Posts Tagged: historical mystery

Most anticipated debut novels

Most anticipated debut novels

January 6, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our most anticipated debut novels of the year. This was a difficult topic for me. I don’t always find out about debut authors right away. However, I finally managed to come up with ten books!   January Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish  (Fantasy)–A new series about Owl who has become an… Read more »

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January books on my radar . . .

January books on my radar . . .

January 5, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 10

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁   However, these days if the book is expensive or it’s a new authors I’m more likely to try to get it from the library! The list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find… Read more »

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Favorite new-to-me authors

Favorite new-to-me authors

December 9, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our favorite new authors we read in 2014. All these authors are wonderful surprises to me and I will read more books by them in the years to come (as long as they keep writing!) And they’re in no particular order. . . . 1. John Scalzi–I read Old Man’s War in… Read more »

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Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

Review: The Railway Detective by Edward Marston

November 15, 2014 2014, book rating, C-, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

    The Railway Detective by Edward Marston Series: The Railway Detective, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery (England, 1851) Published by Allison & Busby, 2004 E-book, Purchased 318 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Set in the 1850s when rail travel took off, this title, written by Edward Marston, also chronicles the new crimes it inspired. Horses and ships have their place in the scheme of things but they were not enough to defeat the steam locomotive. Cheers Provides a great picture of the beginnings of railways and the clashes between horses and trains. We learn some of the history of this Victorian era. Robert Colbeck is the police inspector who must… Read more »

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August books on my radar . . .

August books on my radar . . .

August 5, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 10

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times by a new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! Note: This post is almost a week late. I had it almost complete last… Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year…

My favorite books so far this year…

June 10, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for quite a while. Several weeks I’ve meant to, but things have always come up! Anyway, this topic–Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year–is one I’ve been thinking about because I’ve read a lot of good books already! The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. In no particular order… Caszandra by Andrea K. Host (science fiction/fantasy, Grade: A)–this was the first book I read this year and is the last book in the Touchstone series. I like this series very much. Pivot Point by Kasie West (young adult fantasy, Grade: B+)–this isn’t a perfect book (what is?!!),… Read more »

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Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Review: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

April 7, 2014 2014, A-, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, reviews, TBR Pile 10

I’m participating in the 2014 New Author Reading Challenge hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. I’m also participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog and in the Book Bingo Challenge. This is an audiobook so this is also part of the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear Narrator: Rita Barrington Series: Maisie Dobbs, Book 1 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Soho Press, 2003 E-book and Audiobook, Purchased 294 pages (10 hrs.) Book Grade: A- Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence — and the patronage of her… Read more »

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Review: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

Review: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen

March 28, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

I’m participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book is listed as part of my series books.   Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen Series: Her Royal Spyness, Book 4 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Berkley, 2010 E-book, Library 305 pages Grade: B Synopsis: With her hateful brother Binky in town, Lady Georgiana has been desperately seeking an escape. So when an invitation from the Queen arrives to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvani-legendary home of vampires-Georgiana is delighted to accept. But when the bride starts acting a little batty and a prominent wedding guest is poisoned, something must be done lest the couple’s vows become “till undeath do… Read more »

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Review: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Review: Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

December 11, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen Series: Her Royal Spyness #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Published by Berkley, 2009 e-book, purchased 306 pages Grade: B Synopsis: With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie’s housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner-and-theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie’s shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch’s divorcée houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She’s also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission – namely keeping an eye on the… Read more »

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My Winter TBR List

My Winter TBR List

December 10, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week–the ten books on my winter TBR list. The books on my list are all books released in December, January and February. Thus, the list has many books from my December books on my radar post from last week as well as books on my TTT 2014 most anticipated books also from last week! » »… Read more »

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