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Book Review: House of Cards (Francis Urquhart #1) by Michael Dobbs

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

House of Cards by Michael Dobbs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Harper Collins Fontana

Summary:  The bestselling political thriller that introduced the scheming Francis Urguhart - the most memorable politician of the last decade.

Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. 

Mattie Storin is a tenacious...

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Book Review: The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton

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The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Publisher:  St. Martin's Paperbacks


Summary: Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche...

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Book Review: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Summary:  In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household, and was...

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Book Review: Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3) by James S.A. Corey

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Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Orbit


Summary: For generations, the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the R...

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Book Review: Gods of Risk (The Expanse #2.5) by James S.A. Corey

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Gods of Risk by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Orbit


Summary: As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, sixteen-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes...

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