Tag Archives: Mystery

Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Investigator: Hamster and Cheese

Robin over at No Flying, No Tights turned me on this series – the fifth volume came out this year. But, as I hadn’t heard of it before, I took volume one home to share with my boy. Guinea PIG: … Continue reading

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The Iron Wyrm Affair

The Iron Wyrm Affair. Bannon and Clare Book 1. by Lilith Saintcrow. Adult New Books – Main Level – SCI FI SAINTCROW The Iron Wyrm Affair drops us into the middle of a fight scene in a complex alternate-Victorian steampunk … Continue reading

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The Name of This Book Is Secret

The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Read by David Pittu. This is first in a series of five books all named to discourage the reader from opening up the book. It’s a fun concept, and I’d … Continue reading

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Leave It to Chance. Volume 1: Shaman’s Rain.

Leave It to Chance. Volume 1: Shaman’s Rain. by James Robinson and Paul Smith with Jeromy Cox. “Why aren’t there more Nancy Drew-style books anymore?” the creators of this book asked themselves, and set out to create one. Well, kind … Continue reading

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Pirate King

Pirate King by Laurie R. King This series has been getting good reviews for years, but this is my first try. It’s set in the 1920s, and Sherlock Holmes has married the much younger Mary Russell. Mysteries of course still … Continue reading

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Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

The Entymological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene LowThis one I picked up just based on the title. It’s funny and light, set just after the turn of the last century. Petronella, a plucky British … Continue reading

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Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs is both the main character and the first book in a mystery series set in post-World War I England. It’s one of those that looked attractive when I first read the reviews several … Continue reading

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The Case of the Left-Handed Lady

I am indebted to Colleen at http://www.chasingray.com/ for this as well as the Sisters Grimm… I think she wrote a column about mysteries for kids and teens last summer. Somehow I missed the first in the series and started with … Continue reading

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The Sisters Grimm

The Sisters Grimm: Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley This is the first book of a delightful fantasy mystery series for elementary-age kids. Everyone has heard of the Brothers Grimm, but what if the stories they wrote down were real? … Continue reading

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More Fantasy

What can I say? I like fantasy. Here’s three new books and an old favorite. All but the old favorite are intended for adults, though I think the last one has universal appeal. The Famous Flower of Serving Men by … Continue reading

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