Reviews and Blog Posts: murder

Love story, with murders : a novel

by Harry Bingham

DPL Rating:
4

This follow up to Talking to the Dead finds Detective Constable Fiona Griffiths dealing with two murders that may be related, negotiating her relationship with her father's illegal activities, and becoming more curious about her own past. The mysteries and connections in the investigation are interesting, and I will...

Vertigo 42 : a Richard Jury mystery

by Martha Grimes

DPL Rating:
2

Martha Grimes hasn’t had a Richard Jury mystery since 2010 so it was good to see a new one.  In this mystery, Jury is asked to investigate an old death that was labeled a suicide and while digging into that a new murder occurs and then a second one happens. ...

The diary of Edward the hamster, 1990-1990

by Miriam Elia

DPL Rating:
2

NPR recommended this book so I read it.
Edward's life is so depressing.
Is humanity in a cage?
The black and white drawings kept me going.
I wanted to set all the hamsters free like Elliott set the frogs free in E.T.
My bird won't leave his cage. He is...

The winter people

by Jennifer McMahon

DPL Rating:
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover...

Joyland

by Stephen King

DPL Rating:
5

This engaging ghost story marked a return to top form for Stephen King in 2013. The gruesome killing at the heart of this story is not emphasized throughout most of the book. Instead, King focuses on telling a heartfelt, nostalgic story about coming-of-age in the 1970’s. 21-year-old Devin comes to...

And then there were none

by Agatha Christie

DPL Rating:
4

The plot has been borrowed countless times, but Christie’s story is still one of the best. Ten strangers are gathered at a spooky mansion on a small island under various sets of false pretenses. Cut off from the mainland by a storm, they quickly realize they are being stalked, and...

True grit : a novel.

by Charles Portis

DPL Rating:
3

I generally don't read Westerns, but I had heard that True Grit is well-written and funny.  It was exciting, and the characters were likeable and entertaining.  The book begins when Mattie Ross sets off to square her father's account in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he is killed by his hired hand.  Through...

Speaking from among the bones : a Flavia de Luce novel

by C. Alan Bradley

DPL Rating:
4

Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth novel in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. Flavia, a young preteen girl intensely interested in chemistry (specifically poisons), aims at finding the truth behind the local church organist's murder.

Crusher

by Niall Leonard

DPL Rating:
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

DPL Rating:
3

Like many other governments, the kingdom of Goredd entered into a peace agreement with another very powerful dynasty in hopes of putting a stop to the senseless death and destruction brought on by war. It's provided four decades of peace between the two, but it's frail.  There are still fears and doubts....

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