Book Reviews

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Author Inspiration: Ngaio Marsh

Contemporary cozy author Rachael Rawlings recently asked me to contribute to a profile post, along with several other women writers....

Tey For Two: A Book Binge Review

…or rather, Tey for four. I’ve been on an author binge this summer, and I don’t regret a single minute of...

Expert in Murder by Josephine Tey

Nicola Upson: An Expert in Murder

Warning: Nicola Upson will mess with your mind, and make you like it. This brain-bending story forces you to question reality, but...

Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve heard cat lovers speak of “Cat Central,” a mystical agency that assigns cats to...

I’m Looking For a Few Good Mysteries!

Honestly, I tried. November – February is its own liturgical season at my house: the Unending Feast of St. Cadbury....

Five Star Review: Teetotaled

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” –P.G. Wodehouse Maia Chance and...

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Review: Out of the Blackout by Robert Barnard

Growing up in my house was a constant refrain of “Tomayto, Tomahto.” Dad liked red wine and oysters. Mom was...

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Review: Death of a Ghost

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This golden-age classic is the literary equivalent...

Review: The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery

The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery by Penelope Swan My rating: 3 of 5 stars *Currently free on Kindle...

Review: Soft Summer Blood

Soft Summer Blood by Peter Helton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This soft-boiled police procedural introduced me to a very...