Mystery

British Authors
Ann Ronald

Resorting to Murder

Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries Not long ago I described a new series for “Bookin’ with Sunny” readers. Poisoned Pen Press is offering British Library

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Fiction
Dan Erwine

Moonbird Boy

Moonbird Boy is the fourth in a series of five mystery novels by Abigail Padgett, published as a series in the mid-1990s. All five novels

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Bookman’s Tale

The Bookman’s Tale, A Novel of Obsession Among the many novels speculating about William Shakespeare’s dramatic roots, Charlie Lovett’s The Bookman’s Tale stands as one

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays and Other Writings Two of Shirley Jackson’s children have selected a miscellany of their mother’s writings that have

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Crime
Ann Ronald

Murder in Piccadilly

The British Library recently has begun publishing two series for booklovers: Spy Classics and British Library Crime Classics. Here in the United States, Poisoned Pen

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Crimson Rooms

Katharine McMahon fashions a post-World War I London in her novel, The Crimson Rooms.  She prefaces her story with a Wilfred Owen poem, written in

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Bishop’s Wife

Is The Bishop’s Wife a packet of sociological case studies or a novel of intricately-woven psychological narratives? A little of both, I think. Mette Ivie

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Last Good Kiss

The path traveled to a book worth reviewing can be as circuitous as it can be direct. A friend can tell you about a “must

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Mystery
Neal Ferguson

Maisie Dobbs – No. Three and Four

These are installments three and four in Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs detective series. The Great War continues to cast cool and disconcerting shadows onto survivors’ lives

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Fiction
Neal Ferguson

Maisie Dobbs

This is a murder mystery, but it also includes perceptive social history and more. Its setting is 1929 Great Britain, eleven years after the end

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Death in Nostalgia City

A rollicking good read! That’s how I would describe Mark S. Bacon’s novel, Death in Nostalgia City. It’s a page turner, a fast-paced mystery that

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British Authors
Ann Ronald

Three Mysteries by Frances Brody

Another cozy British mystery, another spunky heroine, another assemblage of novels to follow contentedly for years. Frances Brody has added another detective series to my

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Jack 1939

Imagine young Jack Kennedy as a spy, commandeered by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to innocuously roam Europe and uncover nefarious warmongering plots. Imagine

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