Book Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 346 pages

Published: January 8, 2018

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thrillers

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Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Paperback

Pages: 410 pages

Published: August 1938

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fiction, Classics

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Book Review: Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 269 pages

Published: 1958

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

 

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Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 182 pages

Published:  November 28th 2006 (first published 1959)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

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Book Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 672 pages

Published:  February 27th 2003 (first published November 26th 1859)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

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Book Review: They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 214 pages

Published: 1952

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Synopsis:

Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunately shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder.

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Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Format:  Paperback

Pages: 300 pages

Published: November 6, 1939

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

 

Synopsis:

“‘Ten . . .”
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U.N. Owen.”

‘Nine . . .’
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

‘Eight . . .’
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . one by one they begin to die.

‘Seven . . .’
Who among them is the killer and will any of them survive?”

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Book Review: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

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Format:  Paperback

Pages: 297 pages

Published: April 12, 2011

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

Synopsis:

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.”

A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out anda gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.

You open a newspaper (let us be more relevant, most likely online) and you see that a murder has been announced! What do you do? If you are unsure, you are no different from the people of the quiet village of Chipping Cleghorn. They didn’t know what to make of this type of news but their curiosity was much greater than their fear. Lo and behold, a real murder does occur and only the legendary Miss Marple can crack the case.

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Book Review: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

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Pages: 299 pages

Published: July 1942

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Mystery, Fiction

 

 

Synopsis:

“The placid village of Lymstock seems the perfect place for Jerry Burton to recuperate from his accident under the care of his sister, Joanna. But soon a series of vicious poison-pen letters destroys the village’s quiet charm, eventually causing one recipient to commit suicide. The vicar, the doctor, the servants—all are on the verge of accusing one another when help arrives from an unexpected quarter. The vicar’s houseguest happens to be none other than Jane Marple.”

Agatha Christie always continues to surprise me. Her changing writing style is an interesting take on the mystery novel writing. It means there is never a dull moment in Christie’s books and you never know what to expect in her stories! This book is no different. You’re in for a ride for this book of the series.

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Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 272 pages

Published: February 1942

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

 

Synopsis:

“When the Bantry’s wake up to find the body of a beautiful, young stranger in their library, Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple.

Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry?

Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.”

I love reading Agatha Christie’s novels. For someone who loves reading mystery books, I can’t believe it took this long for me to discover Christie’s great works. This is 5th book by her that I read this year and I have yet to be disappointed.

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