Posts tagged Mystery

Missing

Sibylla Wihelmina Beatrice Forsenstrom grew up as a child of privilege. She was brought up with the children-should-be-seen-and-not-heard mentality of her strict parents. While her father neglects her, Sibylla’s mother seems to take a perverse…

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Squandered Potential

No book has ever quite disappointed me like The Little Friend. That's not to say I didn't like it (or, at least, parts of it). It's just that the beginning and, to a lesser extent,…

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Soul Searching

Saving souls just isn't what it used to be for P.I. Stephan Raszer. Hired to find a young girl missing from the Jehovah's Witness chosen flock, Raszer may have stumbled into a case more deadly…

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Hell Swamp

Two things attracted me to Susan Whitfield’s Hell Swamp from the get-go. First of all – the title. Hell Swamp just shouts horror! Second – the cover art. Looking at the cover, well, it looks…

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Jar City

I enjoy reading mysteries that take place in other parts of the world. I like being transported to lands where I know absolutely nothing about the people and their customs. When a friend recommended Jar…

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The big suck

Oof. I only balked a little when my Rock and Roll Bookclub picked Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. I thought, “hey, this is a genre-defining book, it can’t be too bad.” It can be too…

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The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel The Big Sleep is apparently the foundation on which the detective novel world was built. The Big Sleep is the first in a series of books that feature Los Angeles sleuth…

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