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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie HannahWhen you love a classic series, it is hard sometimes to read a contemporary writer who, like Sophie Hannah, is continuing the story in present day. However, I have loved each one she has done and this is my favorite yet. Honestly, while reading this book, I forgot that Agatha Christie didn't write it. The story is exactly what you would expect from Christie and Hannah handles the voice and character of Poirot expertly. A well done addition to the canon.

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah ($27.99*, William Morrow), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.