Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Ghost Bride is Intriguing

Chinese mythology is not one of my strong points.  In fact I know nothing beyond the fact that dragons figure in there somewhere, I think.  I know even less about Chinese history since Disney’s Mulan isn’t a reliable source, even … Continue reading

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Cockatiels at Seven

Donna Andrews seems to have a thing for bird titles when it comes to her Meg Langslow mysteries.  It’s amazing to me how she managed to write so many mysteries with a bird twist.  Cockatiels at Seven is her ninth … Continue reading

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The Diabolical How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law

How to Murder Your Mother-in-law, fifth installment of Dorothy Cannell’s Ellie Haskell series, is another fun read.  Hilarity and diabolical machinations ensue when everyone’s mother-in-law comes for a visit.  Ellie invites her in-laws down to celebrate their anniversary, and everything … Continue reading

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Not So Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter might be a New York Times Best Seller, and NPR’s Fresh Air might call it “A literary miracle,” but I do not recommend this novel to anyone.  I readily admit that I did not read … Continue reading

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The Negotiator is a Must Read

Dee Henderson has another great book in the very first of her O’Malley series.  The Negotiator tells the story of Kate, the oldest girl in the group that call themselves the O’Malley family.  It’s fantastic and compelling. Kate O’Malley is … Continue reading

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Romance Abounds in Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil

Whew, this book is an experience.  Lori Shepard is sensitive to ghosts.  We all know that because she regularly communicates with Aunt Dimity via the blue journal.  What we didn’t know is that her experiences with Aunt Dimity made it … Continue reading

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Don’t Keep The Penguin Who Knew Too Much On Ice

Ever since I read Murder With Puffins I have been a fan of Donna Andrews.  Each book I read just reaffirms that she is a great writer with a penchant for hilarious situations.  The last installment I read in her … Continue reading

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