Tag Archive | mystery

The Dry

The Dry by Jane Harper My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was good, not earth-shattering, but a solid murder mystery, with some interesting twist and turns. 3.5 stars. View all my reviews Advertisements

A Dissection of a Murder

A Dissection of Murder by Felicity Young My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a terrific read, reminding me of Agatha Christie’s ‘Tommy and Tuppence’ stories. Combining historical facts with fictions events and characters, Young’s novel is a rollicking good read. Classy. View all my reviews

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars.For the first two thirds of this book the three main characters, who are all female, drove me NUTS! Whinging, whining, irritating losers and liars – all three. Rachel, who is the focus voice, is an unemployed alcoholic, an […]


Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was very enjoyable. Not a patch on the original – natch – but clever and engaging. I actually picked the ending early, and then got lost in the story until the end when all was revealed. I’ve not read The House of Silk, but […]

The Diggers Rest Hotel

The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin My rating: 3 of 5 stars A patchy start – this is the first in the Charlie Berlin series – as I felt like I’d been dropped into the the second or third book in the series. No intros, no lead up, just Bang! Dumped into the story. […]

The Sequin Star

The Sequin Star by Belinda Murrell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a fan of Belinda Murrell. I love her time-slip novels for younger readers. They always have strong female leads, interesting historical back-stories and a nice juicy mystery. And The Sequin Star doesn’t disappoint. Claire is struggling with being a tween. Her best […]

Dying To Tell Me

Dying to Tell Me by Sherryl Clark My rating: 4 of 5 stars This crossover YR/ YA novel is a well-written mystery. Moving to a new (country) town after their mother leaves the family, Sasha, her dad and brother become embroiled in a local mystery involving art, dope and deadbeats.There are some cliches in this […]