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A Man Called Ove: A Book for Everyone

Over the years I have read many books that take root in my mind and become a part of how I think. In those same years I have found very few books that plant a seed in my heart and … Continue reading

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A Fatal Grace: A Chilling Mystery

I have finally read a mystery where I successfully guessed the culprit before the end! YES!!! As I say this I feel strange. I could have sworn that I had successfully beaten the author of a mystery book before, but … Continue reading

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How to Read a Mystery Novel

There is a big difference between solving a mystery and solving a mystery novel. The mystery novel is specifically designed to lead you in the wrong direction until the very end where you kick yourself for not being able to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Chimneys: Not All Is As It Seems

I don’t know what it is about mysteries lately, but they’ve got their hooks in me. I finished reading Still Life, by Louise Penny, and had a couple days before I could get the sequel, so I started reading The … Continue reading

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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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