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Recent book haiku

The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card

Mouthy teenager
Still learning to use powers
Falls for a bad girl.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Journalist solves type
of locked-room murder with help
of the tattooed girl.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Author's premature
death, good PR spark massive
sales phenomenon.

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

Kim's a mole, hiding
In plain sight at MI6. 
Such a charming rat!

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

Number one traitor
The 'third man' in Brit's spy ring
Too bad he escapes.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Old people plot crime/
To leave nursing home behind/
crime does pay sometimes
(Helen Gress)

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Vampires sit and mope.
Like popular Twilight books.
But with denser prose.

Culottées, Tome 1 : Des femmes qui ne font que ce qu'elles veulent (Cart Post Voile) by Pénélope Bagieu

L'audace d'être soi. Elles ont su ouvrir leurs "elles". Au-delà des murs.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Experiments run
On hardened criminals; what
could ever go wrong?

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Young man, off kilter,
meets ethical dilemma
and finds his centre
(Bruce Gargoyle)

Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Stiff lipped and Oddjob.
Goldfinger strikes at England.
James Bond faints away.

Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

Double Oh Seven
Fights a man obsessed with gold
who has some big plans.

Violence: Lauréat du prix Le Roman des Romands (Littérature) by Claudio Ceni

Partout, la violence. Si fragile est le bonheur. Où trouver son île ?

London Falling by Paul Cornell

Urban fantasy
mixes Britishness with the

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Holmes Club member dies
New member resolves to find
Killer. Doyle is key.

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

lisbeth salander
computrix extraordinaire
hunts her evil twin

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Long suffering Starks,
betrayal is always near,
beware Lannisters.

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Myst'ry man of means
Mr Smith arrives in New
York. Why has he come?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

trash about Shadowhunters
and forbidden love.

A Siege of Bitterns: A Birder Murder Mystery by Steve Burrows

Not the feathered kind,
Foul, not fowl... birder detects
Politician "Bird"

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Criteria set / Rosie fails all, but love blooms / It's incredible (LynnB)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Who's Rosie's daddy?
Brown eyes can be recessive,
Not ev'ryone knew!

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments by Bible

This is a Bible.
Well, part of it, anyway:
there are six volumes.

Outsiders (Volume 1) by Tammy Ferebee

3 Friends bond, their destiny lies in the stars

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold

Four-handed quaddies
In a race to live freely
Saved by Leo Graf.

The Floating Theatre by Martha Conway

Visit the Floating
Theatre – Negroes allowed
only in the North.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

New gods, and old ones
All across America
- A storm is coming

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Gods, starving, lose faith;
Easy marks for Odin's scheme.
Shadow holds his breath.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Shadow, with help from
wife, finds fickle gods and beats
them at their own game.

Mr Toppit by Charles Elton

Arthur Hayman's death
makes his books famous, but his
family suffers.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Patricia's a witch,
Laurence is a scientist.
The world is ending.

Daniels' Running Formula by Jack Daniels

Running is not hard.
Knowledge will change how you run.
Now, I run further.

A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve

ODIN is unleashed.
Will mankind now face total

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A moving story
of Mariam and Laila,
of love and heartache.

Easton Press Collection of Sacred Text :Six Volumes - The Koran; The Gospels; The Bhagavad Gita; The Dhammapada; The Torah; The Tao Te Ching by Easton Press

The books number six
The teachings are true and deep
I hope I complete

Dust by Michael Hiebert

You should buy this book

Little stories about fairies

With big sledge hammers

Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve

What secret does the
Tin Book hold? Will it end the
war, once and for all?

Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve

Betrayed, Anchorage
flees from the predatory ice
city Arkangel.

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand

Murphy's Law applied
to high school students making
a zombie move.

Of Beasts and Men (Far Earth Anthology Book 1) by Anike Kirsten

A truth hidden for centuries,
A society ripped apart,
Mankind faces annihilation.

Spider Bunny by Carlton Mellick III

Fruit Fun cereal:
It's tasty and nutritious.
Plus it's pure evil!

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Down the rabbit hole,
Alice ponders madness that
unfolds strange places.

Late Bite (Toronto Chronicles, #1)

Outward, the figure
chilled perceivers, with a bark
worse than any bite 

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

It's Municipal
Darwinism, where cities on
tracks devour towns.

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Powerful children's
fiction that ought to be a
must-read for grown-ups.

Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy (9Marks) by Mez McConnell

Church planting is hard
Poverty makes it harder
Build on the Bible

Idiotentest by Tom Liehr

trink dreißig Bier
in dreißig Minuten weg,
lebenslang Freibier

The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

Traitors and Nero
impersonators aim to
depose Domitian.

Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis

A straightforward case
of robbery gone wrong? No:
enemies at home.

The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis

A murderer loose
on the Aventine. Relax,
Albia helps out.

Idiotentest by Tom Liehr

trink dreißig Bier

, in dreißig Minuten weg, lebenslang Freibier

The Tyrant by Jacques Chessex

Mon père est un ogre. Il ne m'a pas laissé vivre. Mon père m'a mangé.

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione

Having some problems?
Meet with your inner demons.
Offer them succor.

