Category Archives: mystery

Review: Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer

I had never heard of Georgette Heyer until last January-ish, but when I found out she wrote British mysteries, I knew I needed to give her a try.  You see, I love a good mystery.  And when they take place … Continue reading

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Review: Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Set in Victorian London, Silent in the Grave is the perfect murder mystery for a cold night by the fireplace.  Or no fireplace, if your mom is like mine and hates the thought of a draft blowing smoke all through … Continue reading

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Review: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is enjoying retired life when he receives a startling letter in the mail.  It says that there will be a murder in Andover on a specific date, and it’s signed “ABC.”  The murder happens, and soon Poirot and … Continue reading

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Review: Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt

Ellen Kellaway has lived her whole life through the charity of others and her aunt never lets her forget it.  Her mother is dead and she hasn’t seen her father since she was a baby.  Ellen is spunky, smart, and … Continue reading

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express is a gripping murder mystery with a surprising ending.  Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is traveling by train through Europe.  It is snowing hard, and the train has to stop on the tracks for a few … Continue reading

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Review: The House on Tradd Street

The House on Tradd Street by Karen White is a fun, chick lit-esque ghost story/mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina, one of my most favorite places ever!  (for numerous reasons.  Though my family is probably recalling as they read this … Continue reading

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Review: Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

Pray for Silence is the second novel Linda Castillo has written with character Chief of Police Kate Burkholder as the main character.  Not much happens in the small community of Painters Mill, where many inhabitants are Amish.  Kate and her … Continue reading

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Review: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (aka I love me some Sherlock Holmes)

I’ve always had a thing for Sherlock Holmes.  I chalk it up to Basil Rathbone and his dreamy good looks and awesome acting.  A Study in Scarlet was my first ever attempt at reading a Sherlock Holmes story, because up … Continue reading

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Review: The Curse of the Spellmans

Lisa Lutz has charmed me again with Curse of the Spellmans, the sequel to one of my favorite reads ever, The Spellman Files.  In this book, main character Izzy Spellman has gotten herself into deep water.  She is a private … Continue reading

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Review: Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt

Bride of Pendorric is one of those classic romantic suspense novels that my mom and grandma read years ago and loved.  I love these kinds of books.  I really, really do.  More for the entertainment value that the writing.  These … Continue reading

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