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Book dump: January 2007

These are the books I read in January. I'm posting this not because I think anyone will care, but because I want to keep better track of what I read this year than I did last.

Rules of Prey by John Sandford
By-the-numbers cop-versus-serial-killer novel. Reasonably engaging but nothing special.
 
Guilt by John Lescroart
A prominent attorney is accused of murdering his wife. Starts off strong but loses steam after the trial ends.
 
You Suck by Christopher Moore
Young vampires in love in San Francisco. Moore's strongest work since Lamb, but ending is a bit weak.
 
Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett
An omnibus edition (collecting Lord Darcy Investigates, Murder and Magic, and Too Many Magicians) of alternate history whodunits, set in a universe in which the House of Plantagenet never fell and magic is real. Solid mysteries and clever parodies of other detective series.
 
California Demon by Julie Kenner
Demon hunter/suburban soccer mom tries to prevent a demonic infestation while confronting a mystery from her past. Entertaining and likely to be appreciated by any Buffy fan.
 
The Littlest Hitler by Ryan Boudinot
Collection of short stories. Uneven but contains a few gems, including one set (in part) at a Doctor Who convention.
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