Tag Archives: London

The Girls in the Garden – Lisa Jewell

This is not my usual cup of tea. I just don’t tend to lean toward contemporary women’s fiction, if that’s the proper pigeonhole for this; in fact, I requested it because it sounded more like a mystery. And it was, … Continue reading

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The Sans Pareil Mystery – Karen Charlton

I made 126 notes and highlights on this book in Kindle. That’s either an excellent sign … or a really, really bad one. I sincerely wish I had paid more attention to the author’s and main character’s names before requesting … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Murder – Felicity Young (Netgalley)

I did not have high expectations for this book (received from Netgalley for an honest review, with thanks), I have to admit. But I had already picked up the previous in the series as an Amazon deal, and I thought … Continue reading

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The Georgian Menagerie – Christopher Plumb (Netgalley)

It must have been fun to live in a time when people believed in dragons. Elephants, you see “waded into pools of water when they wanted to give birth; a male would stand by the pool to guard the mother … Continue reading

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Street Magic – Caitlin Kittredge

I should have been looking for a Comfort Read for last Christmas. But this past Christmas bore no resemblance whatsoever to any other Christmas in living memory (in a word, it sucked), so I drifted with my whim and landed … Continue reading

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Whispers Under Ground – Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant. I could almost make that my entire review. I have a friend I met when we both worked at Barnes & Noble many years ago. She went off to school and then to New York to seek her … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Clock – Robert Appleton

Sooner or later, clockwork requires each piece to accept its nature or break. Hearts are no different. I have limited experience with steampunk. Most of what I’ve stumbled across has been romance of some sort or other, which is fine … Continue reading

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Dark Remains – Sean McMahon

I won a copy of this book through LibraryThing’s Member Giveaways. I always feel badly about not being able to heap praise on one of these. I enjoyed the beginning… It’s a powerful idea – two young children left on … Continue reading

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The Man in the Queue – Josephine Tey

After a long absence, Alan Grant returns to my life. (Which is a different way of saying “I haven’t read this in a long time”.) It’s obvious that Josephine Tey didn’t originally intend to write mystery novels: not to in … Continue reading

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The Music of the Spheres – Elizabeth Redfern

This felt strangely familiar, or perhaps inevitable would be a better description. There are the down-trodden though spirited prostitutes of 18th–19th century London. There are the men who are persecuted for preferring boys. There are the spheres within spheres of … Continue reading

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