WWW Wednesday #3

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesday #3”

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – Book Review

The Turn of the Key by Ruth WareThe Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware is a 2019 Gallery Books publication.

My rating: 4 star

Source: advanced copy through NetGalley

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Continue reading “The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – Book Review”

Vintage Sundays – A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's A Murder Is AnnouncedA Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie is a 2011 William Morrows publication. It was originally published in 1950.

My rating: 4 star

Source: Purchased Used

“The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.” Continue reading “Vintage Sundays – A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie”

WWW Wednesday #2

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesday #2”

Top Ten Tuesday -Settings I Want To See More Of

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A theme is assigned every Tuesday, and I will hopefully be discussing it with you here each week. This week’s topic is the top ten settings I’d love to see more of. As most of my favorite settings are used often within the mystery genre (small village or town, bookshops, libraries, etc) this list may not make it to ten. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday -Settings I Want To See More Of”

Vintage Sundays – Blood On The Tracks: Railway Mysteries

Blood on the TracksBlood On The Tracks edited by Martin Edwards is a 2018 Poisoned Pen Press publication.

My rating: 4 star

‘“Never had I been given a tougher problem to solve, and never had I been so utterly at my wits’ end for a solution.”

A signalman is found dead by a railway tunnel. A man identifies his wife as a victim of murder on the underground. Two passengers mysteriously disappear between stations, leaving behind a dead body.

Trains have been a favorite setting of many crime writers, providing the mobile equivalent of the “locked-room” scenario. Their enclosed carriages with a limited number of suspects lend themselves to seemingly impossible crimes. In an era of cancellations and delays, alibis reliant upon a timely train service no longer ring true, yet the railway detective has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the twenty-first century. Continue reading “Vintage Sundays – Blood On The Tracks: Railway Mysteries”

Vintage Sundays – The Red House Mystery by AA Milne

The Red House Mystery by A A MilneThe Red House Mystery by AA Milne is a 2009 Vintage Books publication. It was first published in 1922.

Rating: 4 star

The creator of such beloved storybook characters for children as Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore, A. A. Milne was also the author of numerous dramas, essays, and novels for adults — among them, this droll and finely crafted whodunit. Continue reading “Vintage Sundays – The Red House Mystery by AA Milne”