Category Archives: mystery

The House of Unexpected Sisters: No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith

Mr. Polopetsi, part time chemistry teacher and occasional detective, has asked Mma Ramotswe to investigate a wrong he feels has occurred. The sister of a fellow teacher has been fired for rudeness to a customer. This lady, Charity Mompoloki, is … Continue reading

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The Wood – Chelsea Bobulski

From the publisher, “When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them.  Winter can’t help but think there’s more to … Continue reading

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The Painted Queen – Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess

After a long and tiring trip, Amelia and Emerson are at last in Cairo, settling into their usual rooms at Shepheard’s. At least Amelia is settling in.  Emerson has been summoned to the presence of Maspero, director of the Service … Continue reading

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The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

Fatima, Thea and Isabel were living their lives.  Trying to keep their lives normal and in order.  Trying to forget the secret they shared. Then the text came on each of their phones, the text they hoped they would never … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb You have to admit that Zona and Trout made a beautiful couple.  She with her hazel eyes and strawberry blond hair, him with his crinkly black hair and sculptured face. But their hasty marriage … Continue reading

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In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel – Jacqueline Winspear

As the wireless crackled to life, conversation stopped and tension mounted. Maisie waited in the drawing room with her best friend, Priscilla, and Priscilla’s husband and boys. It was Sunday, September 3, 1939, and they were all prepared for what … Continue reading

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The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles

Zoe lives in an isolated cabin in Montana where the winters can be brutally cold.  During a blizzard, she finds her little brother almost frozen and they take shelter in an abandoned cabin where an elderly couple was murdered.  The … Continue reading

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