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The Devil’s Mansion by Rex Jardin

December 27, 2014


Originally posted on ruined head:
The Devil’s Mansion Rex Jardin | Paperback Library | 1966 | 160 pages Janet Lord accepts a position as a live-in companion to Miss Boisevain, a paralyzed recluse living in a rambling Gothic mansion far outside town. Miss Boisevain explains to Janet that the duties will be light, mainly reading…

Real World by Natsuo Kirino

December 4, 2014


    In a crowded residential suburb on the outskirts of Tokyo, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer and endless “cram school” sessions meant to ensure entry into good colleges. There’s Toshi, the dependable one; Terauchi, the great student; Yuzan, the sad one, grieving over the death of her […]

the laughter of dead kings – vicky bliss mystery by elizabeth peters

July 7, 2010


Transplanted from 1994 (when the last Vicky Bliss was published) to 2008, Vicky Bliss along with John Smythe (master thief, lover, and frequent adversary) and Herr Dr. Anton Schmidt (museum director, bossy boss) often sound disoriented and out-of-character, clumsy where once she sizzled with energy.

night train to memphis – vicky bliss mystery by elizabeth peters

July 5, 2010


In her latest adventure, a cruise down the Nile to Egypt’s Pyramids and royal necropolis, the historian-slash-sleuth gets the shock of her life when on-and-off lover John Smythe turns up with a wife. More shockers are in store as scorned Vicky takes off her kid gloves to unmask her greatest rival before he robs the Cairo Museum.

trojan gold – a vicky bliss mystery by elizabeth peters

June 6, 2010


Anton Schmidt, head director of Munich’s Art Museum has grown from insignificant character of the first book to pudgy but tenacious sidekick to Vicky’s detective.

silhoutte in scarlet – a vicky bliss mystery by elizabeth peters

May 22, 2010


Who can resist following up the taming of the thief by the gorgeous historian?

street of five moons – a vicky bliss mystery by elizabeth peters

May 17, 2010


Master Criminal to Brilliant Amateur Sleuth. A match made in Elizabeth Peters heaven.

the love talker by elizabeth peters

May 15, 2010


Even sinister fairy tales have caught up with women's lib.

borrower of the night – a vicky bliss murder mystery by elizabeth peters

May 11, 2010


A brainy and beautiful art historian. A treasure hunt. A medieval castle with secret passages. A battle of the sexes aka professional rivalry. An infatuated co-professor. And a possibly murderous, possibly ghost.

the sign of four by sir arthur conan doyle

May 1, 2010


Yet I love Sherlock Holmes movies. While Holmes is busy deducting, my mind performs a tesseract.