Category Archives: Mystery

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich; The Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers

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Two memoir-style works of fiction about coming of age, surviving trauma, and criminal investigation.

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The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley: 5/5

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In the rain, surrounded by unconscious attackers, she opens the envelope in her pocket. It says her name is Myfanwy Thomas. It says, ‘The body you are wearing …

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The Aviary, by Kathleen O’Dell: 3.5/5

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Clara Dooley has spent most of her life in the decaying Glendoveer mansion with her mother; the maid, Ruby; and Mrs. Glendoveer herself, a magician’s widow. The only other company …

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Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James: 2.5/5

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Good for: fans of Pride and Prejudice (though if you’re anything like me, it’ll just make you antsy for it to be over so you can go read Pride

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unseen Guest, by Maryrose Wood: 4/5

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Good for: kids and up! Heck, get all the Incorrigible Children books for the art alone. Every time I finish an Incorrigible Children book I try …

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One of our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde: 4/5

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Today’s review is (once again) part of a pretty long ongoing series, and comes bundled with an illustrated primer. Thursday Next Primer (Click to expand) …

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Snuff, by Terry Pratchett: 3.5/5

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Discworld Primer (Click to expand). The Discworld is flat and highly magical. It rides through space on the back of 4 elephants that stand on the back of one giant turtle …

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery, by Maryrose Wood: 5/5

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Good for: Anyone who liked the first one! Oh my goodness, this book was delightful. I complained for a good 15 minutes when I found out …

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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose Wood: 4.5/5

Good for: It’s a fantastical, historical, serial fiction for kids, but I think it can be enjoyed by all ages! Many reviewers compare it to …

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs: 4/5

Good for: While it’s on a lot of “young adult” book lists, I’m not really sure why. It didn’t read as particularly “young adult” to me. I …

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