Tag Archives: mystery

Book Review: City Of Silver

City Of Silver:  A Mystery, by Annamaria Alfieri Very frequently I find myself somewhat disturbed by the sort of books I read, and this book has that personal effect on me.  Why is that?  I am fond of historical mysteries … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mystery #2)

Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mystery #2), by Andrew Shaffer Having read the previous volume in this series [1], I had a good idea of what to expect in this particular series, which is clearly written by someone who is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bellini And The Sphinx

Bellini And The Sphinx, by Tony Bellotto, translated by Clifford E. Landers The author is apparently a noted musician in Brazil that I am not familiar with and also a noted writer in Brazilian noir fiction.  As someone who is … Continue reading

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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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