Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The famous phase “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is a great way to describe the intricacies of the plot of Anthony Horowitz’s “The Magpie Murders”.  The book is in many ways a throwback to the Golden Age of Crime and will challenge even an experienced mystery reader. The plot itself is... Continue Reading →

Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

In the seventh outing in the Shetland Island series featuring detective Jimmy Perez, author Ann Cleeves has begun to delve deeper into the characters inner lives while still writing an engaging mystery. Besides working with Jimmy, the author has begun to round out the lives and desires of his co-workers, including his long suffering sidekick,... Continue Reading →

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

I have been a huge Kate Atkinson fan since "Life after Life", and so it was that I picked up this older title full of expectation.  I wasn't disappointed!!  Case Histories is exactly that: the history of 3 cases of retired police inspector turned private investigator Jackson Brodie.  Thirty years after incident of the first... Continue Reading →

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