Category Archives: Detective novel

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

If you are like me these have been trying times, politically speaking. That is why I jumped on this book as soon as I heard about it! (Thanks, Marian!) A mystery novel starring Vice President Biden and President Obama? Just … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Twenty eight years ago Charlie and Samantha Quinn had no bigger worries than learning how to pass the baton between them as they practiced for a relay race for a school track meet. Twenty eight years ago, their mother, Gamma, … Continue reading

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The Dry by Jane Harper

I have never lived in a small town, but my grandparents did. I remember asking my grandmother about the neighbors next door or the people we met on the street or in the little grocery store.  What fascinated me is … Continue reading

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Slade House by David Mitchell

This is one of the most interesting haunted house books I have ever read! Not that I really go out of my way to read haunted house books but I have read a few in my day, beginning with Nancy … Continue reading

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A Fatal Flaw by Dana Stabenow

Spring is arriving in Alaska and for Kate Shugak, who lives miles away from any town or village in the isolated Park, this means charging the battery for her truck, washing the windows and making sure she has enough firewood … Continue reading

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Hush Hush by Laura Lippman

Many years ago Melisandre Dawes had a mental breakdown and left her baby in a hot car. The child died. In the wake of that tragedy and the sensational trial where she plead not guilty by reason of insanity, she … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I discovered Louise Penny and her wonderful Inspector Gamache earlier this year and was enchanted by her insightful and soulful writing. In reading The Beautiful Mystery I was enchanted all over again. This is certainly a series to read and … Continue reading

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