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The Scarlet Letters (1953)

At first blush, The Scarlet Letters does not fit the mold of the political novels Ellery Queen was writing in the early 1950s. However, when we remember the differences in sex mores between the 1950s and now, then this book does, indeed, become an indictment of… 436 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

Glass Houses - "He's Trouble" - Chapter Seven

*WARNING: There is some light swearing in this chapter.*

When I walk the five miles from Rider Street I had it all planned in my head what I would do. 1,514 more words


Two Mysteries! or Agatha Christie is Queen.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie


4.5/5 for both

Goodreads Descriptions

Roger Ackroyd was a man who knew too much. 346 more words


Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Midnight, Texas #1

Rating: 3/5
Introductory. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I attempt to describe this book. It doesn’t feel like there is a whole lot of action, but there is a lot of character and setting introduction. 354 more words

Book Reviews

YOU By Caroline Kepnes - Book Review

Joe is a loner, working at a bookstore, who falls for a Beck, a Natalie Portman look-a-like. She seems perfect for him, and she likes all the things he likes. 203 more words


Clue (1985)

A classic ‘whodunit’ based on the boardgame Cluedo (which I only recently played for the first time – and won!). Set in a Gothic mansion in the 1950s, a group of strangers are invited for dinner with no idea as to why they’re there. 206 more words


Book Review: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title and Author: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Series: The Fixer #1

Shelves: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller 

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published:¬†7th July 2015… 565 more words