Monthly Archives: November 2022

The Twist of a Knife ~ by Anthony Horowitz

I just kept going on to #4 in the Horowitz and Hawthorn series.  The thing about Hawthorn is that he gives nothing about himself away.  Horowitz is to write his biography but that can’t really be done without some knowledge … Continue reading

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The Sentence is Death – by Anthony Horowitz

It’s possible that the more books I read books by Anthony Horowitz the more I enjoy them and I think this may be one of his most enjoyable adult mysterie,  but I haven’t read them all yet.    https://mybecky.blog/2021/11/07/a-line-to-kill-anthony-horowitz/.    … Continue reading

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A Deadly Feast ~ by Lucy Burdette

This series takes place in Key West, Florida where Thanksgiving is coming up along with the wedding of the Hayley Snow, the series protagonist who works as a food writer.  But a few days earlier a woman dies on a seafood tasting … Continue reading

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Santa’s Little Yelpers ~ by David Rosenfelt

I’ve read 7 of the 26 Andy Carpenter novels and 6 of those have been the Christmas books.  I really should read more of the series because they’re “legal thrillers” (of a sort) and kind of fun. I can get … Continue reading

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The Years of Rice and Salt ~ By Kim Stanley Robinson

Oh my what a grand book! But it does get long and seems kind of repetitive after about the half-way mark (perhaps that’s part of the ultimate point).  I haven’t read a sci-fi book this good since the trilogy “Three-Body … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Tale ~ by Ellery Queen

I read this book to complete the letter Q in the Alphabet Challenge of crime novel authors at 4-Mystery Addicts.  I think it might have been the last letter I had yet to cover.  (Yes, I know “Ellery Queen” was not … Continue reading

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A Passage North ~ by Anuk Arudpragasam

This was disappointing.  I might have enjoyed it when I was younger, in the 1980s or something, but now?  It was included in the Booker Prize short list for 2021 and the Booker Prize reading group finally got to it on … Continue reading

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A Fatal Inversion – by Barbara Vine

This year I’ve been doing the author ABC challenge at the 4-Mystery Addicts reading group. The goal os to read authors with last names from A to Z and it goes for a year, Now, in Novemeber, I found I was … Continue reading

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N is for November

I see by a blog I follow that the challenge/meme/whatever “Spell the Month in Books” is being hosted by Jana at  https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/tag/spellthemonthinbooks/  .       And this being November that means Nonfiction!  I read quite a lot of nonfiction so I … Continue reading

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Apeirognon ~ by Colum McCann

This is a highly acclaimed literary novel based on a true story about Jews and Palestinians and their forever conflict.  The story here is mainly about two fathers who are grieving the killing their young daughters, both mind-numbingly tragic, during … Continue reading

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The Shadow Murders – by Jussi Adler Olsen

I’ve been following this series since it started and I love those early books.  The later ones got darker and grimmer and it seemed the characters lost some of their quirky flavor. But the plots continued to be excellent.  The … Continue reading

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Lucy by the Sea ~ by Elizabeth Strout

What an incredible addition to Strout’s oeuvre! Her last 7 books are not really a true series, but some of the characters appear in several of the prior books going all the way back to Olive Kitteridge. This book is … Continue reading

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