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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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Book Review: Good Night, Mr. Holmes

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler #1), by Carole Nelson Douglas In my reading of mystery series, especially those written by women with female protagonists, there is a lot of discussion that I tend to find tedious and irritating, largely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies (Obama Biden Mystery #1), by Andrew Shaffer Without being particular partisans of either of the main characters in this uproariously funny and also deeply poignant mystery novel, namely former president Obama and former vice president Biden, there … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Camel Died At Noon

The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody #6), by Elizabeth Peters Having been pleased at the previous volume and the way that it expanded the goings on of the Emerson family, this book thoughtfully continued the same pace, although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deeds Of The Disturber

Deeds Of The Disturber (Amelia Peabody #5), by Elizabeth Peters This book comes at an interesting place in that it follows the earlier books in the series (and makes reference to several of them) but also manages to move the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lion In The Valley

Lion In The Valley (Amelia Peabody #4), by Elizabeth Peters At this stage in a novel series, particularly one that goes on a long time (and there are a lot more novels to read, as this is only the fourth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pandora’s Boy

Pandora’s Boy (A Flavia Albia Novel #6), by Lindsey Davis Sometimes a book can have a revealing title.  Who is Pandora’s Boy, one might ask?  In this case, he is a young man who is the grandson of a wealthy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mummy Case

The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3), by Elizabeth Peters I can safely say that this book was at least as enjoyable to read as was the previous volume and therefore better than the first novel in the series, so I … Continue reading

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