A Batter of Life and Death

What I Expected [Prior to the Summary Read] An adorable, cozy, foodie-based mystery A quick, light read – but still suspenseful A fun follow-up to the start of the Bakeshop Mystery series What I Got All of the above! I never guessed who the killer is Anticipation for the series’ third installment I adore Ellie […]

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Rebecca

It’s no wonder Alfred Hitchcock adapted Rebecca for the silver screen. Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic tale of horror follows the tumultuous relationship between Maxim de Winter and his second, much younger, wife, whom he meets while virtually escaping the memories he has of his home in England, Manderley. Maxim quickly marries his young bride and […]

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The Clue in the Crossword Cipher

I adore Nancy Drew books in general, but The Clue in the Crossword Cipher is probably one of my favorites in the mystery series yet. I’ve probably mentioned that I love to learn as I read and with this book, set in South America, namely in Peru and Argentina, I was captivated.

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The Secret History

I delved into The Secret History with high expectations, perhaps too high, and was sorely disappointed. I should have taken a cue from my boredom with Tartt’s The Goldfinch and understood that the author’s writing style does not vary from book to book. As with The Goldfinch, The Secret History is filled with description and […]

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Elementary, She Read

Vicki Delany’s Elementary, She Read is quite possibly the coziest mystery I’ve ever read. Cozy mysteries aren’t my go-to genre; however, Delany’s tale has helped open up a whole new world of books for me. I’m highly anticipating the follow-up to this, the first in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series! I mean, seriously, what’s […]

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