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rwmg
Case Histories | Kate Atkinson
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Children enjoying our Roman-themed play area

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 7h
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Blueberry
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Pickpick

I liked this story but it has left me very disturbed. Abuse and sad (to me) ending.
3 ⭐

#SeriesLove2024. @Andrew65

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TracyReadsBooks
A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Pickpick

Loved this Gris Grimly illustrated edition of the tagged book! Of course the story is fantastic—it‘s Sherlock Holmes. No question it stands on its own (even though there are definitely some archaic and out-dated references/descriptions) but it‘s equally true that the black and white as well as full color illustrations add an exciting, visual dimension. Love Grimly‘s work and it‘s well suited to this type of story. Loved it!

wanderinglynn What a cool edition! 12h
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IndoorDame
The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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Eggs Fantastic💛🩷 19h
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rwmg
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Ruthiella I love the Jackson Brodie books. ❤️ 1d
CarolynM Me too @Ruthiella Can‘t wait for the new one! 1d
rwmg @Ruthiella @CarolynM It's the first Jackson Brodie I've read and I'm enjoying it so far - 120 pages in. I didn't much like the only other one of Kate Atkinson's I've read, it just seemed kind of pointless but maybe I'll give it another go later. (edited) 24h
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BarbaraJean
Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Pickpick

In some ways I was hesitant to read this, partly because Gaudy Night was SO GOOD and I was worried this wouldn‘t measure up, and partly because this is the last book and I don‘t want the series to be over. I needn‘t have worried about it not measuring up. Sayers manages to weave together and balance the Harriet & Peter bits with the mystery bits perfectly. And the ending hit me hard—instead of solving the crime and wrapping it up nice and pat⤵️

BarbaraJean (Cont‘d) …it actually deals with the aftermath. I must now go back and read these all again. But first I‘ll be checking out the BBC adaptations from the 70s! 1d
Leftcoastzen Nice collection! 1d
BarbaraJean @Leftcoastzen Thank you! Most are from my local library book sale! 1d
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TracyReadsBooks
A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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…and my Gris Grimly collection grows a little bigger…

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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

This story was of its time. There was casual sexism, misogyny, and racism. The mystery was slow and had a noir feel to it. The characters were not complex and were somewhat unlikable. I won‘t read anymore but the mystery and whodunnit kept me reading when I was contemplating a dnf.

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MariaW
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Finished listening to another Agatha Christie murder mystery. I did not realize that this one was her first one, I have to make a list now because I am starting to get confused.
I really liked this one because - of course - I didn‘t see the twist coming. 🤦‍♀️

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rwmg
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After an attempt to kidnap a student at Miles Flint's daughter's school, the principal asks him to find out who the would-be kidnappers were and to beef up the security system at the school.

For a novella, this story keeps the reader on their toes with shifting sympathies all the way through.