Category Archives: Mystery

Mystery reviews

The Three Evangelists, Fred Vargas

The Three Evangelists (Vintage 2007) written by Fred Vargas and translated by Sian Reynolds. The Three Evangelists takes place in Paris, during the mid-1990’s. The story introduces three historians turned amateur sleuths. The author’s background in history and archeology are … Continue reading

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The Darkest Room: A Novel, Johan Theorin

THE DARKEST ROOM: A NOVEL (Delta 2009) written by Johan Theorin and translated by Marlaine Delargy is the second crime fiction novel that is apart of a loosely connected quartet of books set on the island of Öland. The Swedish … Continue reading

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The Little Death, P.J. Parrish

The Little Death [2010] by PJ Parrish is apart of an ongoing mystery series featuring private detective Louis Kincaid and the story is set in Florida. Out of maybe 8 or 9 titles by the writing team that make up … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson [Millennium Trilogy]

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage 2009) by Stieg Larsson (author) and Reg Keeland (translator) is the first book in the Millennium Trilogy, set in Sweden. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was the biggest bestseller last year. The … Continue reading

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Mission Flats, William Landay {Guest Review}

Mission Flats (Dell 2003) by William Landay is a crime fiction novel that I read and enjoyed several years ago. I recommended this book to Maili some time back and asked her if she read it, would she mind doing … Continue reading

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The Devil's Star, Jo Nesbø (Harry Hole Series)

The Devil’s Star (Random House UK) by Jo Nesbø and translated by Don Bartlett, is the third book in the Harry Hole series set in Oslo, Norway. What can I say? I love this series. For crime fiction fans looking … Continue reading

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'The Ghosts of Belfast,' Stuart Neville

The Ghosts of Belfast (Soho Crime 2009) by Stuart Neville which is also known as “The Twelve” in the UK, is the first in a brand new series set post-Troubles. Mr. Neville’s Irish crime novel debut has been praised all … Continue reading

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Ken Bruen, "The Dramatist," Jack Taylor No.4

The Dramatist by Ken Bruen (St. Martin’s Press 2007) is the fourth mystery featuring ex-Garda Síochána Jack Taylor. The stories are told through first person narrative and are set in Galway, Ireland. Jack Taylor is your typical alcoholic PI with … Continue reading

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Christa Faust, "Money Shot"

Money Shot by Christa Faust (Hard Case Crime 2008). Ex-porn star, Angel Dare is having a really bad day. She arrives at a phony shoot and finds herself beat up, shot at and then left for dead in the trunk … Continue reading

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REVIEW: I'll Bury My Dead by James Hadley Chase

Harlequin has decided to re-release their Vintage collection of crime novels with the original cover art. I had no idea that Harlequin, which is synonymous with romance, published hard boiled mysteries. Anyway, the covers are all quite arresting to look … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Evil At Heart (Beauty Killer Series No.3) by Chelsea Cain

Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series featuring “the beauty killer” aka Gretchen Lowell and the damaged cop who is obsessed with her, Archie Sheridan. The series is set in … Continue reading

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