Tag Archives: mystery

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 Black Ice by Michael Connelly. Eh, tepid.

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans of police detectives  ★     ★    ★ Continuing on my quest for a new mystery series suitable for distraction, I hit up my librarian for the second book in Michael Connelly’s famous series centering … Continue reading

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Jolie Blon’s Bounce by James Lee Burke

Read March 2017 Recommended for fans  ★     ★    ★      1/2   Good stuff, no doubt. Containing the wonderfully evocative writing I’ve come to expect from Burke, it built a world of mud and heat I could just about … Continue reading

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The Black Echo by Connelley

Read February 2017 Recommended for  ★     ★     ★     1/2 First impressions can be so deceptive. Well, actually, first, second and third impressions, but who’s judging? Me. Totally me. Still on the search for a new mystery series, and Michael Connelly’s … Continue reading

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Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple First published 1964  ★     ★    1/2    Nemesis. For such an ominous title, Christie presents a rather philosophically reserved and sedentary work. Miss Marple of the pink fluffy wool and … Continue reading

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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of Miss Marple First published 1964  ★     ★    ★    1/2 One’s time period can be such a bother, don’t you think? Or, in some cases, very inspiring. I, for instance, never thought … Continue reading

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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston

Read January 2017 Recommended  ★     ★     ★    ★   First there was ‘chick-lit.’ Then there was ‘hick-lit.’ I hereby dub a new sub-genre: dick-lit. No, it’s not about sex, porny-readers. I’m thinking of such books as The Goldfinch, Less Than … 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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Murder Among the Owls by Bill Crider

Read December 2016 Recommended for fans of gentle investigations  ★     ★     ★   

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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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