Category Archives: mysteries

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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Shadows on the Coast of Maine by Lea Wait

Hurray!  a new mystery series that’s worth its salt!  This book was published in 2003.  Although my current “real” read is Lorna Doone  by R.D. Blackmore, I was easily tempted away for a couple of nights with this surprise book in … Continue reading

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