Category Archives: traditional

My First Murder

My First Murder by Leena Lehtolainen (Finland – translated) 1993/ 2012 Eng. –  251 pages read by Amy Ruminate 7h 23m rating: B+ / crime –  police procedural/”who-done-it” (both read and listened) Although it was chosen by the 4-Mystery Addicts reading … Continue reading

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Darned If You Do

Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris 2015/ 308 pages read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m rating A / crime (traditional/cozy) (Needlecraft series #18) As readers here know I have a deep fondness for a couple of rather light-weight crime series.  One … Continue reading

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Proof

Proof by Dick Francis 1984 / 272 pages read by Simon Prebble 9h 43m rating B+  / Crime (traditional/thriller) Dick Francis is an old standby for me – I started reading his books in the 1980s, I think,  and every … Continue reading

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The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling (Det. Gamache #5) by Louise Penny 2009 / 386 pages read by Ralph Cosham 13h 12m rating – A Louise Penny writes such lush cozy mysteries – they have death but no gore.  Her Detective Armand Gamache is smart enough … Continue reading

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The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert  Galbraith (England) (J.K. Rowling) 2013/464 pages Read by Robert Glenister 15 h.  54m. Rating:  A- /  Crime After losing a leg in Afghanistan,  Cormoran Strike is currently semi-employed as a private investigator.   It looks … Continue reading

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller Mark  Pryor  (US) 2013/ 280 pages read by Michael Prichard  10h 5m rating:    A- /crime The Bookseller by Mark  Pryor was released this week (6/25) and I was just ready for it.  It’s the first of a … Continue reading

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A Cold and Lonely Place

A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry 2013 – 304 pages read by Abby Craden 8h 32m rating A- This is the second in a possible series featuring Troy Chance,  a freelance writer who lives in upstate New … Continue reading

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The Stranger

The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg 2006 (2011)/ 384 pages read by Simon Vance 11h 24m rating:  A Very interesting 4th book in Lackberg’s popular Fielbacha series.  In the background Patrik and Erica continue to make a home for their daughter, … Continue reading

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Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry 2011 / 304 pages read by Suzanne Torin 11h 1m rating: A+ This was highly recommended so always in search of a juicy crime novel (procedural,  cozy, legal, whatever) I listened to and … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

The Cruelest Month (Det. Garmache #4) by Louise Penny 2008 / 320 pages Read by Ralph Cosham – 11h 46m Rating:   B+ Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Three Pines in the Province of Quebec,  is called on to investigate death … Continue reading

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And Then You Dye

And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris 2012 / 304 pages read by Susan Boyle 7h.  31m. Ferris’ 16th novel and I’m all caught up.  In this rather traditional “who-done-it”  the amateur sleuth Betsy Davenport is doing some investigation into … Continue reading

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Threadbare

Threadbare by Monica Ferris 15th in Needlework Series 2011/ 7h. 4m. read by Susan Boyce Rating B+ Best of the lot so far – (I think – it’s a close call with some).   Ferris continues to journey further into … Continue reading

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