Category Archives: Mystery

The Tuscan Child

Somewhere in between cosy mystery and historical fiction, this was my first read by Rhys Bowen. I enjoyed it thoroughly and it moved along quickly for me (mainly because I just had to find out what was going to happen!) … Continue reading

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The Edge

Tor Kelsey, orphaned at a young age, was brought up by his aunt. His aunt loved to go to the racecourse, so Tor is very familiar with horses, racing, and has a wide, versatile knowledge of personalities. Although he is … Continue reading

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Banker

Tim Ekaterin’s parents were rich… up to a point. Enjoying a privileged upbringing of comfort and ease, Tim’s memories included lavish vacations and going to the races. “I had been their only child and they’d given me a very good … Continue reading

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Death in a White Tie

I never used to read mysteries. Several years ago, my (now-retired) librarian friend pointed out mysteries-as-literature to me, and I started right in. Switching between some contemporary mystery authors and some from the “golden age’ of mystery-writing, I find that … Continue reading

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The Body in the Library

How did Ruby Keene come to be lying in the library of the well-known aristocrat and genteel family, the Bantry’s? What are the moral repercussions for Mr. Bantry? and, if every suspect in the case has an alibi, how can … Continue reading

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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mewed

So far, so good. Every Flavia de Luce mystery I have read so far has kept my interest, entertained and amused me, and provided me with hours of reading enjoyment. Flavia is just as resilient and creative as ever. Still … Continue reading

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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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