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The Bronze Hand

by Anna Katharine Green

I enjoyed this short story, and recommend it to others. It is well written with a good story plot.

Reviewed on 2011.01.04

The Boarded-Up House

by Augusta Huiell Seaman

I guess I'm in my second childhood, as I found this to be a very excellent book. As a 70-year-old man, I almost deleted it when I realized it was a juvenile girl's mystery. Still, I decided to give it a try, and what do you know! I enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it to all ages and genders.

Reviewed on 2011.01.03

Black Caesar's Clan

by Albert Payson Terhune

I was surprised to see Terhume write a book that was not about collie dogs (though there is one in this story). I found the story to be good, characters good, but the manners and language to be a bit old fashioned. Still, it is a good story, and I recommend it.

Reviewed on 2010.12.31

A Book of Scoundrels

by Charles Whibley

I found this book to be overly wordy, and full of words that were in fashion a long time ago. It was of some interest if one is willing to wade through so much courtly verbiage. It may appeal to those who enjoy Shakespeare, though it is not quite that convoluted.

Reviewed on 2010.12.31

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