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Book Review: Summer Of Secrets

Summer Of Secrets, by Cora Harrison One of the things that this book provides the reader (and the characters), is truth, but it is not a pleasant truth, nor is it truth accompanied by justice or love or any other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Season Of Darkness

Season Of Darkness, by Cora Harrison This is the first novel of two (that I know of) in the Gaslight mystery series set in Victorian London where the author has Charles Dickens and his friend Wilkie Collins, and their bumbling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eye Of The Law

Eye Of The Law, by Cora Harrison This book is one of the author’s mysteries set in sixteenth century Ireland [1], and it features her beloved Mara, Brehon of the Burren, and wife of the King of Thromond, solving another … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hill Of Bones

Hill Of Bones, by the Medieval Murderers The Medieval Murderers is a collaboration of mystery writers Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Philip Gooden, and Ian Morson, and in this particular book the group has decided to tackle the myths … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crowner Royal

Crowner Royal (Crowner John), by Bernard Knight This particular book finds Crowner John being brought from his beloved Exeter, where his estranged wife has threatened to take orders, to serve as the first royal coroner for the English court at … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Plague Of Heretics

A Plague Of Heretics (Crowner John), by Bernard Knight Reading this book reminded me of why I liked the Brother Cadfael novels so much more. This particular series appears based in large part on the success of the Brother Cadfael … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Of Despair

Winter Of Despair, by Cora Harrison I have read four books by the author now and all of them have been fantastic historical mysteries. That is generally a good sample as far as the quality of work of the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Of A Prominent Citizen

Death Of A Prominent Citizen (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison If you like your historical murder mysteries mixed with politics and some ferocious social commentary, this is a book that delivers and provides a look at the complexities … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery)

Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison This book demonstrates what I have long considered to be one of the most essential aspects of the mystery novel, and that is the ambivalence that the sleuth as solver of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Secret And Unlawful Killing

A Secret And Unlawful Killing, by Cora Harrison This is a book that I am somewhat surprised that I liked. There are a lot of ways that the author could have messed this up–there are strong feminist angles with the … Continue reading

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