Leaving Berlin: A Novel by Joseph Kanon

Berlin divided
But before the Wall is built
The Cold War Begins.

The Uplift War by David Brin

Sentient Earthlings join
In crucial monkey-business...
Outwit aliens.

Infinity's Shore by David Brin

Dolphins spout haikus!
Also speak Anglic. In Space
They're piloting ships!!!!

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Rabbits find a home.
They find others on the way
and fight to stay safe.

Murder in the Mews and other stories by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot solves
four mysteries, including
theft and foul murder.

Caged by Breann Allen

Entertaining read.
Not very historical,
But fun nonetheless.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska, Baroness Orczy

An English noble
saves French aristocracy
from the guillotine.

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Galaxy's at risk.
And you thought SkyNet was bad.
Kill all the AIs.

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Evil shows its face.
God-in-man is here to help.
Let's hope this thing works.

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

Race to the bottom.
Crashed ship holds key to rescue.
Will we make it there?

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

Doktor Moreau
macht Tiere zu Menschen.
Doch es geht schief.

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

Doctor Moreau
made animals human
but this goes wrong

The Appeal by John Grisham

porque los jueces
no deben ser electos
por voto gente
(gneo flavio)

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories by Rex Collings

Victorian ghost
stories from Western Europe
to Australia.

Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories by Rex Collings

From vengeful ghosts to
spectral coaches and a strange
bed: stories to spook.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Headline: Kansas girl
Enters strange new land; at once
Starts a killing spree.

Voracious by Wrath James White

Who could have known that
giving folks shrew DNA
was a bad idea?

Carrie by Stephen King

The mean girls tease her.
Uh-oh. Shouldn’t have picked on
Someone who’s psychic.

MH-53E Sea Dragons by Denny Von Finn

Sea Dragons Fly High
On a mission to protect
Serving our nation.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #25: The Bastards of Erebus by James Jacobs

Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck Suck
Why So Expensive?

Bloody Streets: London Vampire by Billy Helston

Sticky fingers plunge
into red strawberry jam.
Her tongue licks his clean.
(Billy Helston)

Long Arm of the Law: Jack the Ripper by Billy Helston

Jack the Ripper stole
Mary Jeanette Kelly's heart.
Because he loved her.
(Billy Helston)

Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley

Had! Show the heavens.
Nu! Conceal the snake in hell.

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Live life with reason. / The cosmos doesn't need you. / Be still. Watch. Listen. (johnxlibris)

The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie

Nine short stories with
three of Agatha Christie's
best-known detectives.

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

How think ye? Ye well?
If not, a new thought pattern
May be the answer!

生命之樹卡巴拉:西方神祕學的魔法根本 by 約翰・麥克 格里爾 [John Michael Greer]

From the East comes Light --
Now Seattle to Taipei:
Wisdom's long Fall journey.

Helena by Evelyn Waugh

RC ancient Brits?
Constantine's mother gets cross
in the Holy Land.

The Trial of Jan Hus: Medieval Heresy and Criminal Procedure by Thomas A. Fudge

Roman Catholic Priest
Fought The Pope Before Luther
Was Then Burned Alive

Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend by James S. Hirsch

The Best of All Time
Was Blessed with Speed and Power
Will Always Be a Giant

Mastadonia by Clifford D. Simak

Dog travels through time
to gnaw on dinosaur bones;
owner then follows...

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Student with an axe:
Napoleon or madman?
Siberian gaol.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Good boy gone bad in
this novel: comic version
removes most drama.

The Night Parade by Scott Ciencin

Cardboard characters
fighting random enemies.
Why would you read this?

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston

Stolen wine whining
Pendergast's hit and big miss
Larger evil lurks

Dragonscale Leggings by Freya Pickard

overlapping scales
fit tightly around her legs
she kills, she is clothed
© Freya Pickard 2016

Vintrig's Kingdom (Isu Magan) (Volume 1) by Freya Pickard

wind carried hexes
scour sky colourless, spell
bitterness below
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Essence of Thyme (Dragonscale Diversions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

knotted spell undone
love restored and nightmares tamed
blood shed so freely
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

Insides (Dragonscale Delvings Book 1) by Freya Pickard

eggshell thin fragile
touch me and I will shatter
empty, blank inside
haiku © Freya Pickard 2016

The Rusalka Ritual and Other Stories (Dragonscale Dimensions Book 1) by Freya Pickard

five tales of danger
myths, emotions and magic;
dracomagan stands
© Freya Pickard 2016

Parlement en politiek - cursusboek bij de gelijknamige televisiecursus van de Stichting Teleac by J.Th.J. van den Berg

eens in de vier jaar
kiezen wij de Tweede, maar
niet de Eerste, nee

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Lacking a legacy
Joseph's sister Shechem's wife
Was a Wise woman

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Unsettling stories
that make one think about the
monster in us all.

La apelación by John Grisham

porque los jueces
no deben ser electos
por voto gente
(gneo flavio)

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.

SS-GB by Len Deighton

Douglas Archer solves
scientist's death in Nazi-
occupied Britain.

Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers by Gyles Brandreth

C'est l'imperfection qui fait la perfection d'un homme... et d'un meurtre.

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