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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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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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The Tell-Tale Tarte – Maya Corrigan

This wasn’t awful. It wasn’t great, either, but it was entertaining, and a basically easy read. It’s the fourth in a cozy series, and it does a good job at it: I pretty much got the gist of what I … Continue reading

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Blood and Circuses – Kerry Greenwood

In my review of [book:The Green Mill Murder] I did a little bit of exploration of how very different the Miss Fisher tv episodes are from the books they’re based on. I was about to say that the changes didn’t … Continue reading

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The Incredible Crime – Lois Austen-Leigh

Much is made in the introduction to this reissued Golden Age novel that Lois Austen-Leigh is the granddaughter of Jane Austen’s nephew. And there were moments, reading this, that I caught a glimpse of the wit and language style of … Continue reading

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A Death by Any Other Name – Tessa Arlen

Wow, I made a lot of notes and highlights on this book – over 100. As I say all the time, this is either a sign of a good book or a terrible one. They always warn not to quote … Continue reading

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A Rustle of Silk – Alys Clare

For some reason, I’ve found that often when a novel is set in the 1600’s the characters bear about the same resemblance to lifelike human beings as characters in an unenthusiastic high school play. By the time the author has … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Feast – M.J. Carter

I wonder if I would have enjoyed this more if I’d read the previous book(s) that featured these characters. It wasn’t terrible, by any means; the immersion in a 19th century kitchen serving 300 or more was fascinating. The mysterious … Continue reading

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A Lady in the Smoke – Karen Odden

A train goes off the rails in 1874, and the aftermath brings together people who ordinarily would never have crossed paths. I think I expected this to be much of a muchness with other Victorian-set novels, but very quickly learned … Continue reading

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