Category Archives: mystery

The Trouble with Mirrors – Charlotte and Aaron Elkins

History time: I have been reading Charlotte and Aaron Elkins forever. I have quite a few paperbacks and a couple of hardcovers, mostly discovered at library sales and suchlike. I never read any of this series, though, the Alix London … Continue reading

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Ginger Snapped – Gail Oust

I keep taking chances on randomly chosen cozy mysteries. Because sometimes they pay off, beautifully – I’ve absolutely loved a few of the cozies I’ve come across lately. But, more often, they just don’t; sometimes they’re horrible, and sometimes they’re … Continue reading

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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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