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The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #1) by Dorothy Cannell
The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #1)

dusksunset, January 5, 2013

Author Dorothy Cannell introduces an entertaining group of characters, some related, some not, in this amusing mystery. The action is set in an old English mansion in need of serious cleaning, with that work becoming part of the plot. The ending is pleasingly unpredictable.
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The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

dusksunset, January 2, 2012

Ok, I confess, I haven't read "The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman"
by Timothy Ferriss - yet. But with a title that promises so much with a human investment of so little, it's now at the top of my better read it list. I'm especially intrigued by the concept of becoming superhuman.
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The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #1) by Dorothy Cannell
The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #1)

dusksunset, September 3, 2011

Men won't like this book; women will find it charming. When an overweight single woman has to appear with a date at a gathering of her eccentric relatives, she rents an escort. Her uncle dies, bequeathing his dilapidated estate to the supposedly engaged couple with the stipulation that she lose weight, he write a book, and they clean up the place and find its treasure or forfeit the inheritance. People turn out to be not who they seem and several acts of sabotage leave the couple wondering who they can trust.

The story is set in England which adds to its appeal. It's hard to imagine an equivalent situation happening in the US. For me it was quite the page turner, but I am a romantic at heart.
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Virgin Heat by Laurence Shames
Virgin Heat

dusksunset, January 2, 2011

When several members of a dysfunctional mob family mix it up in Key West with the tourists and various gay men, expect a good read. Shames knows his characters well. He treats them all with great respect and avoids cliched stereotypes. Several different mysteries are solved as the family members come to a greater understanding.
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Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: By Writers Famous and Obscure by Rachel Fershleiser
Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: By Writers Famous and Obscure

dusksunset, February 15, 2009

Funny, sad, poignant, full of regret, hopeful - many possible reactions to the human experience of love are represented here, each written in just six words. I found "Married by Elvis. Divorced by Friday." to be a telling commentary on our times.
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