Category Archives: Whodunnit

MIDNIGHT at the BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE – Matthew Sullivan

An original tale of a mysterious suicide in a bookseller’s shop, involving intense bibliophiles; both those that man the shop and those that inhabit the shelves to feed their habit but seldom can afford to buy. Lydia, who has returned … Continue reading

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NOTHING SAVE THE BONES INSIDE HER – Clayton Lindemuth

A sharp, to-the-point review by BARB ETTRIDGE. Clayton Lindemuth brings post-war Pennsylvania into stark focus with the voice of each character who brings brutal honesty to what is a dark tale of how fate, greed and anger can destroy your … Continue reading

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LIFE, INTERRUPTED BY DEATH – Jefferson Merrick

DETECTIVE VERONICA REASON #1. An entertaining well-plotted police procedural which grabbed me from page one and didn’t let go.   This introduces Superintendent Veronica Reason, a tough clever determined investigator dealing with the intricate weave of two criminal threads. One … Continue reading

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IF I DIE TONIGHT – A. L. Gaylin

A true Whodunnit with more twists than hawser. Pack a picnic life support and get stuck in. Catheter optional. The treasured car of an aging pop star runs down and kills a teenage boy one wet early morning. His phone … Continue reading

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DON’T LET GO – Harlan Coben

The best who-dunnit I’ve read for quite awhile; this is Harlan Coben at his best. For me, his last series rendition was not up to his usual high standard, but this stand-alone is a killer.  Nap Dumas, a small town … Continue reading

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THE DYING GAME – Asa Avdic

The locked-room component of the blurb was a well-wormed hook, so I was looking forward to this, hopefully, intriguing and promising thriller mystery. Anna Francis is assigned by the Chairman the job of acting as a murdered body. She is … Continue reading

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The SNAKEWATER AFFAIR – Liz Adair.

I could not resist my second visit with Spider Latham in this third adventure sent by adept author, Liz Adair, and was once again warmed by her lovely tough but moral protagonists. When father Spider kneels beside his reluctant and … Continue reading

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The WORD is MURDER – Anthony Horowitz

Keeping in mind that the author is the hugely talented author of a James Bond novel as well as being a Sherlock Holmes expert and screen-writer of some fame, with FOYLE’S WAR, one of my all-time favourites, to his credit, … Continue reading

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TROUBLE AT RED PUEBLO – Liz Adair

Five Stars! I loved this whodunnit. Deputy Sheriff, Spider Latham takes time off to go the Red Pueblo Museum for a friend to find out who is behind the efforts to wreck the museum financially. His wife Laurie goes along … Continue reading

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TWO NIGHTS – Kathy Reichs

I am a Tempe Brennan fan, but not to rake up old bones, this is a stand-alone diversion. A fast moving exciting tale for whom, if it was for a debut novelist, I’d be encouragingly optimistic. But Kathy Reichs is … Continue reading

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