Category Archives: American History

*Expired* Free Ebook – Cat Dance – March 3 through 7

Meow! Enjoy a free download of Cat Dance from March 3 through 7. Here’s the description from Amazon: A 1920s’ dance marathon could turn deadly unless cool cat sleuths, Tatania and Zeus, and their human detectives, Grace and Jack, find … Continue reading

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*Expired*FREE Ebook Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts January 29 through February 2

You can download a free copy of Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts from January 29 through February 2. Here’s the description from Amazon: AVAILABLE SEPARATELY FROM MAGICAL COOL CATS MYSTERIES BOXED SET VOLUME I FOR A LIMITED TIME!!! 1920s detectives, Grace … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and Cats – Presidents & Pets

Public Domain, Link When asked if her husband had any hobbies, Mary Todd Lincoln reportedly said, “cats”. President Lincoln welcomed stray cats to the White House. During the darkest days of the Civil War, the company of his cats helped … Continue reading

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*Expired* Magical Cool Cats Mysteries Boxed Set Volume 1 Free December 31 through January 4

Grab a free download of Magical Cool Cats Mysteries Boxed Set Vol 1 from December 31 through January 4. Here’s the description from Amazon: Without missing a nap, magical cool cat sleuths find clues as intoxicating as catnip and help … Continue reading

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*Expired* MEOW or NEVER – Free Dec 11-15

From December 11 through 15, enjoy a free download of Meow or Never. Here’s the description from Amazon: In the 1920s, nothing interesting happens before 2 a.m. When a wealthy stockbroker’s wife disappears, magical cool cat sleuths, Tatania and Zeus, … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I’m thrilled that One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits by Adam Skolnick, The 12 Dares of Christmas by Leigh W. Stuart, and Girl Online by Zoe Sugg landed in my mailbox. Here are the descriptions … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I like California, history, and wine and I’m looking forward to listening to the Audible edition of Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel. Here is part of the description from … Continue reading

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Review: Chain of Title

Chain of Title by David Dayen presents a never dull story of mortgage fraud and mortgage foreclosure. For a brief time, some would say not brief enough, no income and no assets were required to buy houses. People were pushed … Continue reading

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Best Of Blog: Lipstick at the 1920s New Yorker

This post originally appeared in October 2011. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for five years. With her love for cocktails and wit, Lois Long reviewed speakeasies for The New Yorker. She signed her articles “Lipstick” and defined 1920s Flapper … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I was happy to receive a copy of Chain of Title from Audible in my mailbox today. Here is the description from Amazon: “In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance … Continue reading

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