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Fer-De-Lance by Rex Stout

Golf clubs, aero planes, and a deadly viper are all ingredients in Rex Stout’s introductory novel about the legendary detective Nero Wolfe. Fer-De-Lance was first published in 1934, and then Stout launched nearly 50 more mystery novels about the famous detective.  The … Continue reading

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Swan Peak by James Lee Burke

Dave, Molly and Clete have gone to Montana for a peaceful summer vacation.  But where they go murder seems to follow and Swan Peak is no exception.  Two college students are brutally murdered close to the ranch where the friends … Continue reading

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The Double by George Pelecanos

In his Spero Lucas Mystery series, Pelecanos features a present day Travis McGee (series by John D. MacDonald). Lucas is a U.S. Marine veteran of the war in Iraq and the Washington D.C. setting is a character in itself. People come to Speros when they want … Continue reading

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S by Jeffrey Abrams

“One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire.”  S is the brain child of Lost creator J. J. Abrams and put into form by Doug Dorst. It has mystery, romance, self-discovery, conspiracy, and the idea that nothing/no one is quite … Continue reading

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On Little Wings by Regina Sirois

Jennifer’s life has changed dramatically. With the discovery of an old photograph, Jennifer uncovers an aunt her mother wishes to be forgotten. Against her mother’s wishes, Jennifer ventures from the fields of Nebraska to the ocean of Maine to learn … Continue reading

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Longmire (DVD)

Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Absaroka County in Wyoming, is a take-charge, get-the-job-done kind of guy. In the rugged terrain he protects, “forensics” usually consists of Walt and his deputies examining the body before loading it into the pickup for transport.  … Continue reading

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Murder at the Altar: the Ellie Quicke Mysteries by Veronica Heley

Fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy Murder at the Altar, by Veronica Heley. The story actually begins with the climactic moment when the murderer is advancing towards Ellie. Suddenly: “Too late… The murderer took a step forward.” (p. 1) Back in … Continue reading

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Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black

Aimee Leduc, private investigator, starts the novel with her longtime partner Rene Friant absent and out of the country.  Already concerned about running Leduc Detective on her own, matters grow exponentially worse when her friend Saj hits and possibly kills a … Continue reading

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A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Occasionally, I enjoy a good stroll down the mystery aisle to look for authors whose books I might want to try. Charles Todd’s first book in the Bess Crawford series did not disappoint. Elizabeth (Bess) Crawford, an English nursing sister … Continue reading

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The Treatment by Mo Hayder

The horror begins when DI Jack Caffery and his South London Area Major Investigation Team are called to the scene at a house that abuts Brockwell Park in south London.  He and his partner, DCI Danniella Souness, find a man … Continue reading

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