Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (2017)

Into the Water is a psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins, published in 2017. The novel is set in a small town called Beckford, which is situated near a river that has claimed the lives of numerous women over the years. The story begins with the death of a single mother named Nel Abbott, who is found floating in the river. Nel’s estranged sister, Jules, returns … Continue reading Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (2017)

Movie Review: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

In honor of James Stewart’s birthday today, let’s look at one of his last movies, the legal thriller, “Anatomy of a Murder.” “Anatomy of a Murder” is a 1959 American courtroom drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Robert Traver (pen name of John D. Voelker) and is known for its realistic portrayal of … Continue reading Movie Review: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Stacking the Shelves (9)

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga‚Äôs Reviews and Reading Reality, all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, eBooks, and audiobooks. Death in High Heels by Christianna Brand (1941) Inspector Charlesworth investigates a … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (9)

Reading List: Agatha Christie’s Top 10 Books According to Agatha Christie

When asked by a Japanese fan, Agatha Christie listed these ten books as the favorites of her own works. And Then There Were None Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and … Continue reading Reading List: Agatha Christie’s Top 10 Books According to Agatha Christie

Book Review: Laura by Vera Caspary (1943)

Originally posted on Golden Age of Detective Fiction:
Plot The novel Laura tells the story of a young woman named Laura Hunt, who is found murdered in her apartment in New York City. The investigation into her death is led by Detective Mark McPherson, who becomes obsessed with the case and with Laura herself. As he delves deeper into Laura’s life and the people around… Continue reading Book Review: Laura by Vera Caspary (1943)

Book Review: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (2014)

Anthony Horowitz is a British author and screenwriter, born on April 5, 1955, in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. He has written several standalone novels for adults, including The House of Silk and Moriarty. Moriarty is a novel that takes place after the events of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Final Problem, which famously ended with the apparent death of Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis, Professor James … Continue reading Book Review: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (2014)

Book Review: The House Without A Key by Earl Derr Biggers (1921)

Originally posted on Golden Age of Detective Fiction:
In Charlie Chan’s first novel, The House Without A Key, published in 1925, readers get a window into 1920s Hawaii from its caucasian imperialist inhabitants. A romantic island remote from its neighbors slumber in the cool tradewinds painted by Earl Derr Biggers. Readers are lulled by the crashing waves and are welcomed by one of the richest… Continue reading Book Review: The House Without A Key by Earl Derr Biggers (1921)

Book Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie (1993)

A Share in Death is the first book in the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James mystery series by Deborah Crombie. The novel was published in 1993 and introduces readers to the two main characters, Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his partner, Sergeant Gemma James. The story begins with Kincaid taking a holiday at a remote time-share in the Yorkshire Dales. However, his vacation … Continue reading Book Review: A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie (1993)

Movie Review: The Thin Man (1934)

Originally posted on Golden Age of Detective Fiction:
The Thin Man” is a 1934 American comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The movie follows the eccentric and charming detective Nick Charles and his equally witty and sophisticated wife, Nora, as they investigate a murder case involving a wealthy inventor, Clyde Wynant. The… Continue reading Movie Review: The Thin Man (1934)

WWW Wednesday #WWWWednesday (May 17, 2023)

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is currently revived by Taking on a World of Words. You can participate by answering the three questions below and leaving a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit … Continue reading WWW Wednesday #WWWWednesday (May 17, 2023)