Fiction, Historical, Mystery

Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander

Wow, it has been awhile since I’ve been inspired to write any book reviews. I’ve been reading new books (while also revisiting my favorites including The Montmaray Journals) but haven’t been able to put my thoughts about these books on paper. As my amazing sister has talked about, we lost our beloved Moppy in September… Continue reading Lady Emily series by Tasha Alexander

Classics, Fiction, Mystery

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Summer is here which means it is once again time for my annual Agatha Christie! This year it's The Body in the Library, the second in her Miss Marple collection. Synopsis It's seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library. She is wearing an evening… Continue reading The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Fiction, Historical, Mystery, Pastiche

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

I'm not the biggest Sherlock Holmes fangirl, but when Anthony Horowitz came to the bookstore I work at, I figured I should pick out one of his books to read, and to break out of my reading comfort zone! Synopsis Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz's nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and… Continue reading Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Book Club, Classics, Fiction, Mystery

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Review Previously Published, Updated November 6th with Laura’s Review! Just like A Study in Scarlet, Murder on the Orient Express was one of the Modern Readers' Magical Mystery Tour books from last summer. Every since I saw The Mousetrap, one of Agatha Christie's plays, and watched the Doctor Who episode that includes Agatha as part of the storyline, I've wanted… Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Classics, Fiction, Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

On Thursday, before leaving home for a bit of a road trip, I was desperately searching through the Overdrive app for a new audiobook - I could not undertake the journey without one and I had forgotten to swing by the library the previous two days. Imagine my excitement when I stumbled across an Agatha… Continue reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Book Club, Classics, Fiction, Mystery

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Last summer, my book club, the Modern Readers, decided to go on a magical mystery tour, reading one contemporary, one Agatha Christie and one Sherlock Holmes mystery. We had a heck of a lot of fun and we will definitely do it again at some point! Synopsis Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock… Continue reading A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle