Category Archives: Mystery

First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Case of the Killer Divorce by Barbara Venkataraman

Welcome to Mystery Monday.  Today’s feature is the second book of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection by Barbara Venkataraman.  The first of the series, Death by Didgeridoo, was reviewed here and while each is a standalone story, the first fills … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: This Doesn’t Happen in the Movies Amazon by Renée Pawlish

Welcome to Mystery Monday.  Today’s feature is a delightful parody of the hard-boiled detective personified on screen by Humphrey Bogart.  Pawlish‘s detective, Reed Ferguson, is a big fan of Bogie’s, and even has a large poster of The Big Sleep on … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Sweet Miss Seeton, A Miss Seeton Mystery by Hamilton Crane

Sweet Miss Seeton is based on a character created by Heron Carvic (1913 – 1980) and is written by Sarah J. Mason under the pseudonym Hamilton Crane.  It is a satire of busybody women in small English villages who always end … Continue reading

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TBR Thursday 110…

Originally posted on FictionFan's Book Reviews:
Episode 110… Well, the TBR dipped a little during the week, but tragically a late run of arrivals shoved it right back up – to 197 again! Still, it may not have gone…

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Mystery Monday: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, a Maggie Hope novel by Susan Elia MacNeal

Welcome to Mystery Monday.  Today’s feature is Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, a Maggie Hope novel by Susan Elia MacNeal.  Mr. Churchill has just been sworn in as prime minister, war is raging in Europe, the Blitz is imminent, and when Diana Snyder is … Continue reading

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Cozy Read Wednesday: The Deadly Real Estate Affair by K.M. Morgan

Today’s Cozy Read is a mystery by K.M. Morgan called The Deadly Real Estate Affair.  All of Morgan’s Daisy McDare Cozy Creek Mystery books begin with “The Deadly” and end with “Affair” and there are at least 8 of them to … Continue reading

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