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This is a straightforward police procedural with a fairly predictable plot (although Baantjer was able to keep some cards up his sleeve for the end). The narrative is simple but not spare. It‘s also laced with humor and subtle wit, as well as some compelling discussions between De Cock and Vledder regarding the merits of, or what is lacking in, certain laws. Baantjer‘s descriptive style is understated yet compelling. I‘ll be revisiting Baantjer!

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Death at the Auction | E. C. Bateman
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What a debut E. C. Bateman! This is just so original for a “cozy”—in the sense that we have a character who truly is a “reluctant amateur detective”. Cleverly plotted, filled with humor, characters that are engaging and endearing. The vivid detail brings Stamford to life. And with it‘s subplots and many red herrings, it has a very solid mystery!

Loved it! Want to read the next installment now!

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Thalia | Frances Faviell
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Sorry, but imo it was merely innuendo that moved this story along—the constant hints that there is something not quite right about Thalia, and Cynthia, and Catherine, and Madeline, etc. It‘s all so thinly veiled, the only compelling thing for me was wondering how long it would take Rachel to figure it out. #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

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My wish is that Flaviell had made Thalia the central character—seen through Rachel‘s eyes. Yes, there is something very wrong with Thalia, but why? Rachel‘s roll here only that of villain.
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MrsK “It‘s a wonder if she hasn‘t done something desperate,‘ he said reproachfully. ‘You were everything to her. You taught her, helped her, encouraged her, even made her beautiful just to gratify some whim of yours. And then you took it all away. Don‘t you see? Don‘t you see what you‘ve done, Rachel?‘ (edited) 3mo
MrsK ‘No. I‘m not sorry for you. You‘re only suffering from growing up. Now Thalia—that‘s the child I‘m sorry for.‘ 3mo
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Tamra To be honest, I‘m having difficulty getting into the flow of the writing. Maybe it will pick up? 3mo
MrsK @Tamra I also had difficulty with that. It just felt uneven and jumped all over. But I will say that I loved the parts with Marie, Yves, and Madeline. Now they were interesting characters! (edited) 3mo
jlhammar Oooh, such interesting thoughts! Great review. I'm almost halfway through. Eager to see how things play out. Faviell's son mentions in the afterward that this is based on her own experience in France before the war acting as a chaperone to a young teenager for the summer. I wonder how much of this is true to that experience? I'm not usually a fan of teenage narrators, but I'm not minding Rachel. Agree about Marie, Yves and Madeleine! 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, how interesting! This is why I love reading a book with a group of people; we all experience it in different ways. For some reason this one really worked for me and I couldn‘t put it down. And I totally agree with you about the Breton characters. They were compelling. 3mo
Ruthiella So far I‘m enjoying the plot machinations, but I typically like plot driven books. I‘m about 100 pages away from the end. Let‘s see how I feel then. 😬 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review! For myself , I did love this one, but as @LeahBergen says we all experience the books in different ways. I thought the characters great and Thalia‘s influence on so many lives ! Intriguing. 3mo
MrsK @Cathythoughts So glad you liked the book. I just think it could have been better if told in a different way. Maybe then the things that were disturbing would have been explained, not have seemed like distractions (such as the insinuation of Cynthia‘s drug use). 3mo
batsy I wanted to wait until I was finished to get back to your review! I ended up liking it a lot more than you did, but I definitely see where you're coming from. The innuendo was there to create the sense of dread, but a part of me also wants to know Thalia better. And I also found Marie a extremely interesting character! 3mo
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Death of an Author | E. C. R. Lorac
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Best of all are the elements of humor (something not often found in Lorac‘s writing) but are to be found throughout. A limerick in a Lorac mystery? It‘s not a naughty one, but it‘s still pretty good! #Bookspin

Any one who loves GAD, but definitely Lorac fans, will love this—and luckily you won‘t have to wait too very long to get your hands on it. And lucky for me, I have five more Lorac‘s waiting to be read!

