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Mystery Monday: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Today’s Monday Mystery is Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. While movies have been made of this and other Christie novels, it’s definitely worth a read — her books are not the most read of all time except for … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday Meme: The Final Detail by Harlan Coben

This week’s Monday Mystery is the first book I’ve read by Harlan Coben.  I bought 2 of his books at a discount store for reading on vacation but didn’t get around to it until this week.  The hero of the … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, June 22, 2018

I recently attended the book launch for an Ottawa author, Brenda Chapman‘s 4th book in a series called A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery.  It was an interesting experience — never attended a book launch before — and I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … 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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Mystery Monday: Death by Didgeridoo by Barbara Venkataraman

I was given a free ecopy of the box set (books 1-3) of the Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection by the author in exchange for an honest review.  Death by Didgeridoo is the first in this collection. Jamie Quinn is a … Continue reading

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TUESDAY SPARKS: “THE LONDON TRAIN”

Originally posted on SNOW SPARKS:
Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Books & a Beat. Today’s release is a book I discovered recently:  The London Train,…

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Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts

Isadora (Dora) Conroy and Captain Skimmerhorn (Jed) make unlikely protaganists.  Dora, who thrills at the sight of sales and antiques, runs her own shop in Philadelphia and lives upstairs where she has another apartment she rents out for extra income. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Sept. 23/16

I’m back!  I’ve taken a rather longer than expected hiatus from doing my blog but am now energized and back into the fray.  Here are some of the books waiting on my bookshelf: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton — … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

First chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Today’s excerpt is from The Daughter of Time, a classic whodunnit from Josephine Tey. Grant lay on his high white cot and stared at the ceiling. Stared … Continue reading

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