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Category: Mystery

February 14, 2023

M. C. Beaton’s ‘Pushing Up Daisies’

Published: 20th September 2016 (print)/20 September 2016 (audio) Publisher: Minotaur Books /Audible Pages: 280/6 hrs and 22 mins Narrator: Penelope Keith Format: Audiobook Genre: Cosy Mystery ★   ★  – 2 Stars When Agatha Raisin left behind her PR business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds where she began […]…

January 24, 2023

What’s the Mystery?

Last week I joined my Mystery Book group to discuss Stone Dead by Christopher Wortley. To sum it up, this book was not one of our favorites. It was a bit all over the place. Was it a mystery, was it fantasy, who was the target audience? I will say though as usual with a book that is not a favorite, we had a very lively discussion. I’ll try to do a bit of a review later. Now to look forward to our upcoming reads: State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton Walk the Wire by David Baldacci Ghost Daughter by […]

January 16, 2023

Two Books – Thrillers

I barely reviewed any books last year so needless to say I have a lot of catching up. Let’s get started with a couple of thrillers. “Now we were here, all those years later, with our beautiful three-year-old daughter, and in July it would be the first anniversary of our separation. So much promised and so much lost. It hadn’t been a divorce because we’d never married. But we’d shared a child and a house and a life.” The Unheard By Nicci French Source: Advance review copy Rating: ★★1/2 Tess and Jason have separated and share custody of Poppy. While […]

January 12, 2023

Checking Out

It’s typical for me to start the new year with books carried over from the previous year but this time, I managed to either finish or DNF books with the exception of Devotions by Mary Oliver. That is an ongoing read that I’ve been enjoying for more than a year now. Anyway, January is off to a good start and I already finished one read, A Winter Away by Elizabeth Fair but what else do I have going on? First, is another poetry book that will be with me all year and it’s A Happy Poem to End Every Day […]…

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