Category: Mystery

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Plot/Story: “The darkness was rising, but much was still hidden by the shadows.” From the Moors of Devonshire to 221B Baker Street comes Dr. James Mortimer. His aged and aristocratic friend, Sir Charles Baskerville of Baskerville Hall, has died under mysterious circumstances. It seems…

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens’s last and unfinished novel. It was inspired, supposedly, by Dickens’s brush with death while riding aboard a train with his wife. The train derailed, and Dickens and his…

Thoughts: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable On What Grounds is the first novel in the popular Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle. In it, we meet Clare Cosi, former manager…

Thoughts: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 55 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is the third in the Sherlock Holmes series, following two novels (A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four) and…

Review: Joyland by Stephen King

. Joyland by Stephen King Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 43 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. Stephen King’s Joyland is the latest in his massive repertoire of what I will hereafter describe as “really cool reading stuff.”  In this…

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