Tag Archives: Murder

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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The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

The novel establishes itself as a memoir being told by a servant of the Romanov family. He says he was their kitchen boy during those fateful last days in Siberia, up until the Tsar and his family were brutally murdered. … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The summer of 1961 was a memorable one for 13 year old Frank Drum.  It’s Minnesota, and Twins are playing for the first time. More importantly, that summer, people are turning up dead in Frank Drum’s small town of New … Continue reading

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Oh, what can I say about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian?  It’s about a violent way of life on the Texas-Mexico border during the 1850’s; more specifically about a 14 year old boy, “the kid,” and his bloody adventures as he journeys … Continue reading

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