Archive for the Mystery Category

03.24.2011

Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio

Swift Justice has a great premise. Charlie Swift is a private investigator specializing in missing persons. She’s a one-woman office–she thought. Her silent partner leaves for Costa Rica with a younger woman, and his wife is the new proud–and loud–partner. Charlie tries several times to shake Gigi, by assigning her undercover work at a local [...]

02.15.2011

Trail of Blood by Lisa Black

Trail of Blood is the most recent book in Black’s books focused on Theresa MacLean. This is the third book in the series (the Library has them all if you want to start with the first). I enjoyed the plot development in this book, but wished the author had figured out a way to tell [...]

01.17.2011

A Nose for Justice by Rita Mae Brown

I have been a fan of Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie for years, so I was excited to see that she had started a new series. Instead of being set in Virginia, this book is set outside of Reno, Nevada and is all about water. Water rights are at the heart of this mystery. [...]

12.30.2010

Faithful Place by Tana French

I have to start this with I am a true Tana French fan! I enjoyed her earlier books, In the Woods and The Likeness. Faithful Place explores a character from the other books who was a supporting character but is now the primary. Frank Mackey is forced to return to his roots in Dublin’s inner [...]

12.21.2010

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron

Christmas Mourning was a solid installment in Maron’s long running series featuring Judge Deborah Knott and her extended family. I wouldn’t use this as an introduction to the series since there are too many characters and places to learn, but it works as a continuation. The mystery to be solved centers a cheerleader from the [...]

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