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Wednesday May 31, 2017

Books in May

  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
    BOM-MagpieMurders.jpg As I will tell anyone who will listen, Anthony Horowitz can do no wrong in my eyes, but I think even on a more objective basis this is an excellent book.
    It is a "clever" book, which may not appeal to some. And given its slight surreal quality, I was concerned that it might veer off to become totally surreal and have an unresolved ending. However, (if this is not a spoiler), take it from me that this is a genuine mystery thriller with all that implies - in case you are in any way like me, and that helps reassure you at all!

  • In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
    BOM-InADrySeason.jpg I loved this book.
    It has a lot of those ingredients that would especially appeal to me. It is a "cold case" mystery as the body that appears when a reservoir dries out is many years old. So it has the fascination of the idea of the drowned village reappearing as well the reconstruction of a crime set during and after the war.
    It is also the book in which Annie Cabbot makes her first appearance.

  • The Murder of Mary Russell [and The Marriage of Mary Russell ]
    by Laurie R King

    BOM-TheMurderOfMaryRussell.jpg I have a lot of - maybe conflicting - opinions about this book.
    It is mainly about Mrs Hudson rather than Mary Russell (or Holmes) and the way the author chose to develop this character is not at all pleasing to me. I can see why the author took this route - it is an excellent well-written story which is interesting and thought provoking. I just can't see (or don't want to see) Mrs Hudson like that. More importantly - where will/can she take the characters from there?
    The Marriage of Mary Russell is a short story released as a "Kindle Single" - also with an audio version. It's quite fun.

Posted by Christina at 10:46 PM. Category: Books of the Month

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