features some of his best stories from the past (including "The Disappearance of Elaine Coleman") as well as some of his newer stories culled from literary journals and magazines. If you like to be challenged, amazed, and unsettled, he is the writer for you and this is a great introduction to his work.
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The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River by Dan Morrison
The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

Armchair Adventure Guy, January 1, 2011

On so many levels, this book is outstanding. It's part travel log, part history, part geography lesson, part social injustice primer, but most of all, it's a grand adventure that's thrilling, edge-of-your-seat stuff. The exotic, dangerous atmosphere is palpable. When you read THE BLACK NILE, you submerge yourself in a different world. This book makes me want to stop being an armchair adventurer and live a little more dangerously.
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