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Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party

Agatha Christie’s Hallowe’en Party

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Holiday mysteries, Just for Fun with 0 Comments

Halloween is near, the costumes are chosen, the decorations are done and it’s time to settle in with that most classic Halloween mystery. Agatha Christie brings her famous detective Hecule Poirot in to solve a Halloween party murder. But this one has some menace to it. The victim is a 13-year-old girl. She’s found drowned […]

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Humor and Who-done-it Come Together in Never Buried

Humor and Who-done-it Come Together in Never Buried

Written by on October 5, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month with 0 Comments

Are you ready for a charming and involved mystery? Then add in a humorous female amateur sleuth. Now, have I got you? Author Edie Claire brings to life her wonderful female sleuth, Leigh Koslow in Never Buried. It’s the first in this great series, and it’s a great read. Leigh Koslow discovers a 10-year dead […]

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Jonathan Kellerman’s Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman’s Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel

Written by on September 13, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month with 0 Comments

Award-winning author Jonathan Kellerman has done it again with Alex Delaware, his psychologist crime solver. Mystery is his latest, just published in April. Set in Los Angeles, as usual for his Alex Delaware series and again involving friend Robin and LA police detective Milo Sturgis, our hero unravels the brutal murder of a high-end call […]

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Donna Leon’s Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Donna Leon’s Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

Written by on August 21, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month with 1 Comment

Set in Venice, Italy, the Commissario Guido Brunetti series takes us on tours of the city. Not just the tourist part, but the seedy back ends that bring in the murders and the victims. In Beastly Things, Leon’s 21st and latest in the series, Brunetti investigates the murder of a disfigured man found in one […]

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Armchair Mysteries: Definition and Origin

Armchair Mysteries: Definition and Origin

Written by on July 5, 2012 in More About Mystery Books, Mystery Genres with 3 Comments

Armchair mysteries is a term used to describe a sub-genre of the mystery books. It’s actually not recognized as a formal name, but the sub-genre name has taken on its own popularity. An armchair mystery is a story that can be read in one or two sittings. In other words, curled up in your armchair. […]

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Mystery of the Month: Restless in the Grave

Mystery of the Month: Restless in the Grave

Written by on June 21, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month with 1 Comment

Dana Stabenow has created a great mystery with Restless n the Grave. She has two long-running mystery series, one starring Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell and the other starring private investigator Kate Shugak. This time she brings them both together to investigate the death of a local pilot. The problem is there is no lack […]

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Collecting Mystery Books for Fun and Profit

Collecting Mystery Books for Fun and Profit

Written by on May 17, 2012 in More About Mystery Books with 0 Comments

Book collecting is a popular hobby and mystery book collecting can be both fun and profitable. We know that we all love reading mysteries but when you are also into book collecting, combining the two is a great hobby. Understanding what to look for to get the maximum profit can be a bit daunting, especially […]

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Mystery of the Month: Desperate Housedogs

Mystery of the Month: Desperate Housedogs

Written by on May 12, 2012 in Mystery Book of the Month, Mystery Series with 2 Comments

This month we have a charming new series to introduce you to. It’s the Pampered Pet Series, authored by Sparkle Abbey. Book One in the series is Desperate Housedogs. That name alone drew us in. We just had to read it, and loved it. Then went on to discover so much about the authors (yep, […]

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Shining the Spotlight on Mystery Writer James Patterson

Shining the Spotlight on Mystery Writer James Patterson

Written by on April 18, 2012 in Mandee's Mysteries, Mystery Book Authors with 2 Comments

Friend of Mystery Book World, Mandee has done it again. She’s written another killer review. This time she shines the spotlight on mystery writer James Patterson. In this article, she writes him a charming fan letter along with giving us a little fun background on how she met his books. With us as fellow fans, […]

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