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Devil’s Breath – G.M. Malliet

What a pity. I bought the first book of this series from Audible a while back, and enjoyed it quite a bit, so I was happy to grab this sixth book on Netgalley. And it was a slog. Over and … Continue reading

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Murder at Rough Point – Alyssa Maxwell

This mystery reminded me a little of another Netgalley book I read not too long ago: at a large (i.e. rich person’s) house, a contained group of people gathered for a specific purpose find themselves being picked off one by … Continue reading

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Sidney Chambers & the Dangers of Temptation – James Runcie

How strange. I’ve fallen for Grantchester on PBS, so when I realized this was that I pounced on it on Netgalley. But this actually wasn’t that… it’s that plus a couple of decades. Sidney’s relationship woes on the show have … Continue reading

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Smile and Be a Villain – Jeanne M. Dams

Jeanne Dams and her Dorothy Martin have been favorites of mine for years. I haven’t read the whole series yet, and in fact was a bit startled to find that this one is the seventeenth book – it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Presumption of Guilt – Archer Mayor

The Joe Gunther series is one I heard great things about back around the time it started, but which never I never clicked with. I own several, but I never did crack any of them open after kind of failing … Continue reading

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Hell Bay – Will Thomas

It’s funny – I didn’t realize till I took a look at the other books in this series that I had requested a sample of the first book, Some Danger Involved, a while back. I never bought it. I’m glad now. … Continue reading

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Thieftaker – D.B. Jackson – Jonathan Davis

This review needs a Foreword, I think; I was writing this as I listened, enjoying the book less and less, until at a certain point about two thirds of the way in I gave up, closed the player, went to … Continue reading

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Murder in the Museum – John Rowland

The victim of the Murder in the Museum is a Shakespeare scholar, who held a theory that “Shakespeare’s plays were written by two people together— one was Shakespeare himself and the other Kit Marlowe”. So obviously I was pleased when … Continue reading

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The Butcher Bird – S.D. Sykes

It’s September, 1351, and young English lord Oswald Somerville is trying to balance a somewhat senile mother, a harridan of a pregnant sister, and a raft of grumpy and intransigent fiefs against a mere nineteen years of life and experience. … Continue reading

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New York Nocturne – Walter Satterthwait

Poor Lizzie Borden. Guilty or not, she went through at least a couple of flavors of hell in her life, and now she’s fair game for any novelist who wants an added soupcon of a certain kind of badassery in … Continue reading

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