Tag: mystery

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

Last week, I wrote mini-reviews of two mysteries, The Silkworm and Faceless Killers.  To complete my mystery round-up, here’s a review of my favorite of the three. I’d heard great things about this book, and was excited to get a review copy (it’s not new, just newly published on Kindle). And this book did not…

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

I enjoyed the first Veronica Mars novel more than I expected to, and this was also true of Mr. Kiss and Tell. Once again, Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham have brought one of my favorite characters back to life in a way that is fun to read and entirely consistent with the show. If you’ve…

Joyland by Stephen King

This is my last review for Halloween and the R.I.P. IX Challenge. Happy Halloween! Joyland is part murder mystery, part ghost story, part coming of age novel. There’s nothing ground-breaking about Joyland, but it’s the kind of novel that shows King at his best. He’s writing about real people experiencing real-life drama, it’s just in…

Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

I’m a huge Veronica Mars fan. But if I’m being honest, I’m not a very good fan. I LOVED the first season, really liked the second season, and was disappointed by the third season. I didn’t actually mind when the show got cancelled. I’d rather watch that perfect first season again and again than watch…

Dream of the Dead by M.G. Scarsbrook

I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries lately, and this was one I very much enjoyed.  I generally prefer historical mysteries to modern-day, but this one had an interesting setting (the Theater District in London) and interesting characters (a former stage actor turned detective).  It caught my attention quickly and kept it. I find it…

Review: The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White

The Qualities of Wood is only the second review request I’ve accepted.  I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately but turn most of them down. But I liked Mary’s email and I liked the way she described her book.  It  turned out to be a truly enjoyable and thought-provoking read.  So much so, that…