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Category Archives: mysteries
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 . . .
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
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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
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 . . .
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
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.