Category Archives: Mystery

11/22/63: A Novel By Stephen King

I have read Stephen King since ‘Salem’s Lot in 1978 (I had to backtrack for Carrie),  so saying I am a fan is an understatement.  His latest novel, 11/22/63, held my interest to the same degree as his first novel.  … Continue reading

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The City & The City by China Mieville

  Thank goodness for another highly creative, thought-provoking, fascinating, and infinitely readable novel by China Mieville. This is first and foremost a murder mystery.  But it is the setting, two cities, Besźe and Ul Qoma, co-existing in the same geographical … Continue reading

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Play With Fire and Blood Will Tell by Dana Stabenow

         Since they recently came out on Kindle, I’ve been buying and re-reading the earlier Kate Shugak novels by Dana Stabenow, one of my favorite writers. Play with Fire is a rather disturbing mixture of mushrooms, fire, and fanaticism.  This was the … Continue reading

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The Liam Campbell Mystery Series by Dana Stabenow

I’ve mentioned before how much I love Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak series.  When she announced that the Liam Campbell series was available on Kindle, I realized I had not yet dived into that series (although it was on my To … Continue reading

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Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow

The eighteenth in the Kate Shugak mystery series, Though Not Dead takes us through some more Alaskan and Shugak history, treating us to a lot more Old Sam and some good stuff about the Aunties (especially Antie Joyce).  We also … Continue reading

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