Category Archives: mystery

The Dante Chamber – Mathew Pearl

Dawn in London’s public gardens. The January wind is fierce. A hunchback slowly plods along. Then there is a loud crack and he falls to the ground. A crowd begins to gather, and then notices that the man was not … Continue reading

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware

Hal is overwhelmed by her life. No, it’s the lack of a life. Hal was eighteen when her mother died a couple of years ago. Her only way to earn a living was to take over her mother’s tarot reading … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sacrifice – Peter May

Dr. Margaret Campbell has had enough. She could have left China and gone home weeks ago. Instead, she decided to stay and co-operate with the Chinese authorities. Now she’s tired and bored and ready to leave China and to leave … Continue reading

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Cave of Bones – Anne Hillerman

Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manulito knew she owed Officer Cheryl Jasper a favor, a really big favor. So she had to say yes when asked. Then she learned that she had agreed to make a speech, and that was the … Continue reading

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To Die But Once – Jacqueline Winspear

It is spring, 1940, and England is full of fear, full of uncertainty, waiting, waiting for something to happen. Young men had gone abroad to fight a war as had their fathers. The country was on edge. Phil Coombes should … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Forgiveness – Donna Leon

Commissario Guido Brunetti is sympathetic when his wife’s friend comes to him. She is afraid that her son is using drugs, needs someone to listen to her fears, and hopes that someone can help. Unfortunately, Brunetti must tell her that … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Pawn – Steve Berry

This story starts 18 years ago, when Cotton Malone was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, in Mayport Florida, a lawyer. Predictably, it starts with Cotton in deep trouble and predictably he is bailed out … Continue reading

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