Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review of books read, enjoyed or not.

THEREBY HANGS A TAIL

Spencer Quinn has done it again – amused and entertained me – with THEREBY HANGS A TAIL… After a day of catching a perp and a night of Bernie’s drinking and investing in a scheme, Chet wakes up Bernie to … Continue reading

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Three Books

It pained me to be inside on such a glorious day, but oh, what a tangled web we weave when we procrastinate! (sighhhh) I meant to write an individual post for each of the following books after finishing them, but time … Continue reading

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THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER

German author/radio personality/screenwriter Oliver Potzsch has written an intriguing historical thriller, capturing seventeenth-century Bavaria. Potzsch is also a descendant of the well-known line of Bavarian executioners, the Kuisls, in this book. The Hangman’s Daughter, an international bestseller, was translated into English by … Continue reading

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THE HARPER’S QUINE and DOG ON IT

Two books could not be less alike and I enjoyed them both, but differently… The Harper’s Quine is one of ten books in a medieval murder mystery series, featuring Gil Cunningham, by Pat McIntosh. It is difficult to say which is first, as … Continue reading

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Rapid Reviews

Lest you think I have been resting on my skinny laurels, I have some quick reviews from the past few weeks to make up for my silence. *** New Braunfels’ newest restaurant is BJ’s Brewhouse and, man, is the food … Continue reading

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WHISPER TO THE BLOOD

Having taken a three-year hiatus from Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak mysteries, I picked up her 2009 WHISPER TO THE BLOOD at the library.  To my great pleasure, I did not want to put it down. I was delightfully surprised by its fluidity and snap, as … Continue reading

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Two and Two

I started but could not finish BUSY BODIES by Joan Hess and THE ICON THIEF by Alec Neval-Lee. With the former, a light read, the plot (murder in a college town with an amateur sleuth/bookstore owner) seemed promising; however, too much inane dialogue and … Continue reading

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