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Silent in the Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, #2)
4.05
really liked it
I really enjoy the main character - Lady Julia Grey. I'm not a big fan of mysteries, and I'm more than willing to admit to being a snob when it comes ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 24, 2007
 
Stonewords: A Ghost Story
4.02
liked it
This book scared me to death in fourth grade, but it was still one of the books that I kept going back to. I reread it earlier this year when I subbed ...more
Jan 1996
Oct 09, 2007
 
The Night Villa
3.67
liked it
The first quarter or so of this book was well written and intriguing, the next third was atmospheric and dark, and then it turned into the mystery it ...more
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
 
Crocodile on the Sandbank
4.02
it was amazing
This book has been out for 42 years and no one has recommended it to me yet?? (It's possible I have been a bit too vocal about how I'm "not a mystery ...more
Jul 2017
Jul 01, 2017
 
The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm, #3)
4.27
it was amazing
With every book in this series, my love grows exponentially. They're a little like Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, except all of their literary ...more
Nov 2007
Aug 05, 2007
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.85
really liked it
I had heard all the hype about this for a long time prior to reading it, and it pretty much lived up. Christopher is a fascinating narrator - unique, ...more
Mar 2007
Jun 28, 2007
 
Whiskey Sour (Jack Daniels Mystery, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
My favorite real "mystery" series. Generally I'm not a fan of straight-up mysteries, but these were so delightfully disturbing that I couldn't help my ...more
Jan 2005
Nov 28, 2007
 
The Explosionist
3.46
liked it
Davidson created a fascinating world. We join Sophie in Scotland, 1938, and the world is teetering on the brink of all out war - only in Sophie's worl ...more
Aug 08, 2008
May 01, 2008
 
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
4.21
liked it
I almost feel bad giving this book a 3, because not only was it a very good book, but the friend who lent it to me is going to so disappointed in me. ...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 06, 2009
 
Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, #3)
4.04
really liked it
Just as fun and twisted as the first two.

Though I found this one at a thrift store, and I very nearly passed right over it. Who on earth is designing
...more
Sep 2009
Feb 22, 2010
 
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax  (Mrs. Pollifax #1)
4.14
really liked it
A quick and light read - if there's such a thing as a comfort mystery, I think this series would be it. Mrs. Pollifax is charming and likable and I re ...more
Jan 2013
Apr 04, 2013
 
The Masque of the Black Tulip (Pink Carnation, #2)
3.92
it was ok
I inhaled this entire series - lucky for me I found them late and had 6 waiting for me - and unfortunately this was my least favorite of the bunch. He ...more
Jan 2010
Oct 04, 2007
 
The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next, #7)
4.04
it was amazing
Jasper Fforde, never change.

Fun and silly and clever, as always. More meta than ever, with a shout out to Nancy Pearl, and plenty of satire. Fast pac
...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
 
Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2)
4.08
really liked it
This is a sequel to Lutz's earlier book, The Spellman Files, which I gave a decent review to. She must have improved in the meantime, because this one ...more
Aug 09, 2008
Jan 03, 2008
 
The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas  (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1)
3.80
The advance copy I have is titled "The Fall of the Amazing Wendelas". I like things like that. :)
not set
Jan 05, 2009
 
The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3)
4.09
it was amazing
I think this is my favorite of the Thursday Next novels, which rank among my favorite series, meaning that this is one of my favorite books. An incred ...more
Jan 2003
Jun 10, 2007
 
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)
3.86
it was ok
I liked this one better than the Da Vinci Code, but that doesn't say much for the book. A cut and paste book, written in the same style with the same ...more
Jan 2005
Jun 28, 2007
 
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1)
3.92
really liked it
Well written, engaging, and hard to put down. Not something I typically read, but it came highly recommended by my boss. The plot twist was one of the ...more
Jan 2006
Sep 24, 2007
 
Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm, #5)
4.29
really liked it
Fun as always! This one felt a little rushed, with several storylines going at once - all of which came together, but it almost felt as if there wasn' ...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
 
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
3.98
it was amazing
Absolutely fascinating, with great tangents and fabulous side stories that gave the main storyline a much stronger context. I had trouble putting it d ...more
Jan 2006
Aug 17, 2007
 
Dirty Water: A Red Sox Mystery
3.03
Got this at the NEIBA convention, signed by the author. The mystery part is pretty lackluster so far, but the first chapter or so was well worth it. P ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2008
 
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans #1)
3.88
liked it
This came to me highly recommended by a coworker. It's a quick, very funny read about a seriously dysfunctional family of private detectives. A must r ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 08, 2007
 
The Silence of the Lambs  (Hannibal Lecter, #2)
4.14
really liked it
I read this in the same evening as Whiskey Sour, and not only did I not sleep at all that night, but I've carefully avoided creepy serial killer books ...more
Jan 2006
Jan 05, 2008
 
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1)
3.69
really liked it
A fun, silly, adventure/romance/historical novel. Doesn't take itself too seriously, and doesn't expect the reader to, either. I read it in one aftern ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 06, 2007
 
Snow Falling on Cedars
3.80
it was ok
I read this several years ago, and while I don't remember anything bad about it, per se, what I do remember is the autopsy scene being too much for me ...more
Jan 2004
Aug 16, 2007
 
The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)
4.18
really liked it
Fun, fast paced. Struck me as a combination of Veronica Mars and Scandal - intrigue, everyone a little too connected for comfort, high stakes politics ...more
Jul 09, 2017
Apr 10, 2017
 
The Headless Cupid (Stanley Family, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
Creepy and satisfying - I reread this constantly when I was younger. My favorite Snyder book.
Jan 1998
Sep 15, 2007
 
Big Boned (Heather Wells, #3)
3.84
liked it
A cute, satisfying, and classically Meg Cabot ending to a fun trilogy.

Oh, Cooper.
Nov 2007
Nov 26, 2007
 
Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged (Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, #1)
3.52
liked it
A pretty standard mystery with nice glimpses into the married life of Darcy and Elizabeth.
Nov 2006
Sep 20, 2007
 
The Dark Enquiry (Lady Julia Grey, #5)
4.05
None
not set
Jun 22, 2011
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