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3 Crackling Mysteries with an International Flavor

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This week we’re looking for some crackling good mysteries with an international flavor as we turn to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City. After opening their doors in 1978, the staff and customers tended the books with care much like a garden and the business quickly grew. They now fill three-and-a-half floors and the latter half is an 1,100 square-foot coffee house, located in the same place where the local literary society met in the 1930s. Did you know it’s the same society that saw the likes of Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and E.E. Cummings? Buyer Paul Ingram, a confirmed fan of all kinds of mysteries, has supplied us with three mysteries for this week’s Shelfie picks. The timing is…

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T. Dasu explores espionage from a spouse’s viewpoint in Spy, Interrupted: The Waiting Wife

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If you’re looking for a thriller, a romance and a politically charged novel, then T. Dasu’s debut, Spy, Interrupted: The Waiting Wife, is for you. It tells the story of Nina Sharma, who falls in love with the mysterious and reserved Stephen Edward James while visiting a friend of a friend in New England. Soon, they’re newlyweds, blissfully in love, and settling into a life together. But then Nina learns Stephen’s secret: he’s a CIA agent and both their lives are in danger. Follow Nina as she struggles to accept her new life, and tries to answer the question: can love really conquer all? The novel has been described as Jane Austen meets John le Carre, which means there’s literally…

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