Category Archives: Series

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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A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  His spy novels, in particular, are grounded fully in reality without the fancy equipment, car chases or thrilling daring do.  They are in the tradition of John Le Carré with meticulous … Continue reading

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The Song of Albion Series by Stephen R. Lawhead

A parallel universe to our own, a mistaken intrusion from our world to theirs and the unintended consequences that ensue. That in a nutshell is the premise of Lawhead’s Song of Albion series, but that hardly tells you how full … 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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