Category Archives: Mystery

Hex by Maggie Estep

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans of horses, Claire Dewiitt ★     ★    ★    1/2 I sought this book out because of Sara Gran, author of Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead, mentions it in an … Continue reading

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The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

Read November 2018 Recommended for fans convoluted police departments ★     ★    ★   1/2   For a first book, this was amazing. However, in the grand scheme of unsolved crime, police procedural and historical mysteries, this left something to … Continue reading

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Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estleman

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  classic noir, detroit ★     ★     1/2 Some days, you’re just in the mood for whiskey, dying mobsters, journalists in hiding, porn shop owners, and hookers with a heart of gold, all … Continue reading

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The Burning Soul by John Connolly

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  mysteries, thrillers ★     ★    ★    1/2 “Now, in her office at the corner of Park and Freeport, she watched the rain trace an intricate veinery upon her window, as though the glass … Continue reading

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Pulling Strings by Nick DeWolf

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  King, thrillers ★     ★    ★    Well, I’ve got myself in a pickle. I rarely do ARCs, and for the most part, the ones I do are for books I intend to … Continue reading

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The Whisperers by John Connolly

Read October 2018 Recommended for fans of  Charlie Parker ★     ★    1/2  Can some authors be ‘too big to fail?’ Is John Connolly one of them? I’ve had my ups and down with the series to be sure, … Continue reading

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Third Girl by Agatha Christie

Read September 2018 Recommended for fans of Christie ★     ★    ★    ★   Imagine, if you will, being a famous female mystery author. You’ve been publishing for over forty-five years, and you’ve become more than a bit tired of … Continue reading

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Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

Read September 2018 Recommended for Marsh fans ★     ★    Some things should be allowed to fade into obscurity, and the underwhelming Vintage Murder is one of them. Like Enter a Murderer, it is primarily a theater mystery. However, … Continue reading

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Unquiet by John Connolly. Yes, very.

Read August -Sept 2018 Recommended for fans of detective thrillers with a twist ★     ★    ★    ★   1/2 Intense. Connolly writes detective-style mysteries with a dash of supernatural elements. The trouble is, neither Parker, nor the reader, … Continue reading

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The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of apocalypse settings, mysteries ★     ★    ★    1/2 The one-minute review: There’s loads of descriptions and reviews out there about this book, which surrounds solving a murder in an isolated community. … Continue reading

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