While trapped in bed recovering from a broken leg, a policeman passes the time by investigating one of history’s great mysteries – did Richard III kill the Princes In The Tower? Based on impeccable historical research, and written to engross anyone as much as any modern potboiler mystery!
In the pilot episode of this intelligently written crime series, Detective Sergeant Eve Winter is pulled back from her calm and comfortable desk job to head a crack team investigating the disappearance of a 15 year-old teenage girl in a small Australian town outside Sydney. When a grave is discovered on an abandoned industrial site […]
The best four-word summary for this series is “Nancy Drew gone wild,” which is high praise, in my opinion. It makes the most of its Roaring ‘20s setting and glamorous heroine. Phryne Fisher is not without her flaws, and she is not unscathed by life, but she is refreshingly free of needless self-doubt and insecurity, […]
This eerie and atmospheric three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic “closed room” murder mystery features a fine cast (Miranda Richardson, Charles Dance, and Sam Neill to name a few) and top-notch BBC attention to detail. Ten strangers are invited to a grand mansion on an isolated island, and one by one, are murdered by an […]
I’m a fan of Norwegian crime writer Karin Fossum, especially her Inspector Sejer mysteries, set in the small suburbs outside Oslo. Sejer is cool and collected and has a surprisingly soft touch when interviewing his prime suspects. In this latest novel, Fossum gives us less of the inspector’s side of the investigation (and much less […]
It was a great book. It was filled with drama and I love that they added a little bit of romance. It was just great the way the author set up the story and I recommend it. (Monique, Evanston Teen)
When a luxury craft sailing from Lisbon arrives in Rekjavik and crashes into the pier, the authorities discover that it’s a ghost ship. The yacht was being repossessed by the bank. Missing without a trace are three crewmen and a family of four–the bank’s agent Eigar, his wife Lara and their twin, 8-year-old daughters. Attorney […]
I bought the first book in this series, Size 12 is Not Fat, a long time ago—the clever title caught my eye and it seemed like it would be a cute read. Meg Cabot has written some wonderful youth and teen novels, so I figured her fiction would be equally as fun. I got a few […]