Mystery

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The Kept Woman

Fans of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series will absolutely not want to miss the latest instalment, The Kept Woman. It has everything I've come to love about Ms. Slaughter's writing. The story is fast-paced and action-packed, and it was wonderful to catch up with characters I've read about and loved ...

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The Girl Who Came Back

I'm always looking for new novels of psychological suspense, so when I read the blurb for The Girl Who Came Back, I knew I absolutely had to read it. I was hoping for something gripping, something that wouldn't let me go until I reached the last page, and that's exactly what I got. Jules is no st ...

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The Woman in Blue

I’ve been a huge fan of the Ruth Galloway Mystery series since I read the first entry, The Crossing Places, featuring a slightly overweight, socially inept, English archaeologist. It’s a mark of how much I like this series that I put up with a number of features that normally bother me including ...

B+
Playing With Fire

I love it when a book captures my interest and just doesn’t let go as this one did. I found myself reluctant to put it down and anxious to pick it up even though I was extremely busy with other things. To me that means I’ve encountered a really terrific read. In a small re ...

B
After the Storm

A little bit over one percent of the crime in Pennsylvania is committed by the Amish. Most of that crime consists of drunken driving violations done by young people during the time they call Rumspringa, a period where they are allowed to experiment with the English world while trying to decide if th ...

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An Early Wake

An Early Wake by Sheila Connolly is the third in this author’s mystery series set in a small town in County Cork, Ireland. In the first book, Maura Donovan, a poor bartender from Boston visited the town and learned she’d inherited the local pub Sullivan’s along with a home. She also inherited ...

B
A Dangerous Madness

This is the third in the series of Ms Diener’s loosely connected romantic mysteries set in the Regency period and, as with the other two, it takes as its starting point an actual historical event – in this case the assassination of Spencer Perceval, the British Prime Minister, in 1812. The wh ...

B+
Aunty Lee's Delights

I spent two short, wonderful holidays in Singapore, and my fond memories of the city revolve largely around its magnificent and diverse food scene. Aunty Lee’s Delights is a worthy mystery tribute to one of the world’s finest cities for eating. Aunty Lee is thoroughly kaypoh, ...

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Off the Grid

After reading the first Monkeewrench book back in 2003, I couldn’t stop recommending the book with its brooding atmosphere, exceptional characters, and brilliant plotting. I faithfully followed the series though book four – released in 2006. However,by that time my enthusiasm had started to wan ...

B
Leader of the Pack

Since I know that romance readers read many other genres and also that many of you are pet and mystery lovers, I decided to review David Rosenfelt’s newest release Leader of the Pack. While Rosenfelt has settled into a pattern with his books, I am a pushover for a smart mouthed hero and Andy Car ...