Mystery | Reviews

Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Boy in the Suitcase

Let me begin this review with a glittering generality. I find contemporary Scandinavian murder mysteries to be graphic, violent, unsettling, and almost off-putting. I try

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Technologists

For those of you who like your reading beefy, in other words more than four hundred pages, and likewise find Matthew Pearl’s take on mystery

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

Blood of the Prodigal

If you have seen many of my “Bookin’ with Sunny” reviews, you’ll know I prefer books that not only are delightful to read but that

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Malice of Fortune

I think Michael Ennis is in love with Italy. Not the Italy of today’s grand sweep from the Alps down to the tip of the

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Eye of the Raven

Duncan McCallum, one of two major characters in Eliot Pattison’s pre-American Revolutionary War novel, Eye of the Raven, is a Scotsman whose Highland clan was

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Bloodmoney

David Ignatius writes novels about what he knows best. As a Wall Street Journal reporter for ten years, he covered the Department of Justice, the

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

River of Darkness

I recently reviewed Louise Penny’s Armand Gamaché mystery novel, A Trick of the Light, for ‘Bookin’ with Sunny.’ Because it was the seventh in a series

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

A Trick of the Light

If I were asked to name my favorite murder mystery writer of today, I think I’d choose Louise Penny. Elizabeth George would be a close

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson’s latest YA novel, adds a few new wrinkles to the expanding mythology of Jack the Ripper. The myth-making began in 1913, just 25

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Mystery
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Trap

Summer’s not over yet. There’s still time to read another Todd Borg mystery thriller. And just in time, Borg’s latest, Tahoe Trap, is now on

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Affair

I confess. I like Lee Child’s Reacher novels. That’s like saying I like pulp fiction or dime novels or soap operas or comic books or

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Man in Uniform

The back cover describes Kate Taylor’s A Man in Uniform as a “book deeply engaging for readers of mysteries as well as upmarket historical fiction.”

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A NOVEL BOOKSTORE
Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Novel Bookstore

For anyone who loves good books, A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé is a must-read mystery. Two French bibliophiles establish a book store based on

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Toulouse 4 Death

It should be easy to return a twice-stolen masterpiece – stolen once from a Jewish family by the Nazis and a second time from the

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The Herring in the Library
Mystery
Sunny Solomon

The Herring in the Library

May the suggestion to read L. C. Tyler’s The Herring in The Library be the jolliest gift you receive this holiday. Tired of trimming the

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