Mystery

Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Girl on the Train

A novel of neuroses, The Girl on the Train will drive a sane reader mad. Paula Hawkins has created three psychologically damaged women to tell

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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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