Tag Archives: Mystery

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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Side Show

When I agreed to review Savage Girl by Jean Zimmerman for Penguin Publishing, I mistakenly thought the author had written another book I was about to read.  Boy was I ever surprised when the book arrived and I realized my … Continue reading

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Viewers Like You

Fans of Downton Abbey will appreciate the new memoir Making Masterpiece: 25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! by Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of Masterpiece and Mystery! on PBS.  In this informative book, the author shares insightful memories of … Continue reading

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