Tag Archives: Mystery

The Mystery of the White Ribbon

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz recently came to my attention when I saw a former professor was reading another book written by the same author. Am I ever grateful! Sanctioned by the Doyle Estate, this is a brand … Continue reading

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Holmes Resurrected

Sherlock Holmes the Missing Years: Japan by Vasudev Murthy is a refreshing new Holmes mystery. Narrated by the ever faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson, the mystery begins with an ominous letter written in Sherlock Holmes handwriting instructing Watson to make haste … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Truth

First Impressions by Charlie Lovett is a great book for those who enjoy mysteries in addition to Jane Austen novels. It has been decades since I read Austen in high school and this novel prompted me to reminisce not only … Continue reading

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Misconception

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai is a novel told in reverse. Makkai begins with a cast of characters living in 1999 on a North Shore estate in Lake Forest, IL, which had formerly been an artist community. The story then … Continue reading

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Who’s on First

The Map Thief by Heather Terrell is a book I have been meaning to read for sometime. It was published in 2008. It is a fictional novel loosely based on actual historical people and events which have been altered to … Continue reading

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Will the Real Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett is a fictional mystery which I believe most book lovers will enjoy. The story is about a young widower named Peter who restores, sells, and collects old books.  An introvert, Peter prefers the solace … Continue reading

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Immortality’s Scent

The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose is quite a thrilling novel! Based in part on a perfumer named René le Florentin who worked for Catherine de Medici in the 16th century, this fictional mystery wafts back and forth … Continue reading

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