Category Archives: mystery

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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Book Review: The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Who Can You Trust? Daniel, the narrator of Tom Rob Smith’s first stand-alone psychological thriller The Farm (after the Child 44 trilogy), is a somewhat unsuccessful landscape designer in London. He thinks that his parents are retired landscape retailers now … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer’s The Fifth Assassin is the the second book in the Culper Ring Trilogy.  The Culper Ring was introduced in the trilogy’s first book, The Inner Circle, which I reviewed in September 2011. The Culper Ring started during the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Dials by Anne Perry

Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries are always a big hit and her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series is probably her most popular and endearing. Seven Dials is, after all, her twenty-third book featuring the Victorian couple and their large cast of … Continue reading

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“Island Girl” Without The Tan: A Book Journey

I’ve never been asked what books I would take with me to a desert island. But earlier this year, I landed on an “island” with four walls and a remote control, becoming housebound for several months while recovering from auto … Continue reading

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