Review: The Mermaid Murders by Josh Lanyon (2016)

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My Rating: 5 stars                                          Read: 4/11/2017

Release Date: 2016

Audiobook narrated by Kale Williams released June 2016

Blurb:

Special Agent Jason West is seconded from the FBI Art Crime Team to temporarily partner with disgraced, legendary “manhunter” Sam Kennedy when it appears that Kennedy’s most famous case, the capture and conviction of a serial killer known as The Huntsman, may actually have been a disastrous failure.

The Huntsman is still out there…and the killing has begun again. Continue reading “Review: The Mermaid Murders by Josh Lanyon (2016)”

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Review: The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards (2017)

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My Rating: 5 stars                                          Read: 3/16/2017

Release Date: Aug 1, 2017

Blurb:

This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction. This book serves as a companion to the acclaimed British Library Crime Classics series but it tells a very diverse story.  Continue reading “Review: The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books by Martin Edwards (2017)”

Review: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer (1974)

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My Rating: 4 stars           Read: 3/1/2017

Challenges:

  • My Lifetime Challenge
  • Cloak & Dagger Challenge

Review:

I read this for my Lifetime Challenge: Year 1974

Gosh, there were a lot of awesome books to choose from in 1974. I very nearly got pulled into Jaws, but decided I knew the story too well already. As a big fan of BBC Sherlock, I’ve been interested in everything Sherlockian in the past few years, so I settled down to listen to the audiobook of this one. Continue reading “Review: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer (1974)”

Review: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (1964)

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My Rating: 5 stars              Read: 1/28/2017

Challenges:

  • My Lifetime Challenge
  • Cloak & Dagger Challenge

Review:

Read for the Lifetime Reading Challenge (1964).

I’ve always been a fan of Agatha Christie, but it’s been at least fifteen years since I read one of her novels. I always forget just how much I enjoy them. I adore her writing style. She has very efficient, compact prose that nevertheless packs a dry, witty wallop.

I listened to the audio of this book from narrator Emilia Fox, who is brilliant. She does voices for all the characters and really brings the story to life. I could listen to a dozen more Agatha Christie’s read by her. Continue reading “Review: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (1964)”