Category Archives: mystery

Book Review: A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe

What if you could check out your favorite authors from your local library and take them home to chat? Not just their books… the actual authors themselves. In author Gene Wolfe’s 2015 science fiction, mystery novel, A Borrowed Man, accomplishing … Continue reading

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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Every Breath by Ellie Marney

What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? In Every Breath, Australian young adult writer Ellie Marney’s  first U.S. release, readers meet Rachel Watts. Rachel is an outback girl stuck in the big city of Melbourne whose best friend is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alexander McCall Smith and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

While it’s easy to dismiss series fiction as crass franchising (though many forget that series have been with us for generations) there are many series that run their course quickly and are eminently forgettable. Not so the prodigious work of … Continue reading

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Thrillmeister & Societal Fortune Teller: Revisiting Ira Levin

I recently read Ira Levin’s 1967 newborn-Devil, Satanic horror classic Rosemary’s Baby for the first time; I barely put it down for two days straight. It led me to watch the Criterion Collection 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow and Supporting Actress … Continue reading

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