Category Archives: mystery

V is for Vengeance

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton. G.P.Putnam’s Sons 2011. As any mystery lover knows, Sue Grafton has been working her way through the alphabet with Santa Teresa-based private investigator Kinsey Millhone for quite a few years now. I joined … Continue reading

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The End of the Wasp Season

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina. Little, Brown and Company 2011. The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri. Penguin 2010. I started the 2012 reading season off on a high note with Denise Mina’s The End of … Continue reading

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Fifty-Two Weeks of Reading: 2011.

I’ve been keeping a reading list since the summer of 1991. Yikes! That’s more than 20 years! In 2011, I modernized and moved online with my list, reviewing each book that I read in the past year, a total of … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Wall

The Girl in the Wall by Alison Preston. Signature Editions, 2011. I wrapped up my 2011 reading year with the latest book in Alison Preston’s Frank Foote series. I have no idea why these books aren’t more popular. My local … Continue reading

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Quieter Than Sleep and A Small Death in the Great Glen

Quieter Than Sleep: A Modern Mystery of Emily Dickinson by Joanne Dobson. Doubleday 1997. I recently came across Death without Tenure, the 6th in the Karen Pelletier series by Joanne Dobson. I had forgotten about this series, which I heard … Continue reading

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Four Mystery Series

Busy Body by M.C. Beaton. Minotaur Press 2010. Lately, I’ve been catching up with some of my favorite detectives. I follow a number of series and have gotten a little behind with the latest editions. Of the four listed here, … Continue reading

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Season of Darkness

Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings. McClelland & Stewart 2011. Maureen Jennings is best known for her Detective Murdoch series, which was developed for T.V. as the Murdoch Mysteries, starring Yannick Bisson as William Murdoch. The T.V. show has been … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Volkswagen Blues by Jacques Poulin. McClelland and Stewart, 1988. The Gallows Bird by Camila Lackberg. HarperCollins, 2011. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. HarperCollins, 2009. Faithful Place by Tana French. Thorndike Press, 2010. Bruno, Chief of … Continue reading

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Lost Girls

Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper. HarperCollins 1999. I have read many favourable reviews of Andrew Pyper’s books, but have never gotten around to reading one. Recently, I was in a used book store, looking for something else, when I noticed … Continue reading

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith. Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2011. Mr. McCall Smith is a prolific writer. His output is amazing. He keeps on top of no less than four series, and still has time … Continue reading

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