Category Archives: Suspense

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 18)

Robert Harris is an author that never fails to inform and entertain me. He is known for his historical books, like Imperium, which is about ancient Rome or Fatherland, which is about Nazi Germany, but The Second Sleep shows a … Continue reading

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The Poppy War and the Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 16)

Over the years I have read many fantasy books but I have never found a series that uses Asian history to such good effect as The Poppy War series by R.F. Kuang. Using 12th century China as a back drop, … Continue reading

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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Books To Read During a Pandemic, Part 15)

Young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist, lives in a rambling old manor house with her father and two older sisters, their mother having passed away quite tragically when Flavia was quite young.  Their father, dealing with both the loss … Continue reading

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Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré (Books To Read During A Pandemic, Part 14)

John Le Carré has not lost his touch! This was a fascinating inside look into what it means to be a spy in the time of Brexit and Trump. As always, Le Carré creates characters that are interesting and complex … Continue reading

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The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George ( Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 9)

It is comforting to be in the hands of a master storyteller and Elizabeth George is definitely a master at crafting a twisty, unexpected mystery while continuing to mold and shape her characters in ways that show their depth and … Continue reading

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The Dragon’s Lair by Sharon Kay Penman (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 8)

I find myself going back to tried and true authors during this pandemic. Maybe its because everything is so chaotic right now that I am less willing to experiment with a new author, or maybe its because I know that … Continue reading

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Books To Read During a Pandemic, Part 8)

After reading The Huntress by Kate Quinn, I couldn’t resist reading her next novel, The Alice Network. Set against the back drop of WWII this is a novel that reveals the efforts of  the intrepid women who spied against the … Continue reading

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Inland by Téa Obreht (Books to Read During a Pandemic part 7)

After six weeks of offering multiple books, genres and series to keep you occupied during a pandemic, today I am returning to my regular format of offering one book that I have read recently. I read Téa Obreht’s The Tiger … Continue reading

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Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Testaments is one of the books I listed as wanting to read on vacation. It was a good pick! Engaging, well written, with a great plot and interesting characters, this book also answered some questions and filled in some of … Continue reading

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Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

As you know I am big fan of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, but when you are all caught up and are waiting for the next book to be released  or there is an eight week wait list at the … Continue reading

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