Category: crime fiction.

Book Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps

Book Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps

A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps seems like a cozy mystery at first glance; a bunch of little old ladies plotting a murder together to save a friend. This appeals to the Murder She Wrote lover in me because I relish the idea of getting older but...
Book Review: Humane by Anna Marie Sewell

Book Review: Humane by Anna Marie Sewell

Sometimes you read a book where you don’t entirely know or understand what is going on. One character’s remark may prompt you to question whether something really happened the way you thought it did, or it may be unclear as to what the characters are aware...
Book Review: Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost by Lindsay Marcott

Book Review: Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost by Lindsay Marcott

Well this is the perfect book to read on vacation, especially a summertime vacation! It takes place on a remote estate on the wild coast of California, complete with crashing waves, beautiful ocean scenery and a wild landscape easy to get lost in. I flew through this...
Book Review: How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona

Book Review: How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona

I remember when Marjorie Celona’s first book was released, Y. It came with huge buzz, her publishers were relentlessly pushing it to all the Canadian book festivals, and international rights were sold widely. It was awhile ago now, so I don’t honestly...
Revisiting Nancy Drew as an Adult: A Tale of Three Books

Revisiting Nancy Drew as an Adult: A Tale of Three Books

I know I’m not the only one with fond memories of racing through Nancy Drew mysteries as a young reader. I always loved mysteries as a kid, and still do as an adult, but I now recognize the Nancy Drew series as my introduction to cozy mysteries, which then led...