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Book Review: Alias Shakespeare

Alias Shakespeare:  Solving The Greatest Literary Mystery Of All Time, by Joseph Sobran As someone who has modestly contributed to the state of research relating to Shakespeare and the Atlantic history of the Anglo-American middle class of the 17th century … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name Of The Rose

The Name Of The Rose, by Umberto Eco I have to admit that this is a book I heard about some time ago but just got around to reading.  Had I read this book before reading other books by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadows In Bronze (Marcus Didius Falco #2)

Shadows In Bronze (Marcus Didius Falco #2), by Lindsey Davis This book, quite interestingly, picks up immediately where the previous volume finished, with a murder mystery that follows from the previous political plot that Didius Falco had solved, reminding the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco #1)

The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco #1), by Lindsey Davis This particular book opens the Marcus Didius Falco series, where the author discusses Flavian Rome from the point of view of a somewhat impoverished middling-ranked informer with Republican views, namely … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7)

A Capitol Death (A Flavia Alba Novel #7), by Lindsey Davis Reading this book is like having an enjoyable conversation with an old friend where one hears what she has been up to since you talked to her last.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer, by Michelle McNamara This book is an unsettling one, a book about a series of cold cases and the thus far unsuccessful efforts to solve … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bongo Fury Novella Collection

Bongo Fury Novella Collection, by Simon Maltman [This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has read quite a lot from the author [1], including the first two … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conan Doyle For The Defense

Conan Doyle For The Defense:  The True Story Of A Sensational British Murder, A Quest For Justice, And The World’s Most Famous Detective Novel, by Margalit Fox In general, I have to say that this is a very good book.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Morning, Irene

Good Morning Irene (Irene Adler #2), by Carole Nelson Douglas This book, and indeed the series in which it comes, is probably the pinnacle of this author’s achievement as an author.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dancing With Werewolves

Danving With Werewolves (Delilah Street #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas While it must be admitted that this is competent genre fiction, this book feels like the literary equivalent of gorging oneself on twinkies.  One wonders how would could have better … Continue reading

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