Category Archives: Mystery

Still Life: A New Favorite Mystery Author

Every genre is it’s own specific art form. Fantasy and science fiction require a great deal of world creation that may include changing or modifying the very laws of nature. Horror stays mostly realistic while bringing us in as close … Continue reading

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The Killing Kind: The Darker Side of Mystery

I’m not sure if it’s the depression or if I’ve just been in a mood for this specific genre, but I’ve been reading a lot of horror/thriller/mystery novels lately. I took a break near the end of last year to … Continue reading

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32 – Duma Key: A Hauntingly Brilliant Work of Art

In a word: spectacular. In four words: a work of genius. I was continually amazed at the way Stephen King built the tension while only hinting at the supernatural horrors until the end. This was the first Stephen King book … Continue reading

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30 – Stiletto: The book I finished in 4 days after waiting 4 years.

So you know those books you read and fall in love with? Well that’s what happened to me after reading The Rook. I finished it back in 2012 (the same year it came out) and looked forward anxiously for the … Continue reading

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25 – The Summer of Night: My Introduction to the Modern Thriller/Horror Genre

If you’ve ever seen the film Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, The Summer of Night is a lot like it except with more monsters and violence. For students of Old Central in the small town of Elm Haven, … Continue reading

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22 – Grave Peril: Every Series Has a Low Point

I didn’t finish this book, but I’m counting it toward my 75 books because I read more than half of it and gave it my best effort. In the end I just couldn’t get invested in it. I read the … Continue reading

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14 – City of Blades:

To summarize in a sentence, this book, as well as its predecessor, are fictional manifestations of The Pedagogy of the Oppressed. What I found enlightening is that when one group is oppressed and given the opportunity to become the oppressors … Continue reading

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