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review of The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood – coming soon

Simply fun… It’s hard to say which is more enjoyable – Kerry Greenwood’s note at the beginning of this collection of short stories, letting readers in on how she “discovered” The Honourable Phryne Fisher, or the short stories themselves.   Both are delightful.    And I was amused to find that the author thinks of Phryne as …

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Review of The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans – coming in early June

A wonderful historical mystery in an unusual setting… Mary Anna Evans has written a wonderful historical mystery, set in an intriguing time and place.  Most World War II books are set in Europe, or the Pacific Islands, or Asia, where the active fighting took place. Evans, however, has chosen to tell her tale in the …

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Review of No Accident by Steven F Havill – recently published

Another wonderful police procedural from Steven Havill, but with a few location issues… Without sounding too much like a fangirl, I feel I need to disclose that I’ve been in love with Steven F Havill’s Posadas County mysteries for a couple of decades, having binge read all the titles that existed when I discovered the …

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Review of The Texas Job by Reavis Z Wortham – coming soon

I’m predisposed to be a big fan of historical mysteries set in unusual places or times, and The Texas Job qualifies on both counts – I’m definitely unaware of any other mysteries set in the 1930-ish early days of the East Texas oil boom!  Reavis Z Wortham’s prequel (of sorts) to his Red River series …

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Review of The Bone Track by Sara E Johnson – coming in February

Forensics on a famous hiking trail… The Bone Track is the third in Sara E Johnson’s Alexa Glock series, set in New Zealand.  Although I haven’t read the first two books, I was interested in The Bone Track both because of Alexa’s forensic science background, and because I have a bit of a thing for …

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