Mystery | Reviews

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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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Black Karma

When I reviewed Thatcher Robinson’s first novel, White Ginger, for “Bookin’ with Sunny,” I ended by hoping that Robinson would “write more about this intriguing

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Art
Neal Ferguson

The Long Way Home

Inspector Armand Gamache has now retired, but I can only hope that this is not his last detecting adventure.  He has entertained and beguiled me

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Three from G. M. Malliet

Many readers adore cozy English village mysteries. From Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories to Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache intrigues (Canadian, and twenty-first century, but still

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Ghost Boat

Tahoe Ghost Boat: An Owen McKenna Mystery Driving down Spooner Summit on my way to South Lake Tahoe from Reno, I had no trouble staying

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

White Ginger

For once, I am at a loss for words! White Ginger, by Thatcher Robinson, is indescribable, delightfully so. A mystery, a thriller studded with violence,

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Fiction
Dan Erwine

Night Film

Night Film is a private investigation thriller with touches of the supernatural. P. I. Scott McGrath has already damaged his reputation looking into the affairs of

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Art
Ann Ronald

The Art Thief

Noah Charney founded and now directs an international think tank on art crime. The Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA) aids police and

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Farm

I read this entire novel in a single day. The Farm, by Tom Rob Smith, is a fascinating psychological mystery thriller that both puzzles and intrigues

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