Tag Archives: Mystery

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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The Lady In Blue by Javier Sierra

A thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, The Lady in Blue centers on the mysterious appearances of a religious apparition going back to the 17th century and leading up to the present day.  The mysterious lady first appeared to … Continue reading

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The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, is a gothic mystery set in England between the world wars.  The main character, Grace Bradley, is a servant in the house, and the story of what happened to the Hartford family’s daughters … Continue reading

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, The Luminaries is an intricate mystery that becomes unraveled, layer by layer.  It is set in 1866 New Zealand, where a gold rush has brought a variety of characters to try their fortunes. … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston

The great thing about book challenges, is sometimes you venture out of your normal reading genre in order to find a book that fits the challenge.  That’s exactly what caused me to choose Tyrannosaur Canyon.  I needed a book with … Continue reading

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The Impeachment Of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

What would have happened if John Wilkes Booth’s assassin’s bullet had not been fatal?  Stephen L. Carter takes on that question as he presents a thrilling mystery in The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.  Set two years after the assassination attempt, … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy Of Paper by David Liss

David Liss is one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and A Conspiracy of Paper, his first novel, did not disappoint.  Taking place in 18th century London, Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and former boxer, is asked to investigate his own … Continue reading

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