Today I woke up with the phrase “life is a mystery” in my head. Not a mystery like the mystery fiction reviewed here, but in the sense that one never knows what life will bring. For good or bad and everything in between, life just is. Unpredictable, beyond our control (despite our efforts to control … More Life is a mystery
I’ve just finished reading the most recent Alex Delaware, by prolific author Jonathan Kellerman. As always, I’m left mainly satisfied and slightly disappointed. Heartbreak Hotel contains some of my favorite mystery elements; Hollywood history, cold cases, mysterious death, and a victim who is an enigma. Kellerman is a master craftsman. If you haven’t checked out … More Alex Delaware Series
Brock runs the Series Crimes Division of Scotland Yard and Kolla a key partner on his team. We meet them for the first time as they first meet each other, working on the Marx Sister’s case. I highly suggest you read them in order, as there is significant character development and new characters introduced that rely on knowing back stories.
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If you like traditional mysteries but want some pizzazz and, well, some weirdness too—the Peculiar Crimes Unit series is for you. … More Christopher Fowler’s Peculiar Crimes Unit Series
Not everyone likes cozies, but if you are so inclined you will probably be charmed by this first in series. … More A retired Indian detective and an elephant walked down the street…
If you like history, are an anglophile, enjoy a strong sense of setting, and like character development throughout a series, give this one a try. … More Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway Mysteries
Having just read a number of mysteries dealing with child abuse I felt I needed a palate cleanser. A cozy, but not too fluffy. A “nice” murder. No kidnapping and torture, no lives hanging in the balance. Intrigue and murder, yes. Childhood sex abuse, no thanks. … More The “Very English Mystery Series”