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Gone Girl
I give credit to the author, not so much for the tight plot twists and turns that everyone raves about. Rather, for her ability to manipulate and chan ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
Turn of Mind
An engrossing read. Not necessarily an engrossing mystery. I thought I had it figured out about halfway through, although it turns out I was slightly ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
In the beginning of this third Flavia de Luce novel, I wondered whether I was losing interest in the series. But, as the story progressed, I realized ...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
This book lived up to my high expectations. It gets five stars because:
1. it made me laugh,
2. it has a well-constructed plot,
3. the characters are i
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Death Comes to Pemberley
I never knew how much I wanted to observe Elizabeth and Darcy's domestic bliss in the form of a private tete-a-tete between the husband and wife. I ne ...more
Mar 17, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
I don't know how many mysteries I can read before I have to stop saying it isn't really my genre. What I like about this one is that it kept me guessi ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Nov 26, 2014
Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)
Sookie has always known in her heart what she wants. That's how the author wrote her and that's what she gets in the end. So, to me, the ending was s ...more
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 03, 2013
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Fun and fast. A good mix of vampire mythology, murder mystery, and (ahem) "racy" content. Sookie Stackhouse is a well-developed and likeable character ...more
Dec 27, 2009
Jan 01, 2010
And Then There Were None
Logistically, this book was masterfully written. I really had no idea whodunnit until the very end. I had a theory, but I was wrong.
My issue with thi
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden, #2)
I chose this as a quick airplane read. Aurora, the main character, can get a little tiresome to read about as she goes through her daily tedium. She i ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)
I don't even attempt to remember all the details of prior stories. I work with the tidbits I'm reminded of throughout the book. I let most of the comp ...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce, #4)
The fourth Flavia de Luce mystery does not disappoint. I love that the action is largely confined to Buckshaw, which is a character all its own. I wis ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 02, 2014
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)
There is plenty in this mystery novel to satisfy the Veronica Mars fan in me. Loads of characters are trotted out and Veronica is true to snarky form. ...more
Jan 17, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse  (Aurora Teagarden, #3)
Other than how bothered I get when the main character insists on catching the killer herself instead of enlisting the police, I do enjoy this Aurora T ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
Reconstructing Amelia
The mystery surrounding Amelia's death kept me interested throughout. I liked the characters Amelia and her mother, and their relationship. The high s ...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I like the creative premise of having an austistic teenager as the narrator. This is a quick read. The main character is believable. I also thought he ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
The Maid's Version
The writing is vivid. The subject matter is intense. But, this story is presented in a series of vignettes. Without a clear narrative thread to keep m ...more
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 18, 2015
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1)
This is a standard issue murder mystery. Well put together, but without the supernatural element to distract me, I can start poking holes in the plot ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars #2)
I probably wouldn't have read the second in the series so soon after the first, but it came up in the library queue. Not as fun as the first; it felt ...more
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 11, 2015
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
Still love the writing and the characters, but I felt as though I didn't know which death Flavia was investigating in this one. I know that sounds wei ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Dec 17, 2010
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
I don't read many mystery novels, so I can't rate this in terms of how well this book sticks to the formulas of the genre. All I know is that the writ ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Dec 23, 2009
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