Tag Archives: Mystery

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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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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