Peril at End House is my latest read Agatha Christie novel. I read The Mystery of the Blue Train earlier this year, but I did not write a review. That is the sort of novel that does not really need to be looked into any further. Christie’s personal troubles during that novel do seem to… Read More Peril at End House
The Carter of La Providence (also known as The Crime at Lock 14 and Le Charretier de la Providence) by Georges Simenon is one of the Inspector Maigret novels. I believe it was the second one. It definitely is the second one I have read and I have mixed feelings about it. It was first published… Read More The Carter of La Providence
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley is the second novel in the Flavia de Luce series. I read the first one and knew that I would read the second. The first was published in 2009 and this novel was released in 2010. I gave the first novel four stars and I… Read More The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Death at Crane’s Court by Ellis Dillon (1920 – 1994) was first published in 1953. I read the Perennial Mystery Library edition of 1988 with cover by Bradley Clark. This is the first novel I have read by Dillon – not too surprising a fact since Dillon is only known for very few mystery novels.… Read More Death at Crane’s Court
I enjoy vintage mystery novels quite a bit. I finally got around to picking up Elizabeth Lemarchand’s Death of an Old Girl at the end of 2016. It was first published in 1967 – so I do not know how “vintage” that really is – but it is the first in her relatively famous “Pollard… Read More Death of an Old Girl
Needing a light, quick, easy read to balance some of my other activities – Kwando training, Iron Palm training, Jurgen Habermas efforts…. I grabbed this first book in Emily Brightwell’s (Cheryl Lanham) long Mrs. Jeffries series. Currently, there are thirty-four novels in the series. The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries was released in 1993. This is… Read More The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?