Category Archives: Detective novel

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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Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon

It is always interesting to see what people from other countries think about Americans. When I read and come across descriptions of Americans, I confess to taking vicarious pleasure in seeing how Americans are often ridiculed and mocked for their … Continue reading

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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

According to Amazon I bought this book in July of 2014 but I didn’t read it until last week.  My only excuse is that sometimes my relationship and expectations of an author are complicated. I love Karin Slaughter! Her Will … Continue reading

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Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman

Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn retired with her new husband, Carlo, to Tuscon, Arizona. She keeps busy by teaches a women’s self defense class and has a private investigator’s license so she can occasionally help the local police and sheriff’s department … Continue reading

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Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

I don’t usually do this but this time it is necessary! Spoiler Alert: Do not read this review if you have not already read the previous books- Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree! Mississippi Blood is the final installment in … Continue reading

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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

About a month ago my older daughter texted me saying, “Meddling Kids is hilarious. Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo flashbacks galore. With a lot more ass kicking!”  I think that just about sums it up. This book is a totally … Continue reading

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

I don’t know when I read my first Agatha Christie novel, but I remember it was life changing! I remember being thrilled that there were so many books to read and making a list so I could read them all. … Continue reading

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