Category Archives: mystery

Summer Reading Highlights

Back to school time seems like a good time to try to get back to more regular blogging. The achievement of my summer was (mostly) completing the slow process of swapping my office with my daughter’s bedroom; she wanted to … Continue reading

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Reading Lists

Hi, my name is Liz, and despite my best 2019 intentions my library pile is out of control again. Let me tell you about it. Finished and ready to return: Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: I liked the setting of … Continue reading

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Recent Reading: January (and some February)

I will skip the laments about not blogging more regularly and get to the book talk. It has been a pretty good reading year so far! I feel I should be reading less from the library and more from my … Continue reading

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Fall Check-In

The thing about book blogging is that you can’t do it if you aren’t reading, and I’ve been struggling this fall. I read a grand total of three books in September (four if you count the romance novel manuscript I … Continue reading

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The Female Detective, by Andrew Forrester

I requested Andrew Forrester’s The Female Detective from my library after a Twitter conversation with lawless about an obituary of Sue Grafton that implied she more or less invented the female private eye. Forrester’s detective–whom I vaguely remembered from my dissertation-writing days, when … Continue reading

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