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Here we will post our musings on a wide variety of titles. You can comment on our posts and find the titles in our catalog.

A Spider in the Cup by Barbara Cleverly

I continue my passion for reading World War 1 novels with a foray into the Joe Sandilands series by Barbara Cleverly, reading A Spider in the Cup. While it’s the 11th title in the series, the novel can be read as a stand-alone. Scotland Yard is such a rich venue for detective fiction and Cleverly’s [...]

Blackstone and the Endgame by Sally Spencer

I love ‘period piece’ mysteries, especially those set around WW1 or WW2.  Sally Spencer’s Inspector Sam Blackstone mysteries, numbering 9 to date, are set between Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 through World War 1.  In Blackstone and the Endgame, our Inspector is ‘set up’ to intercept German espionage.  A great deal of the action [...]

Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

I don’t usually read cozy mysteries, preferring something with a harder edge and a bit more action. However, Lowcountry Boil caught my attention due to the fact that this debut title from Susan M. Boyer won the 2012 Agatha Award; a rare feat. The book introduces us to feisty southern belle Liz Talbot, a private [...]

I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty

I liked the first book in Adrian’s McKinty’s “Troubles Trilogy” (The Cold Cold Ground) enough to read the second book I Hear the Sirens in the Street and that second book was awesome.  I really like gloomy dark stories about Northern Ireland anyway and in the early 1980s Belfast the sun never seems to shine!  [...]

The Highway by C.J.Box

After reading The Highway by C.J. Box my advice to anyone driving is to give those big truck drivers a wide berth and some respect!  It’s probably not a good idea to engage them in road rage episodes, especially if you are driving a small car.  And especially if you are a self- centered, young, [...]

The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler

When an employee and a resident are killed in a home for troubled girls, everyone thinks the newest girl, Vicky, is the murderer.  A bloody hammer is found under her pillow, her sheets are bloody, and she has escaped out her window.  Soon she steals a car with a child inside of it.  Her doctor [...]

Deadly Design and Deadly Will by Marion Moore Hill

It’s always fun meeting authors in person and I had the opportunity to meet mystery writer Marion Moore Hill at a recent TCPL program.  I was familiar with Hill’s paperback ‘scrappy librarian’ mystery series as I like occupational mysteries.  Those books were grabbed up by customers when I put them on display last April during [...]

Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

I am a HUGE fan of Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs novels and the 10th installment, Leaving Everything Most Loved may be the best to date from my perspective.  Our heroine, Maisie Dobbs, is a psychologist and investigator working in London between the two world wars.  She carries many burdens from her World War One nursing [...]

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

I first became a Jo Nesbo fan with the English release of Redbreast in 2007. Redbreast was the 3rd Harry Hole novel and I now find that I am still catching up in this series due to idiosyncratic publishing in English. That said, I find The Redeemer, #6 in the series, to be the most [...]

Suspect by Robert Crais

I was a little leery of Robert Crais’ new bestseller Suspect because one of the main characters is Maggie who is a dog.  I do not like cutesy fiction featuring animals and yet I also did not want to read about a dog getting killed.  There are no worries with Suspect though because although Maggie [...]

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