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October!

“Oh, suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together Ye cannot rival for one hour October’s bright blue weather! thank you to Helen Hunt Jackson and what to read these October nights?  Try a good old … Continue reading

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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

Three Agathas in a row!  Who said it couldn’t be done?  I had been waiting for my new trade paperback copy to arrive—even tho I had started reading it in my old yellowed pulp copy . . .

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At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

To keep myself from reading A Murder Is Announced before my nice new copy arrived, I caved in and selected a different “agatha”.  I chose

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Sometimes you just need a book that provides a comfortable escape.  I have read almost all of Agatha Christie’s mysteries and I’d guess this particular one about four times. By now I know the plot . . . 

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Mrs. Malory Death Among Friends by Hazel Holt

Who’s ready for a cozy mystery story? This is my second Hazel Holt– see other review here: mrs-malory-and-a-necessary-end-by-hazel-holt/ which I read in December . . .

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An Affinity for Murder by Anne White

This book was given to me because the setting is Lake George NY. That’s where I grew up and so I was curious about how true the writing would be . . .

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Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon

This is another delightful mystery written in 1936 by J. Jefferson Farjeon and currently being republished by Poisoned Pen Press.   I read The Z Murders a little while ago and ever since I saw the cover of THIS one have been champing … Continue reading

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Murder at the Castle by Jeanne M. Dams

This is the thirteenth in the British “cozy” series with Dorothy Martin as the lead character.  I have a funny feeling, because Dams won the Agatha Award for her FIRST debut mystery, that . . .

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Mrs. Malory and a Necessary End by Hazel Holt

I wonder if she’s any relation to Victoria Holt.  Anyway, Mrs. Malory is asked to fill in –working in a charity shop—for a short time and agrees.  The work is rewarding, but the man who manages the shop, Desmond Barlow, … Continue reading

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The Z Murders by J Jefferson Farjeon

Whee–kind of fun!  This is an old mystery novel published in 1932, before you were born, and yet it’s pretty good!  Poisoned Pen Press is reprinting a few of Farjeon’s mysteries and I plan to read more of them.

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