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Book Review: The Otter Of Death

The Otter Of Death (A Gunn Zoo Mystery #5), by Betty Webb This is the point where the Gunn Zoo mysteries stopped being any fun to read.  In fact, the political nature of this book made the rest of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Llama Of Death

The Llama Of Death (A Gun Zoo Mystery #3), by Betty Webb When I read this book my first thoughts were that the book was enjoyable and somewhat dark, a tale about the strange connections between people and the way … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puffin Of Death

The Puffin Of Death:  A Gunn Zoo Mystery #4, by Betty Webb This is the fourth book in a series, and the first one I have read.  My library doesn’t happen to have the entire series and it’s not quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings

Ambrose Bierce And The Death Of Kings, by Oakley Hall Did you know that noted cynic and general sourpuss was the hero of a series of mystery novels set in and around San Francisco?  I didn’t either, until reading this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Graveyard Of The Hesperides

The Graveyard Of The Hesperides (A Flavia Albia Mystery #4), by Lindsey Davis This book continues the author’s winning streak of writing a compelling mystery series set in a dark world that is both historically researched and chillingly relevant.  Beyond … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge And Other Stories, by Ambrose Bierce This is a stellar collection of short stories.  I must admit to being somewhat late to enjoying the writing of Ambrose Bierce, but this short book certainly provides … Continue reading

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Book Review: Enemies At Home

Enemies At Home (A Flavia Albia Mystery #2), by Lindsey Davis If the Flavia Albia mystery series is inaugurated with a novel that reflects on the role of gender in dealing with Roman society and its occasional benefits in solving … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ides Of April

The Ides Of April (A Flavia Albia Mystery #1), by Lindsey Davis Because I decided to take up a challenge in Goodreads that involved reading mystery novels, I thought I would try to find some historical mystery novels that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Prehistoric Serial Killer And Other Stories

The First Prehistoric Serial Killer And Other Stories, by Teresa Solana One of the thrills of reading good mystery novels (and, as in this case, good short story compilations) is the way that they demonstrate the author’s awareness of a … Continue reading

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On The Context Of Detective Novels

I’m a fan of mystery novels, especially historical mystery novels that combine my love of solving mysteries and seeing them solved with my love of historical fiction in general.  Yet as someone who not only reads but also researches and … Continue reading

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