Tag: mystery

Review: 4:50 from Paddington

20 Books of Summer 2020: Book 1 4:50 from Paddington might be my favorite Miss Marple so far… In the opening chapter, Mrs. McGillicuddy witnesses a murder on a passing train. Fortunately, she was on her way to see her dear friend Miss Marple,… Continue Reading “Review: 4:50 from Paddington”

Review: The Moving Finger

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 1 I’ve been reading the Miss Marple books in order. Even though they’ve all been murder mysteries, the small-town vibe and gossip keep them light. Usually, series with a recurrent investigator feature that character as the lead, but… Continue Reading “Review: The Moving Finger”

Review: Eli Marks, Books 1-3

This is my first time combining reviews and I don’t plan to do this often. I saw a tempting review a while back by FictionFan for The Miser’s Dream, the third Eli Marks mystery by John Gaspard. Books 1 & 2 aren’t strictly required… Continue Reading “Review: Eli Marks, Books 1-3”

Review: And Then There Were None

I’m too new to Agatha Christie to have an opinion on her “best” story, but I prefer And Then There Were None to Murder on the Orient Express. The former is a standalone mystery that doesn’t require previous knowledge of Poirot or Miss Marple which makes… Continue Reading “Review: And Then There Were None”

Review: Murder on the Orient Express

I made it to my 30s before reading a book by Agatha Christie. Why did I wait? No idea. My high-school self would have loved Murder on the Orient Express. As much as I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, I resented when a case was solved via clues… Continue Reading “Review: Murder on the Orient Express”