Author Archives: A. J. Kinnaman

More spooks

August is a good month for spy themes.  Besides Jason Matthews Red Sparrow series, we have “Agent of the State” and “The Extremist” by Roger Pearce, the first 2 stories in a series about British agent John Kerr, who fights … Continue reading

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Secret agent (wo)man

Fans of stories about spies and secret agent men will want to read Jason Matthew’s Red Sparrow trilogy. “The Red Sparrow” introduces Dominika Egorova, a former dancer drafted to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress. Sent to seduce a CIA operative, she … Continue reading

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This just in

  UPS strikes gain. These books arrived late Wednesday.  The are all ready to take out!  Dial in your requests or come by early on Friday! The one on top is a bio of Princess Margaret (the latest in House … Continue reading

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Late beach read roundup

In “The Quiet Side of Passion” by Alexander McCall Smith, Isabel Dalhousie hires an office assistant and an au pair for her daughter. Unfortunately, the romantic woes of  the new hires outweigh their help.  In “The Endless Beach” by Jenny Colgan, … Continue reading

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Maggie’s back in town

The Prisoner in the Castle is Susan Elia MacNeal’s latest Maggie Hope mystery, with a plot that owes more than a little to Agatha Christie.   Maggie has been posted to  Killoch Castle, a  lodge in the Hebrides. She is there … Continue reading

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The brink

Most everyone knows about the Cuban missile crisis, but many are unaware of a similar incident which took place during the Reagan years.  In 1983,  Taylor Downing documents how a US military exercise in Europe, one that included the deployment … Continue reading

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UPS did it again

UPS dropped 16 new titles for the library. They are unboxed, barcoded, wrapped and ready for readers.

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