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The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

Read  November 2017 Recommended for fans of light mysteries ★    ★    ★  “The next morning Inspector Chopra awoke for the first time in thirty-four years without the knowledge that he was a police officer. For a while he lay in … Continue reading

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IQ by Joe Ide

Read  October 2017 Recommended for fans of detectives ★    ★    ★    ★     1/2 About of a third of the way into IQ, I was strongly reminded of ‘Encyclopedia’ Brown, Boy Detective (real name: Leroy). IQ is on his … Continue reading

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The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of Hercule Poirot and an interest in China ★    ★    ★    ★    Who knew 7th century China could provide such fertile source material for mysteries? And who knew that it would take a Dutch … Continue reading

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The Haunted Monastery by Robert Van Gulik

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of Judge Dee ★    ★    1/2 Fresh off the case of The Chinese Gold Murders, I was rather looking forward to another of Judge Dee’s adventures. Judge Dee and his retinue are returning from … Continue reading

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The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik

Read  May 2017 Recommended for fans of period mystery ★    ★    ★   ★ Judge Dee is looking forward to getting out of the Chinese Metropolitan Court of Justice. He’s  tired of only seeing cases on paper, processing routine documents and … Continue reading

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A Curious Indian Cadaver (Inspector Singh Investigates #5) by Shamini Flint

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of detective mysteries ★    ★    ★   1/2 Yikes! So close to the end of the Inspector Singh series, and stalking checking out the website for Ms. Flint makes it clear that self-promotion isn’t in … Continue reading

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The Trespasser by Tana French

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police procedurals All the stars   What does a star rating mean? Does it mean this is a work of greatness, that deserves to be read by every generation? That each word is … Continue reading

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The Rat Catchers’ Olympics by Colin Cotterill

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of gentle investigations, socialism, Olympic fun & games  ★     ★     ★   1/2 The Dr. Siri series follows Laos’s only coroner, a medical doctor and cynical party member of the socialist government. In the first … Continue reading

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Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of Hercule Poirot  ★     ★     ★     ★   1/2 My favorite Inspector Singh yet. If you haven’t yet heard about the Inspector Singh detective series, I recommend giving it a try. Singh is a … Continue reading

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The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon. Or, the Heart Thief.

A perfect story for the end of the year. http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-toma… Mixing mythology with fairytales and the rise of the railroad can have lovely results. For a few moments, on New Years’ Eve, in the cold and dark north, I was … Continue reading

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