Book Reviews

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Review: The Haunted Season

The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was my first introduction to Max Tudor...

Review: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Review: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

This book was recommended by my colleagues at Serealities.com, as a guiding philosophy for developing our story arcs. Here’s my...

Book Review: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

Book Review: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

My husband and I recently celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary by duplicating many of our early dates – wandering around...

Book Review-Black Plumes by Margery Allingham

I began this book eagerly anticipating the arrival of the beloved sleuth, Mr. Campion. However, Miss Allingham weaves her tale...

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Hercule Poirot’s Tisanes

Along with Sirop de Cassis, cocoa at breakfast, and other drinks considered by Hastings to be “noxious”, Hercule Poirot is...

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Review: What W.H. Auden Can Do For You by Alexander McCall Smith

What W. H. Auden Can Do for You by Alexander McCall Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars An engaging...

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Review: The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald My rating: 3 of 5 stars A quick, enjoyable...

Review: The Return of Mr. Campion (Uncollected Stories)

After Margery Allingham’s death in 1966, Agatha Christie lauded her fellow writer: How sad it is that there are not...

The Deadly Sins of Mystery Authors

The Golden Age writers toyed with various sets of rules of “fair play.” The oath of the famous “Detection Club,”...