Tag Archives: Mystery

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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Scavenger Hunt

Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Ben Constable is a strange novel.  From the first page I felt captured in a tale.  It is so unlike any I’d ever read.   The further I got into the book, the more … Continue reading

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The Whole Truth

I recently took time to peruse the new fiction shelf in our library and how happy I am that I did because my search yielded a wonderful discovery! The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon is a surprisingly good French mystery translated by Alison … Continue reading

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Hole in One

Power Fade by Keith Gockenbach is a fast-paced fictional thriller about a professional golf player who miraculously survives the crash of his friend’s small plane in the Florida swamps only to discover that his life may be in jeopardy.  To … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

Reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan made me feel like a gamer navigating a maze in the old computer game Zelda.  What a fun story this is, especially for someone who loves books!  After overcoming my shock of once again … Continue reading

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Regnad Kcin

Lucky Bastard by S. G. Browne is a really funny book.  A lifelong fan of “noir”, I marveled at this clever story about a young man with the ability to steal other people’s luck simply by shaking their hand.  Along the … Continue reading

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