Category Archives: mystery

The Antique House Murder – Leslie Nagel

I’m often hard on cozy mysteries. They’re so much of fun when they’re done well – which is why, despite all obstacles, I keep reading them – but when one doesn’t live up to expectations, I can’t help but point … Continue reading

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The Man in Lower Ten

This was kind of an odd one. I love Mary Roberts Rinehart – but this one was not quite up to where I expected it to be. Unfortunately it’s one of those books where the unsolved mystery is more interesting … Continue reading

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The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief

I loved this. I loved it so much that I let out a happy little yip and hit request immediately when I saw its sequel pop up on Netgalley, and another when I got it – I can’t wait. Lisa … Continue reading

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Death in D Minor

Just when you think all the angles a cozy mystery can possibly come from have been covered, some lovely writer like Alexia Gordon comes along with unique characters, a unique setting, and really solid writing. Just when you start rolling … Continue reading

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A Cold Day For Murder

Marguerite Gavin gives this book a fantastic narration. She doesn’t attempt to replicate the way Dana Stabenow probably hears Kate Shugak’s ruined voice in her head, doesn’t attempt to constantly “do” ruined, for which I was grateful for the five … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Square Murder – John Bude

It’s funny. With all the exploration of how murder was committed in this book, how an arrow can cause death by “entering the fleshy part of the skull” (?) and all that good stuff – still, what grossed me out … Continue reading

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Murder in Mayfair – D.M. Quincy

I don’t usually bother with too much plot summary in my reviews; it seems a bit pointless when it only takes a couple of clicks or a scroll to read a blurb. But this time I’m going to make an … Continue reading

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A Christmas Peril – J. A. Hennrikus

I had a feeling I was going to like this when the main character talks about “the traditional pantyhose dance”. I love that. The feeling was enhanced by the fact that a secondary character suddenly popped up who had my … Continue reading

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On Copper Street – Chris Nickson

Phew – it’s been a minute since I’ve done my duty and posted a review. I am absolutely going to blame terror of being nuked into the Stone Age; I’ve spent a lot of time over the past weeks playing … Continue reading

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Enemy Action – Mike Hollow

Just going to get this out of the way at the beginning: as a former fan of Mad Men, I got a giggle from the name of one of the main characters here. There. Now then. This is the tale … Continue reading

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