LeahBergen I can‘t resist a bibliophile mystery. 😁 3mo
MrsK @LeahBergen they are great aren‘t they? 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Death on the Pier | Jamie West
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Fabulous debut novel. West‘s image of the Brighton theater world of the 1930s shows that he knows his subject. Vivid descriptions of theater life were particularly good. The characters are very well drawn, with Bertie a stand out. The supporting cast were all interesting and made for an interesting set of suspects. Great old fashioned theatrical murder mystery. Read it cover to cover and so enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next on already.

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The Railway Murders | J. R. Ellis
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A victim alone in a compartment on a moving train made for an interesting “locked room” mystery. Lots of suspects and red herrings to keep the reader guessing. Really enjoyed the start of each chapter, which began with a description of different famous films, all of which involved railways in their plots. While I did think that the last chapter could have been cut a bit, this made for an entertaining read. Good police procedural.

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Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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Eliot‘s writing is surprising. The only way I can describe it is that it is very spare. No vivid detail, the characters are never fully fleshed out, and the narrative often takes unexpected detours. But through Margaret as the narrator, Eliot creates a diverse cast of characters and conveys a wealth of information with simple passages or phrases that are often laced with humor and satirical wit. #MiddlebrowSyllabus

Tamra I love spare writing! 3mo
LeahBergen I was surprised by the quirkiness of this novel. 3mo
MrsK @LeahBergen so was I…especially considering what were very serious issues. 3mo
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November Rain | Maureen Jennings
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All set for my November #Bookspin 😊

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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Starting a personal reading challenge today. Reading my way through the Middlebrow Syllabus. This list of 100 works by female British authors was compiled by Scott Thompson (aka Furrowed Middlebrow). I‘m looking forward to a lot of great reads😊.

LeahBergen Scott‘s Middlebrows Syllabus has been my reading (and buying!) list for years. 😆😆 I loved this book and hope you like it, too. 3mo
batsy A fabulous idea. I look forward to your thoughts on what you read. His Middlebrow list is what made me aware of the wealth of books out there! 3mo
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A book with a very interesting plot that had great potential. Unfortunately it ended up sidetracked until halfway through by an unrelated, and totally unnecessary, burglary subplot. The murders do again become the focus, but the story then bogs down in superfluous information and dialogue. The solution is only reached via a confused subplot of family intrigue that is sprung on the reader at the end.

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November Rain | Maureen Jennings
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November #Bookspin all set! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Also I read Edwin Drood earlier this year - I didn't realize until after I started it that it's actually his final, unfinished book! But I really enjoyed what was there. 3mo
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Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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I‘ll get straight to the point. I despise aspects of this book. Yet as it was, for the most part, well written, I don‘t hate it. Berkeley‘s views are unpalatable and fills the narrative with casual insensitivity. While the writing is witty and the plot filled with twists, the story slows to a crawl. Yes it was enjoyable to see Sheringham made the patsy, but not enough to make up for all of the moral ambiguity. #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

batsy Oh dear! It had such promise based on the cover, description, and title. 3mo
MrsK @batsy I‘ve read much of Berkeley‘s work and he‘s hard to like because of his views. Now when he writes as Francis Iles it‘s different. I love Malice Aforethought! 3mo
LeahBergen Darn. I have this waiting on my shelves. 🙁 3mo
MrsK Sorry @LeahBergen 😔. 3mo
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Death on the Pier | Jamie West
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The 1st in what will hopefully be a long series. Classic era mystery set in the theater world. Great plot, engaging characters. Love Bertie!

