Tag Archives: Mystery

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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The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch is mourning the death of his mother,  Rachela.  No ordinary mother, Rachela is a genius, a world famous mathematician, in fact, who survived the holocaust by emigrated to the United States with her family from Poland.  A … 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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The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr

Set in late 19th century Scotland, Caleb Carr takes on a Sherlock Holmes mystery – a pair of murders at Holyrood House.  I was a fan of Caleb Carr after reading The Alienist and it’s sequel, The Angel of Darkness.  Both being … Continue reading

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The Blue Scarab by Ann Carter

A thriller set in the time of ancient Egypt, The Blue Scarab combines mystery with history.  Lillum is 15 when her father accepts a job working as an artist on the Pharaoh’s tomb.  Her mother long dead, Lillum suddenly finds herself … Continue reading

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The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Maia D’Apliese is one of six girls adopted by a wealthy bachelor, raised in a mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva.  When “Pa Salt” mysteriously dies, each daughter is given a clue to their ancestry.  The Seven Sisters is the … Continue reading

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