Category Archives: Mystery

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Well, this was GOING to be a Two Dorks, One Book feature post, but SOMEONE didn’t read it. So it’s just me. Reviewing alone again. Like a solitary, non bookdorky, book blogger. Because where are you, Kelley, and what are … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Oh, I liked this one so much better than Dark Places!!! I hate when I have to do a bad review ­čśë   A not-super-good reporter at a fourth-rate paper in Chicago is sent back to her tiny hometown to … Continue reading

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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I liked Gone Girl so much in book club that I decided to add this in for my “book by an author you love that you haven’t read yet” category in the Popsugar Reading challenge. It is one of the … Continue reading

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The Books of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember – I enjoyed this first installment in the popular dystopian YA series. It follows two teens, Lina and Doon, as they look for a way to save or escape their dying subterranean city. The story┬átakes place … Continue reading

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The Lord John series – Diana Gabaldon

These all seem to be mysteries, which is not generally a genre I’m drawn to. I don’t entirely understand why there are so many books about Lord John, who I always considered to be a rather boring character, but Gabaldon … Continue reading

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The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (Veronica Mars #1)

Story time! Sometimes at work there’s a birthday or a going away party or something, and someone brings in a cake. The cake is always from a bakery, and is covered with thick, fluffy white icing all decorated in swirls … Continue reading

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Oh, man. Man, man, man. Mannnnnnnnnn. I just finished reading Gone Girl and I’m so upset that book club was cancelled this week because of the snow so I have to wait until NEXT TUESDAY to discuss it!!! So Nick’s … Continue reading

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The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Again, I was looking for something different, and found this. I guess you’d call it half archaeological mystery and half ghost story. (Hmmm, I wonder if that makes it fall into the magical realism category???) Narrator Verity Grey is hired … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

So, I’m highly offended that this book was originally called Ten Little Niggers. I guess that title was eventually (and rightly) deemed too offensive, so they changed it to the marginally (?) more politically-correct Ten Little Indians. Some time ago … Continue reading

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The Second Duchess – Elizabeth Loupas

So yeah, The Second Duchess is based on a poem by Robert Browning. The poem is thought to be about Lucrezia de Medici, the young wife of Alfonso de Este, who died at age 16 in 1561, and describes Alfonso … Continue reading

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