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October Country | Ray Bradbury
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#OutstandingOctober Readathon complete!!!😁 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌😍🥳🍾🥂 4mo
MrsK Thanks @Andrew65 Looking forward to the next Readathon 😍 4mo
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A Fashionable Fatality | Alyssa Maxwell
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Intriguing mystery plot that was often pushed aside by the Coco Chanel fashion subplot. I love a historic subplot, but wasn‘t interest in this one, or the use of Chanel to move the plot along. I will say this had the best capture of a murderer that I‘ve seen in some time! While not my favorite book to come out of this series, all in all, a good cozy mystery that made for light and mildly entertaining reading. #KEnsingtonBooks

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Strong female characters. Smart, intuitive, independent thinkers use their individual and combined skills to work through and solve problems. A bit confusing and hard to engage as you couldn‘t get a sense of when this story took place. The language used by the criminals gave it a 1940‘s or 50‘s feel, yet cultural references set it in the late 90‘s. Also, some very strange characters whose actions and statements felt wrong for a YA book.

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Hidden Crimes | Michael Hambling
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Police procedural which initially drew me in. Well conceived plot with timely subject matter. The reader was provided with insights which made the motive for the murders, as well as the culprit, fairly easy to spot early on. The killer is identified two-thirds of the way through, and the pace begin to lag. The last third of the book felt rather drawn out, but with the anticipation of an arrest the story does pick up speed.

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The third book in the Olive Bright series.. Weaves together life on the home-front with actual historic events, people, little-known facts from WWII, murder and romance. An entertaining and engaging read. I‘ll definitely be going back to read the others in the series. #KensingtonBooks #StephanieGraves

robinb Ohhh, I love this series! I‘ve read the others and have this arc to get to. 4mo
MrsK @robinb I need to go back and read the first two! I enjoyed this but would have benefited from some backstory 🥰 4mo
robinb @MrsK Yes, I think this series is one that you‘d benefit reading in order. 4mo
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Jumping Jenny | Anthony Berkeley
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#OutstandingOctober Readathon time!!! It‘s another chance to do an ARC catch-up 😜. My goals are to read the three books on the top and complete reviews for the lower two books. Thanks for organizing this @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😁I‘m way behind on my reviews. 4mo
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A Matter of Murder | Ann Granger
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The seventh in the Campbell & Carter series. A clever police procedural. Some quirky characters and light humor give it more of a cozy feel. An altogether entertaining read.

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A Trace of Poison | Colleen Cambridge
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The oh so proper, yet incredibly vibrant, Phyllida Bright is back in her second mystery. Having already read the very entertaining Murder at Mallowan Hall, I had certain expectations for this new book. Let‘s just say that I was not disappointed.
A lovely cozy mystery that pays homage to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction while giving us just a taste of Agatha Christie. #NetGalley #KensingtonBooks

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Vanished into a institution as a child, Margaret navigates a world that is often cruel, but in which she finds so many small joys, finds friendship, and love.
A unique character with so many facets. She is charming, sweet, tough, and practical. And while labeled with a learning disability, the author has also imbued her with an innate intelligence and awareness.
A memorable story told with great sensitivity. #NetGalley #EmblaBooks

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A Few Green Leaves | Barbara Pym
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Book haul💞. There are only one or two bookstores around here…and a bit of a drive to them. But I was lucky in my hunting today 😊

LeahBergen Lucky, indeed! 👏 4mo
Tamra Nice book success! 4mo
Ruthiella Great finds! 4mo
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batsy Fab haul! 😍 4mo
jlhammar Look at those lovely Pyms! How fun. I still have A Few Green Leaves to look forward to. Really enjoyed the other two. 4mo
MrsK @jhammar I‘d driven over an hour to the only bookstore around. Spent 2 hours looking over everything and thought I was going to leave empty handed! I was about to give up, then there the were! So happy I found them! 😊 4mo
BkClubCare Fun! 4mo
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Apricot Sky | RUBY. FERGUSON
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Kimzey I hope to do that too. Once I get through October, my work schedule slows down a bit! 📚📚📚 4mo
Ruthiella Excellent! This was a sweet romance. 4mo
batsy This was lovely! I hope you enjoy it. 4mo
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MrsK @Ruthiella @batsy I‘m loving it so much. Last night I just wanted to keep reading 🥰 4mo
LeahBergen I loved this one. 🥰 4mo
CarolynM One of my favourites🙂 4mo
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The Last Express | Baynard Kendrick
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While this book is by no means great, for me it comes together very well as a first book in a series. My hope is that subsequent books will fulfill my expectations of Kendrick‘s abilities as a mystery writer.

