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Shirley Schwartz "romonko" (alberta canada)

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Garmin nuvi 2539LMT 5-Inch Advanced GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
Garmin nuvi 2539LMT 5-Inch Advanced GPS Navigation System with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
Price: CDN$ 259.99
16 used & new from CDN$ 226.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Really like it., May 14 2016
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Works great and replaces an old Garmin that was having issues.

Treachery at Lancaster Gate: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
Treachery at Lancaster Gate: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
by Anne Perry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 31.09
27 used & new from CDN$ 22.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful addition to the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series., April 4 2016
Needless to say, I am a huge fan of Anne Perry and both of her mystery series set in Victorian England. This is the 31 book in this particular series, and it's totally amazing how she manages to bring a new, interesting and exciting mystery with each new book. In this book Thomas and his former constable Telford are dealing with what at first appears to be a bomb set by anarchists that killed three and badly injured two policemen. As Telford and Pitt investigate, they find a mystery that ties back to a two-year old murder case that had apparently been solved and the perpetrator has been executed. As they dig deeper, they find something much more sinister and deadly and it becomes apparent that there is major police corruption behind the incident. Ms. Perry has exposed the dark underbelly of the Victorian aristocratic class again. And she does it so cleverly and so believably that it's just like reading about one of our modern problems - only with gaslights and horses and carriages. Again, I reiterate, she is by far my favourite author, and has been for many years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little appliance, Sept. 26 2015
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Love it! It's the best chopper I've ever had!

Audio-Technica AT-LP60USB Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable with USB Port by Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica AT-LP60USB Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable with USB Port by Audio-Technica
Offered by ELECTRONIQUE HI-FI INC
Price: CDN$ 199.99
21 used & new from CDN$ 149.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not thrilled, Oct. 16 2014
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I have found it very difficult to get it to work on my computer, and in fact still haven't got it set up on there as I got frustrated and gave up. Also, even with the phone amp, it plays slow on my receiver. I have to play on 45 speed to get it to work. I'm not thrilled with this turntable

Pyle-Pro PP444 Ultra Compact Phono Turntable Preamp
Pyle-Pro PP444 Ultra Compact Phono Turntable Preamp
Price: CDN$ 26.09
22 used & new from CDN$ 20.35

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, Oct. 16 2014
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Doesn't work.

DEWALT DC385B Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Tool Only, No Battery
DEWALT DC385B Bare-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Tool Only, No Battery
Price: CDN$ 109.99
9 used & new from CDN$ 90.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what he wanted., Feb. 13 2014
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I bought this saw as a gift for my husband and he loves it. He hasn't been able to use it yet because its winter and cold here, but has big plans for it this spring. We had to look a bit to find an 18-volt saw that would fit with his battery packs, so were glad to find this.

Master Of Souls
Master Of Souls
13 used & new from CDN$ 0.77

4.0 out of 5 stars More on the conspiracy against Cashell., June 6 2006
This review is from: Master Of Souls (Hardcover)
The time for this book is set just a few months after Fidelma and Eadult's last adventure when dealing with conspiracies against Fidelma's brother and their kingdom of Cashel.l

Fidelma is called in by an ally of her brothers to determine what happened to six young religious women who were abducted when they were on the road traveling to a shrine. The abbess in charge is found slain, but there is no trace of the girls. Fidelma and Eadulf journey to an abbey that is smack in the middle of what used to be enemy territory. And they find that the truce between Cashell and the Ui Fidgente is not as solid as everyone thought, and they find themselves smack in the middle of a conspiracy where people keep getting killed. It takes all of Fidelma's skill and intelligence to unravel this mystery. This is another solid entry in this wonderful series.

Cards On The Table
Cards On The Table
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Masterfully Done!, July 19 2004
We already know that Agatha Christie is the queen of the Crime story. Her books are timeless, and are as enjoyable now as when they were written in the 30's and 40's. Not many authors have her longevity, and very few in the mystery genre. This stoy at first appears simplistic, because there are only four suspects, and each of them very credibly could have been the murderer. But the story is much more complex than it first appears. The four potential murderers have apparently all get some sort of murder in their histories, so each one of them could have killed Shaitana. Not only that. the murder was committed when none other than Hercule Poirot and Chief Inspector Battle are both on the premises. This is a very cool killer indeed, and Battle and Poirot set out to unmask the killer. I don't know why I had not read this Agatha Christie story before, but I certainly missed the boat. It's as I said deceptively simple, but highly entertaining.

The Judas Pair
The Judas Pair
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate!, July 15 2004
This review is from: The Judas Pair (Paperback)
Lovejoy, where have you been up to now? I can't believe that I waited this long to read the Lovejoy series. It's smart, funny, first rate plotting and characterizations (at least this first book in the series is). I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series. These books are thrillers actually more than mysteries, but there is a little of both in them as well as very funny dialogue. Lovejoy is a bounder - not strictly honest, but not an outright crook either. In this book he's trying to track down a set of duelling pistols that everyone thinks were never made. He gets into a pack of trouble doing this. Another fun thing about these books is that as you read them you learn an awful lot about antiques. Great stuff!

Inspector And Mrs Jeffries
Inspector And Mrs Jeffries
by Emily Brightwell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very light Victorian mystery., July 13 2004
I read a lot of historical mysteries, and I love Victorian ones, so that is why I've begun the Emily Brightwell series about the clever Mrs. Jeffries. This book is written with a light hand, but the characters show promise. The bumbling Inspector Witherspoon, the street smart Smythe, the uppity cook Mrs. Goodge, and Betsey and Wiggins, as well as Mrs. Jeffries. These characters show a lot of promise, and I will continue to read this series. But readers don't expect a real Victorian flavour to these books. I found while reading the book that it was set in the Victorian age, but it very easily could have been any other era or place. Even the English cozy atmosphere that the writer tries to depict seems a bit contrived. For those who read the historical genre for atmosphere, they will find that as well as a sense of time and place is somewhat lacking in this series. Still a fun mystery (even though an easy one to figure out).

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