Category Archives: Mystery

Murder on the Zombie Express

My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by  Diana Rowland You might reasonably be tempted to assume this is a zombie book, but you might also be pleasantly surprised to discover that it is technically a mystery novel. Sure, one of … Continue reading

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What do Memento, Seinfeld and a crazy-girl mystery book have in common?

All The Missing Girls, by Megan Miranda All the missing girls is yet another book in the genre of “girls gone crazy” which has been sweeping the bookstores lately (think Gone Girl, Girl on a Train, Perfect Stranger – by … Continue reading

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The Anti-Detective-Romance Genre Part II

Persons Unknown, Susie Steiner Manon, our difficult-to-like, sexually ambivalent detective is back, but this time she is pregnant and has an adopted son. She has also reconnected with her estranged sister and will manage to drift her way into an … Continue reading

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The Anti-Detective-Romance Genre

Missing, Presumed; Susie Steiner For every damsel-in-distress-falls-for-handsome-detective-white-knight-hero mystery (that I admittedly love) there is a better, grander, unpredictable and more complex mystery novel that needs to be read. Susie Steiner’s novel Missing, Presumed is one of those (and her second … Continue reading

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The Detective Romance … a new genre? Sign me up.

The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda Why does it seem that in every story about a single woman embroiled in a mystery, especially if there is an element of personal danger, there is a handsome, unattached police officer with whom she … Continue reading

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Undercover Doppelganger

The Likeness, Tana French Tana French writes with such intensity, this is one of those rare books that is hard for me to separate from. Her characters are so present in their world, and with each other, that inanimate things … Continue reading

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Death Finds a Way, Lorine McGinnis Schulze

book 30 – Death Finds a Way Death Finds a Way is the debut novel by genealogist/writer Lorine McGinnis Schulze. The story follows genealogist and accidental detective Janie Riley as she travels to Salt Lake City to research her family … Continue reading

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Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand

Book 29 – Generation Loss I can’t begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book! It’s an unconventional mystery novel that tells the story of Cassandra Neary, a gritty, middle-aged, single woman who is decidedly unapologetic about her addiction … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn

Book 28 – Sharp Objects Sharp Objects is the debut book by the author of the better-known book, Gone Girl. I actually liked this book much better than Gone Girl, possibly because I hated the ending of Gone Girl so … Continue reading

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The Dinosaur Feather, S.J. Gazan

Book 23: The Dinosaur Feather I really liked this book. At it’s heart, it’s a murder mystery, but the murder takes place at the Institute of Biology in Copenhagen and the victim is a professor of biology specializing in the … Continue reading

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