Review: DAUGHTERS OF EVE, Nina. D. Campbell
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This edition made available as an e-book by my local library through Libby Paperback: 376 pages Publisher ‏ : ‎ Allen & Unwin; 1st edition (29 March 2022) ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1761065386 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1761065385  Synopsis (Amazon) When a high-profile murder lands literally at her feet, Detective Emilia Hart sees a chance to expand her caseload beyond the endless succession of domestic violence matters she is forced to investigate. But this is no simple investigation. Another body turns up, then another. Then more - a lot more. All men, all shot, with a similar MO. It's not until a m ..read more
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Review: THE GILDED CAGE, Camilla Lackberg
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this title made available as an e-book by my local library on Libby Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins GB (23 March 2020) AKA THE GOLDEN CAGE Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008283729 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008283728 Translated by Neil Smith #1 in the Faye Adelheim series Sequel title: SILVER TEARS  Synopsis (publisher) A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness’ ... A woman who has everything… People would kill to have Faye Adelheim’s life. She lives in a beautiful apartment, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her ever ..read more
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Review: LORD EDGWARE DIES, Agatha Christie
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1w ago
This edition available from Amazon as an e-book on Kindle  Originally published 1933 ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BN5NJZJK Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 22, 2022 Print length ‏ : ‎ 259 pages My earlier review Synopsis (Amazon) When Lord Edgware is found murdered the police are baffled. His estranged actress wife was seen visiting him just before his death and Hercule Poirot himself heard her brag of her plan to “get rid” of him. But how could she have stabbed Lord Edgware in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? It’s a case that almost proves to be too much for the ..read more
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Review: THE DESCENT, Matt Brolly
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 This edition an e-book on Kindle (Amazon) ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0838ZYNWB Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (July 23, 2020) Print length ‏ : ‎ 364 pages #2 in the Detective Louise Blackwell series Synopsis (Amazon) Were they pushed to the edge—or over it? In the quiet coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, a body is discovered at the foot of a cliff just months after a near-identical tragedy—and Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell can’t believe it could be a coincidence. Next to the body, she discovers a note that echoes one found beside the first: Death is not the end. Louise is certain that ..read more
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Review: AFTER YOU WERE GONE, Vikki Wakefield
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2w ago
This edition made available as an e-book by my local library on Libby Extent: 368pp Text Publishing Australia:5 October 2022 ISBN: 9781922458001 Read an extract Synopsis (publisher) What happens to a family when a child goes missing? In a busy street market, Abbie lets go of six-year-old Sarah’s hand. She isn’t a bad mother, just exhausted. When she turns around, her daughter isn’t there. Six years later, Abbie is in love and getting married. But her fragile peace is constantly threatened: not knowing what happened to Sarah is like living with a curse. Then she receives a phone call fr ..read more
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Review: THE MAID. Nita Prose
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This title made available as an e-book on Libby by my local library Published: 2nd February 2022, Harper Collins ISBN: 9780008435738 352 pages Synopsis (bookseller) I am your maid. I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry. But what do you know about me? Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice? But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous ..read more
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Review: AGATHA CHRISTIE: A Very Elusive Woman, Lucy Worsley
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3w ago
This edition published By Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain 2022 ISBN 978-1-528-30388-9 415 pages Synopsis (publisher)  Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was.' Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was 'just' an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn't? As Lucy Worsley says, 'She was thrillingly, scintillatingly modern'. She went surfing in Hawaii, she loved fast cars, and she was intrigued by the new science of psychology, which helped her through devastating mental illness. So why - despite all the evidence to the contr ..read more
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Review: BLEEDING HEART YARD, Elly Griffiths
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3w ago
this edition published by Quercus Great Britain 2022 ISBN 978-1-52940-996-3 340 pages #3 in the Harbinder Kaur series Synopsis (Fantastic Fiction) A murderer strikes at a school reunion—but the students are no strangers to death— in this propulsive, twisty thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries Is it possible to forget that you’ve committed a murder? When Cassie Fitzgerald was at school in the late 90s, she and her friends killed a fellow student. Almost twenty years later, Cassie is a happily married mother who loves her job—as a police offi ..read more
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Quick Summary for 2022
MYSTERIES in PARADISE
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3w ago
I met most of my goals for 2022 Here is the summary. Find the full page here I read 127 books, nearly all crime fiction, nearly 50% from the library, over 50% e-books on Kindle and Libby, 50% British authors,  about 1/3 new-to-me authors. My reading challenges for 2023 will probably be very similar. Quick summary 2022 Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set my challenge at 110. Currently: 127 Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014, titles read in 2022: 10 USA Fiction Challenge So far 29/51, this year: 10 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge: aiming for 20: currently 29 202 ..read more
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Review: THE CASE OF THE ABSENT HEIRS, Cathy Ace
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3w ago
This edition an e-book available on Kindle #6 in the WISE Enquiries Agency series ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BNZLPLH2 Publisher ‏ : ‎ Four Tails Publishing Ltd. (December 29, 2022) Print length ‏ : ‎ 294 pages Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 199055007X Synopsis (Amazon)  A VALUABLE INHERITANCE, NO SIGN OF THE HEIRS...and a looming deadline. Can the women of the WISE ENQUIRIES AGENCY track down the missing men in time? Or are there good reasons for them not wanting to be found? The sixth book in the series finds the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency looking forward to spending their first Christmas ..read more
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