Category Archives: Mystery

Murphy’s Law

Molly Murphy is in trouble. Deciding to flee Ireland in order to avoid prosecution, Molly is able to secure a spot on the next boat out. Leaving in haste, Molly finds that she is able to assume the identity of … Continue reading

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Shadows on the Water

Henry is seeing his sister Kate off on her voyage to visit her daughter and baby grandson in Buenos Aires. “My brother Henry saw me off – with reproaches. Why, he asked, couldn’t I have waited? Why dash off like … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax has raised her two children and is a widow in her sixties. “As she passed the desk the engagement calendar caught her eye and she stopped to glance at it with a sense of ennui. This was Monday; … Continue reading

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Sweet Danger

Who is the heir to Averna? Are there any Pontisbrights left to claim this small estate that has suddenly become a much coveted prize property? The dispute over a small parcel of land that an earthquake has revealed to be … Continue reading

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The Tiger in the Smoke

From the very first, this book gripped me. Margery Allingham discloses a mystery right from page two when Meg and her fiance are presented with a dilemma. Meg’s first husband, Major Elginbrodde, thought to have died during the war, has … Continue reading

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The Daughter of Time

Inspector Alan Grant likes faces. “…Grant’s interest in faces had remained and enlarged until it became a conscious study. A matter of case records and comparisons. It was, as he had said, not possible to put faces into any kind … Continue reading

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A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

Well, this one kept me guessing until the end! Josephine Tey is so good at what she does. I wish she had written twenty books! Christine Clay, a popular actress, was well liked by everyone. Her fame was not so … Continue reading

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