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Book of the Month

Hi Guys,

There are three of our members who have books up for Book of the Month.  They are:  Bruce Sarte, Velda Brotheron, and James Callan (that's me).  It would be good if we could support one another and vote for one of those three.  Check the rules.  I think you can only vote once, and maybe that means only for one book.  But, let's pull together and put a good mystery in a the March Book of the Month.

Jim Callan

 

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