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The Sherlockian
liked it
This book was alright. I liked the story set in the past and that focused on Arthur Conan Doyle more than the contemporary storyline. It started out a ...more
Nov 22, 2016
May 25, 2015
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1)
really liked it
This was Christie’s first novel and most closely follows the stereotypical “cozy mystery” pattern- murder in a country manor full of people who could ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 09, 2010
4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)
really liked it
I highly enjoyed this book. The only downside for me was the lack of Miss Marple. I get that she's "old" and whatever...but come on, how cool would it ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Jul 18, 2011
Killing the Rabbit
liked it
Really more of 2.5 stars, but I thought giving it 2 stars would be too low. This was not a bad book, it just wasn't for me. I picked it up because I l ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 31, 2011
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries #1)
really liked it
I was surprised at how charming and fun this book was. It was much more lighthearted than the TV series, which can be quite depressing in tone at time ...more
Jan 05, 2017
Jan 08, 2017
Not Quite Dead Enough (Nero Wolfe, #10)
liked it
3.5 stars

This book is actually two novellas:

Not Quite Dead Enough- Guessed the killer. I liked the setup, but found the payoff disappointing. I liked
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 03, 2011
The Case of the Late Pig (Albert Campion Mystery #8)
it was ok
I thought this book seemed interesting at first- very different being randomly from Campion's first-person point of view. But in the end I found it dr ...more
Apr 13, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
The House of Silk (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
really liked it
Really enjoyed this story- it went quite dark for YA. I liked how the two mysteries were connected and thought Anthony Horowitz did a good job of capt ...more
Sep 25, 2016
Jul 16, 2016
really liked it
A good, quick, thrilling read. Of course it pales in comparison to its inspiration, And Then There Were None. But I was slightly surprised at the end. ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Sep 21, 2012
Duplicate Death (Inspector Hemingway Mystery #3)
really liked it
I read Heyer for her delightful characters and comedy, not for any deep intricate plots (that goes for both her Regencies and mysteries). This satisfi ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Nov 09, 2010
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
liked it
I thought this was actually going to be a mystery, but it turned out to be about an autistic boy and his relationship with his parents.
Mar 2011
Feb 14, 2011
The Christmas Thief
it was ok
Cheesy and stupid. But at least a quick, easy read.
Dec 28, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire
Won in a Goodreads giveaway!
not set
Aug 11, 2012
really liked it
I thought this would be a simple mystery/thriller and was beyond surprised. I guess I should have known. If you’re familiar with the author’s other wo ...more
Dec 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6)
it was amazing
Another delightful read. Unfortunately, my dear Lord Peter didn’t have as much page time in this one, arranging for others to carry out most of the in ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 08, 2010
The 13 Problems
it was amazing
This is another set of short stories, this time featuring Miss Marple, an old spinster who no one pays attention to but always solves the mystery. A g ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)
it was amazing
Agatha Christie is my newest author to obsess over. Obviously I've heard of her before and seen some movie adaptations over the years, but I only very ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 17, 2010
Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7)
liked it
This is probably my least favorite Peter Wimsey book. I like the idea, but it didn't quite work for me. For one thing, Peter's relationships with his ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 13, 2010
The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1)
liked it
Christie’s second novel, and the first to feature husband and wife sleuthing team, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. But this was before they were married ...more
Jan 05, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
A Blunt Instrument (Inspector Hannasyde, #4)
really liked it
I was able to guess the murderer from the start and I spent the rest of the book hoping I was wrong. Should I be proud of myself or disappointed becau ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 08, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
liked it
I was slightly disappointed after all the hype for this book. I enjoyed the story, but the writing style made it hard to get into. Maybe something was ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Nov 09, 2010
Murder Is Easy  (Superintendent Battle, #4)
liked it
I found this one also just a tad bit disappointing. It seemed promising in the beginning- serial killer in a small village, outsider going in to inves ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 09, 2010
The Mysterious Mr. Quin (Harley Quin, #1)
liked it
This was a series of short stories featuring a somewhat supernatural figure, Mr. Harley Quin, and his friend Mr. Satterthwaite. Mr. Quin always seems ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 09, 2010
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
liked it
A man dies at a golf course. Was it accident or murder? What was the meaning of his last words, “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” No Poirot or other detect ...more
May 10, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
liked it
A series of kind of random short stories. There are two Parker Pynes (one diamond theft, one relationship one), one Miss Marple, five Hercule Poirots ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20)
liked it
A locked room mystery with Poirot- a rich but cruel multi-millionaire invites his family for Christmas and is killed in his room. The whole family had ...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Poirot Investiga (Hércules Poirot, #3)
liked it
It’s a series of short stories featuring Poirot and Hastings, so it must be set before The Murder on the Links, seeing as Christie shipped the latter ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
The Talisman Ring
it was amazing
It’s set pre-Regency and combines mystery/adventure with romance. It’s hilariously funny and almost even a spoof of the genre. I thought I would find ...more
Jan 31, 2011
Nov 09, 2010
The Roman Hat Mystery (Ellery Queen Detective, #1)
it was ok
Disappointing. They sure made a lot of changes to this series later on. Ellery Queen is not the character I know and love from the later books. He's o ...more
Feb 27, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
it was amazing
A couple on their honeymoon in Egypt is being stalked by the husband’s ex-fiancee. Then the wife turns up dead. Poirot and Colonel Race are both on th ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
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