Posts Tagged ‘mystery book reviews’

Mystery Book Recommendations for a Good Night In

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

A rainy night, an open fire, a cozy lounge chair and a glass of good wine — these are almost the perfect mix of ingredients for a fantastic night in. The only thing missing is a good mystery book to curl up with, one so gripping that each time you finish a page you say the next one will be the last before you sleep, only to find yourself still reading when dawn breaks many hours later.

There is something about this genre that captures us. Perhaps it is the escape into a safe thrill, or the allure of the inherently good detective fighting for justice…or the moral ambiguity of the same as they fight against themselves as much as the bad guy. Whatever the reason, the twist and turns of these four mystery books will be sure to have you captivated, long after your eyes are heavy and you know you should have slept hours ago. You’d better warn your boss that you’re going to be coming in late tomorrow. (more…)

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Mystery Book Reviews: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency book cover The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is one of my favorite comfort reads. The unhurried, peaceful nature of these stories makes you want to curl up on a comfy chair and drink a glass of bush tea. Never had bush tea? Well, once you meet Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi, you’ll know all about it.

By the way, “Mma” is the term used to address women in Botswana, Africa. For example, down here in Alabama, it is a sign of respect when young people call me Miss Holly. In Botswana, I would be called Mma Holly.

What? You have never heard of an African detective? Well, then you are certainly in for a delightful adventure when you meet Precious Ramotswe. She is not only precious in nature, but that is also her real name. (more…)

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Meet Detective Stella Hardesty in A Bad Day for Sorry

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Ms. Stella Hardesty vs Ray Rice

That is one match up I’d love to read about!

In case you didn’t know, there’s a new detective on the block. Her name is Stella Hardesty, and don’t be mislead by the fact that she runs a sewing shop in rural Missouri. Her side business is helping battered women with their abusive boyfriends or husbands. Does she sound like a sweet (and boring) social worker to you? – No way! Stella is certainly no ordinary “social worker” and she is anything but boring!

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