Book Review: Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Jane Wunderley, 2)

Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Wunderley is a charming and delightful mystery novel set in the tranquil Essex countryside of England in 1926. The story follows Jane, an American who is spending some time in England with her matchmaking Aunt Millie before they return to America. While Millie catches up with her long-lost daughter Lillian and their host, Lord Hughes, Jane fills her … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Jane Wunderley, 2)

Book Review: Pietr The Latvian by Georges Simenon (Jules Maigret, 1)

Pietr the Latvian is the first novel in the Jules Maigret series, written by Belgian author Georges Simenon and originally published in 1931. The novel introduces the iconic detective character of Jules Maigret, who goes on to appear in over 70 novels and numerous short stories, becoming one of the most beloved figures in detective fiction. The novel is set in Paris, where Maigret is … Continue reading Book Review: Pietr The Latvian by Georges Simenon (Jules Maigret, 1)

Book Review: Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Mysteries, 2)

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz is a mystery novel that keeps you engaged and guessing until the end. The story follows Susan Ryeland, a former editor who has retired to run a small hotel in Crete. When one of her guests, a woman named Cecily Treherne, disappears, Susan is reminded of an unsolved case she worked on years ago involving the murder of Cecily’s daughter … Continue reading Book Review: Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Mysteries, 2)

#Read Christie2023: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, (Hercule Poirot, 24)

Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie is a gripping mystery novel that revolves around the murder of a wealthy businessman named Gordon Cloade. The novel was first published in 1948 as has been published in the United States under the title There is a Tide… and has since then been a popular classic in the genre of crime fiction. The novel starts with the … Continue reading #Read Christie2023: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, (Hercule Poirot, 24)

Book Review: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey, 2)

Clouds of Witness is a classic mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, published in 1926. It is the second book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, which features the aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey. In this novel, Lord Peter Wimsey finds himself in the middle of a murder case involving his brother, the Duke of Denver, and he must race against time to clear his … Continue reading Book Review: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey, 2)

Book Review: A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle is a gripping crime fiction set on board a luxury cruise liner sailing from Southampton to New York in the 1920s. The story revolves around the discovery of a dead body on board, and the subsequent investigation to uncover the culprit. The story is set in November 1924, when the Endeavour sets sail for New York with 2,000 passengers … Continue reading Book Review: A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle

Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie is a renowned author who has written numerous mystery novels that have captivated readers worldwide. Among her many works, “The Mousetrap” is one of her most well-known plays. First performed in 1952, “The Mousetrap” has since become the longest-running play in the world, with over 27,000 performances to date. This essay will examine the plot, characters, themes, and critical reception of “The Mousetrap.” … Continue reading Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!

Happy 100th Birthday, The Murder on the Links!

Book Review The Murder on the Links is a classic murder mystery novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1923. It is one of the early novels in Christie‚Äôs Hercule Poirot series, featuring the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is summoned to France to investigate a brutal murder. The novel is full of twists and turns, and is a great example of Christie’s skill … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday, The Murder on the Links!

Book Review: The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong

The Chocolate Cobweb is a gripping mystery novel written by Charlotte Armstrong. The book tells the story of Amanda Garth, who discovers that her birth was shrouded in mystery and decides to investigate her true parentage. Amanda approaches the Garrison family, who were briefly involved in her birth mix-up, in the hope of uncovering the truth. However, her search for answers soon turns dangerous when … Continue reading Book Review: The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong

#MissMarpleMonthly: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mysteries, 4)

The Moving Finger is a detective novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom in 1942. The novel features Christie’s recurring character, Miss Marple, who plays a minor role in the story. The story takes place in the small English village of Lymstock, where Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna move to recover from an air raid injury. Shortly after their … Continue reading #MissMarpleMonthly: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mysteries, 4)