Category Archives: mystery

Guile -Constance Cooper

In the Bad Bayous the water is thick with guile, a powerful substance that wreaks unpredictable changes on objects, animals, and even people who soak too long. Sixteen-year-old orphan Yonie Watereye scrapes a living posing as someone who can sense … Continue reading

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Bellman and Black – Diane Setterfield

Also known as book four of the TBR Tackle. Making progress! Bellman & Black is a heart-thumpingly perfect ghost story, beautifully and irresistibly written, its ratcheting tension exquisitely calibrated line by line. Its hero is William Bellman, who, as a … Continue reading

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Mortal Grace – Edward Stewart

Wow, 2015 is off to a REALLY slow start! I’ve only read one book so far this year! The good news is, it’s one I can mark towards my TBR Tackle goal! A posh, upper East Side Episcopal church throws … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers – Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who, twenty-nine After dropping a bombshell that was a bestseller, Lilian Jackson Braun brings back James Qwilleran and his famous felines, Koko and Yum Yum, for the twenty-ninth installment of the beloved, bestselling Cat Who . . . … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Lived High – Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who, book eleven The colorful Casablanca apartment building is in danger of demolition–but not if Jim Qwilleran can help it. He’s determined to restore the building to its original grandeur. So he moves in with Koko and Yum … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

A recent re-read prompted a spontaneous re-review. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan … Continue reading

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