Category Archives: Mysteries

Reading during a virus attack: Brother Cadfael

Once upon a time I gave each person in my high school history class a map/poster of medieval York. It was to be their textbook for the semester. The aim was to find out as much as possible, about the city, … Continue reading

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Evil. Destroyer Angel.

I only read murder mysteries if there is a nice, tidy, anonymous victim at the beginning and then there is a good story, preferably with a villain who was damaged by what happened to him, or was in some way … Continue reading

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The Bookman’s Tale

This sounds Chaucerian? No, The Bookman’s Tale, by  Charlie Lovett,  is a Shakespearian mystery, tightly plotted, moving between the modern day and Shakespeare’s England. Although it contains a mystery- who is the mystery woman in a portrait the bookman finds, strongly … Continue reading

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Styles of reading

The Man who Died Laughing, by Tarquin Hall, was a fun book from the library (the display is called “page turners”.) It has serious ideas, but I read it fast just for fun, enjoying the Indian idioms and language use … Continue reading

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Two and a half mysteries.

Broadchurch (TV) Deadly Stakes:J.A.Jance The Bletchley Circle (TV) Rarely do I take in three mysteries in a week. And rarely do I watch TV programs. This threesome got me thinking about mysteries. Years ago, husband read mysteries and I read … Continue reading

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Local corpses

I just read the third in the series by Mel Starr about his 14th century surgeon/bailiff/detective, The Corpse at St. Andrew’s Chapel. Local and fun. Also just hiked through Steventon copse to a local farm shop. Also local and fun.

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Unquiet Bones

I may be won over to another detective series. I loved Edith Pargetter’s Brother Cadfael and I loved Tony Hillerman’s Navajo/Dine detectives, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. This book, The Unquiet Bones, by Melvin R. Starr, is focussed on a … Continue reading

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