Tag Archives: NetGalley

In Calabria – Peter S. Beagle

Like most people who are able to read and enjoy fantasy, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Peter S. Beagle. That’s not to say I’m a real fan, however; he’s a remarkable writer, and uses language like a … Continue reading

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A Death in the Dales – Frances Brody

If you had told me a couple of chapters into this book that I would be giving it four stars, I would have given you the full-on Spock eyebrow. The writing was a little stiff, a little stilted, and I … Continue reading

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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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Death on Windmill Way – Carrie Doyle

Signs I will hate the [insert book genre here:] fantasy historical novel cozy mystery you have written: (1) The point of view you have used is that of your main character, and your main character is: a. Not terribly bright. … Continue reading

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Death of a Toy Soldier – Barbara Early

Having just finished The Moving Toyshop, it seemed only right to move on to another cozy mystery involving a toyshop. I always begin a cozy mystery with a little caution, because there have been so many bad ones in my … Continue reading

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The Book of Beloved – Carolyn Haines

This is probably going to be one of those negative reviews on which people feel some compulsion to leave chastising comments for being too critical. Two words: Don’t. Bother. It looks like quite a few other people loved this book. … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Man – Charlotte MacLeod

“>It’s been a long time since I’ve read Charlotte MacLeod. I know I have a shelf full of her proto-cozy mysteries, the slightly goofy series or three about unusual people who happen to be capable detectives… I don’t seem to … Continue reading

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Mystic Horseman – Kathleen Eagle

I have to say, I’m a little surprised (pleasantly surprised, even, maybe a little) that Kathleen Eagle is not herself Native American. She’s married to a Native American, like one of the main characters in the story was, and so … 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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