Tag Archives: Mystery

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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Blindspot by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore

A team effort, Blindspot is a tale of 18th century Boston written by history professors Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore.  It’s quality historical fiction, well-researched, with an entertaining story about a portrait painter, Stewart Jameson, and a young woman who … Continue reading

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Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

I picked up this novel because I love ballet and the plot had something to do with the subject.  However, it’s more of a backdrop, and the main character, Nina Revskaya, is an aged, former ballerina, so the ballet portion … Continue reading

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