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Slow Horses | Mick Herron
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Well rounded characters, action, intrigue, and humor…love the humor. Spy craft with so many double crosses your head will spin…but in a good way…so well written that the twists and turns in the plot don‘t confuse the story, and you always feel engaged. ❤️ #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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A highly entertaining read, filled with fascinating psychology, and a solution that is so clever and so simple—after Poirot explained it to me that is. One of my favorites. #agathachristieclubr2

Ruthiella Also one of my favorites…so atmospheric! 4mo
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Suddenly at his Residence | Christianna Brand
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Brand is a master at keeping the reader guessing. Complex relationships and an abundance of theories means that no one character stands out as the culprit. A well thought out locked room mystery with a very surprising ending. Can also be found under the title “The Crooked Wreath”.

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My October | Claire Holden Rothman
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October #Bookspin and #Doublespin ❤️📚 Thanks @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 4mo
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Death and Croissants is a cozy mystery with a creative premise. An attractive couple, each in a bit of a slump, with charming setting, quirky characters and clever bits of humor. What more could you want? Well, frankly I want a story that leads somewhere. Not something that wanders aimlessly with the sole point of introducing a lot of “quirky” characters. This wasn‘t a bad book, it just did nothing to engage me. #PoisonedPenPress #NetGalley

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On a roll!! September #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Tamra What a lovely cover! 😍 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I love the covers on those British Crime Classics!! 4mo
MrsK @Tamra @TheAromaofBooks the BL has some wonderful book covers. The Crime Classics my favorites. They are usually old British travel posters. So lovely 😊 4mo
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rabbitprincess Oooo will have to see if the library can order this one! They occasionally order British Library Crime Classics. 4mo
elkeOriginal Fantastic title + cover 💕 4mo
MrsK @elkeOriginal it‘s a very good book too😊 4mo
elkeOriginal @MrsK Noted! And stacked 😉 4mo
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My October #Bookspin list😛.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Also, just checking, did you change your username from MrsKinvestigates? I just want to make sure my tag list is up-to-date!! 4mo
MrsK @TheAromaofBooks yes I did change it. MrsK is so much easier 😛 4mo
TheAromaofBooks haha fair enough!!! I changed it on my tag list so you should get notified when I post the numbers on Sunday!! 4mo
MrsK 👍 4mo
myellenbee Love your list! I'd be happy with any of them! 4mo
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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There is so much to enjoy in this book. Quick pacing and short chapters allow the narrative to flow and the read is relatively short. One might think of this as a downside, but Christie does a marvelous job at doling out information, keeping the reader totally engaged. The dialogue is an intelligent mix of serious conversation with witty banter. And the ending, while no longer a surprise, is amazing! #AgathaChristie #PushkinPress #NetGalley

Beatlefan129 I read this one recently and felt the same, it was a really fun read! 4mo
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A Trace of Poison | Colleen Cambridge
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Final tally #SuperSeptember Readathon. All goals achieved 😛. Thanks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏😍🥳🙌🍾🥂 4mo
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Perry‘s plot weaves several distinct storylines together in order to give you a sense of the political strain of the times, as well as the personal struggles of the characters. The writing and language help to evoke the a Germany on the brink with detail that brings one of history‘s most crucial eras to life. There is a real sense of the disorder, the frenzy, and the fear that infected everyone and everything. 

