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You know I love a good mystery, especially when the detective’s personal life unfolds alongside the solving of his or her cases. Lately, I’ve been relishing Charles Finch’s series featuring Charles Lenox, gentleman of Victorian London, amateur detective and Member of Parliament. I spotted Lenox’s fourth adventure at Brattle Book Shop a few months back, […]

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Last spring, I won an advance copy from Goodreads of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, the first in a historical mystery series starring whip-smart, red-headed, mathematician-turned-spy Maggie Hope. Born in England but raised by an aunt in the U.S., she returns to London as a young woman, as the rumblings of war from Hitler’s Germany grow louder […]

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A few years ago, on a flight to London, I dug into a borrowed copy of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I’ve since read three other mysteries starring 11-year-old sleuth (and slightly diabolical chemist) Flavia de Luce, and I picked up the latest one when it came out last week. Flavia lives […]

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Back in August, when I raved about Tommy and Tuppence, Agatha Christie’s young, stylish crime-fighting duo, several of you mentioned the Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. So when our book club needed a September selection, I suggested the first book, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. (As I sat reading it in the […]

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For a girl who grew up on Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and the Mandie books (anyone else remember those?), I came rather late to Agatha Christie. The inimitable Book Club Girl hosted a read-along last summer, and before long I was head over heels for Christie’s clever plotting and utterly English characters. I gushed this […]

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I am on a serious mystery kick lately, from the Spellmans to Tommy & Tuppence to Chet and Bernie. As I was finishing up those series, I scored a find at the Brattle for $1: The Family Vault, the first in Charlotte MacLeod’s mystery series featuring Sarah Kelling. Corrie, a friend and blog reader, had […]

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When Marilyn, my editor at Shelf Awareness, recommends a book, I pay attention. As you might guess, the woman has impeccable taste, especially after all those years of reviewing. She has referred to the Chet and Bernie series by Spencer Quinn in several emails, so I decided to sniff them out recently. As a dog […]

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Last month, thanks to Jaclyn’s review of Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files, I checked it out from the library, intrigued. A family of private investigators whose main recreational activity is spying on each other? A main character touted as “Dirty Harry meets Nancy Drew?” Sounded fun to me. As you can see above, I checked […]

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When I finally delved into Agatha Christie’s work last summer (thanks to Book Club Girl’s read-along), I mostly stuck with Miss Marple. I later read Murder on the Orient Express and branched out to the truly chilling And Then There Were None, but I completely missed Christie’s Tommy & Tuppence series until last month, when […]

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During Commencement season, my reading has slowed down a little. But here are the books I’ve loved lately: In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, ed. Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger King (who writes the Mary Russell series I adore) and Klinger asked a few of their fellow […]

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