March 24, 2014

Books of the Week: Quiet Dell, Jayne Anne Phillips Mariana, Susanna Kearsley Would-Be Witch, Kimberly Frost Half-Off Ragnarok, Seanan McGuire Jayne Anne Phillips’s Quiet Dell is the fictional version of a real event, the murder of a family and certainly at least one single woman by the would-be Lothario Harry …

March 9, 2014

Books of the Week: After I’m Gone, Laura Lippman The Silence of the Library, Miranda James Murder of Crows, Anne Bishop In the interests of being thorough, I’m re-reading all the Rex Stout books and the Agatha Christie ‘Miss Marple’ novels on my e-reader as I travel. They make for …

February 19, 2014

Books of the Week: Up from the Grave, Jeaniene Frost Dead Harvest, Chris F. Holm The Nero Wolfe books, Rex Stout The Girl with all the Gifts, M.R. Carey Jeaniene Frost ended her hugely popular Cat and Bones series with a great bang. Up from the Grave contains revelation after …

January 31, 2014

Books of the Week:   Jane and Prudence, A Few Green Leaves, An Academic Question, An Unsuitable Attachment, Barbara Pym The Cat and Bones books by Jeaniene Frost Indexing, Seanan McGuire As you can see, I continued my Barbara Pym binge. There are minor characters who pop up in many …

January 14, 2014

Books of the Week:   The Last Minute, Jeff Abbott Fiend, Peter Stenson Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell I went on a Barbara Pym reading binge right around New Year’s Day. I’ve talked about her books here before, so I won’t now at any length: but I read “No Fond Return …