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Progress up date my contribution to #SuperSeptember Readathon. 4 down, 1 to go😊

Andrew65 I need to get back to my ARcs. You are doing well 👏👏👏 5mo
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This is a book I should have enjoyed. I loved the idea of the book and wanted very much to enjoy it. But, there was very little that I found to like about it. Unfortunately, what could have been a fun take on several Golden Age of Detective Fiction tropes was instead unnecessarily complicated, frustratingly cryptic, and utterly depressing. #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

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A Certain Darkness | Anna Lee Huber
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A well crafted plot mixing murder with espionage and rooted in actual historical events. Verity‘s intellect and keen insight are placed in the forefront. The reader gains insight on Sidney and his struggle confronting untold horrors witnessed on the front lines in WWI. Darker in tone and a more emotional outing than previous installments. Excellent addition to the series. #NetGalley #KensingtonBooks

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Murder After Christmas | Rupert Latimer
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A gem of a mystery with an intricate plot. Red herrings and misdirection abound. A delightful cast of characters is filled with unusual, eccentric individuals who are quite appealing and highly amusing. with it‘s madcap tone and lively tongue-in-cheek dialogue, there is a decided lightness to the tale which kept me very much engaged and wanting to keep reading. A gem of a read! #NetGalley #PoisonedPenPress

mabell Exactly what I thought too! I‘m looking forward to rereading this Christmas 😊 5mo
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Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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“Not every book is for everybody, but every book is for someone.” Joslyn Diffenbaugh #bannedbooks

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A Trace of Poison | Colleen Cambridge
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Just want to clean up my NetGalley and this is the perfect nudge! #SuperSeptember

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The White Priory Murders | Carter Dickson
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Impossible crime with no solution? Not for Sir Henry Merrivale! An excellently constructed plot with multiple solutions put forth by almost everyone involved, each one an attempt to accuse, cover-up, or mislead. The clueing is stellar, the impossible portion of the story so simple, yet so elegant. Perfect mix of atmosphere, toxic personalities, red-herring and clueing. Definitely did not disappoint and is well worth the read. September #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Murder by the Book | Martin Edwards
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Another fabulous anthology as part of the British Library Crime Classic collection. 16 short stories from a variety of mystery writers. Originally written from 1933 to 1973, each are connected in some way to the world of books. My favorite - Christianna Brand writes “a nice creepy sort of story full of colour and horror and all the rest” as requested by her Dear Editor. Not all winners, but this, on the whole, really was an very enjoyable read.

batsy Nice! I've got my eye on this by Brand 5mo
MrsK @batsy that is my favorite Brand!! 5mo
batsy @MrsK Good to hear! 🙂 5mo
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Peril in the Parish | Dorothy Cannell
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The third book of Florence Norris series finds Florence and George pulled into the mystery of the young woman‘s death 20 years previously. Florence and George are strong and engaging characters. The villagers as supporting cast add welcome humor. A good mix of mystery and romance. But, while the plot is multifaceted and intriguing, it bogs down a bit as it tries to tell everyone‘s story, making for a slow journey to end.
#NetGalley #Severn House

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LeahBergen 😭😭 5mo
Dragon 😢💚🐉 5mo
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Finally reading the first in the Inspector Hugh Collins series by #MorayDalton from #deanstreetpresscrimefiction

batsy Nice! I've got one of these on my Kindle shelf... 5mo
MrsK @batsy I‘ve read a couple of her books when they were first released and enjoyed them. My library system now has the in their ebook catalog so now I can read them all!🥳 (edited) 5mo
LeahBergen I need to try this author some time. 👍 5mo
MrsK @LeahBergen DSP has been steadily releasing all of her books (out of print forever!). Six of her later books will be released in December 😄 (edited) 5mo
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Second book in the series, and while I did not really like the first, still thought I‘d give this a try. Unfortunately, this one was no more to my liking than the previous. The language felt stilted and artificial. The characters were like cardboard cutouts. And the plot was confused, made up of two disparate stories that never came together. #NetGalley #BlackstonePublishing

