Mystery Reviews

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Night Film by Marisha Pessl is a stylish literary thriller that’s impossible to put down. Investigative journalist Scott McGrath (also a film buff) questions the suicide-ruled death of the daughter of a reclusive film director. You’ll enjoy winding your way through the clues and red herrings, as well as the photo inserts that add a bit of realism to the story.

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ISBN: 9780812979787
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Published: Random House Trade - July 1st, 2014


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The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Is it necessary to offer a recommendation for Sherlock Holmes? What an extraordinary creation is Doyle’s great detective. He has inspired writers and readers for a hundred years. If you are a fan of the new PBS Sherlock series, you will love going back to the originals, some of which have been the inspiration for the new TV episodes.

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ISBN: 9780553212419
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Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Novels and Stories

The Joe Grey Series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

STAFF REVIEW: The Joe Grey Mysteries by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

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ISBN: 9780061059476
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Published: Avon - November 3rd, 1999

"Of course I worry.
What if the cops witness a cat opening a skylight and
masterminding a robbery?
The tabloids will love it."

Cherry Ames Student Nurse Stories by Helen Wells

Oh, I loved these books! It is so exciting to see these reissues of the original titles. Like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames is a smart, plucky, resourceful and caring young woman who solves mysteries and helps others as she fills various positions as a nurse. Yes, they are throwbacks, but so much fun. Cherry is a wonderful character. Recommended by Sarah Young.

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ISBN: 9780977159741
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Published: Springer Publishing Company - November 29th, 2005

The first boxed set, Cherry Ames Boxed Set 1-4, introduces our beloved heroine in her four earliest adventures: Student Nurse, Senior Nurse, Army Nurse, and Chief Nurse

Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

STAFF REVIEW: Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

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ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The first entry in the acclaimed Ruth Galloway series follows the "captivating"* archaeologist as she investigates a child's bones found on a nearby beach, thought to be the remains of a little girl who went missing ten years before.

That Old Flame of Mine by J.J. Cook

I picked this up on a whim and was thoroughly engrossed.  Firefighter Stella Griffin is hired to reorganize the volunteer fire department in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee in the heart of Smoky Mountain country.  She encounters arson, unknown familial ties, a pepper festival, and a ghost!  The story reminds me a bit of The Ghost and Mrs.

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ISBN: 9780425252048
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Published: Berkley Books - April 2nd, 2013

Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, J. J. Cook's thrilling new mystery series features Fire Chief Stella Griffin, who solves crime with the help of her predecessor, who just happens to be a ghost...


Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Well, I stayed up all night reading this latest installment in the Rev. Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. It’s cold in the dead of winter in upstate New York, and Russ wants to go ice fishing!  The Rev.

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ISBN: 9780312606848
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 5th, 2013

In "Through the Evil Days," "New York Times" bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming raises the stakes for Russ and Clare, putting their new marriage, their unborn child, a missing teen, and their very own lives on the line.

Spider Woman's Daughter

Happily Tony Hillerman’s daughter, Anne, has chosen to continue the Leaphorn & Chee mystery series, and she does it well. She has taken the character of Bernie Manuelito, wife of Chee, as a major player and once again writes lovingly and informed about the Southwest and Navajo life.

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ISBN: 9780062270481
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Published: HarperTorch - October 1st, 2013

Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman's Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.

Garment of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell Never disappoint! This novel is set in 1920s Morocco in the midst of the Riff Revolt. Homes and Russell lend their aid to historical figures Emin Abel el-Krim and the French Marechal Hubert Lyautey. Full of intrigue and insight into colonial Africa and its politics and culture.

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ISBN: 9780553386769
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Published: Bantam - August 20th, 2013