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The Knowledge (Richard Jury #24)
really liked it
The Knowledge is the name of a pub, since all the Richard Jury books are named after pubs, but this is a very special one. Cab drivers in London are e ...more
Apr 24, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
The Purloined Puzzle (Puzzle Lady, #19)
liked it
A teenager receives a mysterious crossword puzzle, but by the time she finds someone to solve it, it's been stolen. Her older brother finds a bloodied ...more
Mar 26, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Breathe No More
liked it
Art gallery owner Napoleon Bonaparte Gaudet invites his publisher Jeremy Gaunt for the weekend to his Connecticut estate. Gaunt only accepts because o ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2017
Lavender Lane Lothario (Berger and Mitry, #11)
liked it
The quiet, some would say dull, town building inspector Hubie is found dead in the ruins of a burned building. Resident trooper Des Mitry agrees with ...more
Mar 03, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
Best Place to Die (Campbell & Strauss Mysteries #2)
liked it
Lilian, the doctor's widow, and her best friend in their plush retirement community, Ada, a retiree from New York City, have become lovers, although f ...more
Nov 18, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Done to Death (Campbell & Strauss Mysteries #3)
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Desperate tv producer Barry Stromstein meets Ada Strauss, partner of antiques columnist Lil Campbell, at the right time--Ada has am idea for a reality ...more
Sep 07, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
Thirty Days Hath September
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Tom and Sally are busy preparing for a visit from their now-wealthy old friend Jenny to their ramshackle beach cottage. When Jenny isn't on the train, ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
Murder Off Key
liked it
Thinking about this book, I realized that it's probably the least scary mystery set in a sanitarium for nervous cases that you could possibly hope to ...more
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 15, 2016
The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1)
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Hope is happy renovating her old house and doing her crafts and food blog, and she may be falling in love with the local sheriff after her painful div ...more
Apr 11, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
The Outsmarting of Criminals (Miss Felicity Prim, #1)
liked it
Felicity Prim retires to a cottage in exurban Connecticut to pursue her avocation of crime solving--she's read mysteries for years, and learned much a ...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
Retirement Can Be Murder (Baby Boomer Mystery, #1)
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This is the first in a series of baby boomer mysteries. Carol is dismayed when her husband Jim, unhappy with the management at his public relations jo ...more
May 29, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #1)
really liked it
Carrie just planned to visit her great-uncle and aunt for a short while, but she's offered such a great job at the local library that she just can't s ...more
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
The Long Body (Dr Basil Willing)
it was ok
Wealthy widow Alice Hazard finds an envelope with a woman's name in her husband's desk. But it's empty. Then she learns that her college-age son has m ...more
Apr 11, 2015
Apr 12, 2015
The Puzzle Lady vs. The Sudoku Lady (Puzzle Lady #11)
liked it
Cora Felton, who's famed for constructing crossword puzzles but who prefers sudoku, is surprised by a visit from a Japanese sudoku constructor, and ev ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
The Coal Black Asphalt Tomb (Berger and Mitry, #10)
liked it
The new first selectman of the bucolic town of Dorset is a woman, and even worse, a woman with new ideas. When she decides that the main street should ...more
May 20, 2014
May 21, 2014
Gin and Panic (Discreet Retrieval Agency, #3)
liked it
Jazz age widow, socialite Lola, and her former cook are now private detectives who specialize in finding missing property. They're hired by an English ...more
Nov 14, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
The Shimmering Blond Sister (Berger and Mitry, #7)
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Quiet Dorset is having a crime wave--a flasher has been bothering the wealthy matrons of the town. Now a man is dead, and no one is sure whether he wa ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 21, 2010
Books Can Be Deceiving (Library Lover's Mystery, #1)
liked it
Lindsay gets a job as a small-town library director and, with the help of her children's librarian and long-time friend Beth, works to modernize their ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Vultures at Twilight (Campbell & Strauss Mysteries #1)
really liked it
Someone is killing antiques dealers in Grenville, CT, a quaint, well-kept up, well-zoned little village where crime is almost unknown. Of course, the ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Murder at Arroways
liked it
Damien Carey has inherited Arroways from the wealthy grandmother who disowned her daughter for marrying against her wishes. All of the surviving Monts ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
The Haunting Ballad
really liked it
Lee Plunkett inherited his Connecticut detective agency from his much-tougher father, but he manages to keep it going, with the help of elderly Mr. O' ...more
Sep 06, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
Read It and Weep (Library Lover's Mystery, #4)
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Library director Lindsey Norris agrees to work on the stage crew of the little theater production of "Midsummer Night's Dream" only to find a lot of p ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 03, 2014
The Sour Cherry Surprise (Berger and Mitry, #6)
really liked it
Movie critic Mitch Berger's heart is broken when policewoman Desi Mitry decides to accept her ex-husband's plea for a reconciliation. But life goes on ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
The Blood Red Indian Summer (Berger and Mitry, #8)
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Resident trooper Des Mitry is getting complaints about a new family in rustic Dorset. Da Beast, Tyrone Grantham, is a suspended NFL player whose perso ...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Gone with the Woof (Melanie Travis, #16)
it was ok
This is a perfectly good entry in a perfectly good series that I rather thought I'd stopped reading. The dog lore was just getting to a point that it ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Dead on Arrival (Pauline Sokol, #6)
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Burned out nurse Pauline Sokol is investigating insurance fraud, with the help of the mysterious, sexy Jagger, at a land-and-air ambulance company. Bu ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
The KenKen Killings (Puzzle Lady #12)
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Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, is so eager to inherit money from Chester T. Markowitz that she agrees that he's her ex-husband. Unfortunately, the whol ...more
Apr 22, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Death of a Dog Whisperer (A Melanie Travis Mystery, #17)
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Melanie expects a quiet summer taking care of her kids, until Nick, a charming young man she's introduced to her Aunt Peg is murdered. Peg isn't a sus ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
A Compound for Death
liked it
Egotistical writer and unfaithful husband Tyler Bunnell has disappeared, and his family is rather relieved--until his wife finds his much-needed eyegl ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2)
liked it
When Carrie is elected president of the Friends of the Library in little Briar Ctreek, the defeated candidate, and the unstable woman who has a crush ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
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