Book Title Challenge

I saw the Book Title Challenge at Portobello Book Blog a few weeks ago and thought it looked fun, so that’s what we’re doing today. You just find book titles that fit the prompts below and write your thoughts on the book.

A Book With A Number In The Title

The Village of Eight Graves

Kosuke Kindaichi must investigate a spate of brutal poisonings in a remote Japanese village with a bloody curse, hidden treasure, and a killer who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

I loved this book! The hidden tunnels, the treasure hunt, the sixteenth century curse, the solitary village…there’s so much packed into the book and it is so creepy. Just when you think you’ve figured it out–there’s a killer twist.

A Book With A Name In The Title

Lord Edgeware Dies

Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings investigate the mysterious death of Lord Edgeware who they believe was somehow killed by famed actress Jane Wilkinson who hours before his death, bragged how she would do him in.

Lord Edgeware Dies as Hastings at his most loveable, hopeless self. I don’t think the mystery is that difficult to solve, but all the characters are so fully realized and fun that it’s a good time.

A Book With A Setting In The Title

Gorky Park

There’s a triple homicide in Gorky Park and Detective Arkady Renko must identify the mutilated bodies and find the killer without upsetting his superiors or the crumbling Communist Party in the final years of the Soviet Union.

A contemplative and harrowing mystery about identity, justice, and love under the austere rule of the Communist Party makes Gorky Park a timeless classic. My review here.

A Book With An Animal In The Title

The Chinese Parrot

Charlie Chan travels from Hawaii to California to deliver a string of pearls to an important financier. While at the millionaire’s ranch, he suspects foul play when a pet parrot ends up dead. Chan, who is undercover as a cook in the house must investigate what the parrot knew before it is too late.

The second installment in the Charlie Chan series is a gunslinging good time in the vast California desert. With a love story, a mysterious stabbing, and a millionaire on the brink of a mental breakdown, this book is a high octane mystery. You can read my review here.

 Book With A Colour In The Title

Green For Danger

Green for Danger is set in a military hospital tending to people during WWII. When an elderly man is killed without an evident motive, Inspector Cockrill must find out the truth before more people die.

Green for Danger is on my TBR, and I can’t wait to read it!

A Book With One Word In The Title


The beautiful Laura Hunt bewitches everyone, even the NYPD cop investigating her murder. In this noir classic, be careful…she can drive anyone to obsession. Laura was later turned into a timeless movie directed by Otto Preminger.

Whew, this is a twisted book about obsession and love gone wrong. You can read my book review here.

If you want to join in, consider yourself tagged!

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