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Bucksford Manor, Great Chart with Singleton, Kent. Based on Ruth‘s description and landmarks I‘m pretty sure that this is The House in the Country ❤️. #furrowedmiddlebrowclub

batsy Oh wow, that's very cool if so! Thank you for the research and for sharing. Tagging @Tamra here too because she was interested and the rest as well 🙂 @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @elkeOriginal @Jess_Read_This @LeahBergen @quietjenn @rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella @Sparklemn 5mo
batsy Oh sorry, I've done a duplicate on the tagging... And missed some people I'm sure 🥴 5mo
MrsK My fault…still getting used to the app. Is the a way to save a group for tagging that I‘m unaware of 🤨 5mo
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Tamra Thank you - wonderful sleuthing! 5mo
Kimzey Thanks for the photo! 5mo
Cathythoughts Very nice 👍🏻 well done 🕵️ 5mo
batsy @MrsK No, not that I'm aware of! I use the app on Android, but I don't know if there's a way to do it on OS. It would be super helpful to be able to save. 5mo
Ruthiella Wow! That is a PILE! Thanks for the detective work! 5mo
MrsK Ruth left all the clues. I just needed to find the right ordnance survey (former history major strikes again 😝). If you pull it up on google earth you can even see the cobbled courtyard where “At eight o‘clock every Saturday morning, the ninepence-in-the-shilling garden boy unlocked the inner door and swept it with a yard-broom” ❤️ (edited) 5mo
quietjenn Impressive! Both your skills and the house! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Great work! 👏 🔎 5mo
LeahBergen Omg!! I was Googling away like mad yesterday, trying to find this house. You‘re awesome! 👏👏👏 5mo
CarolynM Well done you!👏👏👏 It‘s not a particularly attractive house, is it? 5mo
jlhammar Oh, fun to know - thank you! 5mo
MrsK @CarolynM yeah…she‘s showing her age 😊 5mo
Jess_Read_This Well done you! You are a fantastic book sleuth! I love that we now have a visual of the house to pair with the book. ❤️ 5mo
MrsK @Jess_Read_This Thanks! I love when the author is able to describe with such vividness! It was Ruth‘s words that allowed me to find it 😊 5mo
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This hit a little close to home, as I also left my “forever” home sad and dissolutioned. But I still truly loved this. There is humor and poignancy, as well as triumph and disaster. It was also a great record of the significant changes occurring in Britain at the time. I happily Googled my way through, constantly looking up names, events, and phrases. No matter the sadness I felt, I will always see this for the humor, and the joy it gave me.

Tamra Did you happen to find a photo of the manor house? I did a cursory search and nothing relevant popped up. 5mo
MrsK No luck here. All the clues are in the book for where it is…but pinning it down is tough. 5mo
Ruthiella I‘m also enjoying how the book shows the social transitions happening in Britain at the time. 😀 5mo
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Cathythoughts Lovely review 👍🏻♥️ I hope to get another bit read today. 5mo
batsy Great review! ❤️ This book seems to really encapsulate a particular post-war moment in the UK. 5mo
MrsK Was anyone else struck by the fact that Ruth‘s decision to move to the manor was actually to fulfill a promise to her mother? “It was the house I had promised to have, so that my mother could come and stay in it.” @batsy @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella @Tamra @LeahBergen @jlhammar @erzascarletbookgasm @Sparklemn @elkeOriginal @Jess_Read_This @Kimzey @catebutler @CarolynM @quietjenn @rubyslippersreads (edited) 5mo
batsy @MrsK I was struck by that. Particularly poignant, I thought, considering how it ended and her own struggles as a mother in that house. 5mo
MrsK What I do as so moved by was Adam‘s honesty regarding the fact that their time in the house was bookended by such personal losses. 5mo
LeahBergen Ohhhh! The fact that her mother never got to experience the house. And the dark-hued sweet peas! 😢 They were a favourite of my Nan‘s so this was very touching for me. 5mo
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The White Priory Murders | Carter Dickson
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Love me some #GAD and Carter Dickson is a favorite ❤️ #bookspin