2020 Reading Challenge

After rereading Bev's Reading Challenge 2020 post, I thought I'd play it safe and do a post (like she said to in her directions...but I have a hard time with directions 🙄), because I don't want to get kicked off the team on on first try. This will be my first ever year participating in …

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The Hollow Man (AKA The Three Coffins) by John Dickson Carr

To the murder of Professor Grimaud, and later the equally incredible crime in Cagliostro Street, many fantastic terms could be applied – with reason. Those of Dr Fell’s friends who like impossible situations will not find in his case-book any puzzle more baffling or more terrifying. Thus: two murders were committed, in such fashion that …

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The Mystery of the Peacock’s Eye by Brian Flynn

This is going to be short and, I hope, sweet. With the release of the first ten books by Brian Flynn in the Anthony Bathurst series, there have already been a number of reviews of The Mystery of the Peacock's Eye. I believe anyone of them would do it better justice to this book than …

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Made Up To Kill by Kelley Roos

Opening night of the production "Green Apples", and Haila Rogers is set play a supporting roll, her roommate Carol Blanton was set to play the ingĂ©nue lead, but has suddenly come down with laryngitis and won't be able to go on. Alice MacDonald, her “fanatically ambitious” understudy, “has no gifts to offer the theater” is …

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The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull

Edward Powell is forced to live with his formidable Aunt Mildred at her home Brynmawr, outside the small, “and entirely frightful” town of Llwll, Wales. For a man of refined tastes forced to be isolated from any form of intellectual stimulation, outside of his French novels, is intolerable. But as his sole guardian and trustee, …

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