Book Blog

A Breezy Summer Read & Passport to the South of France

About 6 months ago, while killing time at the airport, I noticed a beautiful blue book cover calling my name. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a mystery!This is, as you may know, from my Instagram feed, my absolute favorite of all the genres. I happily handed over $25 for this lovely hardcover… Continue reading A Breezy Summer Read & Passport to the South of France

An extraordinary sleuth in a changing time

The 'Widows of Malabar Hill' by Sujata Massey is a social commentary disguised as a whodunit "locked room" mystery set in exotic Bombay, India. The story cleverly weaves two timelines; a 'present-day' Bombay in 1921 where Perveen Mistry is working hard to become an integral part of her father's law firm. The second timeline takes… Continue reading An extraordinary sleuth in a changing time

“Go as far as you can—way out yonder where the crawdads sing”

'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens is an excellently researched novel. I looked up Ms. Owens and turns out she is an actual zoologist trained in the habits and natural environments of animals. This makes a huge difference, because when you read her writing you will be transported directly to the place she is… Continue reading “Go as far as you can—way out yonder where the crawdads sing”

A new rabbit hole to follow…

The 7 and 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a total trip. Guests are invited to the Hardcastle family mansion, a dilapidated Blackheath House in the English countryside, for a costume party that the Hardcastles are holding for the return of their daughter, Evelyn. Evelyn has been living in Paris, after a tragedy visits the… Continue reading A new rabbit hole to follow…