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Review of Rhode Island Red by Charlotte Carter

A heroine with problems, attitude, and smarts… Rhode Island Red is the first in Charlotte Carter’s short three-book mystery series featuring street-smart (and also just plain smart) Nanette Hayes as the protagonist.   Nan has a degree from Wellesley in French, with a minor in Music, that, as she describes it, was “scholarship all the way”.  …

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Review of Family Business by SJ Rozan – recently published

SJ Rozan’s latest Lydia Chin/Bill Smith title, Family Business, is a wonderful look at New York’s Chinatown, full of atmosphere and a strong sense of place.   But it also addresses some complicated topics, starting on a small scale with Lydia’s own family dynamics, including her unstated “don’t ask/don’t tell” bargain with her very Chinese mother …

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Review of Beyond the Headlines by RG Belsky – recently published

Smooth and easy to read… I had read and really enjoyed the previous book in this series, The Last Scoop, and so I was happy to also receive an advance review copy of Beyond the Headlines.   And I wasn’t disappointed – the things I had enjoyed in the earlier book were all also present in …

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Coming Soon: The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher (review)

I wish the author had been able to write more mysteries before he died… The Conjure-Man Dies is a piece of history:  its introduction says it’s the first detective novel written by an African-American.   That tends to put it under a bright spotlight, and might make it hard for the book to live up to …

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