Tag Archives: Murder

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Doing one’s duty in caring for a mother with dementia is pushing Helen Knightly over the edge.  As her mother leaves behind every vestige of humanity she once possessed, Helen is faced with a monster and an irresistible urge to … Continue reading

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The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

In 1937 the Japanese marched through China and made their way to Nanking, where over 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally tortured, raped and murdered.  This is a non-fiction account of  these atrocities. After World War II, Japanese officials … Continue reading

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Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley

Another in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, Ms. de Luce is determined to find the truth about the murder of the church organist, whose body was discovered in the tomb of St. Trancred. I’m not an avid fan of … Continue reading

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The North Water by Ian McGuire

Set on a whaling ship headed for the arctic circle, The North Water is a gripping, gritty thriller I found hard to put down.  Patrick Sumner, the ex-army surgeon discovers a young cabin boy brutally raped and obviously beaten, and is … Continue reading

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This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

There’s something so enjoyable about rediscovering a favorite author after many years.  That’s exactly what happened when, as part of a reading challenge requiring a Greek setting, I read the book This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart. Stewart, known primarily for her … Continue reading

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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

From Goodreads:  “When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a ‘Have You Seen This Child?’ flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again, and her heart stops; the child in the photo is … Continue reading

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Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Set in Sweden, Let the Right One In is a horror/crime/drama where the murders are the result of a vampire.  I’m typically the type to stay away from vampire novels, but this one came highly recommended, so I thought I’d give it … Continue reading

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