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The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Read  March 2018 Recommended for mystery fans ★    ★   ★   ★   Both unusual and familiar, The Devotion of Suspect X is an unassuming mystery with an astonishing approach. It is a book that will toy with the very definition … Continue reading

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The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Read  March 2018 Recommended for Sherlockian sci-fi fans ★    ★    ★    ★ In the age of fantasy books of ridiculous lengths–why, hello, Way of Kings–and series that may never be finished–ah-hem, George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss–I’ve rediscovered my love … Continue reading

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The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of biographies ★    ★   1/2   Recently, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death was been popping up in discussion, and I had been toying with a re-read until fortuitously offered … Continue reading

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Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen

Read  January 2018 Recommended for Fans of YA, explorations of identity ★    ★    ★     Sometimes, it’s all in the spin. If you has said to me, “here, read this YA book with trigger scenes, set in the Old-Timey … Continue reading

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Righteous by Joe Ide

Read  January 2018     ★    ★    ★    1/2 This is a good book; don’t let my rating fool you. After all, what are ratings? A momentary reflection on the enjoyment of a read, a statement on the overall quality of … Continue reading

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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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