Category Archives: mysteries

Mini-reviews: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith; and Parasite by Mira Grant

Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Rebecca Lowman, Maxwell Caulfield Audiobook length: 12 hours and 48 minutes First line: … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Title: The Woman in White Author: Wilkie Collins Genre: Historical fiction, mystery, classic Publisher: Barnes and Noble Classics Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy borrowed from a friend First line: This is the story of what a … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Touchstone by Laurie R. King; W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton; and Defending Jacob by William Landay

Title: Touchstone Author: Laurie R. King Genre: Historical fiction, spy thriller Publisher: Bantam Books Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Small things: straws on camels’ backs. Goodreads blurb: It’s eight years … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Title: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Author: Maggie O’Farrell Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Harcourt, Inc. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Let us begin with two girls at … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen; The Writing Class by Jincy Willett; and The Doll by Taylor Stevens

Title: Woods Runner Author: Gary Paulsen Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Publisher: Listening Library Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Danny Campbell Audiobook length: 3 hours and 41 minutes First line: He … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane; Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright; and City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

Title: Death Cloud Author: Andrew Lane Genre: YA historical mystery Publisher: MacMillan Audio Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from SYNC Audiobook reader: Daniel Weyman Audiobook length: 7 hours and 17 minutes First line: “You there! Come … Continue reading

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Mini-review: The Turncoat by Donna Thorland; Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King; and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Title: The Turncoat Author: Donna Thorland Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: AudioGO Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Madeleine Lambert Audiobook length: 10 hours and 14 minutes First line: Kate didn’t like Mrs. … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult; The Twelve by Justin Cronin; and Pirate King by Laurie R. King

Title: Vanishing Acts Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Washington Square Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I was six years old the first time I disappeared. Goodreads blurb: … Continue reading

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