Category Archives: Fiction – Mystery

A Review of Cecilia Ekbäck’s Wolf Winter (by Jill)

  Wolf Winter has the odd distinction of being both the last book I started in 2016 and the first book I finished in 2017. It often annoys me if the last book/first book spends too much time on either … Continue reading

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A Review of Laurie R. King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice; Or, On the Segregation of the Queen

This is the first installment in a series about a young woman who becomes Sherlock Holmes’ apprentice and, later, his lover and wife. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character is pooh-poohed at the beginning of the novel, … Continue reading

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Yes, Isabel Allende wrote a mystery novel. No, it’s not terrible. Thoughts on Ripper. (by Jill)

  When Ripper came out back in 2014 quick on the heels of Maya’s Notebook I asked myself if Isabel Allende had lost her damn mind. And then I remembered that Maya’s Notebook took quite literally forever to get published … Continue reading

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A Review of The Year of the Gadfly, by Jennifer Miller (by Jill)

  Bethany reviewed this book in 2015 (see her review here), and I remember thinking it seemed like an interesting read. When it turned up on Kindle Unlimited, I added it to my queue, and when I was bored in … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose

Because I really don’t have enough projects to juggle right now (that’s a joke), I decided to start reading Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. I actually do have a reason for reading it now, but it’s not an … Continue reading

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Review of Lev Grossman’s Codex, part 2 (by Jill)

  Where was I on Thursday before Pat Conroy had to die and throw a wrench in my blogging plans? Oh yes, I was complaining about Codex. I felt bad about that after I posted it, but the good news … Continue reading

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Review of Lev Grossman’s Codex, part 1 (by Jill)

  I was just on goodreads.com organizing my books, and I was looking at Codex and trying to figure out what shelves it belongs on. I feel like I need to create a shelf for mysteries concerning encoded illuminated manuscripts. … Continue reading

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