Category Archives: mysteries

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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At the End of the Pier by Martha Grimes

Well, this is the fifth time I’ve read this book.  It makes such great summer mystery reading–        It was written in 1992 and selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Book Club.  The author is best … Continue reading

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Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks

It’s book club night!  Yea!  I love book club night.  This month we read Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks.  Have you read it? It’s a mystery–his first of six I think–and reads right along . . .

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Cherry Ames Department Store Nurse by Helen Wells

Yes, when I was in the doldrums reading Doctor Zhivago, I caved in and read Cherry Ames Department Store Nurse by Helen Wells.

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Mystic Secrets by Ann Hallum

Whee!  and we’re off with a good mystery, a good romance, and a good yarn–all in one book.  Did someone say summer reading? A longtime friend, Ann Hallum, has written a book and it has just been published.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Pemberley . . .Pemberley . . .where have I heard that word? Where have you heard that word?  Oh, yes, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.    Very clever of P.D. James to think of . . .

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Book Review: Time to Be in Earnest by P.D. James

You can’t say this is a true autobiography by P.D. James because she decided to choose one year of her life to record. She shares her 1997 diary pages with us. The famous mystery writer . . .

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Book Review: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Again?  This woman is reading Agatha Christie again? Yep–I am–that is, I did.  The Clocks is a happy little . . .

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Book Review: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Oh, all right, I took a little holiday from reading the real stuff.  Finished Middlemarch, as you know, and am reading The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain—–and have Teddy Roosevelt at my throat . . .

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Book Review: The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson

Whee!  This one was fun to read.  If you have a few spare winter evenings in your future you might want to try this one — it has just about everything you can think of in a friendly little murder … Continue reading

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