Mystery

AN EXAGGERATED MURDER

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ISBN: 9781612194271
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 3rd, 2015

The great lie of detective fiction is that the world makes sense: there are no coincidences; criminal motives are simple and decipherable; every clue is a step along the path to resolution. Sherlock Holmes is no match for the real world but fortunately, Trike Augustine is, at least most of the time. Some crimes are just too stupid, even for Trike, and this might be one of them. This is a hilariously weird and philosophical detective novel by Porter Square Books’ own debut novelist—a talented new voice, whose next offering I’m already looking forward to reading!

Alexander


The Beekeeper's Apprentice

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ISBN: 9780312427368
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Published: Picador USA - October 2nd, 2007

Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the brilliant and bold Mary Russel, a philosophy student with a penchant for detecting. A great historical mystery featuring an unforgettable heroine, an aging Sherlock, and a spot-on Doyle-esque voice. Why read this? It's elementary.

Mackenzie


Midwife's Tale

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781250038340
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Published: Minotaur Books - December 10th, 2013

The midwife of the title uses her authority - unique power for a 17th century Englishwoman - to investigate a murder, this in a besieged York during the English Civil War.  Thomas is an historian as well as a storyteller and throws in such fun stuff as the town "gossips" being a de facto female intelligence service.Gary


Light of Day

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$14.00
ISBN: 9780375726798
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - December 7th, 2004

Probably page-by-page the most enjoyable of Eric (Coffin for Dimitrios) Ambler's suspense books.  International intrigue,character study, travelogue and straight thrills, narrated by the delightful, sketchy Arthur Abdel Simpson - probably Ambler's most popular creation.

Gary


The Moonstone

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By Wilkie Collins, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780375757853
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Published: Modern Library - September 11th, 2001

A cursed Indian diamond is given to a young English woman on the evening of her birthday.  In the morning, it has disappeared, and the household is thrown into arrears in both attempting to locate the diamond, and to discover who stole it.  This funny, mysterious book is noted as the first detective story, but it's really the character by character narration and wry humor that makes it an timeless delight.  

Stephanie


The Ruby in the Smoke

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ISBN: 9780375845161
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 2008

In 1870s London, Sally Lockhart investigates her father's murder. She finds herself part of a bigger mystery involving smuggling and the secrets of the British Empire, and along the way she picks up friends and allies, including a rogue office boy, a pair of hapless photographers, an actress, and a boxer-turned-minister.

Sarah


Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored

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$21.00
ISBN: 9781609451219
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2013

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored is the perfect mystery beach read with what might be the best title ever.  A white-knuckle thriller with a delicious sense of place, it’s set in the Mediterranean resort town of Perpignan, around a series of murders and kidnappings. A retiree finds a dead woman on the beach; then, two detectives are brought in to investigate a disappearance which quickly becomes tied to another, and then we're off to the races. Kick back and stay up late with this winner.

Marie


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