The Whitechapel district of London’s East End in the latter decades of the 19th century was a popular place for immigrants and the poor working class.
“The fictionalized Alice is an entertaining creation and one of whom the actual Alice probably would’ve approved . . .”
“In This Grave Hour is lucky number 13, and there’s no sign the series will stop showing how individual acts of heart can do much to counter collective tragedy.”
"Faye’s prose seduces readers . . ."
Writer Michael Sims, on a recent New York Times Book Review podcast, called Sherlock Holmes the “first modern super hero.”
“The Thames holds the collective memory of the city and its dwellers . . . it’s a sacred river granting death and rebirth.”
“‘Let’s raise a glass of sparkling champagne to the great blondes of Hollywood: the sacred and the profane, the damned and the deified, the fragile and the unassailable, with Harlow’s line from
“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”
This anthology of short stories, The Mistletoe Murder, is a collection of four short stories by P. D. James.
“Hell Bay is an excellent historical mystery with a strong sense of place and time, . . .
The fairest and deadliest of the Texas Rangers returns alongside her usual rough-riding entourage in a new thriller that upholds the Jon Land’s high bar for action and storytelling.
The 22nd title in Anne Perry’s fascinating and addictive William Monk series is an example of how a talented author can maintain a character’s freshness in a long running series.
“The Shattered Tree is an enjoyable and quick read—well worth the time.”
“Missing, Presumed is a wonderful, memorable read . . .”
“for a lie to become truth, the past only needs to be rewritten . . .”
Charles Todd’s Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard mystery series illustrates the psychological and physical toll paid by soldiers who fought in the trenches of World War I.
“while a serial killer threatens the beleaguered city, two old friends fight a new but very intimate foe . . .”
Gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox returns in his 13th adventure as a one of England’s first private detectives.
It’s not every day you get a PI book sent to you for reviewing written by an actual authentic-to-the-bone private investigator, so I was really intrigued and looking forward to reading this debut n
Ann Cleeves is a busy gal, working on two concurrent series and having four overall, plus a few stand-alone novels.
Anne Perry’s Christmas novels are comfort food for the reader who wants a short mystery novel with a holiday theme.
“It’s not a perfect situation, of course. But really, when you think about it, what actually is?”
“a comfortable, enjoyable read . . .”
Poor ex-Chief Inspector Gamache.
A former FBI agent, June Lyons returns to her hometown of Hopewell Falls, New York, to live with her father after her husband’s death.
“highly recommended for all readers, not just those interested in the Golden Age of British crime writing.”